"Our coaches put together a game plan they thought was best, and weren't able to prevail there," Kilgore said Thursday. "[North Texas] did a good job and got up on us early.
"Sometimes you try some things that, you know, we didn't do a good job as a team and all that stuff. I think everybody's itching, we're excited about this week, and we're ready to roll."
But with whom behind center? Will it be Kilgore, going the distance?
"Yeah, I think that will be the case," he said. "The offense, we played some darned good defenses in the first half of the season. Anytime you begin to underachieve a little bit offensively, it might seem it might provide a spark to change some things up. Obviously, it wasn't the case, and I think moving forward we'll get back to the way that we won the first three games we've won so far."
As it turns out, Kilgore and/or Grammer will face the conference's top defense, at least as measured by total yardage, pass defense efficiency and third-down conversion rate. The Herd has faced several mobile quarterbacks, and players are pronouncing themselves ready for anything.
Check that - everything. Especially the mobile Grammer.
"You don't want him to get comfortable running," said Marshall senior defensive end Alex Bazzie. "Getting out there, our first thing will be to contain him, make sure he doesn't get comfortable getting any running space, and make sure you get him on the ground. You've got to be able to tackle.
"Our first thought is going to be tackle him, let him know he's not going to be in good condition running. So once we can do that, we can limit him to one dimension, and we'll be ready for the pass."
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