I have been, seen and watched SDSU and byu have a go at each other for many years. Dirty play we might say about byu? This has been a recurring theme for byu. The fact is if you do not get caught you keep doing it. byu fans will never admit. Again you get caught or you do not. byu fans don’t start telling me about one of our plays. I can write (with illustrations) a post as long as the Webster dictionary on how you specialized on playing out dirty plays. It is nothing new and don’t try to deny it. Marshal Faulk could give a sworn senate testimony about it.
Now let’s be real.
I would like to emphasize on five key points:
Tune, Patrick Paul, Cauthen, Special Teams Coaches & Marquez
UH2020 has been writing for a year that Clayton tune is garbage and he should leave on the first available UBER ride to no man’s land. Your anti Tune posts have one purpose in mind. You know what it is.
21/31 2 td’s and I rushing TD
He went toe to toe with a Heisman candidate. For at least half to two third of the game he actually was better than Wilson.
Clayton played an outstanding game. UH2020 eat your words and starts giving credit where credit is due.
Clayton scrambling ability kept us in the game. I have no doubt about it. It could have turned ugly really quickly. The sign of a leader is to take the “bull by the horn” that he did. How did Marques played? Yes he was 100% contained. Clayton still found a way to move us forward.
He showed and proved to me that he is as good as I thought he could be. He is only going to get better. This is outstanding for us.
Keep at it Clayton, keep working and work harder. When you have played two games and your opposition has played 4 or 5 you gotta even work harder than you have ever had.
Now I am going to point out some glaring facts.
Patrick Paul has the world in front of him. He has the potential to play on Sunday. Tonight he played as if he did not sleep well last night. His penalties were a “game killer” CDH went after him for a crucial reason. His position alone was key in this game. He can protect the QB but he can also block to allow us a more effective running game. He messed up and came back. He came back as if he had woken up from a bad dream. His game went sky high and allowed us to move forward. All of a sudden in the second half and especially in the 4th quarter he went back to playing as if he did not sleep the night before. Remember friends, players can assume pressure, including the night before a game better than others. He clearly did not. Mr. Paul is going to have to make a decision. Do I want to be a hall of famer or do I want to throw it away? This is as much as I think of him. I mentioned it before the season started. Our OL and especially Paul have huge potential…potential, get my point?
We started terribly then we masterfully adjusted then…Mr.Cauthen got completely outcoached. Football is a chess game. Yes it’s cliche but Mr. Cauthen had no adjustment(s) for byu’s second half adjustments. Get the point? byu is a solid team for their squad but also for their coaching staff. We did not do enough to contain them in the second half. We have to come quickly to some “defense” understanding. smu is not byu but they can clearly take notice of a glaring lack of second half adjustments and how byu was able to move forward.
Special teams coach:
byu is known. I am going to repeat it. Again I am going to repeat it for using “trick” plays. They used two against us on ST. This IMO is inexcusable. One play maybe? It is even a stretch especially in such a close game. Two plays? That is on you. This changed the game’s momentum. There is always a fine line between winning and losing. Special teams play a huge role. Clayton Tune played his heart out and for this to happen…I have seen byu do this for many years. There is absolutely no reasons that it should happen to us. A shanked punt? Again, you perform or you do not. This was a crucial turning point.
Bryson Smith? The ball is going out of bonds and you decide to return it on our 1 yard line? Why ask why"
We all know what Marquez can do. Stats do not lie. He had one, yes one reception for 19 yards. Your job is to get open. You get tripled teamed? You find a way to get open. The NFL was watching tonight.
Key players under performed at the wrong time. That will make you lose a key game.
I am going to give a pass to CDH on this one. The calendar and COVID-19 might be the reason we lost this game. A few days ago CDH pointed out that we are not in game shape. What he meant was that we did not have enough “turf” time under our cleats. He was unfortunately right. Game repetitions and especially getting hit is key.
Tomorrow we gotta keep looking forward and zero in on our next opponent. Every game is a chess game. We could have won but we lost. How we deal with it will tell us how “brainly driven our team is” That I can’t wait to see.