Preview @ Marquette:
There are levels of opposition ranging from the highest level of ten which is like Texas, and then there is this team who we play this week. Here is a Big East team that managed to only score seven points against another futile foe in Buffalo. If we don’t pimp slap this team then something major went wrong. I think it is pretty clear that we own the talent advantage here. My teams at Pennsylvania back in the day would stomp Marquette. Also, can someone please tell me where the heck this game is going to be played? They must be like that famous illusionist guy as I swear they didn’t have a football team the last time I checked…at least not since 1960. I hate to be that club team out there when we take the field. I would be expecting a total air raid on the Golden Eagles if I were a betting man. It is about one hour away from the Military Academy’s ball game against the Golden Eagles of Marquette. It’s about to be unleash the dragon time where ever these illusionists dream up a stadium to play this thing in.
Now that is more like it. This time against sisters of the poor we play like we have a purpose. Our offense decided to be the main event for once. Gill and company light up the scoreboard for twenty-one points in the first quarter alone. In the first they were aided by a strong defensive performances by the front four, lead again by whom other than freshman Mike Miller. Our fans were more than pleased by what they saw out there. We looked determined and focused for the first time all season and could not have come at a better time with the Crimson Tide waiting for us next week. Finally Stanley and Holloway step up in a game and perform like our best receivers. I guess they got tired of sitting in background to Zamora, who by the way again got his fair share of yardage. I was starting to think they had accepted the roles of second and third best, nice to see them work hard out there.
The most surprising thing is the showing by our tight end Mark Gibbons. I told this guy before the season started that if he stuck it out with us we would get him his touches. Mark rumbles down the field for a catch and go route and puts in the end zone. His two touchdowns in the half match his total from last season. The defense started to struggle there in the second quarter. Our guys gave up ten points to the Golden Eagles and that is something that we just cannot let that happen. We are playing physical and disrupting the Eagles line already racking up four tkls for the half, but we have got to play smarter as well. Oh, for any one wondering this game is being played at some high school stadium. Sadly looking at that high schools team they would give us a better game than these leftovers we are playing right now. Time to keep up the pressure put the finishing touches on the Eagles. To be honest we have already moved on to Alabama and how in the world we can stop them.
At the Half: Military Academy 31 Marquette 10
And that is how it is done people. When you are that big of favorite you have to put the game away as early as possible. What a second half showing by all three phases of our ball team. Some scared faces appeared there late in the third quarter when Mills went down. What was impressive was his ability to shake off the pain and go back out on the field and throw two more touchdowns before the end of the contest. Even more impressive is the play of our true freshman quarter Charles Gill to come into the game and a few plays later leads the offense into the end zone. Marquette looked lost out there at times but surprisingly only gave up one sack. Where the Knights of West Point made the most impact was in play recognition racking up seven tfls for the game. Mills was stellar this game and one should not expect any less from the senior leader that he is. It’s getting kind of repetitive and boring to keep saying it, but Mike Miller again turns in an impressive performance. All together we did exactly what we should have done in this game. Anything less than a blowout of the Cowboys may have sent the fat lady to Jesus.
Next week we again face a team we probably have no clue playing this season. Alabama comes in ****** off having had a bad performance against Virginia Tech. The Crimson Tide put together quite a game against Texas, El Paso, beating the Miners 87-0. We will need to play our best game ever to knock off the tide. Join us next week as we are back in Michie Stadium to challenge Bama. To all in West Point, watch your trees.
Final: Military Academy 68 Marquette 10
Military Academy’s record stands at 3-1 (0-0)