The straight scoop
from Colonel Mustard
Nov. 14, 2006
That game had a tremendous number of twists and turns. A dominant first half followed by a lousy second half and culminating in a great finish. I don't know if this is a signature victory for Bill, but it certainly is for Zac. That was a drive we will be talking about for years. Particularly because we had been inept for the rest of the second half.
The defense was gouged for big plays as opposed to being systematically beaten at Oklahoma State. The entire secondary are poor tacklers, but Grixby has done a much better job in coverage. Our safeties' play as been very poor versus the run and pass. This could easily be a situation like O-tackle last year in that it is time to play the young guys. Overall we were plagued by dreadful tackling and questionable schemes.
On offense I thought that it was strange that we passed on a downwind 45-yd FG in the second quarter. The fourth-down sack of Zac was a momentum changer. The lack of FG range is an issue that needs to be addressed in the off-season. It was great to see Peterson have a good game, although all of our receivers need to do a better job of holding on to the ball. The lack of production in the third quarter reminds me of Frank, and that is a disturbing trend. The running-back mix is functioning very well, which seldom happens with this many runners involved.
The bottom line is that Bill won the North as was his stated goal. McCoy's injury if it is serious could really put us in a great position. We may have caught lightning in a bottle here.
Keep the faith. GBR.