Morgantown back to basics, University searching for answers after Mohawk Bowl

MORGANTOWN — Morgantown head coach Matt Lacy felt that his team was getting a little overwhelmed and wasn’t keeping its focus during a brutal three-game stretch from the end of September through mid-October.
Scoring two touchdowns in three games and watching their postseason chances slipping away a game at a time, the Mohigans wanted to get back to the basics.
The basics have worked pretty well during the last two games against John Marshall and University in the Mohawk Bowl.
Offensively, MHS scored 14 combined touchdowns and are using weapons all across the field with six different players reaching the end zone. A healthy Ty Konchesky and Tanner Davis are a lethal 1-2 punch in the backfield and sophomore quarterback Cam Rice is finally getting more comfortable.
Preston Fox, back from a broken collarbone, gives MHS a deep threat in the passing game it missed while he was out.
But the message heading into the showdown with UHS was simple and the Mohigans executed it to perfection.
“We had a guest speaker (William James) come in and his message was to stay focused for 70 snaps,” Lacy said. “It averages out to be about five seconds a snap, so that’s essentially just under six minutes a game. That’s what we asked them to focus on for t hose 70 snaps — just five seconds at a time.
“They came out and did that from start to finish.”

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