On offense, the Bulldogs will look to rookie quarterback Clay Chastain to have a strong showing, as well as Akeem Judd and a healthy Mario Alford at the tailback position.
“We do have the benefit of having Mario Alford,” Williams said. “He’s had a good week and a half of practice now.”
The Bulldogs have a simple goal this weekend, as the defense will look to out-muscle Navarro’s physical offensive line up front with hopes of shutting down the run, while GMC’s offense plans to continue to protect the football against a strong defense.
“Defensively, it’s being able to control their running game. If we can control that, then I think it will make it a little easier on our defense,” Williams said. “Offensively, we’ve done a pretty good job of protecting the ball all year.”
Battling the “youth” factor all season, Williams is pleased that the Bulldogs have the opportunity to extend the season and play in the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl.
“With the youth on the team, it’s been a little bit more of a challenge. I thought it just said a lot about our guys,” he said. “I’m just really excited that they got the opportunity to continue to play this season. I thought they really earned this opportunity and glad it came about.”
Bulldog fans can catch all the action on Saturday by tuning in to the radio at Country 102.3 or AM-1450, as GMC and Navarro will kick off at 11 a.m. CST.