Wow, what a win. What a win against a darn good defesnive team.
Hockey-style, three stars from the game:
- Eli Harold -- 11 total tackles, 2 sacks, 4 TFLs (tackles for loss, or tiffles if you're phonically-inclined). Great pressure all game. Stepped up as the fiery tone-setter for the defense.
- Anthony Harris -- 11 tackles, a blocked punt, and the most enormous interception in recent memory. It was the game of his life.
- Alec Vozenilek -- many, many key punts. We don't win that game without him.
|Hey-hey, aaaaaeeeeeyyyy, it's the Voz!|
A few quick off-the-cuff instant takeaways:
-- Our defense is awesome. Love the pressure.
-- David Watford showed some flashes, but was mostly too jumpy and inconsistent. I know the BYU defense is super-legit, but D-Wat didn't look like a guy who is stepping up and taking the reins. Jury's still out.
-- Not enough targets for Jake McGee.
-- Khalek Shepherd, you're fired. (But you did throw a nice block in blitz pickup at one point.) That fumbled KO return is unacceptable, especially so late in the game.
-- We needed to throw a few deep. Hard to run against a 9-man box.
-- KP's touchdown run to take the lead was a thing of beauty.
-- Did I mention our defense is awesome? God bless you, Jon Tenuta.
-- Ian Frye's booming 53-yard field goal. Manna from heaven.
I'm out of time for now. More later.