Friday, October 7, 2016
PINE BLUFF, Arkansas -- For UAPB (1-4, 1-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) the bye week couldn't have come at a better time.
Consecutive conference losses at the hands of Jackson State in Little Rock and on the road at Alabama State is giving Coach Monte Coleman's team a chance to look inward.
"Everything going forward is going to be focused on us," Coleman said. "Our kids are fighting each week, but we've got to focus on us."
For the second consecutive week, the Golden Lions surrendered more than 200 yards rushing. UAPB is ninth in the SWAC and 79th out of 122 teams in the Football Championship Subdivision, allowing an average of 188.8 yards per game rushing.
"We've got to go back to basics," Coleman said. "We've got some tendencies that we've got to overcome. Having this week off gives us an opportunity. We get an opportunity to go back and look at film and really scout ourselves."