LIVESTREAM PPV: Sweden – Uppsala 86ers @Carlstad Crusaders, Sunday, May 5, 3p CEDT (9a EDT)

The Carlstad Crusaders will look to improve to 2-1 when they play host to the 0-1 Uppsala 86ers in the Swedish Superserien Sunday, May 5.

The last time these two teams met was in the 2018 Swedish semifinals when Uppsala pushed the Crusaders to the very end. Carlstad needed a touchdown in the last minute of the game to defeat Uppsala 50-43.

The Crusaders reached the Swedish final in 2018, losing to the Stockholm Mean Machines, their first loss in the championship game since 2010, a string of eight straight titles. Carlstad had opened the Swedish season with a surprising loss to Stockholm, 33-13 but followed that up last week with a resounding 46-0 win over the Orebro Black Knights. Quarterback Shazzon Mumphrey looked sharp in the win last week,  throwing for 275 yards and four touchdowns.

Uppsala opened the season in Sweden with a 21-7 loss to the Orebro Black Knights and have not played a game since then.

The 86ers suffered a blow during that opening game when starting quarterback Olle Hesselgren broke his leg knocking him out for the season. His replacement, Gustav Bowall stepped in and will start today.

Uppsala’s import players have impressed. Canadian defensive back Ryan Hector will play both ways as will Australian offensive/defensive lineman Tim Clulow. Linebacker Luis Rosado will be joined in the defensive front seven by another Australian, defensive end Sam Matautia. Icelandic offensive lineman Heidar Ingimarsson continues to impress according to the coaches.

Watch the game live here on Pay Per View (79 Swedish kronor, $8.30)Uppsala 86ers @Carlstad Crusaders, Sunday, May 5, 3p CEDT (9a EDT)



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