LIVESTREAM PPV: Sweden Semifinals – Uppsala 86ers @Carlstad Crusaders, June 30, 1p (7a EST)

The unbeaten Carlstad Crusaders (8-0) will take on the 2-6 Uppsala 86ers in the Swedish Superserien semifinals, Saturday, June 30 at Tingvalla IP stadium in Karlstad, Sweden in their quest for a ninth straight Swedish title.

The Crusaders enter the game as overwhelming favorites having beaten Uppsala both times they met during the regular season by scores of 42-0 and 52-20.

Carlstad led Sweden in points scored averaging 50 points a game while giving up 20.8. Uppsala struggled offensively scoring 117 points in eight games while allowing 222.

Crusaders QB Philip Juhlin finished the year where he started as the top passing quarterback in Sweden with 2,180 yards and a league best 29 passing TDs.  Robin Juhlin of the Carlstad Crusaders finished 2nd in receiving, barely, with 808 yards while last year’s top wide receiver, Jacob Dahre of the Crusaders wound up 3rd with 562 despite missing the last game with an injury. Carlstad Crusaders RB Victor Toresson was 3rd in rushing with 402 yards while Philip Juhlin finished in 5th with 308 yards and a league-best 10 TDs.

Carlstad linebackers Christian Kuylenstjerna and Mattias Eriksson are second and third in tackling in the league and lead a formidable front seven. Defensive back Julius Rucker is a key factor for Carlstad as well. He was the third leading tackler on the team and led Sweden in interceptions with four including a pick six.

John Rock of the Uppsala 86ers, was the third leading passer in the league with 1,471 yards and 14 touchdowns. Isac Vikman of the Uppsala 86ers ended up as the 5th leading receiver with 512 yards and seven touchdowns. Mattias Gauthier finished the year with 231 yards receiving, second best on the team. The addition of Canadian running back/linebacker/defensive lineman Dylan Minshull was a boost for the 86ers. In four games he rushed for 298 yards but also amassed 25 tackles. In the loss to Carlstad, he led Uppsala in tackles with 10 and he had seven in the final game against Stockholm.

This will be a tough one for Uppsala. The key will be the battle in the trenches. If the Uppsala offensive line can give Rock an extra second, he can deliver the ball and if Minshull can get a little more running room, the 86ers could make it exciting.

Kickoff is 1:00 pm (7a EST) and the game is being broadcast live on CMore in Sweden (PPV) and shown in a tape delay as well.

Watch the game live (Pay per View) by clicking here.  It costs 99 Swedish kronor. The broadcast is “semi geo-restricted”. A Swedish credit/bank card is necessary. Click on the button that says “Standard Sport”. Then fill in your email address, name and password and click Skapa konto, Open account. Add your credit card number. You can choose two weeks for free “Prova 2 veckor gratis” or you can choose to watch a single  game. The game costs 99 Swedish kronor, or about $11 while a subscription is 199 kronor per month.

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