Rutgers Snowflakes: The Defense

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on October 28th, 2017 at 3:02 PM

This will be the repository for your thoughts and hot takes on the defensive performance in our game against Rutgers.


SD Larry

October 28th, 2017 at 3:11 PM ^

Rutgers has some excellent skill players and they made some plays.  Can now understand how they managed to beat Purdue.  Great to see Aubrey Solomon play a lot.


October 28th, 2017 at 4:57 PM ^

if hurst wants to penetrate, its tough to stop that dude from getting upfield.  he developed into a complete player last year and has been disciplined yet still dominant most of this year.  heck of a player.  and a lot of fun to watch - when he decides he wants to go from point a to b, that boy tees off and gets there in a hurry


October 28th, 2017 at 3:15 PM ^

Giving up 14 to Rutgers is disappointing and the safeties need to clean up their act, but relatively solid.

Great to see Solomon get lots of snaps and then Dwumfour and Paye get late action.


October 28th, 2017 at 5:30 PM ^

While Kinnel continues to be a bit of a disappointment in man coverage, he did show some improvement today at least partially getting his head turned around towards the quarterback, even if it was a bit late. Still a work in progress.


October 28th, 2017 at 3:19 PM ^

I know people are going to complain, but Rutgers had 195 total yards.

Of the 101 passing yards,

- 21 came on a crazy one-handed grab

- 28 came on a perfect throw and grab against Furbush in coverage

That's basically half right there.

Of the 116 rushing yards (sacks and a kneel down taken out)

- 65 came on Grant's run

The other 19 carries gained 51 yards.

So, yeah, dominant effort outside of the one TD drive with two perfect throws and the Grant TD run.


October 28th, 2017 at 3:22 PM ^

Keeps them motivated, and gives them things to workout.  Was really surpised to see the wildcat still stump them.  I think Don Brown will have that fixed by OSU.


October 28th, 2017 at 3:30 PM ^

think we are going to keep seeing those high drop in fade throws until our coverage guys actually start making plays on the ball instead of just running with the receiver and ignoring the ball

Lil boy blue

October 28th, 2017 at 3:40 PM ^

Young players will make young mistakes. Secondary has a lot to button up but sky isn't falling. Look forward to continuing to get more Frosh and other young talent for garbage time reps next week. Want to see Ambry, Kwity, Solomon and Devin Gil specifically.