Maybe, just maybe the team on the other side of the ball had something to do with the "lack of execution". Or maybe everyone that plays alabama (IM NOT COMPARING ISU TO ALABAMA) just failed to execute their offense and it wouldnt have mattered who they were playing.
LOL...FSU (even with playing Clemson) has a worse strength of schedule than Tech does...according to Sagarin rankings. So does Duke. So does Indiana.
And, don't think ISU has played some tough schedule. ISU is ranked at 95th. Wow...really tough there, and your marquee game was Iowa. A team that lost to C. Mich, barely beat N. Ill, and N. Iowa.
So, when you get TO's, it's because your defense is awesome, and when ISU has a TO, it's because you gave it away? Got it.
Also, blackmon still had 10 for 99 yards. I wouldn't call that being blanketed. Tech will have more WR's than just the one trick pony OSU was last year.
Ripping the ball out of running back's hands (like ISU did last year) vs. fumbling in the open field (like ISU did last year)
Making a great play on the ball to intercept it (like ISU did many times last year, especially versus OSU) vs. Hitting a linebacker in the chest (Like ISU did last year)
See a difference?
Our fumbling issues happened mainly with our QBs and they would drop the ball in the open field with minimal contact (or the snap over Steele's head). And if you look at the INTs Weeden threw: 1. Threw under pressure from a blitz and Washington cut under the route 2.Tipped at the line and LJ cutting under the route to pick it off and 3. Jake Knott making an athletic play tipping the ball in the middle of the field (much like this years pick vs. Iowa).
Got any more brain busters or are you done trolling?
How did this turn into a discussion about OSU from last year?
BTW Blackmon>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Any TTU WR
I find it commical raiderbacker that you call OSU a "one trick pony" when they were cleary the best team in the BXII and arguably still should have gone to the NC game. You are going waaaaaaaaay out on a limb here.
I can't wait to beat Tech's *** again. GO CYCLONES!
Never said any of Tech's WR's were better than Blackmon. Never said Doege was better than Weeden. As a group this season, Tech's WR's are better than anyone else in the conference. You shut down our guys, and you can shut down anyone else.
Also, when one guy has 121 catches, and the next guy has 71...that's a one trick pony. Tech will probably have 4 guys with 60-70 catches, at least.
Gotta a love hearing that a team that was totally embarrassed on their home field last year is going to come to Ames and turn things completely around and kick the Clones. Not saying it can't happen, but so far, ISU has looked pretty darn solid.
You call it a "one trick pony", I'll call it having the most dominant WR in the country and fully utilizing that weapon.
Blackmon had 30% of their receiving yards, and 28% of the total receptions. He was obviously the biggest weapon but not the only one on the roster by far.
If you look strictly at the numbers alone one could say that J Randal was their biggest weapon, more touches, total yds and TD's.
How does a team improve it's play from one week to the next if it is not challenged? The Cyclones have had two decent opponents that show areas for them to improve on. tt has played good high school teams, how can they even know there own weakness or what to improve?