“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” as Dickens wrote in A Tale of Two Cities. Same can be said for San Diego State Quarterback, Jordon Brookshire in the first two football games of the season. Brookshire did not have a good game against FBS team New Mexico State last week.
But a vastly different, and more confident quarterback showed up to this week’s game against Pac-12 opponent Arizona, earning him the honor of Sons of Montezuma’s Warrior of the Week. This week Brookshire looked confident as he had ten completions in fourteen attempts for a total 183 yards. Coming off the New Mexico State game, Brookshire had a quarterback rating of only 13, but this week’s solid performance earned him an 83.1 rating.
Brookshire looked good early in the game with a 73 yard pass play to Tight End Daniel Bellinger, later resulting in Brookshire running the ball in for San Diego State’s second touchdown of the game, impressively barreling over a Wildcat defender. Brookshire consistently made the correct decisions on RPO plays and selecting receivers. In less than eight minutes into the game, San Diego State held a 21-0 lead and never looked back. We look forward to more excellent performances from Brookshire this season, especially this week when the Aztecs host another Pac-12 opponent, the Utah Utes.
Warrior of the Week honorable mention goes to San Diego State Running Back, Kaegun Williams. Williams blocked an Arizona punt early in the first quarter, a feat not seen often. Just over two minutes after San Diego State scored their second touchdown, Williams blocked the punt off Arizona’s Tyler Loop, knocking the ball into the air and into the hands of Tyrell Shavers, who ran the ball in for a 27-yard touchdown. Williams’ blocked punt continued the Aztec momentum and added to the first-half score. Williams also had 10 rushes for 42 yards to control the game and eat clock late in the game.
Congratulations to both Brookshire and Williams for excellent performances.