The cold reality that our defense is probably not good enough to compete for a title this year is staring me right in the face. Nevertheless, in an attempt to be optimistic, here are a few silver linings:
*Saw that Martez House played on Saturday. House was listed as a co-starter coming out of summer camp and suffered a freak foot injury. That injury necessitated Adam Wright moving from offense to defense.
*Leaving everything else aside, if someone would have told me the Gamecocks were going to turn it over four times, including a pick six, on Saturday I would have known we were going to lose. If the offense stays on the field, it helps the defense.
*EKU was something like 7 out of 11 on third downs. If JSU can improve on this stat, and that's a big if, we might have a chance.
*While it appears the Gamecocs bring out the best in opposing offenses, EKU is probably more talented than any other OVC team on that side of the ball. In pre-season we wrote about the fact that they have four pro prospects- two offensive tackles, Denham and Tyrone Goard.
*Lets stay behind the team and get after SEMO this weekend.