Archive for November, 2019

SDSU 17, Fresno State 7

Posted: November 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

323 yards in the air cures a lot of concern.  Ryan Agnew had his best day ever as a college quarterback.  Only one interception from 47 attempts.  Not bad.  Jesse Matthews, who looks to be the age of sixteen, had his breakout game with 8 catches for 119 yards.  Elijah Kothe impressed with 3 catches for 45 including serious yards after he caught the ball.

84 offensive plays kept the Bulldog defense on the field far too long.  36:05 of ball possession registered 425 yards of total offense.  Converting 9 of 17 third downs was a pretty sight.  Sure, the Aztec run game continues to look weak (102 total yards and 2.8 yards per carry is unimpressive).   However, Chance Bell strikes me as the most likely candidate to run the football north and south for the remainder of the season.  Mr. Bell has a fire to him that his fellow running backs lack.

Once again, the SDSU defense was incredible.  Holding a team that averages 34 points to 7 points accompanied with only 206 yards of total offense is bright, beautiful and bold.  The Bulldog offense converted only 3 third downs.  3 interceptions was icing on the tackling cake.  The Aztec defensive backs were knocking away Fresno State passes the entire night.  Pesky football.  Stay on the ground.  Praise Rocky and the Aztec defensive coaching staff.

8-2/5-2.

Go, Aztecs.

 

Nevada 17, SDSU 13

Posted: November 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

Taking a week off is bad voodoo for a team that cannot score points.  Bad becomes worse.  Unattractive becomes butt ugly.

Boo.

The Aztec offense cannot score points.  Granted, 309 total yards is a snore fest, but compared to Nevada’s 226 total yards, this game should have been an old fashioned ass kicking rather than I-can’t-believe-we-lost-to-these-guys loss.

How many d-1 teams lose when they give up 17 points?  We do.  How about allowing the Wolfpack 29 total rushing yards (1.0 per carry)?  We lose.  They were 2/12 on third downs.  They had 12 first downs the entire game.  Yet, we lose.

Our offense is awful.  Our running game was elsewhere.  Perhaps face down in Mission Beach.  10 Aztecs had at least one catch.  Nobody scored.  Ryan Agnew was 18/35/196, which equates to not quite 11 yards per catch.  Barely a first down.  At this point, I’m advocating for the appearance of Carson Baker.  He cannot be more ineffective than Mr. Agnew.  Hell, I can’t be more ineffective than Mr. Agnew.

And now for the stupidity.  Trenton Thompson is tossed in the second quarter for targeting.  Great.  Our collective inability to control our emotion results in 9 flags for 79 backward yards.  Lovely.

Without Matt Araiza and Brandon Heicklen, we have zero impact for the entire game.

All I can say is, find the end zone.  Dare to cross the goal line with football in hand.  Amazing results will follow.

7-2/4-2.

Go, Aztecs.