SMQ: Yukon roughs up Mustang
In case you missed it, here’s Yukon-Mustang the game story. And now, your Saturday Morning Quarterback view of Yukon’s 43-28 win over Mustang, random thought-style:
- The final score doesn’t do justice to Yukon’s performance Friday night. The Millers held a one-score advantage until 1:06 was left, when Terry Jones powered his way into the end zone to put it away. Yukon controlled the line of scrimmage, did what it wanted offensively and contained the Mustang offense.
- The Mustang offense should be excited with what it was able to do in the second half. The Broncos had an 80-yard TD drive in which QB Brandon Taylor was 5-of-5 passing. And they took advantage of a short field to poke in another score, one that made it a 36-28 game early in the fourth quarter. They showed the kind of efficiency you expect from the Broncos, and the kind of production I’d expect from them as they get settled in. Let’s not forget, Taylor only played half a season last year, and the offense lost a lot of vital pieces from that squad.
- Mustang’s tape of the first half should be burned, or shown to the freshman and junior-high teams as an example of how not to run the Mustang offense. The offensive line and run game struggled, and Taylor was 3-of-13 passing. A couple of the incompletions were his fault, a couple more were good defensive plays and some were thrown on the money and dropped — a recurring problem for the Broncos that will need to be resolved. Mustang went into halftime down 27-14 and on the two scoring drives, its offense had covered a total of two yards.
- That brings us to the one shining bright spot for the Broncos — David Glidden. The senior answered Yukon’s second TD of the night with a 95-yard kickoff return to make it 14-7. After Yukon went up 27-7, Glidden got free on another long kickoff return, getting dragged down at the 2 to set up another score. He made plays all night when he was able to get the ball in his hands. Outside of the return game, however, he only had four touches.
- Yukon WR Jordan Edwards was playing Chris Carter-style, “All he does is catch touchdowns.” Almost, anyway. Edwards had three catches for 67 yards and two scores. The other reception was a 50-yarder that ended with a controversial fumble at the 1. Had he finished it off, the Millers would have been up by three TDs at the half.
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