The bear 46 is also a blitzing defense. The middle of the field might have been open, but that doesn't help your QB if he's laying on his back. I wished the coaches hadn't tried to use that excuse; obviously the way to beat stacking the line is to throw over the top. My guess is UM3 didn't want to leave his freshman QB back there for target practice, so instead they kept trying to run into a wall. We looked bad, but VT has a good defense and might have feasted on JT. Instead, we lose one game and live to fight another day.
That VT game doesn't matter for the B1g title at all, which is clearly there for the taking. The B1g has been embarrassing so far (1-10!), so we lost a game but could still win a title.
I expect JT will have one more off game somewhere (away) and we'll lose, but if we beat MSU and win a title I'd still be pretty jazzed and I think that's still a very realistic goal. And we get another shot at VT, and barring other injuries, I think that game will look very different. ;)