In four years, Holland has gone from an 18-year-old in a start-up football program to the team’s leading running back, but he doesn’t like to speak of his own success. Instead, he chose to say he hoped he was doing enough each day to send this senior class off the right way in the postseason and to leave a positive mark on his teammates.
“I would hope that people would say that I’ve become a better teammate and just working on the things I can control and becoming a better communicator for my team and the guys around me,” Holland said.
Averaging 11.9 yards per carry this season, Holland is coming off Saturday’s 56-17 rout of Gardner-Webb in which he recorded a team-high of 78 rushing yards and one touchdown.
Holland said he’s focused on using the bye week to rest and prepare for the task ahead of facing four more teams, three with winning records.
“I think (the bye week) will prepare us for this game and from that game on, we’ll just prepare,” Holland said. “We know that each game we win makes the next game the most important, so we’re definitely eager to take on Charleston Southern who beat us at their home two years ago just saying what can we do then to just better ourselves for this next big game.”
Kennesaw State (6-1, 2-0) had its first practice Wednesday after Saturday’s win. It will practice Thursday and Friday before treating next week as a typical game week ahead of its trip to Charleston Southern.
Kennesaw State will kick off their next game at Charleston Southern at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27.