Aztecs Football–Junkyard Dogs”
San Diego State is (4-1) on the season. They’re coming off an impressive road win at Colorado State.
Next up, a (4-1) Wyoming football team, much like the Aztecs, having already claimed an impressive win, beating Missouri in a non conference game early in the season.
The Aztecs are growing. The spotty offense has shown flashes of being complete. Throwing the ball better than they have in recent years, and winning with a ‘running back by committee’ concept because of the Juwan Washington injury early in the season.
But he real story on the Mesa, is the Red & Black defense. They are choking off people, taking the ball away, and slowing down, if not stuffing top quarterbacks they are facing.
Witness last weekends dominant win over Colorado State, a Rams team that was averaging (501YPG). When they were done, SDSU tore apart the Rams, with 3-interceptions, a fumble recovery, 4-quarterback sacks, and held CSU to (2.6) yards per carry when they tried to run the ball.
In the Mountain West Conference stats, they are giving up just (270) yards per game. They have 11-takeaways and 14-sacks in 5-games. Add in 41-tackles for losses and holding opposing running backs to (1.8) yards per carry, this defense has arrived. The defense is the real deal.
Watch them closely, they are playing like crazed-junkyard dogs. Ask UCLA, Utah State, Colorado State how tough it was to move the ball against them.
And now Wyoming gets an opportunity to experience this year’s edition of SDSU defense.
Coach Rocky Long on his team heading to the game with the Cowboys on Saturday night.
..This is a chance to be a great game.
..Wyoming is most complete team we’ve played
..They run the ball…stop the run…sack the quarterbacks.
..Was not surprised when they beat Missouri..they are good team
..A whole bunch of our teams have won against Power 5 teams
..Wyoming is coming off a bye week…healthy-fresh…be excited.
..They will be ready to play-trust me.
..Cowboys are running a ‘Wildcat formation’..where the quarterback is almost a running back
..Wyoming QB-Sean Chambers is big, strong..will run..can throw
..Cowboys offense has 1-extra blocker for their run game with the formation they run
..They had 377-yards rushing against UNLV.
..They average 250-yards per game running the ball
..We know they will run the Wildcat formation-but they have advantage with Chambers-he can throw it too..
..SDSU did not practice well…we didn’t get home till 4am on Sunday
..Our Monday practice wasn’t good….
..Our whole team is inconsistent…especially on offense…on defense too.
..If we had played that way against Utah State-we’d have won that game
..Each game is a new experience
..Losing our strong safety-who could play corner, is a setback.
Kyree Woods played really well…in essence we lost two players with that injury.
..No this is not the fastest defense we have ever had.
..We’ve had a lot of good defenses here and put a lot of guys in the NFL.
..I’d like to see our offense more consistent…we stall out some time.
..We will continue running back by committee because Juwan Washington is till not 100%
..We have 3-other backs who can play well.