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This game was on the defense

Discussion in 'Football' started by WIHUSKER, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. WIHUSKER

    WIHUSKER Red Shirt 15 Year Member

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    The offense could have done better the second half but our defense just got their tails whipped. It wasn't because they were tired either, the whipping started when they kicked off for the second half.
     
  2. FrostytheHeadCoachMan

    FrostytheHeadCoachMan Recruit

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    Ten offensive points wasn't going to get us the W either.
     
  3. WIHUSKER

    WIHUSKER Red Shirt 15 Year Member

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    You're right, but you can't score on offense without the ball.
     
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  4. ColoREDo

    ColoREDo REDo posts matter!!! 10 Year Member

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    Defense got punished. The offense did them no favors in the second half. 3-5 plays and a punt kills your own defense.
     
  5. huskrthill

    huskrthill Crap 5 Year Member

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    Yep, total team loss.
     
  6. MyBraska

    MyBraska Varsity 5 Year Member

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    The game reminded me of the 2001 CU game in Boulder when they kept running the same trap up the middle and we were helpless to stop the bleeding. To Wisconsin's credit, this is at least the 3rd UW back to gash us good - Ball and Gordon did it first.
     
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  7. Lavaman

    Lavaman Rebel Scum 5 Year Member

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    Dont forget White.
     
  8. Red October

    Red October Junior Varsity 5 Year Member

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    15 yd penalty,,the offense did nothing.
     
  9. Fromunda Cheese

    Fromunda Cheese Scout Team 5 Year Member

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  10. jackmh8srichg

    jackmh8srichg Recruit 2 Year Member

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    Well when you insist on throwing deep on first down you are already behind the chains if unsuccessful which leads to a punt which leads to your defense on the field the whole second half
     
  11. Beareye

    Beareye Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    There's enough blame to go around. Neither the offense or defense did enough to win.

    The offense scored a net of 3 points (10 for us, 7 against us).

    The defense failed to capitalize on momentum after Morgan's long TD play and after Williams' INT return. Getting a stop on the subsequent series in either case would have made a big difference. Instead, we give up an 80-yard TD run and a 90-yard TD drive.
     
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  12. Greatest Fan of All

    Greatest Fan of All The Legend 10 Year Member

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    The same applies to all those 0, 1 and 2 yard runs on first down. If not for some accurate passing, we are never even in the game. With a little better receiving (catching the darned ball), we might have made a game of it.
     
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  13. Goal-line

    Goal-line Junior Varsity 2 Year Member

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    All running backs look good when the offensive line creates the holes. Bottom line is that there o-line dominated our defense with talent and size.
     
  14. Suhperman

    Suhperman Resident Genius 2 Year Member

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    This is a poor tackling team. It's kind of hard to be good at something you rarely practice, though.
     
  15. CrabHusker

    CrabHusker Varsity 5 Year Member

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    Nebraska has four second half drives of 4, 9, 2 and 4 plays, zero points. Yep. It's all on the defense.
     

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