LIVESTREAM GERMANY: Saarland Hurricanes @ Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, August 28, 17:00 CET (5 pm, 11 am ET)

The Saarland Hurricanes (7-1) travel to Schwäbisch Hall (8-0) to take on the undefeated Unicorns in this marquee matchup in the German Football League.

Today’s game pits the GFL South top two seeds against each other as both teams have been playing great football this season. The Hurricanes hosted the Unicorns back on in mid-June losing 45-20 in a game that was much closer than the score indicates.

The Unicorns offense enters today with a question mark at quarterback. Starter Alex Haupert missed last week with a shoulder injury. However, Schwäbisch Hall didn’t miss a beat putting up 77 points with backup Ian Gehrke throwing for 294 yards and six touchdowns. The domination continued on the ground as Jannis Fielder and John Santiago both ran for well over 100 yards each. Today, they’ll be facing a tougher defense in an athletic Hurricanes team. Expect the Unicorns to run the ball early and often, then use play-action to hit receivers Typer Rutenback, Moritz Böhringer, and Yannick Mayr deep.

Saarland Hurricanes @ Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, August 28, 17:00 CET (5 pm, 11 am ET)

The Unicorns‘ defense will have to play well against a Hurricanes offense putting up 38 points a game. Defensive backs Monteze Latimore and Cody Pastorino match up well against a talented group of Saarland receivers. Turnovers could be the key today as the Unicorns’ secondary has put up 17 interceptions and five touchdowns. Unicorns pass rushers Adrian Fielder and Corey Chapman look to continue to get the quarterback.

Saarland’s explosive offense is led by quarterback Josh Goldin. Goldin has been one of the league’s top passers putting up 2,483 and 30 touchdowns good for second in the league. Goldin’s top weapons include Kai Hunter, Marvin Fuchs, and former University of California receiver Victor Wharton III. Wharton III has been one of the league’s top weapons putting up 1,240 all-purpose yards this season. On the ground, Kai Hunter and Brandon Thompson bring finesse and power to the Hurricanes run game.

Saarland’s defense faces a tough challenge as the Unicorns offense is stacked with talent. Defensive back Chaz Elder will look to cause turnovers in the secondary against a Unicorns offense that loves to test defenses with the deep ball. Sesan Jelvani has been one of the league’s top defenders putting up an impressive 21 tackles for a loss this season. Expect Jelvani and Elder to play well against a Unicorns team filled with playmakers.

The Hurricanes enter hostile territory eager to test themselves against the league’s best. The Unicorns, on the other hand, have a chance to reassert their dominance as the playoff rapidly approaches. Fans can anticipate a great game of football as this matchup features a plethora of talent on both sides.

Watch the game live here: Saarland Hurricanes @ Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, August 28, 17:00 CET (5 pm, 11 am ET)

Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns roster

 

Saarland Hurricanes roster

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