Sunday, September 21, 2014

Terrier fans have a new reason to be excited about #7

Number seven.

In years past, the mere mention of the number brought Terrier fans to their feet, hoping to witness one of Eric Breitenstein's now-famous hard-nosed rushes.

Now, Wofford fans have a new reason to cheer for #7.

That reason is Lorenzo Long, a sophomore out of Pensacola, Fla., who has been one of a few bright spots on Wofford's roster lately.

Long started off the Terriers' season with a strong, unyielding return of the opening kickoff, and he hasn't stopped since then.

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Although his efforts didn't come to fruition in the season opener, Long was primed to go for the rest of the Terriers' non-conference slate.

With his three second-half rushing touchdowns, Long helped Wofford pull away from Division II North Greenville, in a game in which he rushed for 138 yards on 15 carries.

During last Saturday's game with Gardner-Webb, Long punched in two touchdowns in the second quarter (one 58 yards), and racked up 154 rushing yards on the Runnin' Bulldog defense, despite the losing effort.

He started in all eleven games last season, which was his true freshman year. However, this is the first season in which he's seeing more playing time, more carries, and subsequently, more yardage and contribution to the Terriers' offense.

You can expect Lorenzo Long to keep getting his carries, as he has proved himself as a top contributor to Wofford's rushing attack.

If the Terriers are to rely mainly on their ground game when we reach SoCon play, Long should be a huge factor in the Terriers' offensive production.

Remember when you used to hear "Give it to number seven?" Well, you might just end up hearing that quite a bit this season.

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