low possession game. Absolute must. They're way better and we need to up the variance to get this one. Actually I pretty much agree all the way around. They're pretty good at a lot of stuff, but they're worst when Pryor is throwing against non-vanilla C3 stuff. I think their tackles are somewhat vulnerable and Pryor comes off his reads quickly to his check downs. It's not that he can't make those throws, but often enough his mechanics will falter or he won't trust the read. Iowa was able to put them in exactly that position because they can play a man down in the box with their killer DL. When we're not blitzing, I'd try the same. I also like blitzing because bringing down Pryor with one guy is tough. We need to fill rush lanes and then some. I know Gerg loves his zone blitzes, but we're going to need to bring 6 more than we bring 5.
I'm guessing they'll go with the UMass/Wisconsin approach for the most part though, which will make it tough to get Pryor dropping back. Or to play a man down in the box, for that matter. We'll need 8 for a proper run fit. It'll be power plays and zone isos plus roll outs down the field unless Martin goes nuts and we get some unexpected tackles in space. So let's be sure to onside at least once unless OSU looks like its sleepwalking.
And for fuck's sake, let's not play any stack.