5 things we learned from the SDSU 23 - 20 overtime win vs Eastern Michigan on Saturday.
1 - The offense can survive without Juwan Washington. Washington left the game in the second quarter with what turned out to be a broken clavicle, he is expected to miss six weeks, and the offense managed to not come crashing to a complete halt. Chase Jasmin ended the game with 96 yards and there was a game saving 2 minute drive to set up a John Baron field goal to force overtime so the game had brief glimpses that it can continue to move the ball in Washington’s absence.
2 - Ryan Agnew can stay at QB. Speaking of brief glimpses of skill Agnew threw a pair of TD passes, one in shotgun and one out of play action. I say glimpses because he threw a compete dud of an interception and went 12 / 22 on the day so there is still a great deal of room for improvement the Junior. Overall though he has show a a base skill set that should have Aztec fans excited.
3 - John Baron can’t be over appreciated. Having a kicker who can always be relied upon is not a given in football and Baron isn’t perfect on the season but let’s be real, without his kicks the Aztec’s don’t win the game.
4 - The secondary is getting better but still frustrating. Darren Hall came up with a huge interception that seemed to be throwback to the dominance we saw so much of last season, but in the same game there were players getting straight up out run and beat deep for scores.
5 - The Stanford loss hurts less and less. The Cardinal won again on Saturday and are up to #7 in the nation. So perhaps its time to put week 1 in more content and panic a little less about the film might show from that game.
San Diego State has a bye this week and then heads on the road to take on Boise State.