Western Kentucky’s defense acted like a stone wall last Saturday.
No matter how Texas State tried to attack the Hilltoppers or where the Bobcats ran with the ball, Western Kentucky was there to stop them. It wasn’t like Texas State did a great job of keeping the Hilltoppers off-balance by trotting out a flat-footed, turnover-prone Tyler Arndt and then an injured Tyler Jones once Arndt fell victim to his demons (1 for 5 with three interceptions).
By the time the fourth quarter rolled around in the Bobcats’ 38-7 loss in front of 17,051 fans, head coach Dennis Franchione all-but gave up on trying to move the ball on the ground. Franchione put the blame on the offensive line.
“If you don’t block people, you don’t make yards,” Franchione said. “It’s hard to keep calling those plays when you don’t make any. We got dominated by their defensive front.”
When all was said and done, Texas State rushed the ball 29 times for a total of 21 yards. Let that sink in a bit before reading these tweets from last night.
Needless to say, it wasn’t a good night for the Bobcat offense.