Monday, September 13, 2010

Tennesee Tech Game Recap

I was looking forward to reading Sir Wesley Willis' game recap this morning...until I remembered that he wasn't able to attend Saturday's game, or even watch it on TV. So I'll step up to the plate and take his place this weekend, but I hope you aren't expecting something as long as he usually writes. Let's take a look at his wish list for the game from his preview last week:

Wish #1: The Return of Andy Dalton's Passing Game
-Hard to really say on this one, since Dalton didn't play the whole game, which itself was never really in doubt, leading to a lot of running by the Frogs. He was 15 of 21, which is good, but missed on a few deep balls and nearly threw another pick. Maybe we're just being picky, though- he did have a good game.

Wish #2: Aundre Dean/Waymon James
-Wish: granted. With the Frogs cradling a healthy lead in the second half, GP unloaded the benches, including the dynamic and hyped back-up running backs. Both of them were running as if they were auditiong for more playing time later in the season, showcasing their speed and athleticism and fighting through every tackle. James gained 34 yards on 5 carries, including his first collegiate touchdown, while Dean gained 23 yards on 5 carries.

Wish #3: Ross Evans in a Field Goal Situation
-Wish: not granted. Hard to feel bad about not attempting a field goal, since that usually means that your team is taking care of business in the red zone. But Evans did miss a PAT...

Wish #4: The Redemption of Greg McCoy
-Again, hard to really say here. Tennessee Tech was pretty committed to keeping with their game plan, which seemed to be healthy doses of running plays.

Wish #5: A True Bookend Defensive End opposite Wayne Daniels
-Redshirt freshman Stansley Maponga registered his first career sack to go along with four tackles, and Braylon Broughton registered two tackles (one-half of which was for a loss) and also recovered a fumble. Daniels himself had 1.5 sacks, bringing his early-season total to 3.5.

Wish #6: Rookies
-A ton of young players got playing time this weekend, including true freshmen Travaras Battle, Elisha Olabode and Matt Anderson (who forced a fumble). Redshirt freshman Josh Boyce hauled in 3 passes for 70 yards, including his first career touchdown, and sophomore safety Jurell Thompson registered his first career sack. We also saw the first-ever game action for quite a few young offensive linemen and redshirt freshman QB Casey Pachall, who did not attempt a pass due to the lopsided score.

Wish #7: A Decent Crowd
-37,117 is pretty good, considering a no-name opponent, searing heat, and the Rangers playing the Yankees 15 miles down the road. Sure, you'd like to fill every seat every week, but I think this shows that our bare minimum attendance is much larger than it used to be.

Wish #8: A Blow-out Debut Performance from Section V
-I'll go ahead and call this a success. You can only get so rowdy when it's as hot and humid as it was, the sun is in your eyes and your team goes up by another touchdown every time you blink. But the section was full of energetic and vocal fans. Someone else will have to shed some more light on the topic, but I believe we had some older gentlemen sitting behind us who got their panties all in a wad because we had the audacity to actually support our team.

14 comments:

Angry Trey said...

Nice recap, but I have been waiting in anticipation to read some Baylor hatred. I have nothing but hate in my heart for the Bears.

Army Frog Fan said...

Is it me, or did we suffer the Boise-Fiesta debacle of "Let's beat 'em with the pass" during the 2nd quarter when we were averaging almost 7 YPC and were throwing the ball. At one point on my gamecast I counted 15 passes to 8 runs.

That said, hard to complain about a 62-7 beatdown.

Texas Hammer said...

I hear ya, Trey. I need some old fashioned vitriolic HATE for these punks.

Think the baptists will get a nice bitch slap of reality on Saturday afternoon at Hell's Half Acre.

Maybe even a donkey punch.

LT4heisman said...

Yeah, some older guys on the right aisle called the cops over to complain about the standing. It was pretty funny watching the police explain that we all are paying customers, and standing isn't a crime. I'll be interested to see how the season develops from that standpoint.

Angry Trey said...

Texas Hammer, the funny thing is the Bears actually think they have a chance. The Frogs arent 21 point favorites for nothing. Griffin is in for a long day. Most overhyped QB in college football.

Texas Hammer said...

I think that's what just infuriates me the most...gaylor has NO reason to be arrogant yet they have probably one of the most delusional fan bases in the country.

RGIII - vaya con Dios.

Joe said...

Good news - Facebook update from TCU says only 400 tickets left for Baylor game.

Bumblebeetuna said...

Houston- TCU vs Baylor Game watching party at Sawyer Park. See the forum section for more detail.

Rotten Arsenal said...

Actually, I don't think RG3 is a bad QB. The rest of the team sucks and that's why the Frogs will prevail, but RG3 might look okay.
As for most overrated? Gilbert... hands down. At least RG3 has some decent stats to point to... Gilbert is "the next great Texas QB" with nothing more than a loss to Alabama and some half assed wins against "patsies"

Angry Trey said...

Griffin hasnt won much either...

buffalo said...

slow day on here...

shortnkerley's said...

Baylor hate coming tomorrow.

D said...

slow day to be expected when you combine a home opener like that with tailgate discotech.

Bumblebeetuna said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7tvUigHnyE&feature=player_embedded#