Excellent defensive stats. My only question is how much does the quality of competition factor into this stat. Opponents won/loss record was 38-62. Steubenville's opponents won/loss record was 61-24. Big Red's strength is their running game led by Crawford with 1903 yards in 9 games. Aurora must stop him to win.Aurora has an excellent defense. 47 points given up on the season. 14 of those by the JV so really giving up 3.3 points per game.
That’s a pretty spot on assessment. If they aren’t missing extra points then they’re giving up long kick returns. If they aren’t fumbling kickoffs and punts then they’re having punts blocked.Steubenville’s pass defense is horrendous they can’t guard their own shadows. If aurora has any kind of passing game they are in it. Steubenville runs and throws little screen passes. Their Qb struggles with the down field pass. His passing stats aren’t really how he is. He can run though. If aurora can slow down Crawford and can pass because they will have receivers wide open all night they more than likely win. Plus Steubenville’s special teams are as bad as their pass defense. The reason they run Crawford so much is their qb can’t throw downfield with any success.
I cannot disagree with this assessment. Big Red has problems pressuring the QB which exposes the secondary. Either the schemes are not what they need to be or the execution is poor...or a combination of both. There were receivers open by 20 yards over the middle against Linsly.That’s a pretty spot on assessment. If they aren’t missing extra points then they’re giving up long kick returns. If they aren’t fumbling kickoffs and punts then they’re having punts blocked.