From The Register Mail:
After scoring a combined 36 points in their first five games, itâ€™s obvious something has happened to the Knox College offense in the past two weeks.
The Prairie Fire have scored 54 points in that span, producing their first victory and a near-miss at Illinois College last week that generated 513 yards in offense and earned receiver Clarke Cuthbert some national recognition.
His team still looking for a win and showing little offensive punch, Knox coach Chad Eisele confessed he and his staff did a little soul-searching three weeks ago.
â€œWe put Drew (Diaz) and quarterback and put Bill (Meyer) at receiver,â€ said Eisele of a move that relocated his senior quarterback and saw him catch seven passes last week. â€œWe werenâ€™t moving the ball offensively and we had some injuries.
â€œBeing a spread team is what we want to do and Drew gives us the best opportunity to do that.â€
Diaz, a freshman from Niles Notre Dame led Knox past Grinnell 31-21, throwing for 208 yards and two touchdowns, then led a near-upset at Illinois College last week (a 31-23 loss) by going 17-for-33 for 316 yards, throwing for one TD and rushing for another of 68 yards. Diaz did throw three interceptions, however.
â€œFor the last three weeks weâ€™ve improved every week,â€ said Eisele. â€œI know 513 yards is a lot of yards but we had the ball in the red zone four times and only scored 10 points. Weâ€™ve got to do a better job once we get down there.â€