Before we get started, The Daily Aggie wants to remind you to vote for Chase Holbrook in the Davey O'Brien Award fan voting. The top three quarterbacks in the fan voting are AUTOMATICALLY added to the semifinal list. Currently Chase is 11th in the voting with a paltry 43 votes. I know you all can do better than that. Remember, vote every day and tell all your Aggie friends, coworkers, classmates, wives, girlfriends, teachers, etc. to vote as well. It's really easy and takes less than two minutes each day to do.
I don't want to pick on anyone or their newspaper but sometimes you have to. Apparently news of UNM's win over our Aggies this past Saturday night finally made it to Cibola County and their newspaper (check out he date on the article)... I guess news doesn't really travel that fast in the wild wild west.
On to news related to this week's game...
Bret Bloomquist (wow, Bret's really crankin' out the articles this week!) of the El Paso Times writes that UTEP's offense is doing a good job of sticking to their plan of getting better play from their offensive line. Bloomquist points out that departed UTEP quarterback Jordan Palmer had six interceptions in 87 pass attempts at this point last season. Their new quarterback Trevor Vittatoe has one interception in 47 attempts. Hopefully the Aggie defense can add a few more interceptions to Trevor's stat sheet.
Bloomquist also writes that the Miners' linebacker Brian Wilkins, who was part of the nightclub incident in El Paso this summer, has made the most of his second chance
Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News reports on his blog that former Aggie assistant head coach Damon Archibald's job with the Sacramento Kings fell through. Archibald is still in Las Cruces and now unemployed. Whoever decides to hire Damon will be getting a hell of a coach.
Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman breaks down the WAC's chances this weekend to finally get rid of the bagel in the win column against non-conference Division I-A opponents. The WAC's nine teams are 0-10 against non-conference Division I-A opponents this season but is favored in three of their eight games against I-A opponents this weekend. In the article, Aggie safety Derrick Richardson delivers the quote of the week saying "Well, we hate each other, we wear different colors, we just wanna beat 'em,"
Ferd Lewis of the Honolulu Advertiser reports that it's expected that between 10,000 to 12,000 Hawai'i fans will be making the trip to see Hawai'i take on UNLV this Saturday. There are some schools that can't even get 10,000 to 12,000 people show up at their own HOME games.
And of course, The Daily Aggie would be remiss if we didn't subtly remind you to show up early on Saturday wearing CRIMSON.
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