Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 02:29:00 EST
Updated: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:55:50 EST
The Mercer Bears, off to a 3-0 start in their first season in 72 years, take on the Drake University Bulldogs on Saturday.
In the fourth game in a row at Mercer University Stadium, the Bears will play their inaugural Pioneer Football League contest.
Mercer re-entered college football in the Pioneer Football League but will switch to the Southern Conference beginning with next season.
The Bears have put up 144 points in the first three contests but their defense is drawing the most attention.
After shutting out both Warner and Berry, Mercer's defense is holding opponents to a nation’s best 209.3 yards per game. The Bears gave up just 68 yards of total offense to Berry last Saturday.
Tickets to the Drake game are still available, and it's an afternoon game this week, with a 1 p.m. kickoff.
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