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September 27, 2013

Time will tell if ECU is ready for Reddies


Arkadelphia, AR —

The Reddies defense is ranked No.  20 in the country, allowing 289.3 yards a game.

They've got an ill-tempered linebacker named Keaton Stigger who leads the team with 25 tackles. The Reddies give up 19.7 points per game.

The Reddies run a 4-3 defense with a 3-3- stack.  That's a nose tackle between two defensive ends and two linebackers stacked behind the nose, ready to go in either direction.

There have been some positives for the Tigers, too. They actually lead the conference in red-zone scoring, going 7-for-7 through the first three games. That's six touchdowns and one field goal. 

Quarterback Spencer Bond recovered from a rough outing the week before when he threw three interceptions to throw for 273 yards (21-of-33) for 270 yards against Ouachita Baptist. 

McCarty is taking the blame for last week's fake punt which changed the momentum of the game, ultimately leading to the loss.

JoJo Snell is still averaging six yards a carry, and in fact, the Tigers got 6.6 yards per snap in losing to Ouachita.

McCarty's philosophical football thought for the day: “You don’t cure cancer over night. But this isn't cancer.”

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