The rest of the season
Left on the schedule:
Rice (2-2, lost to Texas and Baylor)
Marshall (3-1, lost to Miami OH)
UTEP (2-2, lost to Arkansas and Texas Tech)
FIU (2-2, lost to Indiana and La Tech)
WKU (3-1, lost to Indiana)
MTSU (2-2, lost to Alabama and Illinois)
Old Dominion (2-2, losses to NC State and Appalachian State)
one way to look at it is that we could get to 6 wins by beating all the 2-2 teams on our schedule, which includes MTSU. To get the magical 7 we'd need to also take down Marshall or WKU.
Still, that seems insanely optimistic right now considering how the team is playing.
There doesn't seem to be any consistency from game to game except for turn overs.
One thing that did change was penalties. I believe there were fewer this game.
Maybe 1 or 2 more wins at the most but I will gladly accept being proved wrong.
Unless Quez got ankle hurt on TD run, why so few designed runs (0) (read option).
Why so many DIFFICULT THROWS AND CATCHES (read deep outs) IN THE RAIN? Why so few short slants and TE throws no delay crosses by RB's and SCREENS when they were blindly coming after QB? And whwn you find you CAN run to the left - KEEP DOING SO until they stop you.
They were commiting 8 to the box with only 1 safety, run 2 receivers down the middle and hit the open one, sfety CAN'T cover both!!
To be honest, we looked like a BAD HS team on O - a BAD ONE!
And please, NOBODY- COACHES ESPECIALLY - blame the difficulties on O on the rain, it was steady but light. Our DB's had NO PROBLEM catching the ball, a least twice on SPECTACULAR PLAYS!
I feel we are being OVERCOCHED STILL and NOT LETTING OUT ATHLETES PLAY. I absolutely hate it when we run a great play or two, line up quickly with MO on our side, and then STOP FOR GUIDANCE FROM the SIDELINE! It is breaking our rythme we have established AND letting the other teams D REST! And this happens ALL THE TIME - we ALL have seen it! And then how many times does this IMPORTANT EDGE TAKEN AWAY by running up the middle where we have been getting stuffed all game! Wow, great call!
STOP trying to show we are brilliant coaches by overcoaching a game and let them play with good plays. PLEASE watch good spread O teams and run their plays - THEY WORK! USE OUR SPEED!!!!!!!
And lets not even start on game and clock management. hose two fctors basiv=cally don't exist - se throwng on 1st doewn INSIDE YOUR OWN 20 in the 4th with only a 10 point lead, resulting in the pick 6 or turnover, or stopping the clock with an incompletion. EXACTLY what the other team wants!
All this said, very proud to be there and see the Owls D dominate and hold on.