When Friends University head football coach Monty Lewis told the press on media day that they would “…run the ball,” he left out a key piece of information… that they would win with the pass, which is what they did Saturday night in Sterling, KS in front of a capacity crowd at the newly renovated Smisor Stadium, besting the Warriors 33-7.
No doubt a difficult chore to guess what an opponent will do in the first game of the season; the smash mouth reputation that Lewis’ Friends programs have had the previous five seasons was a tough to expect otherwise. Warriors head coach Andy Lambert commented, “They’ve been a running team in the past, but they did a good job switching gears in the off season to emphasize the passing game.” Friends went to it most successfully to convert third downs as on the game the Falcons were 10 for 18 in 3rd down conversions.
The Warriors offensively just couldn’t seem to sustain drives. T