I don't recall either playing much at all on defense versus Western.
Which leads me to at least consider that both were held out of the Western Michigan game to catch ND unprepared. (More so Big Will.)
Am I wearing a tin foil hat or does the board think that " Big WIll's not happening" was a clever feint?
It seems odd to me that all of a sudden they practiced well enough to warrant the sudden PT they got in the ND game. And for those that will join me wearing the tin foil hat, do you think the ambush was worth the loss of experience that either would have gained from more PT in the Western game?