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October 4, 2010
Warhawk Inside Slant
The Warhawks did not.
Penalties-three in the first quarter and six in the first half-, and several big plays, put them in an early hole and they never recovered in a 52-3 pounding by the then-10th-ranked Tigers.
"I don't know what it was, if it was crowd noise, or they just didn't get the calls, or they couldn't hear me," coach Todd Berry said. "It happens, but we can't have that every week."
The Warhawks couldn't generate any rushing, ending up with only 38 yards net on the ground.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Kolton Browning threw for 203 yards, completing 25 of his 33 pass attempts. He wasn't intercepted, but he was sacked three times for 16 yards in losses.
"We came out, and we prepared well all week as far as what we wanted to do offensively," Browning said. "I felt like we were able to move the ball fairly well, but penalties killed us this game. The offensive line was doing pretty well for us, as far as giving me time to throw the quick game, like we did. I think we need to get more balanced, and produce a running game."
The loss was
the second for the Warhawks against an SEC team this
year. They opened with a 31-7 setback at
They now get back home to face Sun Belt colleague Florida Atlantic in their next game.
• Kolton Browning became the
• CB Otis
Peterson, a redshirt freshman, intercepted his first career pass in the
third quarter, giving
Jabour-Jabour kicked a
31-yard field goal in the first quarter to give the Warhawks
what would be their only points of the afternoon at
Keep An Eye
freshman, Maye showed his potential upside in the
Quote To Note: "I think when we actually stay disciplined, and
we play our responsibilities and cut out the penalties, we're a good defense. I
think anybody that watches us can tell that, so once the penalties and stuff
are cut out, we will be fine."-LB Theo Smith, putting a positive spin on
STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Looking Good: Not much went well for
the Warhawks. They managed a field goal (PK
Rabi Jabour, from 31 yards) on their second
possession, and QB Kolton Browning threw for 203
yards on 25 of 33 passing to give
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