Marshall @ FAU Game Thread - October 18, 2019
But we need to take things with a grain of salt. At the end of the day, it's just a game. I feel so lucky to share gamedays with you all, especially on this special Homecoming week.
Some very interesting quotes from some players are coming.
#FAU QB Chris Robison: I have to be a situational master. But at points tonight, I tried to do too much with my feet... I put a lot of what happened tonight on me, for not playing smart.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) October 19, 2019
1.) Officiating is terrible throughout football. from the collegiate level all the way up to the professional level. Marshall was giving us the same coverage we were and no flags were throw, but we got the flagged for PI. Maybe its time for the NCAA to seriously consider getting rid of conference officials and go to NFL type system of assigning officiating crews.
2.) Execution on both sides of the ball was lacking. Replacing Tronti for Christopher on the fourth down was mind boggling. Then checking out from underneath center to going to the pistol on 4 and basically inches was literally the dumbest decision Robinson or the staff made tonight. Offensive line play was god awful the whole night.They didnt allow Robinson to make some necessary reads before he went running for his life. Robinson also needs to be smarter himself as well, like if he cant find anybody open pick up what he can or throw the ball away. Defense look like they decided to skip practice this week. Defense blew assignments and missed tackles completely. We need to tighten up on both sides of the ball before the next game.
3.) Finally the department changing thins up a little bit for the game was interesting. the requesting of songs for the DJ. Also WiFi was better in the seating bowl, but who ever can contact the department maybe let fans know before the game which network to try to connect too. Student turn out was great, but the little rain we did have and halftime we loss again half the student body before the fourth quarter. We need everyone single body to make it a loud and raucous environment moving forward. Crowd size was good for Friday night but still lower than it should be. But we were up against Friday Night Football in the tri-county region with district play and the fight for playoff and title contenders.
Dont fret everyone. We still have a shot at the East Division crown. Marshall plays WKU next week so we have to root for WKU and we have to win out to take the title. So like everyone who has served in uniform facing adversity on the battlefield it is time to shake it off, adapt, overcome and keep focused on the objective. OWLS Up.
We couldnít block. †We couldnít run. †We got out coached. †
Thatís why we lost to an inferior team in most measurables.
Going forward opposing teams will know that if they have a player over 215lbs we probably wonít be able to tackle him.†
And I donít want to be too disparaging, because I do see a lot of effort by the defense but these are juniors and seniors that we have seen have trouble tackling in the past. The front 7 is a little on the light side itís not the end of the world but it can lead to games like this.
Good news is 3 of out last 5 games are vs. teams with basically bad O's (ODU, WKU and UTSA) 3 of the worst O's in college football!, FIU and S. Miss don't look so good after games like tonight though. Ya score 31 AT HOME ya should win, get back to work D!