Thursday, October 4, 2007

The "Big 4" Series - Article 2 - Why West Texas A&M will win the Lone Star Conference Football Title

Written by Special Contributor WTAMU1975, from the message board.

It’s all about the “O”

As this season started, many of the WT faithful had renewed hope that our “D” would dominate, taking pressure off of the offense. With a front line of T.J. Nickleberry (6-0 280 lb), Brett Watson (6-5 265 lb), Dexter Manley II (6-4 280 lb) and Marcus Row (6-6 330 lb) there were high expectations. As it has played out, due to injuries, none of these players were on the field together. That’s the bad new for Buffalo fans.

The good news is, the offense has been able to carry the Buffs to victory!

Not trying to impress, or bore you with statistics, Keith Null is first nationally in passing yards per game. Charley Martin is seventh nationally in receiving yards per game.

The big addition to the offense has been Keithon Flemming. He is tenth nationally in scoring. The reason for this success has been the unsung heroes of the offensive line.

Keith Null has been sacked eight times this year, or 1.8 times per game. When you throw the ball fifty times a game, that is a remarkable statistic.
WT’s offensive line is:

LT Floyd Headen 6-7 330
LG Pat Schwenke 6-5 300
C Ryan Glenday 6-0 280
RG Devario Dorsey 6-0 315
RT Daniel Sherwood 6-7 280

Until other teams in the LSC can find a way to control WT’s offensive line, this team will continue to outscore our opponents, sometimes by large margins. Our “D” will not need to stop other LSC teams, just slow them down.

W.T.A.M.U. has its sights set on a three-peat with the outstanding play of its offensive line. At WT it really is all about the “O”---- the O-line.


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