The 7-1 Frankfurt Universe, Europe #6, travel to Munich Saturday, August 3 to face the 2-7-1 Munich Cowboys in the second meeting between these two in German Football League action.
These two teams met once before this year with the Universe getting by Munich 24-17.
Munich is coming off five losses after a 48-14 drubbing by the Schwabiasch Hall Unicorns last week. The week before, they dropped a 31-24 decision to the Stuttgart Scorpions after losing 19-18 to the Kirchdorf Wildcats which had followed a very tough 21-19 loss to the Scorpions the week before that. The Cowboys racked up 471 yards of offense in that game including 286 yards through the air but could not score a passing touchdown. The week before they suffered a 41-29 loss to the Marburg Mercenaries following back-to-back wins over the Allgäu Comets, beating them 21-18 and 31-16.
Cowboys QB Brady Bolles has thrown for threw for 2,862 yards and 20 touchdowns in 10 games with WR Jaylen Zachery hauling in 95 passes for 1,432 yards and eight of those touchdowns. Kai Silbermann is his next leading target with 776 yards in receptions and six touchdown on 59 catches. However, the Cowboys running game continues to struggle averaging 53 yards a game with Bolles as the leading rusher. He has 383 yards rushing.
Last week, Frankfurt downed the Kirchdorf Wildcats 38-17 in their first game after the four week break. Just before the break they had whipped the Allgäu Comets 34-7 and the Ingolstadt63-13, rebounding from an embarrassing 31-0 defeat at the hands of arch rivals and defending German champions, the Schwabisch Hall Unicorns in mid June. Frankfurt had opened the 2019 season with four wins, beating Ingolstadt 37-13, after getting by the Munich Cowboys the week before 24-17. They had downed the Comets 20-0 in their opening game and then defeated the Marburg Mercenaries 20-14.
For Frankfurt, Steve Cluley has thrown for 1,775 yards and 19 touchdowns with Antony Brooks (579 yds), Sebastian Sagne (366 yds, 8 TDs) and George Robinson (339 yds), as his leading targets. New addition, former Purdue Boilermaker/Philadelphia Eagle Anthony Mahoungou from France, had an excellent debut game last week with four catches for 121 yards and 2 TDs. Running back Justin Rodney now has 357 yards rushing while Oscar Nevermann from Sweden has a total of 274 yards rushing in the eight games.
These two teams are evenly matched on paper. Munich has the fifth best passing defense in the GFL allowing 189 yards a game while Frankfurt is fourth giving up 175.8. The Cowboys have the fourth leading passing offense throwing for 286.2 yards a game while Frankfurt is seventh with 239.4.
This game could be interesting.