Sunday, September 28, 2014

The good and bad of Wofford's defensive play against UVA-Wise

"Pass interference."

Those words were uttered by the official quite a bit against Gardner-Webb, as well as in last night's game against UVA-Wise, where the Terriers were flagged as such on five different occasions (although several were not enforced).

But that's not the only thing, defensively, to take away from the 49-15 triumph.

Wofford committed five pass
interference infractions last
The Terriers logged three interceptions, including an electrifying 40-yard return for a touchdown in Jaleel Green's case. Chris Armfield also lit things up with a 60-yard return, giving Wofford the ball inside the Wise 10 yard line. The third pick came from Brion Anderson, who returned it 20 yards later in the game.

Michael Roach made seven solo tackles, leading the team, while Steven Cornellier, Tarek Odom, and Daryl Vining came onto the scene with a sack apiece. Cornellier especially has been making some noise on the Terrier defense lately.

Also, freshman strong safety Nick Ward showed what he could do on pass coverage, breaking up a pass, displaying a solid skill set in the process.

There is still work to be done, obviously, and there are definitely some gaps in Wofford's coverage, especially against the passing game, but overall, it was good to see some defense come alive last night.

The biggest question remains: How will the young Terrier defense fare against their first SoCon opponent, The Citadel, next Saturday?

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