Speaking of making waves, the University of Charleston was but six points away from handing the Rams their first loss of the season back on Sept. 22, a loss that remains the only blemish on UC's record (4-1, 2-1) thus far.
The wins have come even while starting quarterback Maurice Leak has in and out of the lineup with injuries since the second game of the season.
Freshman John Knox has stepped in and done a serviceable job, and he seemed to take a big step forward last week in a 30-10 win over Fairmont State.
"It was a good win, a good team win," UC coach Pat Kirkland said. "I thought at times we were hitting on all cylinders on offense and defense for first time in awhile. It was a good conference win over a good Fairmont team."
Leak's availability remains in question this week as he remains day-to-day.
Of course, any quarterback would be more at ease with Jordan Roberts in the backfield. The senior running back set UC's career rushing mark last week and is second in the conference with 107.8 rushing yards per game.
Kirkland said the entire offense has stepped up to help Knox out.
"It's good to see," Kirkland said. "Other guys on offense and on the team have helped John. Obviously there's Jordan Roberts to hand the ball to, but [receivers] Shaq Williams and Chris Maxwell each had tremendous games last week and that's a help as well."
Charleston could be in for a big Homecoming day in all facets as it hosts winless Seton Hill (0-5, 0-3) at 2 p.m. today.
The Griffins allow the second most points in the league (38 per game) and score the least amount in the league (14.6).
"Seton Hill is obviously struggling a little bit record-wise this year," Kirkland said. "They had a very close game last week where State came back and beat them. Their offense is talented, their quarterback is a senior and they have an ability to put points on the board. We've got to make sure we come out hitting on all cylinders."