Some major questions were addressed on Saturday: How will the offense fare under Dakota Prukop’s leadership; what will the revised defense reveal; and which players would distinguish themselves on this opening day game.
The numbers don’t lie, indicating a strong start for Prukop, who completed 21-of-30 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns, while running for 36 yards on 11 tries.
True freshman Troy Dye played a game-and-a-half, posting 11 tackles, 4.5 TFL including a sack and a blocked field goal.
Henry Mondeaux led the defensive unit, setting the tone on the Aggies’ first possession with a whopping sack of UC Davis quarterback Ben Scott on the first play of the game.
Fumbles, penalties, missed tackles, and holes on the offensive line caused problems at times; next Saturday’s game with Virginia will reveal how much the Ducks have improved -- or not.