Holy cow, what a nail biter. After the end of the game, it reminded me of the byu game in 2004 when we went to the fiesta bowl. the fans just poured onto the field. As soon as the time ran out, we (the band) all just ran out onto the field away from the wall by the student section. no one that i knew of got jumped on.
My mom has a theory about the game and why it was so poorly played. It goes like this: Ludwig is a fool who doesn't know how to react to other teams, so he calls the same plays over and over again. (40 yard pass-incomplete, 40 yard pass-incomplete, 40 yard pass-incomplete, punt) my favorite is run it up the middle, watch the ball carrier bounce off the other team, hmm they'd never expect us to do that again, bounce, really, he didn't make it through? THIS TIME it will work. Bounce. ok, punt.
So my mom's theory is that after a whole game of that, Brian Johnson decided to ignore coach ludwig and move the ball up the field, and voila, touchdown in the last minute. That seems to make sense with the way the last few games have turned out. Of course TCU was doing a better job at covering their guy the whole game. And Johnson threw his share of bad passes. However the MUSS did force over 6 false starts out of TCU.
The refs made a lot of non-calls this game. Their were at least 3 really obvious pass interference calls, including where a guy pushed Brent Casteel down and then tripped over him. They were both on the ground and the ref just gave it a pass incomplete. Another time the TCU defender stayed right behind the reciever and held his arms down, and the ball bounced off his face mask. The crowd protested one interference so loudly, that the ref finally called it. What a game. I'll puit up pictures when I find some.
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