Penn State Wins Big Ten Championship Game

#7 Lackawanna Falcons vs. #8 Mesa Community College Thunderbirds in Valley Of The Sun Bowl

David Pindell prepares for his last game as the Lackawanna College Falcon quarterback. His unique style, athleticism and decision-making helped lead the team to an undefeated regular season.

"It's going to be a great experience. Looking forward to playing against another great team. Just having a good experience out there. It's a good season we went (10-0). Just looking forward to getting on that plane and going out there," said David Pindell.

This marks Mark Duda's 4th undefeated season at the helm and 10th bowl appearance. The Falcons won bowl games in 2010 and 2006.

"Mark you put this team together obviously you look at it on paper, but when they started playing back earlier in the season and they started showing signs of brilliance and flashes of greatness what kind of came to mind watching this team? To me it's closeness. The 2006 team was like this as well. Their closeness is what makes the difference. I think athlete for athlete we are really, really good, but together we are great, so it's how they care about each other that makes a difference," said Mark Duda.

This Falcons offense has been fun to watch all season putting up 485 YPG in total offense. Their defense will have their hands full in this bowl game facing a Mesa Community College quarterback in Rathen Ricedorff he is a transfer from Arizona State. He has 3,300 yards passing and 37 touchdowns.

"They are tough and they are athletic and fast just like us. Have you ever flown before? No..Ha ha...," said Jaleel Howard.

"Here at Lackawanna we love competition and we love winning too, so I think that it is going to be a good game. We play a very good team and we are a very good team ourselves so it's going to be a lot of fun in this bowl game," said Jerod Diggs.

Ranked 7th in the latest National Junior College poll the Falcons kick off at 4pm on Saturday vs the 8th ranked Thunderbirds. Steve Lloyd reporting for Newswatch 16 sports from Lackawanna County.