Myers Hendrickson is continuing to see the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes evolve into one high-octane offense.
Since the Coyotes' bye week two weeks ago, they are averaging 67.5 points and now are the No. 2-ranked scoring offense in the NAIA, behind Morningside College.
The two top teams in scoring offense in the NAIA also remain 1-2 in this week's NAIA rankings.
"I think we're always looking at our strengths, and looking to continue to utilize those in different ways and dress it up differently," Hendrickson said of the Coyotes' offense. "The defense can't see us coming. We self-scouted and identified some things for the second half of the season that we wanted to grow on.
"It's been fun to see the offense evolve into what it is now, and it goes back to the players. Just being able to play to our strengths and continuing to do that in so many ways."
Against Saint Mary, the Coyotes set new Kansas Conference and school records with 90 points in a game and 793 yards of total offense.
KWU backed that up with 45 points and 523 yards against Southwestern. The 45 points is the third-lowest the Coyotes have produced in a game, but it was their fifth time scoring 40 or more.
"We can really spread the ball around," Hendrickson said. "It was a team that sold out to stop the run. Credit Southwestern, they made us throw the ball. (Johnny) Feauto executed really well and receivers went out and made plays. They did a good job of stacking the box.
"As an offense, that's where we've got to have answers. (We've) got dynamic skill players across the board and we were able to play to our strengths to that regard and move the ball."
With senior running back Demarco Prewitt being held to 62 yards, the Coyotes went to passing attack.
Senior quarterback Feauto eclipsed the 2,000-yard mark in Saturday's win with 395 passing yards and four touchdowns. Feauto found six different receivers, with seniors Richard McCauley and Johnny Carmack recording 100-yard games.
Senior tight end Trenton Poe-Evans and junior wide receiver Stevie Williams combined for all four of Feauto's touchdowns passes.
With a total of nine guys contributing on offense, there's still depth behind the Coyotes' No. 1s.
"We've got way too many weapons," Poe-Evans said. "It's not a problem. It's a problem for other teams.
"We've got so many that can start on other teams that don't, because we have so much talent on the perimeter. Everyone does their job. Everyone knows their role."
The offense can't do its thing without its defense.
The Coyote defense allowed 14 of the 21 Moundbuilder points, but it helped its offense by forcing three Moundbuilders interceptions.
"They got so many stops," Poe-Evans said. "They're playing at an extremely high level and they're putting us in good positions."
KWU continues its two-game road swing as it will travel to Kansas City, Mo., to take on Avila at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Feauto, Herrera receive KCAC weekly honors
Feauto was able to garnish KCAC offensive player of the week for the second consecutive week and third time this season.
"I think he played his best game at Southwestern against a tough team," Hendrickson said. "(He) had to throw into the wind a couple of the quarters (and against) a very physical defense that'll come up and challenge you and put it on the quarterback to go make the plays.
"He made every single one of those plays."
After seven games played, Feauto's 2,480 yards of total offense, which averages 354.3 per game, ranks the Coyote signal-caller as the top player in the nation in total offense.
Junior Juan Herrera received his first KCAC weekly honor and is the special teams player of the week.
Herrera is filling in for junior Jhonatan Morales after he went down with a season-ending injury last month.
Herrera went 6-for-6 on PATs and made a 20-yard field goal. He also had five punts that averaged 46 yards, including a 67-yarder.