Linebacker Shelly Lyons paced the defensive newcomers with five tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss. Lyons was a key ingredient in holding the Cougar offense to just seven net rushing yards on Saturday. Teammate Brandon Magee notched two tackles as well.
Ryan Bass was the team's second leading rusher on the day with 35 yards on seven carries. The true freshman's longest run went for 21 yards.
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