Throwback Thursday: Big Red Lightweight Football Dethrones Scarlet Knights
Although this may have been a victory, coaches Bob and Terry Cullen saw cracks in the seemingly well-functioning team. Terry Cullen said, “The offense made a lot of mistakes in following their assignments. But this is not unusual, since this was the first game of the season.” His father, Bob, was much blunter, simply saying, “The score should’ve been higher.” However, the coaches did acknowledge some standouts in this game, in particular quarterback Rob Lynch and the defense both played particularly well. In addition to the previously mentioned issues, Big Red was hampered by injuries to starting tailbacks Bill Bellamy and Steve Call. This all resulted in a lackluster season in which they came in 4th place. However, this season gave the Lightweight Team the motivation it needed to tie for 1st place again in the 1986 season.