William and Mary’s game plan was old-school simple: Run the ball on offense; stop the run on defense; control the line of scrimmage. Aside from several hiccups, mission accomplished.
The Tribe ran effectively, prevented Hampton from doing so and controlled play for the most part in a 31-7 win Saturday at Zable Stadium.
“By and large, I think it was a good, solid win for us,” Tribe coach Jimmye Laycock said. “We played pretty hard. For the most part, I thought we played pretty well. I think it was pretty evident, early on, that our defense was controlling their offense. I think that set the stage.”
Indeed, the Tribe (1-1) held Hampton to 24...