Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Battle of sophomore QBs

This week’s Aggie football opener features two sophomore quarterbacks under center.

For NMSU it’s Andrew Manley, a big player with a strong arm. Andrew’s talent is undeniable, although he needs to play at a high level consistently. If he does so, the Aggie offense should be the best its been during DeWayne Walker’s three-year tenure. Andrew is one of the key elements — along with the health of the offensive line and Robert Clay — to this entire unit reaching it's ceiling.

And then there’s Ohio’s Tyler Tettleton, the son of former Major League Baseball catcher Mickey Tettleton. Ohio has run a spread offense in recent years and that’s not expected to change. Although the team might not feature as much run-option this year as it has in the past.

Both of these teams have weapons offensively.

But the play of both young quarterbacks will play a big role in deciding the outcome of Saturday’s showdown.

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