A few thinngs we may have overlooked Sept 29, 2020 5:53:13 GMT 14
Post by iamjaybirdwalker on Sept 29, 2020 5:53:13 GMT 14
While there were some things that certainly we could have done better, there was a lot to like on Saturday.
1. Georgia Southern makes a living running the football and you beat them by not giving them big plays in the running game. The Eagles did not have a running play over 15 yards. Now, they hit some big plays in the passing game, but they couldn't beat us running the football. Given how many young guys were asked to play discipline football against the run, this is a really big deal.
2. Say all you want to about Levi. Yes, he threw a pick and missed an open receiver or two. But (and we talk about this in the booth all the time), he never let GS validate their scores. Here's what I mean by that.
Georgia Southern scored on the first play of the second quarter. On the next possession, Levi led the Cajuns on 83 yard drive to tie the score. Now, he only completed two passes in the drive, but he had to make reads and make decisions. He made the right ones. Also, the Cajuns had a false start penalty on the drive.
Georgia Southern got a field goal on their first possession of the third quarter. The Cajuns then used up over 5:00 in answering with a field goal of their own. Levi had a 27 yard pass completion on third down to keep the drive alive.
And, after Georgia Southern took the lead, the Cajuns drove 39 yards in 40 second AND overcame a holding penalty to get the win.
And, as we know, that was after losing Chris Smith and Peter Leblanc to injuries. Pretty impressive.
Every time GS scored, the Cajuns answered.
3. Levi averaged more than 16 yards per completion.
4. The Cajuns won the game despite losing time of possession in all four quarters.
And, as a side note, the Cajuns played 60 players in the game.