Same crap, different day.
Much like last week’s matchup with Arkansas State, Georgia Southern came out firing on all cylinders in the first half of the game against New Mexico State, but ultimately gave the Aggies the 35-27 win after taking a nap all throughout the second half.
NMSU rolled up 14 points in the fourth quarter after being behind 24-21 to the Eagles at the break, but Georgia Southern wasn’t about to let the Aggies go down without punching itself in the face a few times.
Southern struggles so much with basic pass coverages that it’s a little hard to fathom. Multiple times I was able to point to a receiver for the Aggies who was uncovered by a Eagle defender and say “that’s who the ball is going to”. NMSU would do the obvious thing and would throw to that person for a first down or chunk yardage.
Once again, GS gave fans a taste of how good the team could actually be, which may be the most frustrating thing of all.
Wesley Fields ripped off a 48 yard run to close the first quarter, bringing the Eagles’ to a 14-14 tie, and Dexter Carter Jr. took advantage of a kick return for a 70 yard TD before the half.
Tyler Rogers threw two bad passes, but took advantage of this Eagle defense to the tune of 382 yards and three scores including two touchdown passes to help the Aggies pick up the win in a fourth-quarter comeback effort.
Other than firing Tyson Summers tonight, I don’t know where to logically go from here. Obviously this season is a complete wash at this point, but would anyone be surprised if Tom Kleinlein released some boilerplate press release after the season finale boasting “improvements” that haven’t really been there?
It’s tough to say things have improved when you’re the cause of the turmoil to begin with.
At this point, there is nothing to be excited about should Summers or this coaching staff return. The team has shown signs of life at times, but if you cobbled together the best moments of all 20 quarters in the 2017 season, you might have one win against a quality Sun Belt team come of it.