I actually thought Tate would come into the game for a few downs after Denard's 2nd red zone pick. I really did. State had effectively boxed up the run game and it was time to start throwing mid-range passes -- Tate's forté.
I think it may have settled Denard a bit and may have made a difference had he come back in later.
I also caught myself thinking that we would have been up by 7 or 14 at half had Tate thrown those passes.
Oh well. What the hell do I know.