You can step back from it...for now
Welcome back to the game awards section of this fine blog.
So, I got to watch this game from the great comfort of Kegler's Bar in Morgantown, West Virginia. Yes, you heard me. In the land where on Monday they had to make burning couches a felony just to keep these people from destroying their entire town, I decided it would be a smart idea to walk into the West Virginia sports bar of bars, sporting full TCU attire, and see how long it would take for some one to say I had a pretty mouth before I was struck unconscious. Alas, that never happened. In fact, everyone was pretty cool. I got a lot of "you're cool this year, but please don't walk in here wearing that stuff next year because one of these crazies will try and put you a spit." I don't really know what that means, but I think it involves drinking a fine scotch over a nice cigar and discussing world issues. But I digress, If you couldn't already tell, I did not attempt to do game awards last week. One, because I was traveling. Two, I have never had to do game awards after a loss, so I was a little befuddled.
Casey Pachall (aka the sleeve). First two starts of his college career? 457 passing yards, 6 passing TDs, 55 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, and only 1 pick. Andy Dalton's first two starts? 413 yards passing, 1 passing TD, 13 rushing yards, 1 pick. This is no knock on the great AD, just a little FYI.
We finally got to see Kenny Cain get some PT this weekend, and he had a good game with 7 tackles (5 solo). But, the fly boys still put up 416 total yards with 249 on the ground. I realize it's the triple option, but still. As GP said in the SI article "It's time for some hot chocolate. There's no chilling no more."