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Comment 05 Oct 2015

At one point during the first half I think OSU had about 220 yards on 32 plays.  But 162 of those yards came on 6 of them (all passes).

The offense is moving in spurts, not marching down the field.  The latter isn't happening and it is really showing when they need to just get first downs and burn clock.

They would definitely look better without the miscues but I still don't think they would be described as fluid.

Comment 03 Oct 2015

This offense is boom or bust.  If they don't score on a big play then they struggle to sustain a drive, which is bad news when all they need to do is burn clock, as well as malfunctioning in the red zone.  Once again they get handed the ball inside it and get only a FG out of it.  Every week there is at least one of each of a turnover, bad and/or mishandled snap or untimely penalty.  It seems at times that at least one of those is guaranteed to happen in any drive that goes over 6 plays or so.

Teams are scheming to take away the outside, often bringing pressure to do so.  Apparently the response is to keep calling for east-west runs.  It's particularly head-scratching when after they have success inside, they go back to a stretch play and when that doesn't work simply run it again to the opposite side.

I don't know what the Bucks will look like at the end of the year.   But the one taking the field right now (players and coaches)  will not win the B1G East Division

Comment 22 Sep 2015

Calling those defenses "junk" is like calling Oregon's offense or up-tempo "gimmicky."  As if the set of defenses and offenses that are "acceptable" to use has been defined.

I cringed when I read Ash's quote.  I doubt he meant it to come off as harsh as it does but it is not a good look.

Comment 20 Sep 2015

The top of the MAC is certainly not cupcake material and NIU played well.  But UNLV put up 34 points and almost 500 yards on their defense.  Murray State had 370+ yards and scored 26 points while throwing 3 interceptions on the road.

False starts, bad / mishandled snaps, fumbling, staring down receivers are issues that are independent of how well NIU's defense played.

Comment 13 Sep 2015

Another LOL result from the game was how the "SEC teams beat each other up and that is why they lost the bowl game," argument was exposed as the lame excuse it is, as if injuries cannot happen when playing "weak" opponents.

There was a period during that game where it seemed that an Arkansas player was injured every other play.   The SEC is rugged but it is nothing compared to the way they beat each other up in the MAC.

Comment 12 Sep 2015

PSU 1st and 10 on the Buffalo 13 after what looked like an attempted middle screen was batted into the air and intercepted.

Their high-powered attack shoved Buffalo's D around for 8 yards before kicking a field goal.  10-0 Nits.

Comment 12 Sep 2015

PSU with a big punt return.  On the second offensive play following that a player obviously false starts.  It's not called and PSU scores on a reverse on the play.  There's those refs ...

Comment 06 Sep 2015

And of course, being BSD, the officiating got mentioned.  There doesn't seem to be a PSU game, win or (especially) lose, where the (non-)calls were in favor of the other team.

Comment 29 Aug 2015

"I'm not prophesying a Grizzly victory..."

"North Dakota traveled a long way for an ass-kicking. "

But might still win?

Just funnin' wit ya. DJ.