I know it's a big stretch to compare Delaware State to Purdue as far as defense goes, but I think we should try and go with the gameplan we were using late in the first half in the DSU game against Purdue. If we bring Koger in as H-back and just pound the ball with Denard/Minor/Brown/Shaw that should limit the time we need our defense on the field. Tate should definitely play but it seems like it might work out better with a Tate - Denard role reversal.
Both bring in turnover possibilities but when you're running, rarely does a fumble turn into a direct touchdown unlike an interception that can be returned much easier for 6. This strategy would be implemented more to protect our lack of coverage on defense and lack of pass protection by our O-line more so than the latest shortcomings that have fallen upon Tate. RR should realize our weaknesses and use what strengths we have to overcome them. What our your thoughts?