Buckeye Charting - Buffalo Defense

yrro's picture
September 8, 2013 at 9:11p
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Excellent Defensive performance all around. Shazier is a beast. Bennett played well, too. All of the starters with the exception of Reeves I would say had a good day. The biggest takeaway I had from this is how hard it was to bring down Oliver. We were giving him no room to run, but he still almost always buried his way for a short gain instead of a short loss.

Original Spreadsheet

Time Yard Line Down and Distance Play Type Yards
Offensive Personnel Offensive Formation Defensive Personnel Number of Rushers
Plus: Plus Minus: Minus
Notes
14:50 BUFF 25 1 and 10 PASS 10
11 Shotgun Right 4/2/2005 4
Plus: Minus:
Quick hitch to Neutz. Reeves pushes him out of bounds, but not before he makes ten yards.
  BUFF 35 1 and 10 PASS 7
11 Pistol 4/2/2005 4
Plus: Minus:
Quick out to Neutz. Steps out of bounds in front of Reeves
  BUFF 42 2 and 3 RUSH 2
11 Shotgun Left 4/2/2005 4
Plus:Washington, Bryant Minus: 
Reverse. Washington comes off a block well in the backfield to force it inside and make the tackle. Bryant comes in at the end to keep the ball carrier from falling forward for a first down.
  BUFF 44 3 and 1 RUSH 2
31 Wildcat 4/3/2004 6
Plus: Minus:
Direct snap to Oliver. Power left. We hit him high in the backfield, but he powers behind the double team for the first down.
  BUFF 46 1 and 10 PASS 8
20 Pistol 4/2/2005 4
Plus: Minus:
Quick out to Neutz. Steps out of bounds in front of Doran Grant
  OSU 46 2 and 2 RUSH 1
11 Shotgun Left 4/2/2005 5
Plus: Grant Minus: 
Inside zone to Oliver. Grant blitzes and gets his hands on him in the backfield. Hale and Washington hold up at the point of attack to stop the hole.
  OSU 45 3 and 1 RUSH -1
11 Pistol Right 4/2/2005  
Plus: Bennett, Spence Minus: 
Stretch right to Oliver. Bennett stuff the double team, Spence drives his man three yards into the backfield to close off the outside. Tackle for a loss of 1
  OSU 46 4 and 2 PENALTY -5
10 Pistol 4/3/2004  
Plus: Minus:
Delay of game. 5 yard penalty. Was not intentional - they were going to go for it.
  BUFF 49 4 and 7 PENALTY -5
       
Plus: Minus:
False start. 5 yard penalty
  BUFF 44 4 and 12 PUNT 19
       
Plus: Minus:
Short punt out of bounds
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Plus: Minus:
 
10:40 BUFF 18 1 and 10 PASS 0
11 Pistol Left 4/2/2005 4
Plus: Minus: Reeves
Out and go to the field side. Reeves is beat but Licata misses the receiver deep.
  BUFF 18 2 and 10 RUSH 10
11 Shotgun Left 4/2/2005 4
Plus: Minus: Hale, Bennett
Zone read. I can't tell if Bennett and Hale were supposed to be running a stunt or what, but they both end up stacked on top of the A gap and Oliver runs right around them.
  BUFF 28 1 and 10 RUSH 1
21 Pistol Right 4/2/2005 4
Plus: Shazier, Bennett Minus:
Zone Right. Bennett beats his man and closes the gap that Oliver was aiming for. Shazier fights off a block and stones Oliver at the line of scrimmage.
  BUFF 29 2 and 9 RUSH 1
    4/2/2005 4
Plus: C. Grant Minus: ESPN
Couldn't see the formation because ESPN decided to zoom in on Oliver's back. Grant meets Oliver right in the hole and takes him down immediately.
  BUFF 30 3 and 8 RUSH 0
20 Pistol Left 4/2/2005 4
Plus: Shazier Minus:
Draw play to Oliver. Shazier sniffs it out perfectly and stops Oliver for no gain.
  BUFF 30 4 and 8 PUNT 32
       
Plus: Brown Minus:
Brown catches it on the bounce and makes a few guys miss for a 7 yard return.
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Plus: Minus:
 
7:05 BUFF 15 1 and 10 PASS 0
11 Pistol Left 4/2/2005 4
Plus: D. Grant, Bosa Minus:
Attempt to throw the quick out, but Grant is playing bump coverage, so Licata feels the pressure from Bosa and throws it away.
  BUFF 15 2 and 10 RUSH -4
11 Shotgun 4/2/2005 5
Plus: Spence, Bennett Minus:
D-line blew this play up. I'm not sure if it was supposed to be a read or what, but Shazier's blitz threat threw off the protection in the middle, Bennett shoved his guy so far back that the pulling guard practically ran into the running back, then Spence charged untouched into the backfield so quickly Licata had no idea what to do. Spence takes out the RB and Licata falls down.
  BUFF 11 3 and 14 PASS 0
10 Shotgun 4/1/2006 3
Plus: Bennett Minus:
Deep pass on a go route down the left side. Bennett hits the QB as he releases. Reeves was with him step for step, and the pass was off.
  BUFF 11 4 and 14 PUNT 15
       
Plus: Minus: Spencer
Evan Spencer just misses the block then takes out the punter. 15-yard penalty.
  BUFF 26 1 and 10 PASS 12
11 Pistol Left 4/2/2005 4
Plus: Minus: Reeves
Quick hitch to Neutz. Reeves misses the tackle.
  BUFF 38 1 and 10 PASS 11
20 Pistol Left 4/2/2005 4
Plus: Minus: D. Grant
Horizontal Stretch pattern on the left side. D. Grant can be forgiven the coverage as the zone was flooded, but he also misses the tackle.
  BUFF 49 1 and 10 PASS 0
20 Pistol Right 4/2/2005 5
Plus: Hale Minus:
Corner blitz is well picked up, but Hale tips the pass over the middle.
  BUFF 49 2 and 10 RUSH -1
12 Ace Double Tight Right 4/2/2005 5
Plus: Shazier, Bennett Minus:
Inside run with a fake end around. Bennett Shoves his man into the middle of the play. Shazier comes down hard in run support and the two of them make the tackle. C. Grant was right there as well.
  BUFF 48 3 and 11 PASS 0
    4/2/2005 5
Plus: Shazier Minus:
Shazier comes on a delayed/read blitz and flushes Licata out of the pocket. Licata throws it away.
  BUFF 48 4 and 11 PUNT 36
    4/2/2005  
Plus: Minus: Brown
Brown bobbles the punt but falls on it.
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Plus: Minus:
 
0:38 BUFF 20 1 and 10 PASS 0
10 Pistol 4  
Plus: Shazier Minus:
Play action, pass to the slot receiver on a seam route. Shazier tips it away.
  BUFF 20 2 and 10 PASS 4
12 Pistol Double Tight Right 5  
Plus: Minus:
The line cuts everyone and Licata throws a quick slant in front of Shazier. Shazier and Grant make the tackle immediately.
14:50 BUFF 24 3 and 6 Run 5
11 Pistol 335 3
Plus: Tanner Minus:
Oliver carries middle for 5 yards. Tanner closes to make tackle
  BUFF 29 4 and 1 Punt 54 (No return)
       
Plus: Minus:
Brown fumbles kick out of bounds
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Plus: Minus:
 
11:24 OSU 48 1 and 10 Pass -15 Penalty (Personal Foul-Chop block)
11 Shotgun 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
 
11:07 BUFF 37 1 and 25 Pass 5
11 Shotgun 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
Licata pass complete to Schrenk
10:35 BUFF 42 2 and 20 Pass 0
11 Shotgun 4-2-5 6
Plus: Spence, Shazier, D. Grant Minus:
Shazier and Grant blitz middle. Licata pass incomplete deep right. Spence speed rush from RE. Shazier blitz up middle. Doran Grant deflects pass.
10:28 BUFF 42 3 and 20 Pass (INT) 0 (Return No gain)
11 Shotgun 4-2-5 4
Plus: Bosa, Tanner Minus:
Licata pass intended for Campell short middle intercepted by Tanner. Bosa collapses pocket rushing from LDT. Tanner intercepts deflected pass.
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Plus: Minus:
 
10:16 OSU 44 1 and 10 Pass 7
11 Shotgun 4-2-5 4
Plus: Reeves Minus:
Licata pass complete to Nuetz short left. Reeves forces fumble out of bounds
9:51 OSU 37 2 and 3 Pass 6 + 15 Penalty (Personal Foul)
11 Pistol 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus: Reeves
Reeves personal foul.
9:25 OSU 17 1 and 10 Pass 16
21 Pistol 4-3 5
Plus: Minus: Perry, C. Grant
Licata pass complete to Weiser short left. Touchdown. Perry vacates on ROLB blitz. Curtis Grant reacts slowly and allows Weiser to cross his face.
7:10 OSU 2 XP and 2 Pass 0
11 Shotgun 4-2-5 5
Plus: Bennett Minus: Bryant
Licata pass out of end zone incomplete. Bennett rushes Licata throw. Pass Interference on Bryant
7:10 OSU 1 XP and 1 Pass 0
11 Shotgun 4-2-5 6
Plus: Powell Minus:
Licata pass right batted down incomplete. Powell deflects Licata pass
6:45 BUFF 8 1 and 10 Run 0
21 Trips Wing Left 4-2-5 6
Plus: C. Grant Minus:
Oliver rush middle. No gain. Grant plugs middle. Forces RB to unblocked Perry.
6:15 BUFF 8 2 and 10 Run 3
21 Pistol 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
Oliver rush right. 3 yard gain
5:31 BUFF 11 3 and 7 Pass 6
11 Shotgun 4-2-5 4
Plus: Brown Minus:
Licata pass complete to Weiser middle for 6 yard gain. Brown open field tackle to deny 1st down
4:53 BUFF 17 4 and 1 Punt 39 (No return)
       
Plus: Minus:
Philly Brown fair catch at BUFF 41
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Plus: Minus:
 
3:03 BUFF 27 1 and 10 Run 6
10 Pistol 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
Oliver run right for 6 yards
2:21 BUFF 33 2 and 4 Pass 3
10 Shotgun 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
Licata pass short right complete to Schreck for 3 yards
1:51 BUFF 36 3 and 1 Run 5
11 Pistol 4-2-5 5
Plus: Minus: C. Grant
Oliver rush right for 5 yards. Grant overruns play and misses tackle for loss
1:28 BUFF 41 1 and 10 Pass 0
11 Shotgun 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus: Reeves
Licata pass deep left incomplete. Reeves beat deep. Pass underthrown.
1:21 BUFF 41 2 and 10 Pass 0
10 Shotgun 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
Licata pass short middle for Schreck incomplete
1:18 BUFF 41 3 and 10 Pass 0
10 Shotgun 4-2-5 5
Plus: Bosa Minus: Reeves
Licata pass deep left incomplete. Bosa rushes from LNT forcing errant throw. Reeves drops interception
  BUFF 41 4 and 10 Punt 48-18 Return. Net 30
       
Plus: Minus:
Brown 18 yard return
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Plus: Minus:
 
12:58 BUFF 38 1 and 10 RUN 3
11 Shotgun Left 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
Inside Zone right. Bennet does a good job controlling his man and moving down do the line to force the RB inside. Grant and Hale hold their ground, RB is gang tackled after a short gain.
12:32 BUFF 41 2 and 7 SCREEN 15
11 Shotgun Left 4-2-5  
Plus: Minus: Reeves
Quick outside WR screen to Neutz against soft coverage. Reeves whiffs on the tackle.
  OSU 44 1 and 10 PASS 23
12 Pistol Double Tight Right 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus: Reeves
Reeves is off the receiver, and then falls down. If Neutz had realized this, he could have walked into the end zone.
  OSU 21 1 and 10 RUN 4
12 Pistol Double Tight Right 4-2-5 5
Plus: Bennett Minus:
Outside zone right. Bennett pushes his man 3 yards into the backfield. Play is stretched out well, but Oliver lowers his head and shoves Grant back for a 4-yard gain.
11:17 OSU 17 2 and 6 RUN 8
21 Pistol Right 4-3 4
Plus: Minus:
Off tackle left. Bennett gets held horribly on this play, but no call. Grant hit stoned by the fullback, Powell gets lost in the wash, Perry gets caught up in beating the receiver blocking him and doesn't get off to make the play. Overall a much better blocked than defensed play.
10:55 OSU 9 1 and 9 RUN -1
21 Pistol Right 4-3  
Plus: Bennett, Hale Minus:
Inside zone right. Hale and bennet destroy this play, driving their men into the backfield for a loss.
10:26 OSU 10 2 and 10 PASS TD
21 Pistol Open Right 4-3 4
Plus: Minus:
Neutz posts up Reeves on a hitch. Reeves wasn't in terrible position, but was a step slow against the bigger receiver and couldn't knock the ball out. Pass rush was slow.
EXTRA POINT   and    
       
Plus: Minus:
 
KICKOFF   and    
       
Plus: Minus:
Solid kickoff coverage
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Plus: Minus:
 
3:16 BUFF 24 1 and 10   5
       
Plus: Minus: Bennett
PENALTY offsides. Bennett mistimed the snap.
2:52 BUFF 29 1 and 5 RUN 4
21 Pistol Right 4-2-5 4
Plus: Shazier Minus:
Power Right. Shazier does an excellent job fighting off the pulling guard. Oliver still lowers his head and burrows into him for 4 yards.
2:22 BUFF 33 2 and 1 RUN 4
21 Pistol Right 4-2-5 5
Plus: Hale Minus: Hale
Run Off Tackle Left. Hale fights his way through a double team to get to the RB four yards behind the line of scrimmage... and is then juked out of his shorts. No one else is nearby to make the play because Grant came on a run blitz that ended up away from the play, and Shazier was cut by the fullback.
2:02 BUFF 37 1 and 10 PASS 0
11 Pistol Left 4-2-5 6
Plus: D. Grant Minus:
Curtis Grant is untouched and causes a hurried throw. Doran Grant had good coverage.
1:24 BUFF 37 2 and 10 SCREEN 8
11 Pistol Open Right 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus: Reeves
WR screen right to Neutz. Powell reads the play well but takes a bad angle. He still makes the tackle 8 yards downfield as Reeves lets the blocking WR take him completely out of the play.
1:19 BUFF 45 3 and 2 RUN 1
21 Pistol Open Right 4-3 4
Plus: Hill, Bosa, Shazier Minus: ESPN, Hill, Bosa, Shazier
ESPN Misses the snap, but the whole d-line dominates. Hill comes across the formation in the backfield, Bosa throws the tackle completely out of the play, and Shazier beats the guard to the hole to drop Oliver for a 1-yard loss... except for somehow none of them actually tackle him and he squirts out for a 1-yard gain instead.
0:58 BUFF 46 4 and 1 RUN 7
31 Wildcat Diamond Left 4-3 5
Plus: Minus:
Power left. Two fullbacks run right over C. Grant, but no one else was in a position. to do anything, either. Pile gets shoved for 7 yards.
0:38 OSU 47 1 and 10 PASS 15
11 Pistol Left 4-2-5 6
Plus: Spence Minus:
Spence gets a sack wiped out by a stupid "continuing to play without a helmet" penalty. I can't bring myself to give Grant a minus for it, though. Played to the whistle. Spence beat his man. Grant ran over the running back on the blitz but lost his helmet.
0:18 OSU 41 1 and 10 SCREEN 8
11 Pistol Open Right 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
Bubble screen right. D grant makes the tackle, but is playing soft enough that it is a still an 8 yard gain.
14:25 OSU 31 3 and 1 Run 2
2/1/2003 Pistol, fullback offset left, DAVE 5-2 5
Plus: Minus:
5 down linemen
13:58 OSU 29 1 and 10 Pass (wheel route) 26
1/2/2003 Ace two TE, roll right, wheel route RB 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus: Shazier
Wheel route, Shazier bites on underneath receiver
13:32 OSU3 1 and 3 Run L 1
21 Pistol, fullback offset left, pulling guard, DAVE 4-3 4
Plus: Minus:
D. Grant and Bryant with tackle. C. William slow, reactive
12:54 OSU 2 2 and 2 Pass R 0
12 Ace, two TE, 4-3 5
Plus: Minus:
Slot L motions to L of QB in shotgun
12:49 OSU 2 3 and 2 Run R 1
12 Shotgun L 4-3 5
Plus: Minus:
 
12:22   4 and 1 Run 0
10 Ace set 4-3 6
Plus: Minus:
QB fumbles snap
6:59 BUFF 15 1 and 10 Run M 6
11 Pistol R 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
QB now Zordich, Powell at Star
6:29 BUFF 21 2 and 4 QB Run (draw) 4
10 Shotgun 4-2-5 6
Plus: Minus: C. Grant
2 LB blitz, missed tackles and overpursuit. C. Grant (missed tackle)
6:05 BUFF 25 1 and 10 Run L 0
11 Shotgun R 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
Powell at Star
5:26 BUFF 25 2 and 10 Run R 4
11 Pistol R 4-2-5 6
Plus: Minus:
Blitz
4:58 BUFF 29 3 and 6 Run R 3
11 Pistol R 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
C. Grant showed blitz (but didn't), Spence unblocked
:52 BUFF 15 1 and 10 Run R? (fumble) -1
21 I-formation R 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
QB fumbles, recovers
:25 BUFF 14 2 and 11 Run L -1
21 Offset-I R 4-2-5 4
Plus: Minus:
End of the game.

 

Comments

RedStorm45's picture

I think the "minuses" in the first couple drives should really be "pluses" based on the description of the play.

yrro's picture

Good catch. I'll fix that when I get home tonight.

pjtobin's picture

Awesome break down. Thank you for doing this. Reading it I'm in disbelief on some of the plays. But Oliver was a dag gone bowling bowl. Small and tough. We hit him in the backfield and he still kept truckin. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad.