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Aggie Analysis: That’s More Like It

Aggies unload on Lobos, score 52 first half points on way to 61-19 rout

NCAA Football: Utah State at Brigham Young Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Offense:

- Jordan Love was right back to his normal self, throwing for 448 Yards and four TDs. He spread the ball out well, in large part due to his receivers being quite reliable. :Love also made plays on his feet, rushing for 15 yards, including one touchdown. All of this is made even more impressive by the fact that Love only played the first half, sans the first drive of the second half that resulted in a Dominik Eberle field goal. Henry Colombi came in for the second half, went 7/8 for 78 yards.and also lost a fumble.

- No rushers broke triple digit yards in the game, but that’s because it was another running by committee day for the Aggies. Gerold Bright led the way with 57 yards, followed by Justen Hervey (29 yards), and Darwin Thompson (26 yards, one TD). Four other Utah State players rushed for double digit yards. Quite a committee. Eltoro Allen fumbled twice, both fumbles being recovered, one for a New Mexico touchdown

- What a day for Ron’Quavion Tarver. The lanky receiver hauled in seven catches for 112 yards and one touchdown. He wasn’t alone in having a nice day, as Jalen Greene caught four passes for 108 yards but no score. Jordan Nathan, Carson terrell, and Dax Raymond all scored on the day.

Defense:

- The run defense shut down the Lobos, allowing only 71 total rush yards. The leading rusher for UNM was Tyrone Owens, who ran for 38 yards on 12 rushes, an average of 3.7 yards per rush. The team as a whole had 8 Tackles for loss.

- The best effort of the day came from the passing D, which allowed a total of 220 passing yards (110 yards exactly from both Coltin Gerhart and Sheriron Jones.) They allowed one passing touchdown while picking off the Lobos four times, the first of which went 100 yards to the house in Shaq Bond’s hands.

Special Teams:

- Dominik Eberle once again had himself a great game, mainly due to the Colombi led offense stalling so often in the second half.. Eberle hit all four field goals, his longest being 34 yards, and made all seven extra point attempts.

Next man Up:

The Aggies travel to Honolulu to take on the Rainbow Warriors in a huge Mountain West test. We should expect a ton of points in this one as both teams are averaging insane numbers. Let’s compare: In points per game, Utah State averages 47.7 per game, and Hawaii average 34.9. In yards per game, Hawaii averages 440, USU i just behind them with an average of 438. Those are just some examples of how these offense are high-flying and fun as hell to watch. It’s a late one (10 PM MDT), so get your coffee ready.