A View From The Stands :: October 30th, 2008

Written By: David Holbrook

Trick or Treat?

That's the question that most Aggie fans are asking about the 2008 version of the Air Raid offense. When the offense is clicking it is almost impossible to stop and certainly a treat to watch. When it struggles and injuries set in, it can down right tricky. Halloween weekend may be just what we need to get back on track after the letdown in Idaho.

The Vandals deserve all of the credit on getting themselves prepared to stop our passing game. The Idaho coaching staff dialed up a ground game to control the clock and also a defensive game plan that while it allowed some passing yardage the Aggies could only score 2 touchdowns. The NMSU defense took the ball away and gave the offense the opportunity to put some distance between the Aggies and Vandals, but Idaho held on and won 20-14.

BOISE, what else do you need to say? The Bronco's come to AMS ranked #11 in the BCS polls. They are actually ranked higher this season than the last time they came to Las Cruces on route to a Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma. What I notice most about Boise State is that they always seem to execute everything without mistakes. They are well coached and a very disciplined team. The Aggies must control the game this Saturday and the clock as well if they want to play the Bronco's close and have a shot in the 4th quarter to take them down.

An Aggie victory on Saturday would surely send shockwaves through the BCS ranks and put the Aggies back on track for that bowl game we all want so badly. It will take a team effort and a game plan that is executed as the coaches have drawn it up to pull off the victory.

It is homecoming weekend so it should be a great crowd and the tailgate lot should be rockin!!!!

See you Saturday and GO AGGIES!!!!