Grading the cougars: C-
Lopina’s first start had some high points, but the turnovers have to go.
Running backs: C-
When the holes were there, they hit them hard. But there weren’t that many.
Wide receivers: B
Gibson may rate an A, which carries the rest of the group.
Offensive line: D
Too many guys are injured or playing hurt. This unit just needs a good doctor.
Defensive line: D+
The lack of containment can be laid here.
For a senior group, there were too many missed tackles and bad angles.
Defensive backs: C+
The coverage, for the most part, was good. The tackling wasn’t.
Special teams: B+
The best unit, from Forrest’s punting to a 50-yard return to open the game.
The offense has potential. The defense is struggling.