Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Ag Football Recap: Ags Send off Kyle Field with a 51-41 Win over MSU
It was also Senior Day as we cast our farewells to Ben Malena, Steven Jenkins, Jake Matthews, Toney Hurd, Derel Walker and the rest of the senior class. They committed to us coming off of a bleh season and a horrific bowl loss....before Von Miller was VON MILLER, before the SEC rumblings even started, before "new" Kyle Field was even a sketch on a napkin, and before Sumlin. They helped us get to this point.
It was also Sophomore Day as we saw Mike Evans and Johnny take Kyle Field for what should be the last time. What a tandem - wow.
We got to see the 12th Man block a punt for a safety - our second safety via blocked punt in as many weeks.
We got to see Trey Williams break off an electric 103 yard KOR.
It was a good day.
Johnny had another one of those plays where the entire stadium went silent for a nanosecond because they were gasping in amazement while their brains attempted to comprehend how he could be running at full speed, juke one way and reverse spin the opposite direction at the exact same time to avoid an 18 yard sack?
By the way, he completed the pass to convert on THIRD AND TWENTY FIVE.
Johnny had 493 yards and 5 TDs and set the school single season record with his 31st TD pass AND the all-time record with 9,040 career yards. Mike Evans also set the single season record with his 1,263 receiving yards after his 6 catch 116 yard performance. Remember, we have three games still to play.
In the three games we've kicked off at 2:30p on CBS this season, Johnny has accumulated 1,557 yards and 15 TDs while Evans has 24 receptions for 681 yards and 5 TDs. THREE GAMES.
All that said, I still don't feel like we've put it all together on offense...the numbers are there but I feel like it still hasn't hit on all cylinders. I go back to the last five games of 2012 and it was just so fluid, we were completely unstoppable. This year, there are 3-and-outs, stalled drives (insert "Thank goodness for Drew Kaser" comment here), and turnovers.
I know, I'm crazy.
My favorite part of the day was the final 2 minutes of the game. We attempted to take a knee (there was officiating confusion and 4 MSU timeouts) but in the down time we got to give Johnny an appropriate send off. He was pretty fired up and motioned to the student section to get loud, and saluted them. Then after the game, he ran over and jumped the wall into the crowd to sing the War Hymn with the student body. It was cool to watch.
We're off this weekend which gives us a little bit of time to fine tune the game plan for our upcoming games against the Tigers (at LSU & at Mizzou).