The defense’s bend-but-don’t-break philosophy hasn’t worked against the Rattlers too badly. Take away the 662 yards of total offense amassed by Oklahoma, and the Rattlers would be giving up 371 yards per game. But again, critical turnovers by the offense have put points against on the defense’s stats. Still, take away the 69 points scored by the Sooners and the Rattler defense is only giving up 20 points per game.
Despite the deficiencies on defense of both the Rattlers and the Bison, look for this to be a low-scoring affair in D.C.
Players of the Week
Alabama A&M QB Deaunte Mason
6-3, 209, Sr., Nashville
Completed 13-of-18 passes for 247 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs in the Bulldogs 39-18 victory over Grambling State.
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Elizabeth City State DE Brad Davis
6-2, 245, Sr., Charlotte, N.C.
Recorded six solo tackles, two sacks, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery in a 23-21 victory over Saint Augustine’s.
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