The Cavaliers also hope history is on their side.
Last season, when they finished 8-5 and went to a bowl game for the first time since 2007, they also were 2-2 and coming off consecutive losses when they won six of their next seven.
Being back at home, guard Sean Cascarano said, gives them hope they can start that kind of push again.
“I don’t think anyone’s panicking,” Cascarano said. “I don’t think anyone feels like we’re deficient, or whatever, to get the job done Saturday. We’re just going to prepare a little bit harder this week.”
More effective play at quarterback would help,
Starter Michael Rocco has thrown five interceptions and just four touchdown passes, and Alabama transfer Phillip Sims has fumbled the ball away twice when called on to finish off lopsided losses.
“Michael understands that his throws, his decisions, are very, very important to the success of what happens to the ball,” London said this week. “Phillip understands the same thing.”
Bulldogs quarterback Colby Cameron has thrown for an average of more than 300 yards per game and has 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions. Six receivers have caught at least one scoring pass.
The Cavaliers have the soft part of their schedule just ahead after this game, and London is hopeful that his team can head into that stretch feeling a little more confident about its identity.
“Putting the game plan together offensively it’s going to challenge you,” he said, “but at the same time, it’s not as much about what they do; it’s about what we have to do and what we do.”
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