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September 28, 2013
5 takeaways from Friday's game
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On the night, Kilgore completed just 13-of-31 pass attempts for 82 yards with one TD and one INT. Not exactly the numbers Blue Raider fans were looking for. One has to believe that Kilgore will turn things around, however. It is easy to be hard on the guy following this performance but, again, look at the defense that MT just faced. The Blue Raiders will not go against a tougher opposition for the rest of the season. Kilgore does, however, need to show some immediate improvement next week against ECU, or those moans and groans for a change at the QB position will become a lot louder, and a lot clearer.
Fans will point fingers at the coaching staff for this performance as well, and to be honest, they have good reason. Play calling was unimaginative and rather predictable at times. How many times do you send Jordan Parker up the middle when there's been nothing there the previous 10 times? Why does MT continue to line up in Pistol and Shotgun formations in the shadows of their own endzone? These are valid questions. The Blue Raiders need to get more creative with their offense because what they are doing right now is simply not working. Maybe the extra day to prepare for ECU will benefit the offense because, at this point, things cannot get much worse.
Whereas many before him simply walked away from the game and their team after effectively being shunned, Pratcher worked harder than ever. He was named the Most Improved RB during the spring this year, and earned his way back into the rotation, where he had run for 112 yards on 21 carries so far this season, including a pair of TDs. That should stand for something, and at least to me, it does. Get well soon, William.
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