[quote=22881]Over half of Edmonds’ yardage came on three plays. The defense did a decent job most of the day containing him. But he is such an explosive talent that a mistake results in a gap that leads to a 75 yard TD. Turnovers lost his game, as well as a few dropped passes that would have changed complexion. The track meet we thought might break out did. Without Nick in the third quarter we fell into too big a hole, yet almost dug ourselves out. If Casey holds onto that pass with 5-6 minutes to go, it’s a TD and we’re down by one score and the missed FG is never attempted. The team is showing talent, but we are not executing in the clutch, typically a sign of a young team. Still Mayes gained confidence during the game and I loved how he stepped up INTO the pocket. Nice throwing mechanics. The young runners looked good–almost 150 yards without much running in the second half because of circumstances. Yes D left up 52, but 17 were directly set up by turnovers. I had stated on AGS that if we held FU to 35 we would win and if we had played a clean game, we would be celebrating. Yes it was a discouraging loss, but I am tired of seeing nothing but bitching and griping when we are seeing some excellent potential for the future. This season is reminding me of 1997, though I think we can finish with a winning record. 7-4 is realistic. These kids did not quit. They fell back 38-21 at the end of three quarters and fought back to within 10 points with about 5-6 min. to go, with a back up QB seeing his first meaningful action. Quitters would have gotten blown out by 40 points at that point. I feel for some peoples’ dogs who must get kicked every night by people who are losers by day.
Left game disappointed but impressed with the resilience of this team. Optimistic with our progress.LG,buck et al focus on the 3rd period and ignore the 1st half and that the 4th was a 21-21 tie.We can all pick out plays that hurt us,some bad calls,penalties but this game as lost in the 3rd when O couldn’t keep the ball. We lost our QB. By 4 th Mayes settled and led us.