Throughout this off season I will make a quick preview of each team the Portland State Vikings will play, complete with the team facts and a quick overview. I’ll start off with the first team to play at PGE park for the 2008 season: Western Oregon.

Western Oregon Wolves
Head Coach: Arne Ferguson
Location: Monmouth, Oregon
Nickname: Wolves
Colors: Crimson Red and White
Enrollment: 4,889
President: John P. Minahan
Athletics Director: Jon Carey
Stadium: McArthur Field (2,500)
Playing Surface: Grass
Conference: GNAC
2007 Record: 9-2
Athletics Site: WOUWolves
Fan Site: The Wolves Den

Quick Overview

Coach Arne Ferguson’s Western Oregon football squad finished the 2007 season with a 26-12 Dixie Rotary Bowl victory over Colorado School of Mines on Dec. 1 in St. George, Utah. The Wolves finished the season with a 9-2 record. WOU’s nine wins in 2007 is only the fourth nine-win season in 78 years of Western Oregon University football. The Wolves visit PGE Park on Saturday August 30th and believe it or not lead the series between the 2 schools 11-8, The Wolves come to town having lost 17 seniors to graduation.

I’ll have more on this game soon….