September 20, 2009

Giant Killer Award: Work in progress

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While certain areas of the defense looked better, others still are a work in
process. Although Cincinnati QB Tony Pike was quick to get the ball off, the
defensive front has yet to create the tenacious pass rush that the Beavers have
used in years past.

The defensive line was led this week by tackle Stephen Paea, who tallied
five tackles in the loss to the Bearcats. What is disappointing however is that
the five defensive ends in the rotation accounted for only 2 tackles, 3 assisted
tackles and .5 tackle for loss the entire game. Passing teams are going to put
up big yards if the line continues those statistics as Cincinnati showed on

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