Despite all the changes in style of play in college football one thing has remained constant, teams that run the ball and stop the run are successful. Those are two areas Nebraska Wesleyan coach Brian Keller has focused on heading into the new season.
The Prairie Wolves averaged only 41 yards of rushing and gave up 175 yards per game in posting a 4-6 record in 2014.
“We were not a very good running football team a year ago and traditionally we have been”, said Keller. Likewise, we feel if we can stop the run and force a team to be one dimensional we’ve got a pretty good chance.”
Nebraska Wesleyan will feature more running out of the quarterback spot this season. Junior Ben Green, sophomore Tyler Smith and freshman Jake Kittle are competing to replace three-year starter Tyler Francis under center.
The Prairie Wolves will be tested out of the gate. They open September fifth at 21st ranked Friends University in Wichita and the following week open their final season in the Great Plains Athletic Conference with a trip to third rated and defending champion Morningside.