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Coach C’s Film Room: SDSU’s Turning Point Plays of Week 1

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Each week we sit down with our resident Coach Carrasco to analyze the game film on our Sons of Montezuma YouTube channel. Coach C, really liked what he say in certain areas, but in most areas it was a tough game film to watch.

Anyone who was there in attendance Saturday or watched from their TV set, could see the multiple opportunities SDSU had to come out victorious against the Arizona Wildcats. But costly penalties, blown assignments and questionable decision making led to a 38-20 loss. The score could’ve been better or worse depending on how you look at it.

In football it takes all 12 to make a successful play go. Having Coach give us this professional look at the entirety of the teams performance is something many of you enjoyed last season and so we look forward to having him give tremendous details once again this season.

#1. HOW THE SDSU OFFENSE NEEDS TO IMPROVE

The first play up is a perfect example of the SDSU’s struggles on offense. Taking a look at a shotgun 3 wide formation, some of the finer points that Coach C points out are the inconsistencies of Braxton Burmeister’s footwork and the running back’s missed blocking assignment.

While most spectators watch a game with a QB getting sacked or tackled for a loss may want to immediately blame the offensive line, here Coach C offers up a truly different explanation. Check it out below.

#2 SDSU’s FIRST TOUCHDOWN IN SNAPDRAGON STADIUM

The first is always the most memorable. And although we all hope to forget this first game at Snapdragon Stadium, the #1 memory we will all have of the day will be the heat of the day making the experience tough to sit through. Luckily for our first Aztecs touchdown here the play was an impressive one.

Tyrell Shavers the big wideout #14 transferred to SDSU just a short year ago. With his 6’6″ frame and long arms as the commentator noted, he is always the good option in the red zone. Shavers proved it here by scoring the first SDSU touchdown in the new stadium. It put the Aztecs within one score to tie and turned the momentum briefly heavy towards the Aztecs.

Listen and watch as Coach details the improvements from all players to make this play successful.

#3. THE TURNING POINT PLAY OF THE GAME

In football at the D1 level it’s all about perfecting plays. Each guy is vital to make each one successful. Even if the player is a decoy, he is a very important piece to how the rest of the play flows. On offense it’s very critical especially for each to do their job in order for the QB to be able to clearly see and evaluate his decisions which are made very quickly.

In this play below we named it our Turning Point Play of the game. The Aztecs just scored a TD, then got an INT on the ensuing Arizona possession. All the momentum was on the SDSU side. An awesome touchdown by Jordan Byrd racing around the edge down the right sideline was flagged on a ticky tack holding penalty and brought ball back a bit.

The very next play the Aztecs offense threw an INT. But this was not all on the QB. Multiple factors contributed to the turnover. Watch & listen as Coach C breaks down this Turning Point Play.

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