Gerald Alexander uses a basketball analogy when describing how to slow down Eastern Washington’s explosive offense. In Montana State secondary coach’s parallel, he uses the example of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
EWU All-American wide receiver Cooper Kupp is LeBron James. Alexander knows the all-time leader in Division I history in yards and touchdowns is going to get his stats when Eastern comes to Bobcat Stadium on Saturday. Kupp has produced against every single team he’s played during his decorated four-year career. Like when an NBA team plays the Cavs, LeBron James will stuff the stat sheet. You just can’t let this supporting cast cut you to the core, Alexander said.
“LeBron is going to get his. You don’t want the other people to kill you,” Alexander said. “When you get those guys involved and this guy starts being successful and that guy gets four touchdowns, this guy gets four touchdowns, that guy gets 170 yards…It’s really about not letting those other guys take advantage of the one-on-one coverage they do get. It’s tough. That’s why those guys are rolling the way they have been.”
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