28 Oct Utah Tech (1-6) vs. Stephen F. Austin (5-3)
Last Time Out:
Utah Tech is coming a home loss to Sam Houston State 18-13
Boone Abbott got the start at QB but got knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury in the 1st qrt.
Vic Gabalis went 16-36 193 yards 1 TD and 1 Int. He is line to get the start, Lineback Malaki Malaki had 8 solo and 12 total tackles and became the alltime tackle leader. Joey hobert also caught his 7th Td of the season.
Stephen F. Austin got a 41-38 road over SUU Xavier Gibson had 256 yards receiving and 2 td’s and received Wac Offensive player of the week accolades. Trae Self threw for 298 yards and 3 Td’s in the victory.
The Trailblazers score 10-unanswered points in the 4th qrt, last week but have to be frustrated after last weeks loss- David Fisher had a great punt return late in the game and then the offense went backwards and could not convert on 4th and 31 and ultimately lost by 5 .The Blazers cant be looking past the 19th ranked jacks with SUU and Homecoming next Saturday at Greater Zion stadium. Malaki Malaki now has 277 career tackles and looks to add to that total when asked about his favorite moment from the game last week he said it was “when Will Leota got the diving interception in the 4th qtr.”
UT-Key to winning–
Get a breakout performance from Vic Gabalis. On the season 508 yards 2 Tds But
Vic will need to take care of the football (8 INT) on the season and get Joey Hobert and the Wide Recievers the ball in space. The Defense needs to pressure Trae Self 3+ sacks and 7-10 pressures and secondary will need Slow Down Xavier Gibson.
Other Blazers to watch:
Offense -Ricky Johnson, Jeter Fenton, Reggie Graff
Defense- Marley Sagapolo, Bradley Brown, Will Leota
Stephen F. Austin
The Jacks were the Pre-season favorite to win the WAC, Xavier Gibson is Electric and is a next level talent and was voted as the Pre-season player of the year and has not disappointed. Trae Self has looked for him ofter and Selft lead the wac in QB efficiency 146.6. Defense is rock solid lead by Myles Heard and a great front 7.
Key to winning– On Offense Trae Self needs to continue to make good decisions & Feed Xavier Gibson the ball, Stay balanced, defense Pressure Gabalis, get takeaways, and get Utah tech behind the sticks.
Other Bearkats to watch:
Offense: Chad Aune, Jerrell Wimbley, Mo Wedman
Defense: Myles Heard, Triumphant Olatunji. Bj Thompson
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