War Hawks being patient with offense after 10-0 loss to Oklahoma Panhandle
ABILENE, Texas - After installing a new offense this preseason, McMurry football showed some of those growing pains in its season opening loss at Oklahoma Panhandle last Thursday night.
The offense made great strides going down the field, with new Quarterback Kevin Hurley Jr. running the show, but would hit a brick wall inside the red zone, and could not capitalize inside the ten yard line three different times, in a 10-0 loss.
The defense, however, kept it a low scoring affair with 3 interceptions on Panhandle, in addition to applying a lot of pass-rush and pressure.
"We feel we can do way better, said senior DL Jamir Bowser. "We just know that if we keep doing our jobs, the offense will start to then do their job and we're going to start beating some teams."
Now although not seeing the offense execute was a disappointment, the lack of production early wasn't a surprise to the War Hawk staff as they'll push forward - using week 1 as a learning experience.
"We had seen in camp where we had struggled offensively, where we had struggled once we got down inside the red zone," said head coach Lance Hinson. "So I think a little more experience will definitely help that."