I write it from the Empower camp parking lot and I’m exhausted. What a game. And I don’t even know if I want to say it in a good way. But what a damn victory. There are many questions after this game. Questions about staff, calls and what our expectations for the rest of the season should be. These are fair questions.
But those questions need to be asked tomorrow. Today we deserve to celebrate a brave victory by your Aggies of Fightin Texas. Led by an elite defense and an offense that did enough to overcome catastrophic challenges, we hit the road and got a win against a Power 5 opponent.
Like I said. Tons of questions to ask. But when we really needed it, the offense got an 11-yard partial to win the game. When we really needed it, the defense stopped behind.
It wasn’t pretty. But that meant an intense victory. Let’s break it down.
We ran less than 100 yards. After King came down, it was obvious that we were going to struggle to pass the ball, so Colorado stacked the box and dared to throw. The offensive line fought, the calls were frustrating to watch.
But somehow we ended the game with two TD units: one of which ended in a terrible and terrible way, but we still went down the field … and then that last unit where we got that TD, Calzada went somehow managed to complete a few passes and ball to Spiller to get a beautiful 18-yard yard.
It wasn’t pretty, but when it had to happen we got the TD. Zach did not have his best day but got a win. Congratulations to him.
In the first half, Colorado went 66 yards passing and 142 yards rushing.
They finished the game with 187 running yards and 89 passing yards.
THIS DEFENSE DURED COLORED AT 23 STEPS AND 45 FLOORS QUICKLY IN THE SECOND HALF.
Antonio Johnson is a star. The four strikers achieved their elite talent.
We needed the defense to make adjustments and the man did. Did they ever do that?
What a second half for that defense.
Like I said. Lots of questions. But that is for tomorrow. The Aggies avoided a road-filled victory on the road and did so on the back of an elite defense.
Regroup. Recalibrate. And we’ll do it again next week.
BTHO New Mexico.