I am assuming that the coaching staff will point out that Sparty held UM's offense to 230 total yards of O, on a day devoid of any inclement weather. Connor Cook torched their vaunted secondaryfor 328 yards, but they just couldn't get it done in the RZ (1-TD pass).
We played bad last Saturday, and Sparty definitely dropped a defensive gem on us, and I'm not going to make excuses when they deserve credit. However, when you cannot pass the ball at all, and the weather is a complete disaster, it's going to be real hard to run on that defense when they're expecting it. I'll completely neglect the play-calling aspect since it has been bludgeoned beyond recognition, and I am optimistic that will not happen this week. UM has a good defense, but they're front seven are not as good as Spartys'. There is ABSOLUTLEY no reason that we can't move the ball on UM's defense when teams like IU & Minnesota have done so with ease. And neither of those teams have a defense like ours.
I expect Urban to make this one personal, and throw the kitchen sink at their defense. If we can muster up an early scoring drive, then the whole team can build upon that confidence.
Santa comes early....Go Bucks!