Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Grading the 'Dogs (6-3, 5-1): vs. Utah State (0-9, 0-6)

Quarterbacks: C+
Brandstater made some great decisions finding Harding and Kinter for TDs, but still isn't getting the ball in the wideouts' hands enough.

Running Backs: A-
The minus comes from Mathews' premature celebration that caused him to drop the ball on the 1-yard line. He was injured in the second quarter but already had 106 yards, and Smith finished with a career-high 126.

Receivers: C
Pascoe leads the way with only 35 yards, and gets injured. 'Dogs need to better utilize Moore and Ajirotutu.

Offensive Line: A
'Dogs averaged 5.4 yards per carry and Brandstater never got sacked -- a perfect winning formula.

Defensive Line: B-
True freshman Borg had two sacks and Ramos had 1.5, but quick penetration opened up scrambling lanes for Jackson III.

Linebackers: B-
Riley had 11 tackles and the hit of the year on a sack that forced a fumble, and Jacobs had a sack, but opposing running games are still causing the 'Dogs fits.

Defensive Backs: C
Allowed Jackson III to throw for 214 yards and two scores, incluing a 44-yard TD to Robinson where Harding blew coverage. Gotta do better than that this weekend.

Special Teams: A+
Just when you get down on Stitser he goes and hits a 52-yard field goal. Jefferson returns kickoff 88 yards for a TD, and Jacobs blocks field goal.


  1. its about time! I've been waiting all week for a new post. Thanks.

  2. hate to say it, but me too. was thinking the blog was about as fair-weathered as most our fans :p

  3. Don't worry, we're workin' on it. DC3 is in the hospital, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers!

    Thanks for checking up on us though, we'll get the game preview up ASAP!


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