MUSTANG — Most of the Mustang football players are probably too young to understand the reference, but Ty Prestidge's analogy was still a perfect fit.
"It felt like we were playing Nintendo," the Broncos coach said after his team scored eight touchdowns in 2 1/2 quarters in a 56-34 win over Edmond North on Friday night at Bronco Stadium.
Mustang quarterback Brandon Taylor certainly was throwing with video game precision, completing 30 of 38 passes for 442 yards and four touchdowns. He hit David Glidden 10 times for 228 yards, including a 69-yard score.
"He's finding the groove, that's all there is to it," Glidden said of Taylor. "Our offensive line, you've got to give them all the credit in the world. They did a great job. When they do that, Brandon's gonna put the ball on the money.
"The kid's a stud. He's finding the zone right now."
But this wasn't just about Taylor's spectacular individual outing. It was a sign that the Mustang offense is finding its rhythm for the stretch run of the District 6A-2 schedule.
The run game was efficient when Mustang needed it. Running back Tyler Webster finished with 16 carries for 70 yards, six receptions for 77 yards and three total touchdowns.
Taylor connected with eight receivers, and four of them caught touchdown passes, including Jon Luckey, who also returned an interception 30 yards for a score on the second play of the game.
That was the best start Luckey could have hoped for after a rough night in Mustang's 30-29 loss at Lawton last week. He injured an ankle; got hit in the ribs so hard it was originally thought one was broken; busted his nose; and ripped the skin below his bottom lip when his teeth went through it, requiring stitches.
It was enough to keep him out of practice all week, but it couldn't keep him out of the Friday night lights.
"I've been wanting to get pads on so bad all week," the 6-foot-2, 205-pound senior said. "Finally getting to get out here and play the game I love is amazing.
"(The interception) was a great emotional boost. I knew I had to play with no fear. If you play with fear, they'll run over you all night."
Having allowed 30 or more points in three of five games, the Bronco defense still has some work to do, but Prestidge is confident that the improvement will come.
"I feel we're a much better football team than we were the first week of the season," he said. "I think our kids will continue to get better, because they work hard.
"Tonight, we got rocked back on our heels and lost confidence. We'll be all right."