Sunday, October 14, 2007

La Tech, from the ground up

Louisiana Tech actually seems to be building something. There defense and ground game is strong. The only thing that's missing is the passing attack. In fact, it sounds like the exact opposite from the Aggies.

It depends who you are and what you value in a football team. I think you have to be able to throw the ball in order to be successful. But you definitely won't be able to do anything without a defense.

La. Tech used their D to win the game. With a little under 10 minutes remaining in Saturday's contest, the Bulldogs sent out the punting unit on fourth-and-10 from the NMSU 45. The crowd booed. But the team knew they could get the ball back with virtually the same field position, maybe even better, with only a few minutes trimmed off the clock. They relied on their defense to get them the W. Now that's a refreshing concept.


Anonymous said...

"Their is hope when faith runs out.."
It's been a while (2004) since we have won a Homecoming game.

Injuries have decimated our team and playing away has not helped us.
We need to go on Saturday and support them so, they can get us our first Homecoming win in the Mumme era.

These kids are limping around and playing their hearts out.
Let's yell our lungs out in support!

Anonymous said...

Refreshing concept? By playing safe on offense Mumme also thought his defense could win the game for him. The difference was that LT got three lucky breaks to pull it out and the Aggies got no breaks. For a fairly new reporter to Las Cruces you sure are negative. Is the glass half full or half empty?

Teddy said...

Half full or half empty. Huh. How bout a little bit of both. I'm a realist. NMSU played conservative, worked for some TDs and hoped that their defense could hold down the fort. And it didn't work. They lost.

I like the Aggies and hope they win. But I also have to report the facts as they are. Up 21-9 late, they couldn't hold it. It's sad, but it's how it played out. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Teddy, I appreciate your fair and accurate reporting of NMSU football. Keep reporting the facts; they are what they are!