Here's a Trick and Treat for those Lobos. The trick is we tricked them into thinking we sucked and we treated them to a good old fashion thump to the dome. I really don't care if New Mexico is o-for, it's still a win and when the Rams crush an opponent like that, we can celebrate any way we want. That was probably the closest all around complete game the Rams have played this year and it gets me super excited for what's to come of these youngsters.
Pete Thomas, looked unstoppable. Pinpoint accuracy, beautiful touch passes, and smart decision making raised hell all night long for New Mexico's defense. He has already crushed the record for most yards thrown by a freshman at CSU, let's just see if he can keep his dominants over all mortals that dare to cross his wrath. The only thing that worries me is Pete's mobility. There were times where he was scrabbling but gave up before getting to the line of scrimmage. By being Hellraiser you would think that he could just float over everyone to reach the end zone. Then he could pull a BVP and spike the ball off of people's skulls all day long.
HALLOWEEN: YET ANOTHER SEQUEL
Leonard Mason was slashing fools like Michael Myers. With his team leading 124 yards and 3 dudges, looks like the running game is back once again... for the time being. I don't know if it was because New Mexico had such a sorry defense or Mason was just that good. Probably a combo... but still, dominated. I loved how everyone got in the act as well. Nwoke had 98 yards and even little man Tony Drake (cough, who should be starting, cough, cough) look fairly good. But, whatever. Loved the running game overall. Let's see it again next week.
FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH
Mychal Sisson looked more like a creepy masked murderer from a crappy 80's movie, how he was running all over the field, making plays. His team leading 12 tackles and 2 forced fumbles made him the pick of the week for defense, if there was one. And it wasn't just Sisson. Guy Miller destroyed QB B.R. Holbrook, knocking him out of the game in the first quarter. The rest of the defense played excellent as well, except on the first drive of the game. Our secondary left huge holes, allowing the Lobos some big plays. Please, don't do that next week because San Diego State's wide outs are freak'n scary.
Having said all this, special teams still need to watch out for those onside kicks. We've been fooled by that twice now and I'm already tired of it. Another thing is, I don't know what is going on with DeLine's kicks. That field goal he made looked liked it was blocked because he kicked it so low. Get it up son! At least he made it. Overall, great game. I know it's a long shot but, if the Rams play as well as they did this weekend for the rest of the season, bowling?? maybe? 6-6? Probably not but that's why this game at San Diego State is so important to win. Go Rams!