If you are LA Tech you’d better think that you can do all of those things. But then the reality of execution (the most important thing) kicks in. And then you remember that they are replacing their starting QB, RB and lost some players like Vernon Butler on defense. First game of the season I am sure that every team thinks they can win and knock off a power five team, and Skip wouldn’t be a good coach if his team didn’t think that way. But again…reality will soon hit them in the face in a little over 48 hours
The reason they are confident in the offense is that their QB is a true dual threat which is the type of QB they believe Ark has been unable to control over the past few years…they believe even “so-so” QB’s of this type have been very successful against Ark…just passing on
Toledo was a better team than I think Louisiana Tech is going to be. A lot of people don’t realize how well Toledo did last season - beat two Power 5 teams (yes, I know one was Iowa State), won 10 games and was top 10 nationally in run defense.
Yeah…I thought the same thing so I went back kind of asked why they felt that way to see if the feeling was true or just smack-talking. The reply was something vague like…Over the past few years Ark defense has displayed certain “tendencies” to react to certain formations and/or motions that gets them out of position and allows for a un-harassed pass/run option for the QB.