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“I think we did excellent,” said middle linebacker Jordyn Brooks, who made a game-high 13 tackles. “I’m not sure how many rushing yards they got, but compared to what they did last year, we improved a lot in the run game.”More than once the past two weeks, Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury chalked up the pourus rush defense in last year’s 68-55 loss to inexperienced linebackers not knowing where to line up and missing assignments.Brooks, a true freshman in that game, agreed.“I think we were young and dumb last year,” Brooks said. “I was a freshman. Brayden Stringer was a freshman. Luke Stice, it was his first year playing at linebacker. We just weren’t experienced and we weren’t ready.“This year, we watched a lot of film. We two weeks to prepare for this game. As far as linebackers, the main goal was stopping the run and I think we did that tonight.”Ballage’s longest run was for 14 yards, and Richard’s longest gain went for 10. Brooks said in last year’s game, he and others failed to read keys properly.“It was (not) seeing pulls,” he said, referring to pulling guards. “Last year, I missed a couple of pullers. A couple of other linebackers missed pullers. In this game, we were where we needed to be on every play.

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