• DavisAggie
    16
    2nd pick was miscommunication between Maier and Crawford?
  • CK2
    55
    watched it a couple times, don’t think it was miscommunication. UNI rushed 3, dropped 8 into coverage (gave them ability to bracket certain WR’s). They had a safety over the top and a corner underneath on Crawford’s side and Jake did not see the corner at all. It looked bad live (as if there wasn’t an Aggie WR even close). Then if you watch the replay that is shown from behind Jake, you can see ball would have gone right to Crawford if not for the corner. I just think JM didn’t see the corner (maybe because he was rushed feeling pressure from the right end??). Most likely just didn’t see the corner at all is my guess.
  • agalum
    109

    Got to give UNI a lot of credit. They were resiliant on defense and played Maier tougher then any other team. Yet Jake did enough to get the job done. Moving forward, to compete with teams like that, we need the kind of physical play (size?) on the line that UNI has. While we had our moments getting after their QB, most of the time he had plenty of time. Had Jake had that kind of time, he would have shred them.
  • movielover
    220
    Great game, but we likely need to play better against EWU.

    Catch the huge redshirt lineman on our home side Sat? Transfer. 6'9", 310#. Albright?
  • CK2
    55
    absolutely. UNI was going to be a test and the Ags handled it. Not pretty & could certainly point to chances to have won that game by more but UNI made it tough. Real good first playoff test and UCD made plays when they needed it, especially on D. Good momentum heading into this week.

    EWU presents challenges up front as well. The Ags OL is very young and getting better by the week. That’s a good thing bc they need their best game of the year. Ags need to score 30+ while doing it against a very good front 7. I don’t see a way EWU is held to less than 30. They just can’t have 350 yards rushing and 59 points. win the turnover battle. Gotta slow down the run. Need a few more stops than last time. UCD gonna be much better prepared this time - they’ve seen them, they played in the cold, they will game plan differently. Can they do enough to win it? Gonna be fun to watch on Saturday. I believe in Hawk & this team.
  • Riveraggie
    74
    we need the kind of physical play (size?) on the line that UNI has[/quote]
    UN's most imposing unit is their offensive line.
    However the size difference between their OL and ours is not that much. Using the list for offensive linemen in the game notes we find that their average offensive linemen is
    6' 5.5" 296lb and our is 6'4.3" 294lb.

    I think that since Amoah, Lamson, Pettek, Parks and Richardson are all lower classmen they'll all gain some weight and strength almost without trying
    But it is interesting that UNI seems to have a minimum height for offensive linemen of 6'4', even their other roster OL linemen are tall


    LT 73 Nick AMOAH 6-3 290 RFr.
    or 70 Colton LAMSON 6-6 285
    LG 75 Charles HAYS 6-4 305 Jr.
    or 77 Ramsey HUFFORD 6-3 296 Sr.
    C 74 Connor PETTEK 6-3 300 RFr.
    or 56 Will MARTIN 6-3 290 Sr.
    RG 56 Will MARTIN 6-3 290 Sr.
    or 60 Jake PARKS 6-3 290 Fr.
    RT 72 Riley GALLANT 6-6 300 Jr.
    or 79 Kooper RICHARDSON 6-6 298

    LT 75 Cal Twait Sr. 6-5 305
    78 Tyler Putney Sr. 6-6 302
    LG 74 Jackson Scott-Brown Jr. 6-4 312
    72 Justin Peine R-Fr. 6-5 293
    or 67 Erik Sorensen R-Fr. 6-6 320
    C 55 Colton Lueck Jr. 6-4 286
    79 Ezrah Szczyrbak Sr. 6-4 299
    RG 71 Nick Ellis R-So. 6-4 308
    70 Trevor Penning R-Fr. 6-6 289
    RT 76 Spencer Brown R-So. 6-8 290
    77 Matt Vanderslice So. 6-7 257
  • agalum
    109

    Interesting, I never really looked quantitatively, just perception from watching the game. Maybe it's experience, but whatever it is, they were protecting their QB better then we were protecting ours. Overall we have a young team. It's exciting to think about next year considering where we were, and where we are. But this season helped set the bar. Can we at least match it next year? I hope so.
  • Riveraggie
    74
    We could use some improvement on the defensive line. But even there its not so much a size issue as just being better.
  • agalum
    109
    UNI boards calling for Farley's head. Hope he doesn't end up at Sac, lol.
  • Riveraggie
    74

    It seems Farley needs to find a version of Plough. If the complaint is that their play calling is too predictable and seemed to get better when McCann called the plays either make McCann the OC or find some young guy with a more contemporary offensive approach.
  • DrMike
    305
    looking back....we were 'this close' to blowing that game out. Doss had his hands on a ball in the endzone on the first drive (TOUGH catch, but one we have come to expect of him) and we settled for FG. And, we couldn't get it into the endzone after that incredible catch before the end of the half. get both of them, and its 24-6 at the half with us getting the ball. I know they were lamenting their INT's , but the first one of ours should have been caught and led to a scoring opportunity (they missed a LONG field goal, so credit our D). the 2nd INT led to one of their redzone INT's, so kind of a wash.

    i know there's some 'IF's' there, but if ONE of those had been TD's instead of FG's, we'd have been in a position to turn up the heat on defense in the 2nd half (instead of the run-first approach we had to play, leaving the flats open). but, its a WIN!
  • movielover
    220
    TT continues to put up impressive ypc stats and yardage after contact. Can't we get him in earlier?
  • Riveraggie
    74
    Agree about TT but also see why the coaches love Gilliam. We would have scored at end of first half if we had enough time on the clock to run. It’s hard to pass into the end zone from the 2.
  • DrMike
    305
    i agree; he runs really tough between the tackles, but has the patience to find the seams. Gilliam is REALLY good at the off-tackle run. he almost put the game away with 2 or 3 10+ yard runs on that last drive (make the FG and its over). Thomas has also really improved in the passing game, both as a receiver and protector. I'm guessing they feel a bit more flexibilty with Gilliam, so they stay with him a little longer.
  • SochorField
    80
    looking back....we were 'this close' to blowing that game out.DrMike

    THIS ^^^
    Farley post-game was a little off....made it seem like they gave us the game with turnovers.
  • DrMike
    305
    Thomas SHOULD have scored at the end of the half on that shuffle pass. that was a really creative call with the motion and he would have waltzed into the endzone but we missed a block. again 'this close' to blowing it wide open.
  • Riveraggie
    74
    Coaches always focus on their teams failures in postgame interviews and the other teams strength pregame, coaches are smart guys they know the press conference playbook
  • movielover
    220
    FWIW.

    Rushing
    Gilliam 5.3 ypc
    Thomas 6.9 ypc

    Receiving
    Gilliam 7 yp receptipn
    Thomas 10.62 yp reception
  • agalum
    109

    Is that for the season or last game?

    I like how Modise, Thomas, and Gilliam all get carries. There styles are so different that it seems to keep the D on their toes, or heels :).
  • movielover
    220
    Season. I love that we have 3 talented backs.
  • NCagalum
    67
    Agreed. I think flexibility is the difference although TT is developing well as a receiving option. His run for a critical first down in the last drive was awesome, and illustrated his strength I think. In my mind, those first downs despite the failed FG that would have sealed it, were a big factor in the victory since it changed field position substantially.
  • AggieFinn
    202
    We left at least 10 points out on the field on Saturday vs. UNI. They would say they left points on the field too...but a dropped pass inside the 5 (turnaround for a huge INT return that set up a UNI field goal) and a missed UCD field goal. That's a 13 point swing for UNI.

    Edit: we actually got the pick back after that huge play from the Preece drop. 10 pt. swing
  • ucdavisaggie05
    80
    Doss dropped a TD on the first drive - 14 points now
  • AggieFinn
    202


    Well, let's just say, for a first time playoff game, we made just enough plays to beat UNI...to beat EWU we need to be turnover free and we need to make every big play.
  • ucdavisaggie05
    80
    Yes - have to put up 6 every time in the red zone.

    Wait...with that turf...I guess that means every drive. :lol:
  • DrMike
    305
    i was telling a buddy, we should fair catch EVERY kick. use the new kickoff rule to our advantage and take over at the 25. same as punts. in the cold, i worry about turnovers in the kicking game. hard to hold on to the ball in damp, 30-degree weather after a full-speed collision.
  • BlueGoldAg
    691
    Every time he talks he has my full attention...awesome...
  • agalum
    109
    This is a good read written by a UC Davis student:
    https://www.davisenterprise.com/sports/owen-yancher-i-felt-the-aggie-pride/

    “I watched as the stadium erupted in the fourth quarter when UCD head coach Dan Hawkins noticed himself up on the jumbotron and pointed to the old school Cal Aggies logo on his hat.

    I felt the energy, the overwhelming emotion. I felt Aggie Pride. And I think most of the 8,000-plus that made it out to the game Saturday night did as well.”
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