Bears ready to face Wofford's triple option attack

Mercer's Lee Bennett celebrates after a tackle for loss in Mercer's win over Jacksonville. (Mason Prince, WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- Last week Mercer looked like a dominant team against Jacksonville in a 48-7 win. They out-manned and out-matched the Dolphins last Thursday, but it's a new week with a new and improved challenge, the 10th ranked team in the nation in Wofford.

The Terriers have a potent triple option attack, but Mercer head coach Bobby Lamb thinks his defense is up to the task of stopping them.

"I think our defense has a lot of confidence," said Lamb at his weekly press conference on Tuesday. "Our coaches have done a great job of scheming this type of offense."

Mercer has shown that they can handle Wofford's unique offense. Although they have not beaten the Terriers in their first three years in the Southern Conference, they have come close in the past two seasons. A one point loss in 2015, and then a 10 point loss last season on the road. However, in that loss last season the Bears held the Terriers to 204 yards rushing, their lowest total in the regular season.

"It comes down in a game like this against a scheme like this it comes down to beating blocks and making plays in one on one situations," said Lamb. "I think we recruited well, I think we're athletic enough to do that now and I think our depth factor will help us defend it as well."

Mercer and No. 10 Wofford kickoff their game at 4 PM on Saturday at Five Star Stadium.

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