State has probably the single worst defensive secondary we will play all year, and we wait until 7 minutes left in the game to get pass happy? This game probably should have been a 17 point victory if we'd started passing it sooner.
Despite the failure to throw sooner, we still would have woe the game if only the fake punt fiasco had not resulted in a field goal. It is amazing that you'd sent out a punter with an option to run the ball on 4th down from the 16 yard line. If you want to go for it, then go for it. If you want an option to go for it, put Forcier in the shotgun to see how they line up, and if State blows the lineup audible from the qb punt to a dive, etc.
So yeah, seems to may we were outcoached in the game plan and game calling department. Great effort by Tate and a nice comeback. Can't take away from his indivual effort, or the great pass blocking he had in the 4th quarter. All in all a good effort by most of the players, many of whom are young, in their first road game.
But I keep coming back to the playcalling . . .