This could be the game that the Wildcats finally put all the pieces together and pull out a big W. With 4 of our losses coming by 7 points or less, it just takes one or two breaks to go the troops' way to make a difference. And has anyone else noticed that the defense isn't all that shabby this year? First in the PAC10 in passing defense, a ferocious rush (just ask Kellen Clemens), and some great young linebackers. Willie T (Mr. T? Tuie?) makes his first start, and the team was behind him 100% last week against those dang Ducks - you could feel the energy level jump a notch or two when Willie went in. Dam the Beavers - full speed ahead!
The News-Review from Oregon -- this article is meant to be pro-Beaver, but it smells of opportunity for the Cats. 10 INTs thrown by OSU in the past 4 games? Yummy!
Passing lane -- with OSU ranked next-to-last nationally in pass defense, Willie T and the Boys could start something big. That is, if the O-line can hold back the rush.
Beavers like their chances -- heck, they're 9 1/2 point favorites. We like our chances better!
Beavers hope to confuse Willie -- hoping to confuse our true freshman QB with coverages and blitzes? As mentioned before, OSU is a bottom feeder when it comes to pass defense.
It's a focus thing -- being close at the end is barely a moral victory for fans, either. If the UA can maintain intensity and focus today, it could spell trouble for the Beavs.
Cats MVP out for season -- that's most valuable punter, as Danny Baugher went down for the season after recovering and returning his own blocked punt last weekend. Then again, if we score on every drive, we don't NEED a punter. Just a thought...
No TV today -- and to think Jeff got the FSA sports package in Denver so he could follow his Cats. That sucks.
Let's review. Limit the penalties, silly timeouts, and dropped passes. Win the turnover battle. Play with heart and focus. Win the freakin' game!