Saturday, October 4, 2008

Thoughts on NMSU's 45-10 win against Alcorn State

Here are some thoughts on New Mexico State's 45-10 win against Alcorn State on Saturday in Las Cruces.

First and foremost, it's nice to see junior Marquell Colston being featured more in the offense. It was apparent he was the best back in camp early on at least from my persepctive. He runs hard, has good vision of the field and gives the team the best playmaker in the backfield.

It looks like Ronald Opetaia is going to get more time in the backfield as well. He's a good blocker and runs hard.

On defense, the Aggies did some things better on the defensive line. It looks like freshmen Donte Savage and Anthony Smith have a bright future. The two caused havoc in the backfield and brought some energy to the team. Also, linebacker Jamar Cotton got some pressure on the quarterback and looked good as well.

The Aggies are 2-2 heading into league play at Nevada next week. It'll be a big week of practice for the Aggies. They play the league home opener against San Jose State on Oct. 18, so two big weeks are ahead. The team needs to be at least 1-1 in league heading into its Oct. 25 road game at Idaho, a very winnable game.

- Felix


Anonymous said...

Someone said the Alcorn St. game was a chance to "cushion" the stats.
While this may be true, I saw it as an opportunity to improve.
We shall see this coming week if the team improved on both sides of the ball.

The Alcorn St. QB runs the same offense like Colin Kaepernick but, Kaepernick is WAAAAAY better!
This game gives NMSU the chance to prepare for Nevada.

Let's see how much better they get. Good win yesterday!

Anonymous said...

It was good to see the win on Saturday, too bad so many people missed the game. It really is important to have the crowd there backing the team. Nevada is up this Saturday. It will be a tough game, but teh aggies have a real chance to win - if they play up to their potentisl. Getting some caction out of the new guys on the defensive line was a good sign for the future.

The next week we have San Jose State here. Let's get out and support the team, regardless of whether they are aboe to pull off the upset on the road at Nevada.

Go Aggies. Two wins - four or five more and it's a bowl season.

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