"There's no magic bullet or anything you can use," said Morris. "We have to try to win some matchups on the line of scrimmage, win some of the inside battles so we can move the football. We're going to try to keep them off balance. You can't let them make you one-dimensional."
The Grizzlies' offense has been anything but one-dimensional this season.
Operating from multiple sets, Nicholas is comfortable with either the run or pass. Tailback Wil Mayes led the team with 750 yards and 12 touchdowns on 114 carries while quarterback Tyler Sagraves has thrown for 10 TDs and run for nine more.
Sagraves has completed 70 of 166 passes for 953 yards with just three interceptions. His top targets are Joe Amendola (25 catches, 332 yards, three TDs) and Drew Moore (15 catches, 232 yards, three TDs).
"They're the ultimate headache, offensively," said Harmon. "They're a balanced team that runs from a lot of different sets and they capitalize on getting you out of position. Lord knows they have a lot of ways to hurt you."
The winner of tonight's game advances to next week's semifinals against either No. 4 Robert C. Byrd or No. 5 Bluefield.
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