Does the football team lack the killer instinct to put games away? Or at least stomp on the throat of the opponent when you have them down? Specifically to go up by 2 scores.
- Fumble on the 1 yard line against Indiana to go up by 2 TDs
- Missed FG against Ill on 4 and short
- Interception by Denard in the Red Zone against Purdue
I am going to chalk this up to a young offense, with nearly everyone returning next year. We did well against some of the non-conference schools, but in the B10 teams are much tougher, and no one rolls over (save Indiana against Wisconsin).
I was glad to see the Hopkins TD put away Purdue, And I would qualify that as improvement, not only for the game, but for the season as a whole. I certainly hope we get a couple of opportunities in the next 2 weeks to put a game away and the offense jumps all over it.
Tin foil hat alert : The possibility does exist that Rich Rod and Dave Brandon have teamed with the BTN, ESPN, and Rotel/Velveeta to keep games close and sell more ads.