That stat won't be easy to repeat Thursday night in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Blue Raiders are tied for second in the nation with 20 turnovers forced, and are among the top tier in sacks with 18.
Those are spread among 11 defenders. They'll come with anybody, from anywhere.
"They'll bring a corner from the field, they'll bring a corner from the boundary," said offensive coordinator Bill Legg. "When they bring the corner, they're probably bringing an outside linebacker with him. They'll come after you, and they're aggressive in their blitz package.
"It's what our challenge is, and we've got to make sure that we work our butts off all week, so we can execute our challenge when the time comes."
And Scott is working hard on his new "dance steps," so to speak - with Mirabal paying special attention.
"That's why I feel the transition, moving to left tackle wasn't too bad on me," Scott said. "It was a little difficult with my feet and all, but it wasn't too hard because of coach Mirabal pushing me every day, telling me 'Flip your feet! Flip your feet!'"
In the statistical oddity of the weekend, the Herd mysteriously gained 20 yards (the wrong way) on the its rushing and total defense. That happened when the home team of the Herd's last game, Florida Atlantic, accidentally reprogrammed the starting point after kickoff touchbacks to the 20-yard line instead of the 25.
With four touchbacks, the Herd defense was penalized 20 yards. The difference dropped the Herd to 23rd in rushing defense at 121.2 yards per game, swapping places with Oregon. Total defense-wise, the Herd rose to 301.5 yards per game, but remained 10th.
The good news: All that will be corrected after this week.
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