Before Tyler Jones, sophomore quarterback, earned the starting quarterback job last year, he was benched in the third quarter against Louisiana-Monroe.
Jones is in the midst of a similar slide this year. He has averaged 126 passing yards and completing 58 percent of his passes in the past two games. The offense is in a funk, and the defense has been stretched to its physical limits to compensate.
Jones completed six of 15 passes in last year’s meeting against Louisiana-Monroe. He added two completions to Warhawks defenders, both resulting in touchdowns.
It was a wake-up call. Jones finished his freshman season with a four-game stretch that cemented his role as the signal caller for his sophomore campaign.