USA Continues To Prepare For Texas State
The Jaguars continue to hone their gameplan for Texas State in hopes of spoiling the Bobcat’s homecoming.
USA’s defense is preparing for the Texas State offense who use the option and has a potent running game. Meanwhile the Jaguar offense is preparing a defense with a strong front seven and a defense that leads the conference in scoring defense.
“I thought it was really good,” head coach Joey Jones explained to AL.com about Wednesday mornings practice. “I thought we’re starting, especially on defense, to pick up our assignments a little better. We need another good day though. But I thought we’re moving towards being pretty good.”
Execution will be key for the Jags on Saturday, just like anytime they play on the road. But the bobcats will want to defeat the Jags at home on homecoming. The bobcat defense plays very disciplined and rarely gives up long runs while doing a good job of swarming to the football.
The Jaguar offensive line will have a challenge as Texas State will look to put pressure on the quarterback and stopping the running game.
Head coach Joey Jones challenged his team to continue to get better. He told them, “…we’re at the midway point of the season and great teams get better as the season ends and finish strong. That was my challenge to them.”
The Jags are coming off of a 38-21 non-conference win over Kent State. This was the Jaguars first win by more than seven points since the Jags 35-3 win over Mississippi Valley State in 2011.
USA (3-3 overall, 1-1 Sun Belt) and Texas State (4-3, 1-2 SBC) will kickoff at 6pm CDT on Saturday in Sam Marcos, Texas. Play-by-play will be available on 105.5 FM WNSP and streamed worldwide on www.wnsp.com. We have reached out to Texas State for confirmation if video of the game will be streamed online through their video portal for a fee.