Bearkats look to tame Lions in final home game of season
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012 00:11
The Sam Houston State University football team will strive to contain the running game and expand their passing attack in their final regular season home game against Southeastern Louisiana State at Bowers Stadium Saturday. The Bearkats are looking to expand their conference record to 5-1 with a victory against the Lions.
In the past three matchups the Bearkat defense has held opposing offenses below 300 total yards and has continued to improve and remain versatile against different formations.
“[Southeastern] presents a lot of problems with all of the formations and things they do,” SHSU Defensive Coordinator Scott Stoker said. “They kind of do a little different offense every week so we will have to do a great job of doing adjustments during the game.”
According to Stoker, the Southeastern offense presents their running attack in different formations to keep defenses off guard.
SHSU will continue to expand their passing attack with more activity from Richard Sincere.
Last Saturday against Lamar, Sincere connected with Brandon Wilkinson for a touchdown and will continue to pass from the wildcat formation this week.
“We’re trying to get him 10 to 12 reps as a wildcat quarterback,” Coach Willie Fritz said. “We would like to get him 10 to 15 plays where he’s playing receiver. We’re trying to expand his role.”
After serving his one-week suspension, linebacker Darius Taylor is ready to suit up and return to the gridiron.
“I’m trying to work a little harder this week since I didn’t play last week,” Taylor said. “Ever since our second [conference] loss against UCA, coach has been preaching playoff intensity…we’re just playing hard every game because every game from here on out is a do or die for us.”
Kickoff will be underway at 2 p.m. at Bowers Stadium.
Tickets are available online at www.gobearkats.com