This year it was the offense's turn to dominate the game at Wildcat Stadium.
Using a scoring system that allows the defense points for stopping the offense, quarterbacks Jamie Martin and Rob Westervelt led the offense to a 53-27 victory. A year ago the defense won by roughly the same margin.Martin, a 6-4, 210-pound junior who led Division I-AA in passing and was the runner-up for the division's Walter Payton Trophy, considered the Heisman Trophy for Division I-AA, was expected to be sharp, and he was, completing 17 of 23 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns.
A pleasant surprise for Coach Dave Arslanian, beginning his third year as head coach for the Wildcats, was backup quarterback Rob Westervelt, a 6-3, 210-pound redshirt freshman from Newhall, Calif. Westervelt had similar numbers to Martin, completing 17 of 23 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns.
Jantz Afuvai, a sophomore linebacker out of Bonneville High School, was the leading tackler with 11.