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Dragons defense looks to continue strong play on road against winless Kentucky Wesleyan

Kentucky Wesleyan hasn’t won a game yet this season.

Tiffin University coach Cris Reisert is hoping that doesn’t change today.

The Dragons, winners of back-to-back home games and 4-1 on the season, go on the road to take on the Panthers, who sit at 0-5.

“The thing I think they’re doing a good job with is you see continued improvement,” Reisert said of the Panthers. “They haven’t won yet but I think they’re close.”

Kentucky Wesleyan’s coach is Craig Yeast. Yeast was a receiver at Kentucky, where he was a target of future Browns quarterback Tim Couch. Then Yeast moved on to the pros, having stints with the Bengals and Jets. His last NFL appearance was with New York in 2001.

Yeast has a few notable northwest Ohio connections. He was an assistant under then Dragons’ coach Gary Goff in 2013. That same year, Yeast’s son, Russ, played for Brian Colatruglio at Columbian. Yeast was then named the head coach at Fremont Ross.

Russ is now a defensive back at Louisville.

As for the Panthers, they are led by quarterback Wiley Cain, who has thrown for 1,272 yards and seven touchdowns.

He’s likely to go against a Dragons defense that has played well. They allowed just 303 yards of total offense last week against St. Anselm, and gave up just six points.

“The defense playing good football, playing with a lot of confidence,” Reisert said. “We keep it simple, consistent, guys have taken to that, play hard, with energy, physicality and they’ve taken to that. But they’re hungry to get better.”

Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

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