About the play calling...
Post Toledo...there has been a lot of criticism of the play calling in the game...the non-aggressive approach.
I'd like to point out...we started the game with 4 straight passing plays. Well...the 2nd play was a run by Meyer but only after he checked all receivers and not a one was open.
1st and 10 - quick out to Davis for 3 yards
2nd and 7 - Meyer rolls left...looks...tucks and runs for a couple
3rd and a long 4 - Meyer hits Blythe quick for a first down
1st and 10 - Meyer hits Barkema on the left for what appears to be the best play so far, then the fumble.
The Cyclone Recap Show will show ya this...
As I said in a few posts prior to the game...I felt the game plan would be to attack Toledo via the air early and often. That's exactly what we did...even on the 2nd drive when we scored. Yet I think the early fumble put some caution on the coaches - as it should. Anytime you turn the ball over you have to re-evaluate your approach...no matter how the turnover happened.
While I too would have liked to see us kill the game in the 3rd/4th quarter when we had our chances...I can also understand where the coaching staff was coming from.