I didn't get to watch it live, but watched it quickly on the PVR as soon as I got home. Great game, but the whole time, I kept thinking Calvillo would find a way to come back; seen him do it too many times. But our D played well, and kept him from having too many good drives going. It wouldn't have even been close had we not spotted them fourteen points with the turnovers in our end.
Who to praise first? Seems the whole team played well. So maybe first thumbs up goes to Cortez for preparing them for the game, to get them to forget last week's fiasco and ready to beat a team ahead of them in the standings.
Burris and the receiving corps seemed to be on the same page this week. Good to see Stala getting more looks. Great games by Grant and Fantuz, and Giguere starting to show a glimpse of what we've all been waiting for. Avon had a good game; Walker seemed to have a bit of rust, but should shake that off in the next week or two. Good to see them both being used. And the o-line was giving Burris good protection most plays, and Burris was moving the pocket well.
Th d-line and LBs put a lot of pressure on Calvillo - always a good thing, pretty much the only way to keep him from getting in a rhythm. And the secondary played well as well. While they got burned a few times, they didn't allow many sustained drives.
Congi nailed them all again. (Justin who?) And the returners, while they didn't get any TDs, did give the offence some good field position.
And last of all, thanks to the weatherman for the good weather. Most of the Ticats really bad games have been on wet fields. Makes me a bit worried about the way they'll play late in the season and in the playoffs (fingers crossed) when the weather turns nasty, but I'll take a fair-weather win any time.