The reviews are a little tougher to read on the other side of the ball in Ventura, which means head coach Steve Mooshagian has been tinkering with his game plan.
"We're changing our stuff up," said Ventura head coach Steve Mooshagian. "We'll get better. We're going to try to play to the strength of the team, which is the defense."
Through two games, the offense sits 19th in scoring offense (19.0 points per game), 35th in passing efficiency (76.1 passing rating), 35th in total offense (229.0 yards) and 36th in rush offense (25.0 yards).
Ventura has thrown 62 incomplete passes through two games.
"We were forcing the ball, which isn't what the offense is designed to do," said Mooshagian. "We're putting the quarterbacks in a bad situation because of penalties.
"Sometimes in community college, you find more ways to lose than win."
Mooshagian said both sophomore Matt Koman, who has started both games, and freshman Chase Smith, who came off the bench Saturday, will play Saturday when Santa Barbara City visits the VC Sportsplex.
"We'll give them both turns this week," said Mooshagian. "We'll let both go into the heat of battle and see how it plays out."