Scruggs and Liberty Defense Ready to Lock Down and Execute North Texas | LU Sports

UNT running back DeAndre Torrey ranks seventh in the country with 780 rushing yards. He ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s loss to Marshall.

The two backers to eclipse the 100 yards against Liberty this season are Sean Tucker of Syracuse (169) and Jermaine Brown Jr. of the UAB (106).

“He’s heading north pretty well,” Scruggs said of Torrey. “We just have to tackle low and not come in uncontrollably or high. Just make sure that when we go to attack this guy, we go low. He’s definitely running behind his pads.

Quarterback Austin Aune started the last two games after replacing Jace Ruder, and Aune threw for 426 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions in those starts.

Aune targeted 11 different receivers in their two starts, which will require Liberty to consider every eligible receiver in every game.

“I think they’re really, really strong at quarterback,” Symons said. “I think he’s playing at a high level right now.”

The balanced North Texas offense will try to maintain possession for as long as possible in an effort to keep Malik Willis and the Liberty offense on the sidelines.

UNT averages 81.5 offensive plays per game, which could mean a long day for Liberty’s powerful defensive line.

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