Once it was over. It made for a great night inside the Stadium. This was an SEC game type crowd. The atmosphere inside the Stadium was really really good. The roar on the punt return was awesome. I really never doubted we were gonna win this game so I was never nervous. Sam’s teams are not like Chad’s or Brett’s teams. They are confident and well coached. That is why I never thought for one second we would lose. A big round of applause for those who attended tonight. Well done. It was worth every penny to be there tonight.
@beefhog well said!
Not there. But I was nervous as heck. Down 17-Zippo I really thought MU State could actually win this game. The shovel pass and the punt return were to say the very least-- Huge. The team composure was just amazing.
The 4th and 10 call if successful then everyone would have been talking how great a play calling that was.
A tip of the hat to the team for showing Grit! Grit that could prove to be a significant point in our season. Yes it’s 1/4 the way through our season but that 17- Zip is huge. The Gaggy game really looks large for our season final record.
17- Zip is a memory and BP in the house one that will live for years!
I don’t think there is any doubt that a close win benefits us more than a route in a game like this. No chance of being over confident next week. Much to work on, and now we have the confidence of knowing we can come from behind.
No, even successful I would never say it was great play calling. Reminded me a lot of Hootie back in the day calling a draw play on 3rd and 25. There are so many more plays that give you a better chance of converting.
Sorry, the 4-1 long “up-the-middle” play call smacks of a past coach’s repetitive unsuccessful draw plays that he justified for calling by saying, “Boy, but, if one hits…”
Grit, won that game as you have stated. WPS!!!
I thought the for almost the entire game that Arkansas would come back, but I was starting to doubt a little once it was 27-17. Then Rocket hit that shovel pass up the middle two plays later and I was confident again.
The offensive responses when the team was down 17 and 10 were great. The defensive responses were good in those moments, too.
Defensive pass rush in fourth quarter was key. They stopped the momentum and set up the offense and special teams. The two lines started leaning on Mo. State with about @17 minutes to go. I felt better at that point in time.
It was a bad call. No doubt about it, but it wasn’t totally irrational. If BP’s 4th down pass was dropped or overthrown, it would have been a bad call. We all recognize bad calls after they fail.
I will trade you 10 HDN draw play calls for 1 BMFP out-his-hat calls…so long as he is around to kill any of his players that fail to catch, and then run like a Bat Out of Hell!!
I wonder if Mallet still wakes at night in fear of Petrino in his face with another fear-for-your-life sideline rant?
HDN didn’t make that call.
Pittman’s response in post game when asked about the 4th and 9 was awesome.
Pittman made reference to the fourth-and-9 play call during his halftime radio interview, along with some other elements of the half he was not happy about. I watched him after the play. He turned and said something to Kendal Briles in a somewhat agitated manner.
Which one…in those not-so-long-ago days it took multiple years of repeated failed draw-plays to finally have the question raised in his coach’s show. To give credit he did have a couple of draw calls work successfully but the ratio was minuscule, and of course never a surprise.
He didn’t make the 4th & 9 call against Mo St.
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