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FAU defensive tackle Jarvis Givens sacks ULM quarterback Kolton Browning forcing him to fumble in Saturday’s game. (Photo courtesy of Kelsey Hamilton)

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We give our grades for each unit and hand out our game balls after FAU’s 20-17 loss at ULM.

Originally published on 10/11/2010

by Marcus Nelson

The loss to ULM certainly exposes more than a few problems and some of them, aren’t easy fixes. FAU’s slow progress at offensive line is limiting the offense to such a degree that scoring 20 points is becoming a lot to ask. On the flip side, the defense appears to be getting better. The off-week comes along at the right time for the Owls to regroup and get ready to get in rhythm for the next few weeks. Overall C-

Unit by unit grades

Offensive line: When you look at how the O-Line did vs. the Warhawks, you have to say it improved at protecting Jeff Van Camp, who was sacked only two times compared to seven  times the week before. And the running lanes were open a bit more. Still, the errant snaps , including the one that set up ULM’s game-winning TD are too big to ignore. Grade: C-

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Breakdown Box

Gameballs: Our stars of the game
CB Tavious Polo
A week after being suspended, Polo just may have been playing with a chip on his shoulder. The senior had his first interception since last year’s game vs. Wyoming and also had a pass breakup.
LB Malik Eugene
Speaking of extra motivation, Eugene had an awful game vs. USF last week, but rebounded with perhaps the best game in his career. Eugene recorded 14 total tackles, assisted on a sack and recovered a fumble that was erroneously credited to Cory Henry.
RB Alfred Morris
Morris rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns and had his best game since last year’s finale vs. FIU.
 

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