According to Pierce, it is that combination that has this team rolling at 8-1 so far this season.
"We have a lot of senior leaders who are vocal and willing to lead," he said after practice Tuesday.
"We have a lot of younger guys willing to take that leadership as well. Those two things have merged to allow us to play well this year."
So far, the Eagles have been able to avoid a let down by playing complete team games.
"I contribute that to the fact that every week we come out with a something to prove and a chip on our shoulder," the junior said.
"We know in the past we've had some let downs, and lost games we shouldn't have. We try this year to be better each day, and we are going to avoid that."
"We just try to stay consistent. We have a lot of guys who can make plays, and when their number is called, they have all stepped up."
Pierce has 14 catches for 135 yards on the season with a touchdown, but the number that stands out is he is 2 for 4 passing the ball this year, including a touchdown.
"I did play QB in high school, but I just want to do whatever the team needs me to do," he said.
"The coaches drew up a pass play for me and I'm real excited about that because I love it, but whatever the team needs of me I'll do."
What will it take for the Eagles to continue to be successful against Central Florida at home?
"We just have to be ourselves and play our game," he answered. "We have to do the simple things well, and take care of our buisness, and we'll be fine."
"Our fans give us a great lift. We love when the rock is packed, they get us hyped up and emotional, they give us the lift we need."