Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oh, there’s one more key....

Taking an early lead.

If the Aggies can get an early advantage against UTEP it will force the Miners to be one dimensional — with a freshman quarterback throwing the ball to the Aggies strength, the defensive secondary.

The Aggies got up early last week against Minnesota – NMSU established a 21-7 lead on the Gophers — and led from start to finish.

UTEP has struggled to run the ball all year although one would expect them to still try and get a running game going this Saturday. The Aggies are susceptible in this area and, again, the Miners are starting freshman Jay Hall under center.

I believe it would be in UTEP’s best interest to keep the score down and grind it out — perhaps relying on kicker Dakota Warren to help get the win.

If the Aggies can get up early it will make UTEP one dimensional.

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