After watching bits of this game all that needs to be said is that was a beautiful catch by Amos (#2 on ESPN’s “Top Plays” from Sept. 29, 2012 only behind Geno Smiths 656 yd 45 of 51 and 8 TDs performance). So 1st off congratulations to the Blue Raiders especially Benny Cunningham, Anthony Amos, and QB Logan Kilgore they played exceptionally well and deserve the win.
At the half the game seemed to be close, tied 21 all, but whatever was said in the Blue Raider locker room at half was a whole lot more beneficial then what was said in the yellow jacket locker room. MTSU out score Tech in the second half 28 – 7.
This loss for tech can be contributed to the MTSU coaches finding away to stop the Tech option. Which is a simple but possible complex idea, speed to the ball and efficient on first contact. Tech makes is living off 3 yds per carry. If Coach Paul Johnson gets that, then he can take all day for one series, Al Groh’s defense gets plenty of rest and the opposing offense gets less opportunities to score points. The fact that tech obviously didn’t accomplish this and they turned the ball over 4 times are definitely factors that point to a problem with the offense that must be addressed in the coming week.
There is however a silver-lining to this loss for Tech from a defensive stand point. Techs two premier linebackers were out for the majority of the game and I quote ” Jeremiah Attaochu was out with an injury, and outside starter Brandon Watts did not start and played sparingly for disciplinary reasons.”
Now I understand sitting athletes out for disciplinary reasons but if he’s going to play sparingly … Just don’t play the guy. Especially on defense which is played with gut reaction and feeling a pattern out more then anything else.
TCU vs SMU this is SMU’s biggest game on paper this season. Though TCU is not the say team that was attempting a national title run as they had a few years back, Coach Patterson has always put a descent team on the field. This year coming into this game TCU had the most efficient quarterback in college football, in Pachall.
But the big point of this game was to see if Garrett Gilbert could beat a stout defense in and SMU helemt? The answer simple put is no. He completed 15 of 40 passes for only 190 yds and threw for 5 interceptions. He looked nothing like the Garrett Gilbert I still brag about from the national championship game. He looked as you’d expect him to calm in the pocket seemingly waiting for the appropriate moment to strike and when he did would throw the ball behind the receiver or just eyeball the receiver the whole play making it easy for defenders to read him and make plays on the ball.
Now the one higlight for SMU is their defensive did play much better then I thought they would. Mustangs took the most efficient QB in college football and made him work for the win, I am sure the rainy conditions didn’t help as well. Nonetheless, Pachall threw 10 for 26 and 107 yds resulting in 2 TDs. Taking his average QB rating from the low 200’s down with a rating of 98.4 in this game.
The plays I saw of the SMU defense were very electric which may have been due to the rivalry atmosphere but they seemed more juiced about the game then their counter-parts on offense.
With Garrett Gilberts performance we’ll have to see what Coach June Jones does for the next game, which is against UTEP. Will he keep Gilbert, a Junior in that commanding QB spot against a team that shouldn’t be taken lightly after their week one scare of Oklahoma.
This week West Virginia begins its inaugural Big 12 season, and let’s be honest they have an actual shot at a Big 12 title. Point blank period.
The Mountaineers are a well oiled multifacited machine. Thouh they are with out Dustin Garrison (Go Oilers!) the are still briming with talent. Anyone who follows college football knows who Geno Smith is. If not then here is a fun fact, Geno in 3, uno dos tres, appearances has completed nearly 100 passes, and 1000 yds resulting in 12 scores. The two leading recievers share 10 TDs, and nearly 700 yds. Not just good through the air but solid on the ground are the mountaineers with two backs spliting the current 60 carry work load evenly and averaging almost 6 yds per carry.
With all of that on offense, argueably one of the most explosive in the Big 12, I don’t know of a defense that they cannot take and just dismantle. With the collapse of Boomer Sooner againist the Dark Horse Kansas State Team. The Longhorn and Hornfrogs defense not being the tyrant that it once was. I search for the team that will provide a stifling defense and a semi-solid offense to slow down the mountaineers.
Geno Smith throw for 656 on 45/51 passes and 8 TDs. Now that is how you say hello to all the teams in the Big 12. Not sure that the mountaineer defense sent the same message allowing 63 points in a wild 70 – 63 win for the mountaineers.
What if the old Cash Money Records camp was still here today, thus making them YMCMB.
I thought of this while listening to a new song from Juvenile featuring Baby aka “Birdman” and Lil Wayne entitled Perfect Picture.
Exactly! Just like I said “wait you mean the same collaboration that created back that thing up can make more music” or maybe you just really missed Cash Money Records classics. Whatever the case maybe you should enjoy this one.
The interesting thing to me, especially in light of B.G.’s recent sentencing for drug trafficing, to see how far some of The old Cash Money Records gang could have gone. Imagine Baby and Mannie Fresh were still the Big Tymers.
Shit jsut think about if Mannie was still producing for all of them. What if Turk and B.G. wouldn’t have had criminal charges brought up againist them or if B.G. would have gotten addicted to heroin, lean, and/or cocaine …
Longhorns are playing the Oklahoma St. Cowboys who are chomping at tye bits to prove the team still has it after the loss of Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon to the NFL. Ash will be tested here as Coach Gundy generally has a well taught defense.
Ash has made a name for himself in the first three games we’ll see if he can maintain that success. I am a fan of the Olympian Marquise Goodwin, who with the longhorns this season has onoy caught 5 passes at reciever. Yet he has totaled 125 yds making it an average of 25 yds a carry. So you can see why I am a fan of his.
Which shows how much the Longhorns are getting back/sticking to their new offensive scheme. Run the ball well and pass even better, so to speak. As the game progresses the defense gets tight attempting to better contain the run and allowing for Ash to complete passes to Mike Davis, at least that was the case with ol miss, five times for 124 yds and 1 TD.
In short Im look forward to the Longhorn team as they get more comfortable with the coaches and I look for someone on this team to make a name for themselves.
Now that College Football for the 2012 calendar year have officially started I just want to let everbody know who I will be watching this season.
First: Oregon Ducks
No question my favorite team/offence / Coach. I look for them to be treated seriously late into the season as long as they can beat USC.
#FUCKLaneKiffen ( Love the program at USC but not Kiffen)
Second: Texas Longhorns
The home team (HOUSTON, TX til I die) I love the sophomore Offensive Coordinator Bryan Harsin from Boise State he brings a fresh set of eyes to the Mack Browns terrible coaching strategy.
Third: Washington State / Southern Methodist / WVU
All these can be explained with the simple phrase “the home team”. Mike Leach is the new coach at Washington State the former Texas Tech coach who was wrongly fired finally has his first job since 2009. I am excited with what he will do with another little known team in Washington State.
Garrett Gilbert is at SMU the former TX Longhorn QB who is known for his amazing play in the Jan. 7, 2010 BCS National Championship Game as a true freshman behind the then injured Colt McCoy. He is now paired with the former Hawaii gun slinging coach and former QB June Jones, who had two QB in his tenure at Hawaii break the NCAA Career Passing Records. (#1 & #2)
Dustin Garrison went to Pearland High School and won coach Tony Heath his first state championship at PHS (2010). Dustin, though currently injured (ACL), I am still pulling for the Mountaineers who just moved to the Big 12 Conference.
Fourth: Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech is my Alma Mater and that is the only reason why it is on the watch list. Because personally it is impossible for me to enjoy watching the triple option offense and the 3-4 defense. But I am still “A HELLUVA HELLUVA HELLUVA HELLUVA Hell of an Engineer”