Friday, October 31, 2008

Tolbert out

The Jax State defense really missed defensive end Duane Tolbert in the UT-Martin game it looks as if the Gamecocks won't have him again Saturday against Austin Peay.

Tolbert, a senior from Jacksonville who hurt his knee in the Murray State game, is among three players listed out for the game. Linebacker Antonio Bonner is listed out with an ankle injury and running back Tremayne Coger will miss another game with his bad knee.

The Gamecocks gave up a season-high 493 yards against the Skyhawks.

"We really missed Duane Tolbert," JSU coach Jack Crowe said. "I think sometimes you've got to take somebody out of the mix to know what their effect is ... We haven't seen our defensive line play as good without Duane Tolbert as they do with Duane Tolbert.

"When you give up that many rushing yards (218), people can throw the ball while you're trying to defend the run and they're gonna get you. That tight end down the middle was (the result of) the linebacker playing the run. We violated one of our first and most important principles defensively in that game. The quarterback has you when you can't put any pressure on him, and that's what they had us in right there."

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