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speech and said we’ve been so close that we should just take it,” Out­law said. “ He told us to go out and win one on the road and that’s what we did.”

Al­covy re­sponded and the re­gion win gives the Tigers a new­found con­fi­dence. The Tigers now feel like they can com­pete on any given day. More im­por­tantly, Out­law said the win gives his team cred­i­bil­ity.

“ It felt good to get the win,” he said. “ It was al­most like we gained re­spect be­cause we won at the op­po­nent’s field.”

Out­law has built a rep­u­ta­tion of tak­ing de­fend­ers head on and gain­ing the tough yards. He is comfortable run­ning up the mid­dle or bounc­ing out­side on the edge. But to a man, he said he likes to pound guys at the line.

“ I like to take the ball off tackle but it doesn’t re­ally mat­ter to me,” Out­law said. “ I want to do what­ever helps the team.”

The good start bodes well for coach Kirk Hoff­man’s team. With the re­cent ad­di­tion of Rod Tolen at quar­ter­back, the Tigers start four se­niors on of­fense. And while Hoff­man con­sid­ers Out­law his of­fen­sive leader, the se­nior run­ning back is pleased with the de­vel­op­ment of his team­mates.

“ I feel good we’re start­ing to come to­gether more,” he said. “ Every­one is star­ing to trust each other and the of­fen­sive line is start­ing to step up. I couldn’t do any­thing without theme.”

Out­law also wres­tles and said he would like to pur­sue foot­ball or wrest­ing af­ter he grad­u­ates. Among his per­sonal goals, he said im­prov­ing his over­all game is at the very top.

“ I’d like to gain over 1,000 yards and maybe score 10 touch­downs,” he said. “ Ba­si­cally, I’d just like to get bet­ter than I was last year.”

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