SMU commit draws extra attention in opener

SMU commit draws extra attention in opener

Last weekend's opening game was a little disappointing for the Dayton Broncos and SMU commit Darrian Wright, but the big defensive tackle and his unit played well, nonetheless. Find out what Wright had to say about that game and what the Broncos need to work on over the next two weeks, in order to prepare for the next game - versus Angleton and Quandre Diggs.

"The game went pretty good, even though we lost 8-3 (to Fort Bend Elkins)," said Dayton defensive tackle Darrian Wright. "Our defense did play pretty good. I'm not sure about total yardage, but we held them to 36 yards rushing on 29 carries.

"They didn't have many first downs and we forced them to punt about 10 times. I was constantly getting double-teamed and triple-teamed. I had around five tackles, with two solo tackles, and a couple of quarterback pressures. They passed a lot more in the second half.

"The extra attention they put on me with their blocking scheme - freed up our linebackers to make plays. Our inside linebacker had nine tackles and our outside linebacker had several. We had to bring in two backup defensive linemen during the game - after a couple of starters got injured. One of our starters tore his ACL."

The Broncos have an open week before hosting Angleton and Texas commit Quandre Diggs. Each team will come in 0-1, as Angleton was defeated by Friendswood (49-28) in its first game. Is there a special gameplan for Diggs, who rushed for 267 yards in Angleton's opener?

"I heard they have a good quarterback (Diggs)," said Wright, "but we'll play just like it's any regular game.

"Over the next two weeks, we need to work on playing more as a team and trusting each other. This loss won't take us off track; it will just make us work harder."

Dayton finished 12-3 in 2009, while Angleton recorded an 11-2 mark.

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