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By Kalani Wilhelm
Special to RSN
It is only fitting that on Halloween the
"They run more trick plays than all the teams we've played (combined)," defensive coordinator Kevin Lempa said
Among all the shifts and movements by the offense Lempa and the Warriors top ranked secondary is quick to note that getting ready for the Spartan offense has been more than an average week of preparation. Lempa said it has been a bit "scary."
"They almost run a different offense each game," Lempa said. "We can't prepare for everything. We just need to mentally aware of what they may do."
The people responsible for the strange offensive looks are Spartan co-offensive coordinators Norman Joseph and Charlie Roche, directing the attack is quarterback Scott Rislov. Lempa said the Spartan receiving core of Charles Pauley, Jamall Broussard, Kendrick Starling and tight end Marcus Helfman "the best group collectively we've faced all season."
All three receivers have had 100-yard receiving games this season. Pauley, the Spartans' big play threat, also excels on special teams and leads the country in kick-off returner average.
"He's probably the fastest we've seen," said Lempa. "We got to make sure he doesn't get into the open field because he will just run away from everybody."
The Spartan offense, which averages 26 points per game, had respectable showings against such football powers as
"We just got to be really ready. We need to just watch a lot of film more than we've had to with any other team," said sophomore corner Abraham Eliminian. "Every week's a challenge. This is just another challenge for us."
Head coach June Jones knows that from hear on out any team they face has the ability to out score
"They can move the ball," said Jones. "They've proven that they can do it against a top 10 team."