Yesterday, the No. 11 Rebels tuned up against the Presbyterian College Blue Hose, winning 48-0 on a strong ground attack - unusual, I know - and allowing a lot of second and third string players to get valuable playing time.
On offense, the stars of the game were halfbacks Jordan Wilkins and Mark Dodson, who combined for 299 yards and three touchdowns. Backup quarterbacks Devante Kincade and Ryan Buchanan both had good days, with the pair combining to go 13-of-15 for 98 yards and a touchdown. And, perhaps most importantly, backup and freshmen offensive linemen received the lions share of the snaps, with guys like Rod Taylor, Christian Morris, and Craig Frigo seeing a lot of action on the afternoon.
On defense it was a rather ho-hum affiar, with the Landsharks lackadaisically holding the Blue Hose to just 2.8 yards per play and keeping them from getting anywhere close to the endzone. Cornerback Senquez Golson, linebacker Serderius Bryant and defensive end Fadol Brown all impressed, but none of that's really surprising.
In all, it was the best non-bye bye week we could have asked for.