ETSU looking to “patch” holes on struggling offense

JOHNSON CITY, TN- The ETSU football team suffered another big loss on Saturday, falling to Furman 52-7. The Bucs will have to put that game behind them quickly with a short week, hitting the field this Thursday against D-II school West Virginia Wesleyan.

The Paladins scored 35 points in the first half, with the bucs not getting into the end zone until the final two minutes of the game. It’s been a rough four weeks for the Bucs, scoring just 21 points over their last 4 games, all of those touchdowns coming in the 4th quarter. ETSU ran for 131 yards while throwing for just 71 yards, something the team has to improve upon if they want to stay competitive moving forward

“What we’ve got to do as individuals, offensive line, you go out there and do your job and block,” said ETSU head coach Carl Torbush. “Running backs, when they hand the ball to you, you go out there and get us four yards if we don’t have any blocking and you get us eight yards if we get good blocking. Quarterback wise, we need to make sure that Austin (Herink) has a chance to throw the ball down the field because the last couple of games the throwing and the catching has not been as good as it was earlier. If you patch a raft and it keeps getting holes, what we need to do is patch them all and once we get it going in the right direction then we’ll be fine.”

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