Missed the game chat but I had to go to Folsom to support my man Tyler and the guys. Great comments by all you guys, I enjoyed reading them.
I must of aged about 10 years during the game, that second half was so hard to watch, Reesing is a beast, it almost seemed like a given that he was going to rip all of our hearts out and win the game. Defense held when they had to (kind of) but I wasn't exactly pleased with the secondary tonight. I don't remember Kansas running the ball once in the entire 2nd half yet they were completing long pass after long pass. Lot's of great, athletic catches by Meyer and Briscoe but come on, that was ridiculous. That 3rd and 30 play was like a shotgun blast to the face, but I knew it was gonna happen, I leaned over to my buddy in the stands and yelled into his ear right before that play: "there's about a 75% chance they convert this." Also, can we cut down on the damn penalties?? How many times did we have 1st and 15 or 2nd and 20 because of holding or offsides or something. This seriously has to be cleaned up, first last week and now this. Again (just like WVU and Texas) we we’re spotted a big lead but couldn’t hold on, at least we came back and won tonight, but we need to put an end to this trend. DiLallo punted horribly (except for the last kick which was OK), they won the field position battle all night almost entirely because of his bad kicks.
But there are some positives, right?? Yes, Tyler played his ASS OFF!! I know he made a couple mistakes (mistakes young, inexperienced QBs make) but anyone who doesn't think he's locked up the job or doesn't see how much more he brings to the table than Cody (which I've been saying for more than a year now) is either insane, blind, or named Mitsi Hawkins. He has a lot of similar qualities that Reesing has (and as lame as it is to say, King Tebow). Now if we can just get our WRs making plays or even catching simple passes (that's mostly on the RBs last night) we'll be OK. Props to Cody for being so positive on the sidelines all night (at least from what I could tell). I was disappointed to not see Simmons get involved, we really need that playmaker at WR, maybe it isn't him, but at least Simas is starting to live up to all the billing. The D-line also made lots of plays, good for them.
Anyway, great win, the Big 12 North is WIDE OPEN. Mizzou is shaky, Corn was exposed for the frauds they are, every one of our remaining home games is winnable, we just need to finally get it done on the road. Who was that awesome team wearing purple today that put 60-some points on A&M? Yeah, the game next week just turned into one of the biggest of the year. ISU is playing good ball too, so we need to find a way to get at least one road win, let‘s do it next week.