Well that could have definitely gone better. Despite the ending, the Broncos were always in the fight and had their opportunities. But I am going to get ahead of this: the officials do not get a Game Ball.
Game Ball One:
Mr. Green is going to be a problem for opposing defenses for the next few years. The Redshirt Freshman went 17-23, 220 yards with two touchdowns. He made some really close throws (threading the needling) but avoided any costly interceptions. He did have the one strip-sack but can’t win them all. He’s going to have sky-high expectations going into next year.
Congratulations, Mr. Green!
Game Ball Two:
Mr. Holani does he does best: score touchdowns. He “only” had 73 yards on the night but he capitalized with two touchdowns. A Holani touchdown is a sight to see.
Congratulations, Mr. Holani!
Game Ball Three:
Mr. Caples really came through for the Broncos on their first scoring drive. He caught the three passes thrown to him and made sure he scored when the Broncos ran that pick play (that wasn’t called). He had 81 yards receiving and five catches on six targets.
Congratulations, Mr. Caples!
Game Ball Four:
The big-bodied freshmen is really coming out of his shell. To the tune of two catchs for 33 yards and a TD. His TD catch was an absolute thing of beauty by getting one foot on his way out. It will be nice to see his contributions going forward.
Congratulations, Mr. McAlister!
Game Ball Five:
Mr. Skinner, Agent Zero, had himself a decent night. He was third in tackles wish six, four solo, but he also had an INT. He did slip on a Hall run but he kept his wheels going and ended up with the tackle. Leaders gonna lead.
Congratulations, Mr. Skinner!
Was a rough one on Saturday. But thems the breaks sometimes. Who else gets a Game Ball?
Game Ball to the fans! A couple false starts and 36,000 in the stands is awesome, even if a bunch of them supported the “nut punchers”. I am kind of glad that we will be done with them in the short term, as my nerves can handle only so much. You never know what is going to happen in a BYU-BSU game regardless of their records coming in. Now if we can somehow remove those chop blocking flyboys from the schedule, I can go into games with confidence and little concern for mayhem.
Avoided costly interceptions? He threw one to end the game after starting down the receiver. Granted before that he was pretty darn good, but let’s stay grounded in reality. We got away from what got us on this win streak, and that definitely hurt our chances down the stretch. And it hurt Green’s ability to throw it downfield with the game on the line. We had enough clock and timeouts to continue to run the ball and stick with the RPO scheme. For the thousandth time, hard to complain about where we are now compared to where we were, but… Read more »
There’s word SDSU might join Pac12.
Hard to believe we still had so many opportunities to win that game when you look at the stats sheet. Holy moly we gave up a lot of yards. Skinner played okay but I don’t know if he deserves a game ball. The whole thing is a hard pill to swallow. It may be nice to have them off the schedule for a while. Although the roller coaster of highs and lows is kind of what I like about college football. They just announced on the radio that SDSU is expected to receive their formal invite to the PAC any… Read more »
There’s gotta be a 2nd team added right, to make it even?
Also who does the Mtn. W add? There’s talks about Gonzaga going to the Big12. All while Hair Thompson said he didn’t/ doesn’t worry about conference realignment within the conf.
I’m seeing reports that the San Diego State move is not true. The Pac 12 is too uppety to allow a Mountain West school in!!