"He's legit. He's the trigger that puts them in the positions they need to be in," Frye said. "They've got good wideouts, they run the ball hard and they play solid defense. They've got a lot of weapons, and the quarterback makes the whole thing run."
Joseph's favorite targets are Eric McCarty (29 catches, 374 yards, six touchdowns) and Raymece Savage (20-184-2). Four players have at least 18 catches.
Frye was equally impressed with the Majors' defense, which gives up 251 yards and 8.4 points a game. Millsaps has 10 interceptions.
"Their secondary is very good. Their corner play and their safety play is as good as we'll see," Frye said. "Their linebacker plays is good, too, but I'm just impressed with the secondary."
Challenge for Osterman
Centre freshman quarterback Tyler Osterman will have quite a challenge in his first start Saturday.
Thrust into action last week after Grant Conliffe was hurt on the third play of the game against Sewanee, Osterman threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions, and ran for 106 yards to earn Co-SCAC Offensive Player of the Week honors. Frye said Conliffe will have season-ending shoulder surgery next week, so the job is Osterman's.
The Colonels will open up the offense a little this week to take advantage of Osterman's running ability.
"He can run and throw, and we'll use that same formula that gave us a victory last week. He understands the offense well," Frye said. "We've had to vary the offense, taking his strengths and implementing it into the offense. We're not trying to put a round peg into a square hole. We'll take his strengths and put them into the framework of what the spread (offense) does and utilize it."
Frye said he likes the way Osterman approaches the game.
"I'm impressed with his demeanor. He's a of player. He doesn't get worked up and he plays hard. He's a very cognitive quarterback," the Centre coach said. "I'm anxious to see how he takes it to the next level.
"The best thing that can happen for Tyler is the more he's in on the offense, the more he'll figure out what fits his ability."
Frye expects no changes in how Millsaps will defend Centre, even with Osterman's ability to run and pass.
"Millsaps is very confident. They are not gong to change anything. If they were 1-4 I then they'd start scheming to beat us," Frye said.
"And frankly, we're not going to do anything special. We're kind of rolling right now with two wins, and we're not going with a different scheme to stop them or beat them. We're going to take what we are and hopefully out-execute them."