Symons knows that teams view him as an inexperienced quarterback, so he expects to see a little more pressure from SMU, than they would have used against Kingsbury. One of the factors Symons brings to the field is a nice running ability. Will this ability be something he tries to showcase? "I'm just looking to pass," said Symons. The footspeed will allow him to escape the pocket when necessary though. The offensive players have all been impressed with Symons, saying that he is already in mid-season form.
Receiver Carlos Francis knows that the receivers have to do their job if Symons is going to look good. "We have to take care of him," said Francis. He's looking forward to a good season for the group. "A lot of big plays, a lot of blocking downfield," said Francis. The receivers continue to be excited about the passing ability of Symons. "He throws some balls that are just amazing to me," said Francis. Francis also looks for a big season out of the running backs. "We're going to be serious in the running game," said Francis.
The offense will get it's first test on Saturday against SMU. Everything points to an offense that will be at least as good as it was last season, even with the departure of Kingsbury. While many college football experts may doubt the ability of B.J. Symons to lead the team, the Red Raiders players and coaches are sure of his abilities.