The William and Mary Tribe showed the old adage “defense wins championships” still holds true Saturday.
William and Mary’s No. 1 rush defense lived up to its billing, as the Tribe took down the Salukis 24-3 in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Saturday at McAndrew Stadium.
The Tribe (11-2) entered the game with the No. 1 rushing defense in the nation, holding opponents to only 50.3 rushing yards a game – while the Salukis came in with the fourth-rated rushing attack, which averaged 230.8 yards per game.
William and Mary controlled the line of scrimmage, as SIU could only muster 84 rushing yards the entire game.
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