By: Silas Greene
Far, few and in between has been the trend of wins for the Mighty Thorobreds as they have dropped seven of their 10 games played so far this season.
The Thorobreds began their season slow as they lost the first two against Slippery Rock University and McKendree University. Giving hope for the season the ‘Breds won back to back games as they handled Kentucky Wesleyan College, 30-23, and Central State University, 34-22.
Since defeating conference rival Central State, the Thorobreds lost four straight games, two of which being home games. For a change of pace, the ‘Breds traveled to Jackson, Tn to face conference opponent Lane College whom they defeated, 32-5. More recently, the ‘Breds visited Columbia, SC to battle Benedict College where they were defeated 20-16 in a back and forth contest.
On the other hand sophomore running back Brett Sylve has had an outstanding season as he is on pace to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards on the season. Through 10 games, Sylve has averaged 97.10 yards per game and 5.2 yards per carry along with six touchdowns on the season. Sylve has shown his versatility by scoring three special teams touchdowns, he has also accounted for 178 receiving yards. In five of the 10 games played this season, Sylve has rushed for over 100 yards.
Thus far in the season the Thorobreds defense has tallied 21 total sacks, nine interceptions and 13 forced fumbles.
The Thorobreds are hoping to close their season strong as they will travel for their final game of the season. Next up for the Thorobreds will be a trip to Huntsville, AL to take on Division 1 opponent Alabama A&M University on Nov. 18. The game is set to begin at 2 p.m.