Well, we hung in there with the #4 team in the nation for the first 3 or so quarters but then the turnovers caught up with us. We also used 4 QBs in this game - Omaar Conner started the game and went 3 quarters before being injured (groin) and then our season starting QB was put in - Michael Henig is back. Once the game got out of control, they pulled him to keep him from getting injured and put Trey Rutland in. Trey's first or second play (that is still being debated (Andrew!!)), he was injured (knee) and it went to 4th string QB, Ty Evans. Yes, you read that right - 4th string! Can we be anymore unlucky?? This week the ball will likely be in the hands of Michael Henig and Ty Evans - yikes!!
Anyway, back to the game. This was perhaps my favorite game this season, including our dramatic 20+ point comeback led by Omaar against Tulane. This game was well played for most of it but the turnovers finally caught up with us. The score at the half was 14-7 - and this is the #4 team in the nation?? They didn't actually begin blowing us out until the 4th quarter and yet they managed to move up in the polls this week, uh?? Something is definitely wrong with the polls if they get rewarded for beating us soundly in the 4th quarter. The score in the 3rd quarter was 21-14 and we were threatening. They picked us off in the end-zone and started their own drive. Once the 4th quarter arrived, they scored 21 points and whipped us soundly. For a team that is supposed to be so good, how come they played so poorly? Even their coach is disappointed in their performance - "I'm disappointed in the way we played football, disgusted with the penalties and not very happy right now," Rodriguez said.
They got 11 penalties for 132 yards vs. our 4 for 45. They helped us a lot but sadly we could do nothing with it. We even had time of possession in our favor and still were unsuccessful.
I hope to see us win 2 more games so that at least we'll have a 3rd 3 win season on record - some say we have a chance of winning 4 more games (Alabama, Jacksonville State, Kentucky, and old miss) - I can see 2 or 3 wins but it will be tough. Alabama and old miss are both road games and old miss anytime, anywhere is a hard team to play. And our rivalry is over 100 years old now and that's the game where all records go out the window, all bad plays are gone - its a way to start over. No matter how poorly each team plays during the year, all bets are off and good playing is the name of the game.
There are a lot of Croom haters out there and they make more noise then his supporters. I for one am a Croom Supporter and hope he sticks around for a long time. Our team was in shambles once Sherrill finally left and we've been penalized for all his illegal doings. I think in a couple of years, we'll be ok. Maybe not a powerhouse like some of the other SEC teams but not in the 'doghouse' like we are now.
what happened to georgia???wow!