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Huskies have ‘work to do’ after disappointing start

Micah Brown didn’t solve the Saint Mary’s Huskies’ offensive woes onSaturday afternoon, but did do enough to earn another start.

Micah Brown didn’t solve the Saint Mary’s Huskies’ offensive woes on Saturday afternoon, but did do enough to earn another start.

The journeyman quarterback from Tampa, Fla., took over for benched Jack Creighton and was one of the few bright spots, relatively speaking, in a 45-7 drubbing at the hands of the nationally top-ranked Laval Rouge et Or before a crowd of 4,342 at Huskies Stadium.

“Unfortunately we have bigger problems we need to deal with on offence (than at quarterback),” said Huskies head coach Steve Sumarah, adding Brown will start this coming week against the Mount Allison Mounties.

“In a game where pretty much everyone else struggled, he stepped up and made a few plays and kept some plays alive for us.”

Brown was the only player capable of moving the ball on the ground against the stout Rouge et Or, scrambling for 77 yards on 10 attempts.

The rest of the Huskies combined for a loss of 11 yards.

He also threw for 163 yards and led a 70-yard drive for the only touchdown of the season with about three minutes left.

But perhaps the Huskies’ biggest problem continues to be unfortunate drops from the receiving corps, which have become too many to count in the club’s 0-2 start.

“That’s not gonna be an issue, they’re fine,” said Brown of his receivers.

“I still have all the confidence in the world in those guys. I know they’ll make those plays any other day. We just weren’t in sync and didn’t make it happen.”

It was the first time Saint Mary’s had faced Laval —winners of four of the past seven Vanier Cups — since 2007.

“We wanted to see where we stood, and now we know we have some work to do and we’re gonna do it,” said Huskies defensive lineman Ryan King.

 
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