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FINAL: USM 31 UTSA 29
What a game. We didn't even have our starting QB dress out today.

Ito Smith with 178 yds on 17 carries 1 TD
Keon Howard was 15-20 for 212 yards 3 TDs

Defense shut down UTSA's run game and made big plays at crucial times. That was the difference in the game.

TTT!
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10-07-2017 09:30 PM
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(10-07-2017 09:30 PM)TTT Wrote:  What a game. We didn't even have our starting QB dress out today.

Ito Smith with 178 yds on 17 carries 1 TD
Keon Howard was 15-20 for 212 yards 3 TDs

Defense shut down UTSA's run game and made big plays at crucial times. That was the difference in the game.

TTT!

Southern Miss was smart to keep feeding Ito. That had an enormous impact in latter stages of the game. Also, UTSA was over aggressive at times. It is a common issue with successful defenses. Exploiting that, allowed Ito, and Howard to make key plays. One last comment... the timing of the flea flicker was perfect, and again exposed UTSA's over-pursuing defense.

Good win. 04-cheers
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I agree that our over aggressiveness on D was exploited. We lost because Southern Miss was the better, more prepared team. In the end, it came down to Sturm's int, Southern Miss's run D, and Ito smith. Good win Southern Miss. Now onto UNT. Pretty much a must win for UTSA.
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I'm rooting for UTSA to get the W vs UNT
10-07-2017 10:49 PM
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if you watched the game, it played out as anticipated.....was quite the fight

I'm not certain what one would enjoy more in the bloodbath arena.....
10-07-2017 10:58 PM
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(10-07-2017 10:49 PM)TTT Wrote:  I'm rooting for UTSA to get the W vs UNT

I second that! 04-cheers
10-07-2017 11:00 PM
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Yup. Time for North Texas to learn to play with a target on our back. Everyone in the west needs us to lose so they can get back on even footing. We won't take it personally. 04-cheers
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Was Griggs injured, or did your staff just feel Howard had the better skill set against our defense? Kid played a helluva game at QB tonight.
10-07-2017 11:09 PM
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With the qb situation tonight i thought Dawson called a good game.
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(10-07-2017 11:05 PM)Side Show Joe Wrote:  Yup. Time for North Texas to learn to play with a target on our back. Everyone in the west needs us to lose so they can get back on even footing. We won't take it personally. 04-cheers

We're coming for you next week. Should be a good one.
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Congratulations on the win Southern Miss, thank you for bringing us down to earth. We needed that.
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(10-07-2017 11:09 PM)Rowdys Castle Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 11:05 PM)Side Show Joe Wrote:  Yup. Time for North Texas to learn to play with a target on our back. Everyone in the west needs us to lose so they can get back on even footing. We won't take it personally. 04-cheers

We're coming for you next week. Should be a good one.

Looking forward to it. I think it will be a good one.
10-07-2017 11:18 PM
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(10-07-2017 11:09 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  Was Griggs injured, or did your staff just feel Howard had the better skill set against our defense? Kid played a helluva game at QB tonight.



Griggs is hurt.. He is still the better qb of the 2.
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(10-08-2017 12:13 AM)SouthernMiss3613 Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 11:09 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  Was Griggs injured, or did your staff just feel Howard had the better skill set against our defense? Kid played a helluva game at QB tonight.



Griggs is hurt.. He is still the better qb of the 2.
"He could have played" Know what im sayin?
10-08-2017 12:36 AM
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(10-08-2017 12:13 AM)SouthernMiss3613 Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 11:09 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  Was Griggs injured, or did your staff just feel Howard had the better skill set against our defense? Kid played a helluva game at QB tonight.



Griggs is hurt.. He is still the better qb of the 2.

Meh, at least Keoncan complete a 5 yard sideline route without throwing it 150 mph.

I would like to see Griggs play behind this OL.now that we have Dorbeck back. The OL played their best game of the season.
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Wanted to congratulate USM for coming into the Dome and beating the tar out of us. UTSA had no answer for Howard and the USM unorthodox offense. You could tell right away that whatever game plan UTSA was preparing for was thrown out on the first drive. A few comments:

1. Great coaching by USM. Offensively, the zone read was critical to make the UTSA defenders protect the sidelines. Later in the game you hit UTSA right up the gut (see Ito 80+ yard TD) Defensively, you keep the blitz going (which got away from them vs UNT) It was relentless and you gambled correctly. Gave up some big plays but made some big critical stops. Plus knocked out some olineman out of the game.

2. Terrible coaching but UTSA. Stop telegraphing the blitz. Watch some USM film on how to disguise it. Terrible goal line play calling, especially with double team fade that was picked up and the worst 2pt conversion call of all time. USM was giving UTSA shots to win the game but play calling got in the way. Also we need some catching drills, way too many drops.
10-09-2017 09:46 AM
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(10-07-2017 11:09 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  Was Griggs injured, or did your staff just feel Howard had the better skill set against our defense? Kid played a helluva game at QB tonight.

I think it was a combination. Griggs has been hurt all season. He played great in our first two, but has no tough on the short passes. The short passes fit the offense better. Also, Keon threw some beautiful long balls this game.

To those saying Griggs is the better overall QB? Maybe, but time will tell. He needs to learn tough on short passes just as much as Keon needs to improve his mid to deep ball. Both have all the skills but neither is there yet. Keon is an elite running QB, so if all else is equal he is our best option. Glad they are both wearing B&G :)
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(10-08-2017 12:36 AM)Thegoldstandard Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 12:13 AM)SouthernMiss3613 Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 11:09 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  Was Griggs injured, or did your staff just feel Howard had the better skill set against our defense? Kid played a helluva game at QB tonight.



Griggs is hurt.. He is still the better qb of the 2.
"He could have played" Know what im sayin?

The Griggs injury was kept top secret apparently as even the media that regularly tweet/write about USM seemed just as shocked about Keon starting as our fans were.
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(10-07-2017 11:09 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  Was Griggs injured, or did your staff just feel Howard had the better skill set against our defense? Kid played a helluva game at QB tonight.

Here is why Griggs didn't play.

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(10-09-2017 11:38 AM)usm99 Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 12:36 AM)Thegoldstandard Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 12:13 AM)SouthernMiss3613 Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 11:09 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  Was Griggs injured, or did your staff just feel Howard had the better skill set against our defense? Kid played a helluva game at QB tonight.



Griggs is hurt.. He is still the better qb of the 2.
"He could have played" Know what im sayin?

The Griggs injury was kept top secret apparently as even the media that regularly tweet/write about USM seemed just as shocked about Keon starting as our fans were.

Huh? He didn't start against Kentucky because of his left hand. I'm guessing they decided to do something more about it this past week, thus the cast. However, they wouldn't have had him travel and dress out if he wasn't available to come in if Howard played poorly. Hopefully he will heal up and we can have him available later in the season.
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