More thoughts from yesterdays 722 yard dominance.
Here comes bullet... points!
- Well, last night Tulsa switched it up from their 3-3-5 and went with a lot of 4-man front,while stacking 3 LBs in the box... basically committing to containing the running game while leaving the outside WRs in man coverage. Tulsa did alternate between 3 and 4 man fronts, but no matter the number of down linemen, the key to their defensive scheme was committing 7 guys to stopping the run on most plays. Tulsa's LBs were playing close to the line, and would not back into coverage until they were sure it was a pass play. I think it is safe to say that we will never see this strategy attempted against the Cowboys again all season. 722 yards will see to that.
- And the thing is, they still couldn't stop the run. Kendall was still moving the ball and we could have kept feeding him and been successful, but when you see Blackmon, Moore, Cooper, and Anyiam in single coverage play after play, you have to take advantage.
Well that's all for now... I am running a little short on time this morning (aka hungover), but I will update this later or tomorrow with some thoughts on the 2nd team and more game insights. In the meantime, OSUAthletics put up some highlight vids to check out for those that couldn't make the journey to God's Country, or those that want to relive it.