Defensively, Fulton played about as well as it had in the last five weeks. However, it was the Hornets' high-powered offense -Â averaging more than 37 points per game - that shot blanks against the Mexico Bulldogs.
Actually, Fulton head coach Pat Kelley felt as if his team was lacking something in all facets of the game rather than just one.
"It was just that kind of night," Kelley said. "It seems like we were a beat off everywhere."
The Hornets made it into Mexico territory on four of their seven possessions Friday night, but came away with nothing to show for it in a 21-0 North Central Missouri Conference loss to the rival Bulldogs in the annual Highway 54 Bowl. The loss was Fulton's third straight and fourth in its last five games.