LARAMIE — Brett Smith's New Mexico Bowl experience wasn't what he was hoping for nearly eight months ago.
It could have been a lot better ... but it certainly could have been much worse.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The coaches warned Tauren Poole not to pitch the ball on a flea-flicker play. When Poole's chance came to run the play, he saw a defender out of the corner of his eye and pitched the ball anyway so he could block for Tyler Bray, who he hoped would be able to freestyle the rest.
It could have been better ... but it could have been worse. In the end, the Griz came away with a few moral victories in their 42-16 loss to SEC foe Tennessee Saturday night.