|How they got here:||Pool A, MIAC champ
|You'll know they're playing well if:||The defense gets off the field quickly, provides the offense with short fields, or both.|
|You'll know they're playing poorly if:||They're forced to lean on their young running backs.|
|This season's turning point:||New starting quarterback Matt O'Connell survived his trial by fire in the season opener, helping lead the Tommies to two TDs in the final four minutes of the game to beat UW-Eau Claire 27-24.|
|Rushing/passing yards per game:||250.1/226.9
|Rushing/passing yards allowed:||72.2/197.0
|How far can they go?||They have the defense to get them to Salem if the offense can
hold up its end of the bargain.