Monday, November 1, 2010

Half-Assed UNLV Recap

Well, as expected this was a tough game to stay up and watch coherently with such a late start time and based on attendance numbers (16,745 is what I saw) I’d say even the fans in Vegas had a tough time making it, or at least staying until the end. Let’s be honest- this is a week to focus on Utah and not dwell on an expected blowout. Sir Wesley Willis is experiencing The Fear in the Vegas airport right now and will be out of pocket later as he will be at the Ballpark in Arlington heckling Tim Lincecum for looking like a combination of Mitch Kramer and the girl from the Twilight movies. And since most of the contributors including myself were guilty of looking ahead to Utah and really half-assed the attention paid to this game, I give you my half-assed recap of what I saw, or at least remembered seeing, complete with a list of bullet points.

  • Favorite play of the night had to be the Colin Jones pick 6 on just about the wobbliest ball ever thrown. This was literally the play after a buddy was telling me how their QB was “pretty good.” People don’t always see things clearly when they’re intoxicated.
  • Jeremy Kerley- 2 more TD’s. Ho-hum. I really like the goal line sweep type play when it’s run to Kerley, not so much when it’s run to Antoine Hicks, whose stock is dropping more and more every week.
  • Speaking of Kerley, we joked quite a bit about how he was pressing the spin button too much on his X-Box controller. Seriously, I think he’s got more spin moves than any player in college football this season. I wonder if he’s ever rolled off the bed in his sleep…
  • Looked to me like they gave Ed Wesley somewhat of a breather this week after his workmanlike 28 carries last week. Ed still looked like Ed, but he just had 14 touches and we went back to spreading it around to all of the backs.
  • Stock up- Waymon James and Aundre Dean, who both looked really solid spelling Wesley. Stock down- Matthew Tucker, who hasn’t been the same back this year as he was a year ago, and seemed to have Joseph Turner fumble-itis Saturday. He cost us a TD, but I’ll address that more later.
  • Special teams was pretty meh. Kerley with -3 return yards on punts, McCoy one solid kick return, and only 1 punt. In what was most likely the cruelest bit of toying with my emotions in a blowout, however, was Ross Evans missing his LAST EXTRA POINT BEFORE HEADING TO UTAH!!! Ross Evans, you are the Derek Holland of TCU.
  • Shocked to see that the 54 yarder from Dalton to Boyce was our longest play of the year, but good God can Josh Boyce fly? I love that guy. Just another speedy playmaker to add to the mix.
  • Bart Johnson- 31 games in a row with a catch. Wow.
  • Why do people continue to throw the ball anywhere near Jason Teague?
  • For all the Andy Dalton haters that continue to exist out there- 16-23, 252, 2 TD’s to go along with 1 rushing TD. He may not be flashy, but he’s exactly what we need. If I hear one more person say how Dalton sucks I’m going to declare jihad on them.
  • Congrats to Casey Pachall on his first TD (I think). Also, he threw 2 passes, doubling his career total. Can we please throw him more in games like New Mexico and hopefully SDSU? I’ve seen what Garrett Gilbert has done it Texas, so it would be nice to get him some reps.
  • 3 fumbles, Wesley, Tucker and Dalton. Wesley and Tucker lost theirs. For a team that has done a great job hanging on to the ball, this is a bit alarming going into Utah and must be fixed.
  • What’s the point of having instant replay if you’re going to get it wrong, TWICE? Tucker fumbled pretty clearly on his carry up the middle, even though somehow the replay official got it wrong, which really pissed off UNLV’s coach. And then it appeared to me and my blurred vision and drunken stupor that Matthew Tucker not only broke the plane of the end zone with the play they called a fumble, but he actually slammed the ball down on the goal line. Last I checked the ground can’t cause a fumble, especially if you’re in the end zone, but whatever.

That’s all I’ve got for the UNLV game, and I don’t really think anyone cares because now it’s time to focus on Utah. Texas Hammer did want me to mention to everyone that this weekend’s game against Utah is a “White-Out” for TCU fans in order to counteract the black-out that the Utes will be doing. Apparently there’s an email going around about it, so if anyone has any further info on the matter, feel free to share.


CrabblerK3 said...

People don’t always see things clearly when they’re intoxicated.


shortnkerley's said...

Um, I don't get it.


Bumblebeetuna said...

I like the White out idea, but I think we will only have a tiny section of the stadium. I think we should encourage a purple out so we stick out more.

jrosstx said...

Purple looks a lot like black on TV. White out is a pretty cool idea.

Rotten Arsenal said...

Also, he threw 2 passes, doubling his career total.

Actually, wouldn't that triple his career total? If he had 1 and now has 3?
But yeah, glad he scored and I agree he needs more legitimate reps. I don't think we'll have a UT meltdown next year since we'll have a seasoned, productive receiver back (Boyce) and I have faith in Skye. Plus we have Ed and Tucker in the backfield. Hicks may not be super productive this year, but he'll bring experience next year. UT thought they could plug in a relatively inexperienced QB to an offense that had no running game and lost their most productive offensive weapon (Shipley).

shortnkerley's said...

Rotten- if you have 1 of something, then you double it, how many do you have? 2. He doubled his passes for the season in 1 game by throwing 2, which is double 1, his previous total. Tripling it wouldve been throwing 3 passes.

Good call on Baylor though.

buffalo said...

thanks for the math lesson shortnk

Rotten Arsenal said...

Not sure about that, SnK, but whatever... it's math... math sucks unless it's adding multiples of 7 to the TCU side of the scoreboard.

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