- Oct 19, 2003
- Reaction score
Good first half, I was really pleased with the pass rush as well, about 4 sacks, and held OSU to zero yards rushing 1st half.
Solid performance by D though I think Ro can play alot better, too many penalties.
But the field position battle killed us and made things too hard on the D having to defend a short field. That caught up to us big time in the second half. I love KDs bravado in saying we are going to automatically go for it in those situations. But you can't run the same plays Gundy already adjusted for at halftime.
And this didn't help either. We may survive next week but need answers after that. Maybe we'll see a moving pocket with Pyne by then, who knows.
Explanation for the crappy play by play calls during the game:
The announcers were not in the stadium calling the game, they were remotely calling in presumably in LA
Dillingham indicates that is going to be standard procedure there. But I agree with you. At least mix up the play callsI understand the OL being decimated, I understand a freshman QB , I don’t understand continuing to go on fourth down with both of those things being as they are.
The injuries to the offensive line explains a lot.
There was not a lot of pass protection for Rashada. It also had to impact the run game as well and vanilla play calling.
However, going for it on a couple of fourth downs play calls without good field position was perplexing and gave Oklahoma State life.
When the ball hits the ground before being controlled, it's an incomplete pass. It was ruled a completion for the Cowboys. I thought that was a pivotal call by the referees.
I also think the dropped ball by Guillory in open field was huge. That would have been six. Very uncharacteristic, he catches the hard ones. He's the guy that caught so many from the ball machine his hands were bleeding.
I don't know. Rashada had plenty of time on a lot of plays and either he wasn't finding them or they weren't getting open. Hard to tell on TV
In the 2nd half Gundy dropped everyone 8-10 yards off in the secondary. They were keeping everything in front of them. The run game was actually okay considering how banged up the O-line was.It's hard to believe that receiving core couldn't get open. This is part of the growing pains going with a freshman quarterback.
I do think coach Dillingham tried to protect Rashada with all the injuries to the offensive line.
Baldwin could be trying to simplify the offense and reads for Rashada. Now the natural inclination would be to say “well if they have to dumb it down then Bourguet should be playing”. Generically I would agree with that stance but the coaches believe Rashada gives the team the best chance to win this season…as of this moment.The OL is certainly a problem (it was not expected to be a strength even before the injuries). And so far I'm unimpressed with Beau Baldwin.