Sam Houston State’s offense struggled for the second week in a row. At the end of the first half, SHSU had only totaled one yard on offense. Yes, one yard. Sophomore quarterback Jared Johnson was sacked six times by the Colorado State-Pueblo defense. The offensive line had trouble blocking, forcing Johnson to incomplete passes and finding him on the ground often. Eventually, sophomore quarterback Don King III made his way to the field to fuel some type of spark to the struggle offense.
The Bearkats’ defense was exposed once more – the story of the 2014 season so far. The Bearkats failed to complete tackles and cover the deep ball repeatedly during the game. Senior Michael Wade did lead the team with five tackles, but it wouldn’t be enough for SHSU. The Kats gave up 47 points and 446 yards to the Division II school.
Special Teams: C-
The special teams gave up a couple big runs in the many times they were forced to see the field. Junior punter Lachlan Edwards had to punt 10 times in Saturday’s game. His squad gave up 102 yards off punt returns.