How? How does our defense almost dominate in the first quarter, shut them out, force three and outs on the first two drives, and then just lay a complete egg in the second quarter, and allow 24 points in the second quarter?
How does our offense drive inside the OSU 30 on the first two drives, inside the ten on the second, and not have any points to show for it? How does this dominant offense have 7 points at halftime while out gaining OSU with 260 yards?
I'd honestly rather we were playing poorly than showing so much promise and just absolutely blowing it. I don't know what to say. I would think conditioning for the defense, because they are strong in the first and weak in the second, strongish in the 3rd and weak in the 4th. But Barwis is awesome, so it makes no sense.
I don't even know what to think about our offense. It's not that we can't move the ball, because jesus we moved the ball better than Ohio State did in the first half, but somehow we get in the red zone and turn into an inept, turnover prone shell of an offense. I don't get it.
I'm not ripping on any individual player, not any individual coach, I just want your opinion on why this happens. Every single game it's the same tired re-run of a game, where it looks promising after the first quarter if our offense gets going, then our offense doesn't get going and the defense falls flat and it's out of reach by the time the offense starts scoring.
Why does this happen?
EDIT: And now our offense, the only good part of our team, is looking like it'll finish the day with seven points. Sheer torture. I'm on the fence, leaning towards one more year for RichRod, but when the only above-average facet of this abysmal team lays an egg and scores seven points in 60 minutes.. This is the first time I've considered the fact that he might actually get fired. I don't want it to happen, but this one's tough to ignore.