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September 27, 2013

Rams hope to slow down Bulldogs’ flex bone in road grid contest today

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Although a running offense, it is an offense designed to break long runs on every play, especially if the defensive players don’t carry out their assignments.

“We are obviously going to have to play assignment defense,” Lawrence said. “We will have a player assigned to take the dive (back); another to take the quarterback; and another to take the pitch man.

“One mistake can lead to a touchdown or at the very least a big play.”

The Bulldogs’ base defense is an odd-man front, and they will also get into a 50 look.

“They don’t stunt or do a lot of the crazy things they did last year,” Lawrence said. “They stay pretty basic, and they will stunt at times out of the 50 package, but we have to continue to improve on our offensive attack.”

The Rams will still be without their top three running backs and will rely once again on sophomore running back Tristan Seargeant, who has rushed for 120 yards in the last two games, and wide receiver DaShawn Hicks, who has gained 159 yards on the ground in the last two contests.

Receiver Kelly Williams was used mainly at receiver last week but he also figures to get in some touches on the ground as well as the air.

“We feel we are another week better,” Lawrence said. “This is the third week in a row that we haven’t had our primary running backs, and we have looked better on offense every week.

“We seem to be a little more consistent, we are not turning the ball over, as much although we had a fumble and threw an interception (against Iowa Park), but we are moving the chains and the kids seem to be having fun with it.

“My offensive staff is continuing to put in a lot of time and doing a good job.”

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