The good and the bad about the UNLV game

I’ll start with the bad so we can end on a positive note!

The Bad

  • Our defensive backfield is not good at all. Against a good passing team we’re toast.
  • Once again we were outscored in the 4th quarter. This seems to be a theme this year. This time it was 12-0 for UNLV.
  • We allowed UNLV to score 32 points. Now UNLV is not a good team and they’ve been averaging something like 19 points per game.
  • We did not have that killer instinct to put a team away. Rather than going for the win, we’re trying not to lose.
  • The Good

  • Our running game looked great. Ganther made some great long and tough runs through some well blocked holes by the offensive line.
  • Johnson showed some improvement at QB. He actually “looked off” safeties and dumped the pass to a different receiver. I haven’t seen him do that much this year yet. Hopefully this is actual improvement and not just playing against a bad defense.
  • We scored 42 points.
  • We won on the road for the first time this year. Granted once again this was against a bad team, but this Ute team needs to learn what it is like to win on foreign soil. It is a good step.