November 15, 2006
Defense maturing nicely
Football is an emotional game. Playing such a physical game is hard to do week in and week out for 16 straight weeks (including pre-season) and it's hard to stay up for games like Duke considering the gut wrenching loss the week before.
Added to that is the fact that, on defense, the Eagles are playing a lot of youngsters who might or might not have developed the ability to even out a season emotionally, and you have a recipe for disaster against one of the worst teams in 1-A football.
However, this defense showed it has matured over the year and while the numbers were not great from Saturday night, there was only one that counted and it was final score, only 7 points allowed.
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