ISU Head Coach Brock Spack stopped by the morning show to preview the game Saturday against Western Illinois. (Photo by Laura Ewan/WJBC)
While stopping by the morning show to talk about last week's win against Eastern Illinois, Coach Brock Spack says he has been angry all week long.
In last Saturday's win against the Panthers, the two teams totaled 32 penalties for a combined 276 yards. The Redbirds had 22 of those penalities for 178 yards. "I could feel the anger of our fans, never felt that before at a game, they were getting anxiety and anger," said Spack. He said thank god the team won or he didn't know what would have been the reaction from fans. The week before the Redbirds didn't have a single penalty, so the game against Eastern Illinois was quite a change.
Spack says senior quarterback Matt Brown is playing really well, as he predicted he would at the beginning of the season. Brown had the most completions by an ISU quarterback in Saturday's game.
This week the Redbirds open Valley play at Western Illinois in Macomb. Kickoff is at 3 and can be heard on WJBC and wjbc.com. If the Redbirds win, it will be the first 4-0 start for the team since the sixties. Spack says he doesn't really think about that.
The Brock Spack show is tonight at 6 in the beer garden at Schooners.
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