Lamb sets personal game best

Published 11:02 pm Saturday, October 15, 2011

By Ben Maxwell

Despite a 38-10 home conference loss to ULM on Saturday, Troy can find many positives to build on. One of which being the individual defensive efforts of line backer Xavier Lamb.

The senior defensive captain from Tallahassee, Florida had a break out game against the Warhawks as he recorded his most single game tackles of his career which he previously set against Western Kentucky in 2010 with 12 total tackles with 14 total tackles against ULM on Saturday.

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His performance also tops the season leader Brynden Trawick who totaled 11 tackles earlier this season against Clemson.

Troy’s defense kept the Warhawks locked down in the first half holding ULM to three separate three and outs, two fourth down stops including a fourth and one hold and four punts to send the Trojans into the half tied at 3-3.

However it was an explosive Monroe offense that would break ahead in the second half. Despite falling behind Lamb would refuse his defense to quite tacking on seven more tackles in the second half.

“It felt really bad being down but I never thought about giving up,” Lamb said. “It was one of those situations where we just have to keep fighting and tell my guys to just keep fighting.”

Despite the heartbreaking loss at home, the first on Larry Blakeney field, Lamb is not ready to quite.

“I think we just need to keep focused more during the week,” Lamb said. “We just need to stay focused on the game. We need to focus on our practices and keep working hard. We just have to start practicing tomorrow to get ready for FIU.”

Lamb and the rest of the Trojan defense will have a little more than a week to prepare for an explosive Florida International team in which they will travel to Miami, Florida to take on October 25.