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Mr. Christopher "Chris" Klock
Home Phone: 504-427-3449
Klock makes noise early
October 13, 2004
LAFAYETTE ï¿½ Senior linebacker Chris Klock was thrust into action for UL Lafayette last Saturday night at New Mexico State, and it didnï¿½t take long for him to have an effect.
Klock forced a fumble by NMSUï¿½s Justine Buries to halt an Aggies drive at the UL 11-yard line late in the first half.
As with many plays in the trenches, the turnover was a bit chaotic.
ï¿½It was kind of a big car wreck in there,ï¿½ said Klock, who knocked the ball out of Buriesï¿½ grasp and wound up on the bottom of a pile of players.
ï¿½I remember laying on the ground, and I knew the guy didnï¿½t have the ball. Then (defensive tackle) Marshall Delesdernier picked it up like a trophy and started jumping around with it. I really think he could have run with it.
ï¿½It was kind of fun and exciting for me.ï¿½
Unfortunately for the Raginï¿½ Cajuns, that was one of the few defensive highlights in the 35-32 defeat as NMSU piled up 484 yards of offense in dropping UL to 3-3 on the year and 1-1 in Sun Belt Conference play.
It was not what the Cajuns had in mind against a team that had struggled offensively.
ï¿½During the game, we were concerned with making adjustments,ï¿½ Klock said. ï¿½Afterwards, we were concerned, obviously, with them scoring 35 points.
ï¿½This week our concern is to try to get better, to work on the fundamentals and the basics and try to work hard on them.ï¿½
Klock, who filled in last week when fellow senior Stanley Smith broke a hand, figures Idaho will test the Cajun defense early this Saturday. And, although the Vandals are primarily a passing team, they will be tempted by the knowledge that UL has given up 907 yards rushing in its three defeats.
ï¿½Iï¿½m sure after looking at the film of this game that even a passing team like Idaho will try to throw some punches early,ï¿½ Klock said. ï¿½Itï¿½s not up to me what changes we make, but Iï¿½m sure weï¿½ll use some slants and stunts against the run.ï¿½
Coach Rickey Bustle said on Monday that the Cajuns would compound the loss to NMSU if they donï¿½t learn from it, and Klock said the team has the ability to move ahead.
ï¿½I think this team has done an excellent job of focusing where we need to,ï¿½ Klock said. ï¿½We donï¿½t spend a lot of time looking at wins, records or wondering ï¿½what if this happens.ï¿½ The most important thing is to focus on our next opponent, and I think weï¿½ve done a good job of that.
ï¿½It does hurt to lose, particularly since in three years North Texas hasnï¿½t lost a conference game at all. But all we can worry about is the next game.ï¿½
This weekï¿½s visit to Idaho caps a three-week, 8,800-mile stretch of road games for the Cajuns, who played Florida International in Miami before the NMSU game in Las Cruces. Winning two of three in that scenario would still be a plus.
ï¿½Youï¿½re always more comfortable at home,ï¿½ Klock said. ï¿½But the team does a good job of focusing on the road.
ï¿½We try to make it as comfortable as it can be. The coaches and players enjoy each other. We always say itï¿½s a business trip, and weï¿½ve stuck to business well on the road.
ï¿½We respect Idaho like anybody else and are working hard this week.ï¿½
CAJUN CLIPPINGS ï¿½ Klock has 13 tackles this season and will be a key figure while Smith mends … safety C.C. Brown leads UL in tackles with 60, with Smith second at 51 and safety Antwain Spann third with 41 … UL is 25th in the country in turnover margin at 0.83.
ï¿½The Lafayette Daily Advertiser