Week 2 Mountain West Football Overreactions
Time to crazy with some 🔥🔥🔥🔥 takes
Week 2 is over and some fans aren’t happy
The second week of Mountain West football is in the books and that means it is time to overreact and over-analyze what happened with some possibly off-the-wall takes.
Colorado State is doomed
There are not many people who love the Steve Addazio hire, including myself, and there are some real issues with what is going on in Fort Collins. The team blew a 14-point lead against one of the worst FBS teams in Vanderbilt.
This game was by no means a sure-fire win even coming into the week but having a really good first 20 minutes and a 14-0 lead was great. However, the final 40 was a complete mess and Addazio just wanted to point out the positives.
"Let's talk about the positive things that happened"
Well, everyone got some fresh air and exercise https://t.co/Vx8djkE6sy
— Mountain West Wire (@MWCwire) September 12, 2021
There also was an article written by the Denver Post’s Sean Keeler saying 0-12 is on the horizon for the Rams and he makes some good points just from the loss to Vanderbilt as to how that could happen.
• Racking up 11 penalties for 115 yards in losses. At Canvas Stadium.
• A false start during a made field goal attempt that then leads to a missed field goal.
• Two targeting calls.
• A home defeat to Vanderbilt, the Washington Generals of college football. America’s homecoming guest. A baseball school. A football program that hadn’t won a non-conference road game since September 2017.
While going winless is very, very, very, very difficult to achieve but with the way the schedule lays out in front of them, I’d lean at least 60/40 that the Rams do go winless.
In addition to that winless talk, there are plenty of fans who already want Addazio gone.
Wyoming will be a top three scoring offense?
The Cowboys are not known really known for putting up a lot of points as they normally rely on their defense to win games, for the most part. The Cowboys scored 50 points in its win over Northern Illinois and needed every single one of those to get the win.
Posted a 🤠🏈 50 spot!
The full highlights from the Saturday W ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/Ish4YrMGQy
— Wyoming Cowboy Football (@wyo_football) September 13, 2021
The offense has stated they want to open the offense and pass the ball a lot more. Sean Chambers had a solid game completing 13 of 23 passes for 204 yards and a pair of touchdowns. It is TBD if this will continue but this 50-point performance is a complete turnaround from scoring just 19 in its win over Montana State.
This is mostly for me to say I was completely wrong on Hawaii. I felt the defense would be as good or better than last year, the offense would find a ground game, and Calvin Turner would be used everywhere and be a stud.
Well, two-and-a-half of those are wrong. Turner is getting a lot of action and playing good but maybe not elite, or perhaps my expectations were too high.
However, the same issues are plaguing the Warriors as last year with slow starts and needing to come from behind to win. Also, it is not good that after just three games — yes, it is early — but quarterback Chevan Cordeiro is the teams leading rusher, which is not ideal.
Air Force has the best defense in the league?
The Falcons are so good at defense that they basically forced Navy to fire its longtime offensive coordinator Irvin Jasper. It was an almost firing as The Athletic is reporting that Jasper is back on staff but as the quarterback coach.
Regardless, the Falcons defense is very good and so far are in the running for the top defense in the conference. The Falcons had a lot of turnbacks return this season, meaning that side of the ball is very deep and is overflowing with starting and playing experience, specifically at the linebacker position.
ＨＵＧＥ stop by the defense 😤 pic.twitter.com/Bp9iCqC4pc
— Air Force Football (@AF_Football) September 11, 2021
The Falcons recently used the combination of Demonte Meeks, TD, and Johnathan Youngblood in a four-man rotation. Meeks and Blackmon had been the projected starters for 2020 before taking turnbacks and missing the season. Mock and Youngblood, freshmen last year, ended up filling the spot and played extremely well.