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.