CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves Football: Three Keys against The Adams State Grizzlies

When the Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves take the field Saturday Night against the Adams State Grizzlies, they will do so riding a three-game winning streak. After a close but solid victory over Colorado Mesa, the Pack is now ranked #9 by D2Football.com and #14 by the AFCA. What does the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves need to maintain or rise up the polls this week? Below are the three keys for victory against Adams State.

  1. Stay Hungry

The CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves cannot view last week as they have won it all. I am not saying they have by any means. Coach Wristen will have his men ready to go at the first whistle on Saturday. However, this team needs to continue to go hard on the field. If they do that on Saturday, they should have no problem walking away from the ThunderBowl with a win and a homecoming celebration.

  1. Defense

The Adams State Grizzlies are currently the fourth-ranked offense in DII. They are averaging 525 yards per game. They will bring a high-powered offense to the show on Saturday Night.

The CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves defense currently ranks 53. They are giving up 334 yards per game. They are going to need every bit of that defense to step up Saturday night. The Pack’s defense stepped up against CMU and made plays when it counted. Doing that again, this week will most certainly help.

  1. Rex Dausin

Yes, I again add the senior QB to the list. He has started slowly in each of his first two starts. A fast start for him could be critical to putting this game away early. If Dausin is on his game from the start, he should find it easy to get yards through the air. The Grizzlies currently rank 142 in pass defense. There should be plenty of holes in that defense for Dausin and his arsenal of weapons.

If the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves come ready to play, they should walk out with a victory. The crowd should be rowdy and ready to go. It is the Pack’s homecoming game. Focus on the game and then there will be plenty of time to celebrate.

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Feature Image Courtesy of Bill Sabo/CSU-Pueblo Athletics

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