Once upon a not-too-distant time, shock and awe might have ruled.
But not anymore.
When the Franklin College football team takes the field today against the No. 2-ranked team in NCAA Division III, the tournament-tested Grizzlies won’t be intimidated.
They’ll be focused on their objective: Getting to the third round of the national playoffs.
Coming off of a 42-10 first-round win at Adrian (Mich.) last week, the No. 16 Grizzlies (9-2) have played against the nation’s best teams multiple times the past three seasons and have no fear of the host Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders (11-0).
Lots of respect, to be sure, but no fear.