WILLIAMSBURG – William and Mary head football coach Jimmye Laycock tells his players not to strap it up if they are afraid to lose.
The Tribe did its best to quickly file away Thursday's disappointing season-opening defeat at N.C. State and shift its focus to this Saturday's game at Hampton University, which W&M owns a 6-0 all-time record against.
W&M needed its best performance against a Wolfpack team picked to finish fourth of seven teams in the ACC Atlantic Division. The Tribe didn't get close to that, reflected in the 48-14 outcome, although there were positives that the final score didn't indicate.
"Now you have to turn around and take ownership and...