The last couple of games have reminded me of a past situation, Big Ben with the Steelers his rookie year. The book on beating a rookie QB in the NFL is to put pressure on him, because they aren't prepared to handle it. But it turned out, Big Ben loved all the pressure, he wasn't scared of it, and all it did was leave less people in coverage. His numbers went down towards the end of the year and the playoffs when teams started figuring out that it was harder for him, as a rookie, to read all those men in coverage and make the right play.
My point is this, the last two games the opposing defenses have seemed to make a similar adjustment. Tate appears to be at his most dangerous when the play breaks down. When he scrambles around, finds an open man on a broken route, and hits him for a big pass (or run). EMU and IU seemed to be less aggressive in the way they came after Tate, and instead waited for him to break the pocket at which point they came after him and forced him into some poor decisions.
For the record, I love Tate. I think it is amazing what he has done and can't wait to see how he progresses during his career. The sky is the limit. But at the end of the day, he is still a freshman, an advanced one yes, but a freshman. That being said, he will struggle at times with reading coverages and making the right throws in more traditional passing situations. I just hope that the coaching staff sees the adjustments, realizes that Tate is great in the face of pressure, but really coach him up on what to do with the ball in those other situations, as IMO, that is his biggest weakness right now.