Last night (or this very very very early this morning depending on where you were) the Aggie volleyball team lost to 11th ranked Hawai'i in a sweep. It was not the outcome that Aggie fans were hoping for and the manner in which they lost was definitely unexpected. As we mentioned in the recap, this was only the second time the Aggies had been swept by a WAC opponent since their very first match after joining the WAC in 2005.
Tonight the Aggie football team will try to play the role of spoiler. Hawai'i is 7-0 and continues their march towards a possible BCS bowl bid. The loss of Chris Williams last week is a huge blow to the Aggie offense, however, they did lose Chris early in the game last week which allowed Kenneth Buckley to play nearly the entire game in relief of Chris. Buckley stepped up and had two touchdown receptions. As coach Mumme has said quite often this season, you cannot replace game experience and the experience that Buckley gained last week will only help the offense this week.
The defense will not stop Hawai'i. That would be an unrealistic expectation. However, the Aggie defense does need to "break serve", meaning that the Aggies need to come up with a few timely stops (like Davon House's pick six last week). Their ability or inability to do this will determine the outcome of the game. The Aggies need to remember that this is the same Warrior team that was pushed to the brink by Louisiana Tech and San Jose State. This is a winnable game but the onus will be on the defense to come up with a couple of stops and give the offense a chance to put some points on the board.
Today and tomorrow are the last chances for fans to vote in the Davey O'Brien Award fan vote. Be sure to stop by and vote for Chase Holbrook.
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