Before we get started ...
Here's our game story on Terrance Owens seemingly grasping hold of the fluid quarterback situation after throwing for 300 yards and four TDs and keeping Austin Dantin on the bench. The notebook centered on the viscious hit administered by Toledo safety Jermaine Robinson that knocked Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith out of the game and into the hospital. Robinson, who was remorceful, said he doesn't remember what happened. Matt Campbell defended against allegiations that his team is dirty.
A few things ...
-Your permanent quarterback is Terrance Owens. No, Matt Campbell didn't say that. At least not yet. But it's obvious Owens gives this team a better chance to win. If Campbell goes back to a dual-system that would lead me to believe he is more concerned with not upsetting Dantin than doing what's right for the betterment of the team. I don't think that will be the case. Campbell, whether he's ready to admit it or not, has his guy. This however does not spell the end to Dantin's career. He's a fine player and will help this team win a game this year. Count on it.
-Danny Farr injured his knee and was on crutches for the second half. Would be a big blow if he misses extended time. I don't think the injury is too serious, as Farr gave trainers a thumb's up after sprinting on the sideline. As an aside, I like what I've seen from the defensive line so far. At least nine guys got snaps Saturday.
-Overlooked in a game dominated by the quarterbacks were: Bernard Reedy (six catches, 111 yards, two TDs), David Fluellen (topping 100 rushing yards for the first time), and Dan Molls (game-high 13 tackles). Reedy muffed a punt return and a kick return, recovering both. Gotta clean that up.
-If you missed it, Arizona ripped No. 18 Oklahoma State, 59-38. That should bring context to last week's loss.
-If Toledo beats BG Saturday, it would mark 3rd straight 3-game win streak in series. (UT 04-06, BG 07-09)