Watching this game of body blows, I can't help wondering why we defer when we're clearly so much more dominant on offense than on defense? I'm not a mathematician, but seems to me it's possible to have more possesions in a game only if you receive the ball to start, or recover an onsides kick. We're basicaly assuring our offense will receieve the same number of possesions, or one fewer for the game, by kicking off to start the 1st half. Not a big deal, but in a game like this that one extra posession could mean OT or a loss. Nice to get the ball to start the 2nd half, but in the grand scheme it doesn't make sense.
I just keep thinking about how IU had one more posession than we had during the first half, no guarantee that'll even out in the 2nd half. Thoughts?