Aztecs dig themselves into deep hole, unable to complete comeback as they fall 24-21 at BYU

Here are my thoughts

 

  • BYU dominated SDSU's defensive line and picked off Ryan Lindley to take a quick 14-0 lead. BYU nearly took a 21-0 lead until BYU QB Jake Heaps was picked off in the end-zone to change the momentum for the Aztecs.
  • Vincent Brown showed why he is the best WR in the conference as the Aztecs pulled within 3 in the third quarter.
  • BYU continued to run the ball well but SDSU was able to keep the score close.
  • BYU was driving deep into SDSU territory when BYU RB JJ Di Luigi fumbled the ball in the most textbook situation ever, yet the officials inexplicably ruled it BYU ball. The officials then reviewed the play, replays showed the the most plain fumble as could be, there was zero room for interpretation or judgment call. Following, the officials upheld the call without explanation. The hundreds of people on the sidelines, thousands of people in the stands, and millions of people watching on TV around the world saw a fumble. The one official did not.
  • BYU went on to score a TD and essentially ice the game. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the call cost SDSU the game. Giving up the big 14-0 lead which essentially took Ronnie Hillman out of the game and forced Lindley to the air cost them the game. But it sure as hell stopped them from any legitimate chance at a comeback.
  • In a nutshell, the game goes like this: SDSU dug themselves into a huge hole early. As they were digging themselves out of said hole, the officials filled up the hole with dirt and then placed a two-ton slab of steel on top of where the hole used to be. Then BYU rushed the football over that steel again and again.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it! After the jump, catch highlights of the game and see Vincent Brown's awesomeness and Luigi's fumble starting around 1:48 where you can see 4 or 5 replays. You be the judge.




 


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