SDSU 48, CMU 11

Posted: December 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

A good old fashion butt kicking.  Best bowl game since 2016 against Houston (my favorite).

The Aztec offense generated points each quarter.  Pure magic given the prior twelve games.  Jordan Byrd ran for 139 yards.  The o-line blocked and pushed the Central Michigan defensive line into their linebackers.  The defensive backs were whipped a few minutes into the third quarter.  CMU’s body language screamed, “Get me back to Mt. Pleasant!”

Ryan Agnew finished well.  18/31 with 3 touchdowns.  He led an offense that generated 510 yards and averaged almost 7 yards per play.  Now that is how to say “good-bye”.  The third and fourth quarters featured the Aztec offense on the field for 21+ minutes of the available 30 minutes.  Offense serving as defense.

Once again, the SDSU defense was this side of phenomenal.  Kyahva Tezino’s pick from his own tipped pass set the tone.  Yes, that moment occurred during CMU’s first offensive possession.  The Aztec defensive line and linebackers were camped in the Chippewas’ backfield the entire game.  Frankly, 3 sacks should have been at least 6.  The CMU qb wiggled out of a half dozen SDSU grips.  I suspect vegetable oil applications on his jersey. We will never know.

Luq Barcoo and Tariq Thompson joined the Kyahva Tezino interception parade.  Those 3 interceptions created a second guessing CMU offense that converted only 4 of 16 third downs.  Runs went nowhere.  Passes were over thrown and under thrown.

Congrats to Matt Araiza hitting 48 and 31 yard field goals.  Three more years of Mr. Araiza sits well with me.

10-3 is the end.  Something about double digit wins makes for a better place.

2020 awaits.

Go, Aztecs.

 

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