Boy wasn't that a great game last week! Just an outstanding game! I mean, just great!
The Hogs have an offense people! They have an offense! Sure, they don't have an offensive line, but they still can move the ball!
The Hogs have a defense people! They have a defense! Sure, they give up big plays like every 2nd-3rd drive, but they can tackle at least!
Oh what the hell am I saying. This team isn't good. The good news is, the Hogs get to look good this week when they play the New Mexico State...AGGIES?
Oh well, at least the Hogs get a chance at revenge this week.
WHO DA HELL IS NEW MEXICO STATE?
Summary: New Mexico State University, is a major public, land-grant, research university in Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States. Founded in 1888, it is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state of New Mexico.
Mascot: Aggies (but the actual mascot on the field is "Pistol Pete". I'm sure as hell glad it's not the Oklahoma State version.)
Total Enrollment: 25,312
Football Team Record: 2-2 (0-1 Sun Belt...oh yeah remember ULM?)
Head Coach: Doug Martin
Fun Fact: So they have this tradition called "The Wonder Dog" tradition. Basically this dog comes out and retrieves the kicking tee after a kickoff for each NMSU home game. This tradition started in the 1990s but ended in 2005 when the dog died. However in 2012, the University decided to start the tradition again, and "The Wonder Dog" lives on. To bad it has to get a lot of the opposing teams kickoffs because, you know...
WHO DA HELL PLAYS FOR NEW MEXICO STATE?
Best Players: Jaleel Scott is the Christian Kirk of the Aggies of New Mexico State. This guy made probably the best catch so far this year against Arizona State. He is, and will, be the toughest player on this team. Another guy to watch out for is the senior quarterback Tyler Rogers. This man has completed passes at a 65% clip. And already has 12 TDs. He is prone to interceptions though, and getting pressure on him will allow him to make those mistakes.
Other Important Players: The Aggies have a capable running back in Larry Rose III. The senior is averaging a nice 5.9 yards a carry this year, and ran for 144 yards and 2 TDs against UTEP last week. He is also a capable receiver with 20 catches for 150 yards and a TD. On defense, the best player is the junior DB Malik Demby. He has 3 sacks on the year and is a very good tackler. Oh yeah and Ron LaForce is #2 in the country in INTs with 3 picks on this young season.
Complete NMSU Roster: Click Here to See the Rest of the Aggies
HOW DA HELL DO WE BEAT NEW MEXICO STATE?
RUN...THE...DAMN...BALL: Our Run Blocking is actually okay this year. So pour it on this game. There is no reason that Arkansas can not run for over 200 yards on this defense. Anything less would be a disappointment and a bad omen for things to come.
Be Blitz Happy: Tyler Rogers is a good quarterback if you don't put pressure on him. He is more than capable of putting up a lot of yards if the Hogs don't get some pressure on him. The Hogs would be wise to use some blitzes in order to force the Rogers to make pressured throws, which he does not excel at as seen by his INT totals.
Get a Big Lead: The Hogs don't need any more injuries to major players this year. Get a big lead early, kill some clock, and get those backups in no later than the 4th quarter. I don't want to see another season ending injury this game or ever again.
WHAT DA HELL ARE THE BEST CASE AND WORST CASE SCENARIOS?
Worst Case Scenario:
The Hogs go all 2012 ULM on us. They build a big lead but then get Austin Allen injured. Then Cole Kelly panics and before you know it, Tyler Rogers is walking into the end zone for a Touchdown in Overtime that gives the New Mexico State Aggies the 38-35 upset. Bret Bielema is fired the next day and replaced with Jen Bielema.
Best Case Scenario:
We run the damn ball all day long, get the starters out, and go home drunk and happy with a 63-7 victory. Bret Bielema brags about how great this team is after a program defining win, and Jeff Long tweets about how he told us so.
The Hogs will win this game. No doubt about it. But I think the Hogs are going to let these Aggies keep it close for a while. It won't be until the middle of the 3rd that the Hogs pull away. Hopefully, I am wrong because that is BAAAAAD news folks.
Wonder Dog 20
HOW DA HELL DO I WATCH THIS GAME?
You wake up really early and yell at your kids to get you a beer. You crack open that beer take a sip, and fall asleep. You wake up to realize that it is 2:30 PM, and you missed the 11AM kickoff on the SEC Network. You take a big sigh and then watch re-runs of "Dancing with the Stars" with your wife.
WHAT DA HELL IS GOING ON ELSEWHERE?
#7 GeorgDUH Bulldogs vs #1 LIFE CHAMPIONS
After a inspiring 17-13 win over powerhouse UMASS, Tennessee gets to face the 2nd best team in the SEC in a game that will be close because the LIFE CHAMPIONS are also MORAL VICTORY champs! Seriously though, Georgia is ready to get some revenge for that bullshit last year.
Life Champs 21
#24 Mississipee St. Bulldogs vs #13 Gus Bus
Mississippi St. looked like the team we all know and love last week. It seems to me if you have a good defense, you can beat them, no matter how bad your offense is. So yeah, the Gus Bus rolls on.
Gus Bus 24
Piss St. 10
#2 ClemSOB vs #12 Belk Bowl Champs
This is going to be a fun game actually. Virginia Tech, unlike Auburn, has the offense to compete with Clemson. However, do they have the defense? They do have the home crowd on their side. Clemson wins, but this will be a fun game to watch.
Carolina Tigers 24
Belk Bowl 20
WAIT WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?
Roses are Red
Aggies are Blue
The Hogs Blew It Again
So now we are 1-2!
I hate the Aggies so I hope we win by a lot (which we probably won't).
See ya'll next week.