The Bulldogs are sitting at 1-0 after cruising to a 56-28 win over Lehigh on Saturday. QB Kurt Rawlings looked fantastic throwing the ball in tight windows and finding open receivers all day. The RB trio of Salter, Dudek, and Grinde exceeded all expectations after it was announced last week that Lamar was out for the season. The WR corps is as dominant as ever and Melvin Rouse had a breakout performance. The front seven on defense is a formidable group with depth and talent. DT Copache Tyler and DE Charles Callender wreaked havoc on Lehigh’s offensive line. Areas of concern are still the offensive line and the secondary. The offensive line held up for most of the game, but did not seem as crisp in the second half. As others noted, Lucas Tribble was playing guard in place of Dieter Eiselen. The secondary has improved from last year, yet there were still lapses in communications that left Lehigh receivers streaking downfield without a white jersey in sight. Reno has no hesitation playing freshmen as Dudek, Grinde, Rouse, Carrington, and Dean saw their first action of their careers.
Get ready for the Big Red this week!