"We're fortunate our defense – minus one guy who graduated – has everyone back," coach Shawn Nadelen said Monday afternoon. "The cohesion is there, and they're playing well together as a unit. But we know it's the first game. We know there's a long road ahead of us. So we're going to be challenged much more in this upcoming game against Mount [St. Mary's] and going on from there. Our defense is comfortable with each other, they're confident in each other, and they understand how to play our system and what we expect out of them. So it's good to see those guys continue to play hard for each other."