Posts Tagged ‘Braxton Burmeister’

A tale of two games.

We looked marginally incompetent at the conclusion of the first half enjoying a score of 13-0. The Aztec defense was superb. Our offense was missing in action. We were somewhere over eastern Washington.

Behold, the fiasco of allowing 35 unanswered second half points. The banished Boise qb returned, full of knowledge and ability. Our defense turned to stone. Too much? How about immobile and a step late? Better?

The death knell of Jeff Hecklinski was delivered at volume ten. Braxton Burmeister’s smack to the head (pure targeting. What the hell were the officials watching? Did someone dare utter, “The Boise defender didn’t mean to lower his head in a vicious manner. Plus, he has a kitten”) was intentional, thus knocking Mr. Burmeister out of his third game of five played. Kyle Crum duly had his collarbone broken, thus hurling his fellow true freshman, Lui Aumavae, into the swirling cauldron of inept offense.

My personal highlight was Chance Bell looking skyward to the coaches box after, yet another run up the middle on third and horizon, shrugging his shoulders and mouthing “Really?” Amen, Chance.

Returning to Mr. Aumavae, I sensed a certain spunk, a-la no hesitation from the first snap forward. I hold hope that he will serve well once Mr. Burmeister is again injured and forced to leave each and every remaining 2022 game. Also, I am all in on Jalen Mayden returning to quarterback status. He was my odds on favorite to win the job at the conclusion of the 2021 season. I barely missed.

Finally, another great effort by Jack Browning (10 punts/49.5 per). Without him, tack on a couple of additional touchdowns on behalf of Arizona, Utah and Boise.

Go Aztecs.



Utah 35, SDSU 7

Posted: September 21, 2022 in Uncategorized
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Little to like. I was surprised Utah did not score north of 42 points. 21-0 at the half. Two more Ute touchdowns in the third with 7:30 on the game clock. All signs pointed to butt-ugly. Game’s end, we achieved simple ugly.

The Aztec offense is wheezing. Three games yields north of 20 points once. We are an asthmatic running with cramps on a long jog.

7 points is all we can scrape together in 60 minutes of football. Kyle Crum or no Kyle Crum, the result is wretched. 3.1 yards per offensive play is indeed offensive. Braxton Burmeister seems to have a talent for quick exit against P12 teams. Unfair? Perhaps. I would love to see a repeat performance sooner rather than later of his Idaho State result. Enough of this coulda, shoulda, woulda. Time to score lots of points. Lots would be better than 30 points.

The SDSU dbs were beaten like a slow moving midget in a buffet line. Giving up 4 passing tds is uninspired, confused football. Utah was 8/15 on third downs. 68 offensive plays averaged 6 yards a play for Utah which translates into far too many first downs.

Good news: Jack Browning had another fine game punting the football. 8 boots for 45.6 yards per. 3 inside the 20 yard line.

Go Aztecs