I have always heard it as, "Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity." But that is pretty good too. Neat take.
Practice till you can't get it wrong.
I thought they were able a bit to put a fence around him. It wasn't just injury. Wiscy to some measure was able to close the escapes.
I wonder how much the first half caused Wiscy to sort of blow themselves out. They are a better team overall but didn't they to some degree do what we see from our lesser opponents all the time: Play outside of themselves. Instead of just a series or two Wiscy managed it for an entire half and managed a lead out of it.
It wasn't just the Buckeyes stepping up in the second half, Wiscy emptied the playbook and the tank in the first.
The standard is pretty high around here.
More with the TEs would have probably slowed down some of those LB blitzes they kept running.
I am going to go with both never quit and spite. "From Hell's heart I stab at thee. For hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee."
Throw some frustration and despair on top.
Focus. Not over till clock hits zero. Focus.
One more stop. Come on defense!
Huge. Come on defense.
Yep. Just get a stop. Just get a stop.
Wanted a TD but points is points. Come on defense! Get another stop,Buckeyes.
Huge stop. Put their gassed defense right back out there. Get more points Buckeyes. Take care of the ball and get more points.
Come on defense.
That is terrific. Did they just not bother with the flag because it was a score?
Get more points!!!!
Let us hope the defense has a bunch more stops in them. Come on defense!
Just get a stop defense.
Points is points. Come on defense.
I will take a stop.
Choke hold on the nose tackle.
So it isn't my stream. Kick is still a bit away?
Every time I say those sorts of things we end up in a nailbiter. I ran my mouth and keyboard like that before TTUN in 2013 having watched them a bunch and seeing they were awful.
I think about the constraint theory of offense. Constraint plays are what is used to keep a defense honest. Wiscy will have to succeed in flipping their constraints to being the offense. Thing is I am not sure we have to ever play them honest. We keep them from any sort of big plays off reverses or misdirection and play-action we should be fine. Stuff that looks like a reverse but is an inside run for Taylor and later a throw.
They might be able though to grind out enough to put pressure on our offense the way a service academy does by limiting possessions. The offense presses and stops themselves. Then Wiscy is still in it in the fourth.
I also like the Tressel sort of trick of putting the defense to sleep by running everything to one side and as soon as the contain man backside is cheating there goes Taylor.
Defense plays their assignments with discipline they should shut them down again.
I think various play-action and fakes off the looks they showed in October is most likely. We keep them from big gains and moving the chains on reverses and that sort of mis-direction we should be fine. I just worry about that stuff actually opening things up for Taylor. Defense will have to be disciplined.
I am not worried about the offense keeping pace scoring wise but I worry about Wiscy being able to grind the clock and stop our offense by keeping them off the field.