I do not want to come off as a debbie downer amist this glorious win. I am enjoying it thoroughly. However I've begun my analysis of the game and I have a question about our RBs.
Here are the rushing stats per the official site:
Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg -------------------------------------------- Robinson, D. 28 258 0 258 2 87 9.2 Smith, Vincent 7 17 0 17 0 6 2.4 Shaw, Michael 5 12 0 12 0 5 2.4 Hopkins, S. 1 1 0 1 1 1 1.0 Totals... 41 288 0 288 3 87 7.0 I would have thought that last week put a target on Denard's back and ND would try to stop him, giving more room for Shaw and Smith to work on the option...but that didn't seem to be the case. These guys pretty much got stuffed. Now I know that Denard is 100% Dilithium awesomeness, but it's the same Oline blocknig for the back and Denard, so why can he make so much out of nothing? Is it purely that Denard is that awesome? Are our RBs not as good as we hoped? Is Denard handing off when he should be keeping, thus putting the RBs in a bad situation? Are the RBs not hitting the right holes or dancing too much? Just wondering what your thoughts are. I thought maybe UConn just didn't game plan for Denard so RRod milked it. But after today, I felt like Denard was our only option running the ball and I was frustrated any time someone else got stuffed. I'd be curious to see peoples opinions on why this is happening until the UFR drops. I seriously expected Grand Canyon-esque holes for the RBs to run through today hoping everyone keyed on Denard.