I don't like losing, but I won't throw myself into a volcano when my team drops a few games either. I've built up a tolerance to losing because I'm a lifelong Pirates and Buccaneers fan. But Gannon's six losses this year have been -30, -14, -26, -20, -16, and finally -21 at East Stroudsburg today. You want to be a faithful fan, but with 5 minutes left in the game, basically all hope is gone.
The problem once again was more on offense (or as some crabbier GU fans would say, "moron offense"). Gannon committed 26 turnovers and made only 16 field goals on just 46 attempts vs. ESU. The Warriors had 15 more field goal attempts than Gannon, a theme that's repeated itself a few times already through 10 games. Now the Knights have full week to get ready for PSAC crossover home games against Bloomsburg (6-4) and Mansfield (7-4). I don't want to put added pressure on Gannon, but ... the pressure's on. The pressure isn't just to win, but to start executing consistently on offense and score in the 60s or 70s in back-to-back games against decent opponents. Winning ugly is better than getting creamed, of course, but that still wouldn't provide permanent lift. It would mean the offense is still off the rails. And if it doesn't get on track soon, the Knights won't be able to string together victories over PSAC opponents, let alone allow us Gannon fans to suffer some close losses.