The Blazers may have won the Peach Basket against West Georgia with a 42-7 drubbing last weekend, but if they do not beat North Alabama, VSU will not be flying high anymore.
The win improves the Blazers to 4-2 and 1-1 in the Gulf South while UWG falls to 0-2 in the conference and 2-3 overall.
The Blazers put up 507 yards of total offense and held UWG to 217 yards total in the game.
VSU has one of the highest scoring offenses in Division II at 42.8 points per game, but faces tough competition against UNA’s defense which ranks number one in the conference against scoring.
After allowing 61 points in their first two games, the Lions have only given up two touchdowns in their last 16 quarters.
UNA is surprising pre-season skeptics with its 5-1 record and four-game winning streak.
Last week UNA got a quality non-conference road win at Texas A&M-Kingsville.
UNA has won five of the last six meetings against VSU in the series and look to continue their streak against the Blazers.
But the Blazers are prepared to make this game a track meet.
The Blazers Gerald Ford hopes continue his breakout year after scoring another touchdown last week, giving him eight for the season.
Running back Austin Scott wants to find huge running lanes this week after a career high 132 yards and three touchdowns at UWG.
The game will be at UNA’s Braly Stadium Saturday at 6 p.m.