The SDSU football team beat Indiana State 29-0. My pre-game predictions are below. Actual results did vary.
Prediction --- For just the second time this season, the Jacks will run and pass for more than 200 yards. (The only other game SDSU has gone for 200/200 was at Nebraska.)
Result --- Close. Jacks ran for 175 and passed for 207.
Prediction --- Zach Zenner will run for 175 and then make way for Reggie Gandy. Gandy will get at least 8 carries. (He's had 8 total in the last 4 games.)
Result --- Sorta close. Zenner went for 137. Isaac Rodriguez came in and carried 7 times for 57 yards and his first TD. Rodriguez has moved ahead of Gandy as the #2 back for the time being.
Prediction --- Austin Sumner will become the first Jackrabbit to pass for more than 7,000 yards in a career. (He only needs 99 to do it.)
Result --- Duh. Sumner was 16/25 for 207 yards and a TD. He is at 2,283 yards for the season with 14 TD and 6 INT.
Prediction --- Jason Schneider will catch 5.8 passes. (That's his conference-leading average thru 5 games.)
Result --- He caught 7 for 110 and a TD. He is now at 6 catches per game... 36 in 6.
Prediction --- The Jacks will intercept two passes. (They have 15 on the season and 6 in their 5 conference games.) (ISU quarterback Mike Perish has 10 INT in 7 games.)
Result --- They got one. Jimmie Forsythe snagged one in the 4th quarter. The Jacks did block a FG and a punt... but yes, I was wrong.
Prediction --- R.C. Kilgore will have at least 10 tackles. (He's done it 6 times already this season.)
Result --- He had 6. Noboby had more than 9. Indiana State only ran 60 plays. Jacks held them to 25% on 3rd down (4 of 16).
Prediction --- The Jacks will have a season-high 5 sacks. (Indiana State has allowed 24 in 5 games.)
Result --- 3 (Peugh, Peete and Tory Dibb) Come on, Chase Douglas!
Prediction --- The Jacks will score their second-highest point total of the season. Somewhere between the 55 in the opener against Butler and the 38 at Western Illinois. (The average score in the 5 previous meetings is SDSU 34.4 ISU 19.6)
Result --- They should have! The Jacks were in the red zone 5 times and scored 1 TD, kicked 3 FG and went backwards on one drive. Shoulda/coulda/woulda had 37 points and I still would have been wrong, but still.....
Up next... SDSU at USD.