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Questions of defense abound for Sycamores
09-27-2010 05:05 PM
Figures don’t lie, but liars figure. And then there are statistics.
Or, to put that another way, just how good is Indiana State’s pass defense anyway?
After holding Western Illinois to just 19 yards through the air Saturday on four completions — none for longer than 7 yards — in 11 attempts, the Sycamores are ranked third in the Missouri Valley Football Conference in defensive pass efficiency and, at 95.7 yards per game, are the stingiest in passing yards allowed by more than 50 per game.
The only pass attempts thrown down the field Saturday by Western quarterback Matt Barr resulted in an interception by freshman corner CJ Ullysse, who had his receiver blanketed perfectly, and a breakup by safety Alex Sewall.
The key word in that sentence is “only.”
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