It's a bye week, time for us to play future know-it-alls. What % of snaps will Tate see the rest of the year, assuming Denard is healthy? And why? I guess the more popular answer will be 0%. The most shared fact will be Tate's 2 INTs against Iowa, even though 1 of them was when the game was out of reach. However, I disagree with the 0% camp.
I'll predict he sees 30%, but it moves close to 50% for both Wisconsin and O-state. Tate put up 21 pts in less than 2 quarters, while Denard put up 24 pts. in his last 6 quarters. Also, forget the film/prep for Tate argument, we were clearly in a pass heavy situation the entire attempted comeback.
I'd love to see Denard return to September form. But I believe Iowa and State revealed a game plan that others will replicate. He still had good rushing stats against Iowa, but after Tate's bombs to Hemingway and his poise in the red zone, I think they have to platoon him at least a bit.