I'm relieved we won but this game just angered the hell out of me. Bitching about the OC is so cliche, but these seem so obvious. Can anyone disagree with the following?
1. 2 years ago Roundtree made a living off a play born off the sheer terror of our qb's legs. MSU had all 11 guys in the screen on several occasions. Why can't we try a play that had guys open for 15 yards? One time just try it please. I. Lewis was begging to get burned today. They were swarming Denard. I didn't see any reverses, or counter action to take advantage of that fact.
2. We have a throwback screen that works like a charm. We ran it today for an easy 20 yards. Are we saying they never gave us a similar defensive look that we couldn't try it again? When a play is that open you have to try it again or put a wrinkle or variation and burn their adjustment, to never come back to it when we are struggling is mind boggling. Same for the screen play that the MSU guy made a great play on. We had 3 blockers and a ton of space run it again.
3. Get Funchess involved. WTF? We have a weapon and we just let him waste away on the sidelines. He's a match up problem. Get him involved.
4. Maybe this is on Denard but we have to get a quick screen audible installed asap. Did you see that play at midfiled when they blitzed 2 db's off the edge and we just ran right into it? Just toss it to the edge. Indiana made MSU pay with bubble screens all half before they adjusted. We couldn't explore that at all as they A gapped blitzed all game?
This gameplan was very infuriating.
Denard/Borges Cuisine was like a rice cake with no water today. Pretty bland and hard to swallow.