Despite a huge bounce back performance from the offense and quarterback Josh Jones, the Braves came up short in the state of Ohio. PN File Photo/Trevon Knight The Braves traveled to the state of Ohio in search of their first win in over a month and while their offense rebounded from two vastly underwhelming performances at home, it still
wasn’t enough to get a win against the CSU Marauders. There were some noteworthy performances from the 44-38 loss that were both impressive
The UNCP football team took it on the chin against the Bulldogs of Wingate University in a 51-7 blowout at home for the second straight week. The Braves were able to prevent getting blanked on the scoreboard in consecutive weeks and were did have a few bright spots as well as glaring deficiencies. Quarterback Competition is Settled: The Braves coaching staff has finally settled on and are committed to a starting quarterback after an open competition through the offseason and
While the UNCP football’s team first game back in action in nearly a month didn’t go as planned in terms of the putting points on the board, there were still some not worthy performances that deserve recognition. Defensive Line Applied Constant Pressure: The defensive line was disruptive throughout the night and especially in the first quarter.
Not only were they getting great penetration into the backfield to free up their linebackers to make tackles near the line of scrimm
Coming off of a furious flurry of scoring in the fourth quarter of their season opener against Winston Salem State and an offensive explosion in their 51-6 rout of the ECSU Vikings, the Braves were primed to keep the high scoring ball rolling. That was until mother nature threw a wrench in what was shaping to be a well-oiled machine in the Black and Gold’s offense in the form of hurricane. This tropical storm not only cost people their lives and displaced others, it also halt
Quarterback Josh Jones hooks a pass along the right sideline during UNCP’s win over Elizabeth City State. Jones went 10/19 for 100 yards and a touchdown pass in the game. PN photo/Trevon Knight After a less than lackluster performance in the season opener and being absolutely outplayed by true freshman Josh Jones, redshirt freshman Joshua Dale threw his hat back in the ring and proved that there is still an open competition at quarterback with brilliant performance on the nig
While it took the UNCP football team’s season nearly 24 hours from its originally scheduled date and time of kick off to get going, it took 48 minutes of game action and yet another lighting related delay to jumpstart the Braves offense against the Winston-Salem State Rams.
It wasn’t until play resumed following the pause in what seemed to be a shut out in the making, that the offense came to life scored on their first three drives of what felt like an entirely new game