We witnessed a quality defensive performance from our bunch last night as they limited a quality Cowboys offense to one field goal against the Horn defense. Playing fewer than forty snaps helps any defense and having the opponents make numerous mistakes, penalities, and taking the ground game away from them usually means a low score against you. We had some individual players raise their performance up a notch and we were very physical all night as we flew around with an attitude. There is no doubt that our offense helped with time of possession domination but the defense can be proud of their effort this week. Here are the grades:
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