In that drive, as well as the Vaqueros’ first possession to open the third quarter, on which it reached the red zone only to go backwards and end up punting from the Wildcats’ 45, the Glendale offense was limited by its predictability.
For the third straight week, the Vaqueros played without starting quarterback Kevin Hunter and were able to compliment their 267 rushing yards – led by Wiggan’s 145 yards in 23 carries -- with a meager 77 passing yards.
“It’s incredibly frustrating to be so one-dimensional in a game that we need to be as multi-dimensional as we possibly can,” Rome said. “Defense stops more by recognition than by their design. They see plays, they see the way we lean, they see what’s working and pretty soon the defense just naturally adjusts and stops it.”