“They do a great job as a program stressing you with the tempo of the offense,” Applewhite, the Cougars’ first-year coach, said. "That’s what gets a lot of attention. I know that irritates the defensive side of the ball. The quarterback has a good feel for what they do offensively, and there’s really no secret on how to beat them.
“You can’t waste possessions, you can’t turn the football over and you have to be sound on special teams, because they’re going to stress you from an offensive standpoint.”