Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Game Awards - TCU v. OSU

Ginger people go on to do amazing things in society. We need to let everyone know that we are not inferior. That we are, in fact, beautiful, totally awesome, and super smart. It's time for us to take back our pride!

Well, while the rest of you were shotgunning Silver Bullets and heading on into the Death Star, I was stuck in the hell otherwise known as Miami International Airport. However, I was able to watch pretty much the entire half through random TVs around and a generous Aggie with a FloTV (is that how it's spelled? I don't care, I need one of these things). Needless to say, the first thing I did when we landed at DFW was turn on the old CrackBerry and find out that we had pulled out the W. It was an amazing feeling. This was a very interesting game for many reasons. When rewatching it, I really couldn't help but feel like we dominated it. I would keep looking up and would be astonished that the score was so close. But I guess that is what two costly picks will do. Here is what I came up with for the opening week game awards. Feel free to hatefully disagree in the comments.

Defensive Player of the Game

Jerry who? Just kidding. But seriously, once again we have another player who is forced to step up and take the place of a dominating end. It seems to happen every year. Hopefully the fears about WD being able to put in the work to step into Hughes spot can be put to rest. While he only had 3 tackles, they were all for loss, and two were sacks. He had great speed around the edge, and was able to close when he got the opportunity on the sacks. I have a feeling we have yet another star emerging on the edge of a TCU D.

Offensive Player of the Game

Well I'll be damned. You run the ball, you win the game. Fiesta Bowl anybody??? But I digress.
Ed Wesley was a monster on Saturday. 17 carries for 134 yards which gives him a ridiculous 7.9 yards a carry. See?? See what happens when you run the ball?? I have a feeling Anderson and Fuentes will remember.

Special Teams Player of the Game

Not much going on here on special teams, but it has to go to Kerley (as I am sure many of these weekly awards will go to). His return set up the go ahead TD to close out the first half which needless to say was pretty huge (see below).

Play of the Game

This was a tough one. The throw from Dalton as he was falling down into the endzone and Kerley managing to catch it was one of the most awesome things I have seen in a long time. But, it really didn't have an impact on the game. So, I have it down to two. One being the Kerley punt return that set up a quick end of the half TD to go ahead 21-14. You just know that he is still fuming that he let the punter keep him from getting a return TD in Jerry World, and you can be sure he probably will not let it happen again. The other play is McCoy defending the long pass to James R. early in the 4th. That was a freaking TD. Rodgers had him beat early but McCoy's closing speed was ridiculous. He probably should have picked that ball, but it worked out good either way. OSU was pinned down again and couldn't ever get anything else going against our D.

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