Sunday, September 17, 2006

Oh sooooooo close

Tulane beat MSU by a field goal yesterday. Coach Croom FINALLY decided to put Omarr Connor into the game late in the 2nd quarter. First throw Omarr makes, first down. MSU scored their first points of the season in the 3rd quarter making the score 14-7 and hope at last. But Tulane scored 18 unanswered points and looked to beat the Dawgs soundly but it was not to be. The BullDogs led by Omarr scored 22 points in the 4th quarter and tried an onside kick but it was recovered by Tulane and that ended the hope of a win for MSU. Croom has said he will stick with Omarr as QB but I hope he plays Trey Rutland occassionally as that is the only way he'll get experience as top dog on the field. He may yet prove to be a decent QB but right now, he has to learn to trust his blockers and not run away from the opposing team when they come at him but to get rid of the ball or be tackled right there vs 20 yds behind him as he runs away. One of his last plays yesterday - he was in the pocket and it was a solid pocket but he left and ran behind him a few yards and was sacked. At that point the fans started booing - something I DON'T agree with at all. But in this case, it apparently got the coaches attention as Omarr was finally put in the game at QB. We'll see if this works next week as we go on our first road game to UAB. GO DAWGS!!!

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