KSU has a habit of starting games slow. It is critical that we score on our the first 2 or 3 times we have the ball to make them play from behind and play in a way they are not as comfortable. The secret to the OSU game last year we make the QB uncomfortable. Same holds true with KSU. Make them do something on offense they don't want to do. They are not designed to come from behind, so that is where we have to put them. Get that lead of 10-14 points before half time and make them change what they want to do. Our defense can then pick them apart.
I tend to agree, but Snyder will not panic and will continue to do what they do well -- run the ball. They can make big plays out of the running game just as much as passing so I would look for a steady diet of running it with Klein and their backs. They will try to spring some big ones on the ground and only go over the top when it is available. It will have to be very late and behind by more than a little bit before they go away from what they do. I hope the ISU D is well rested and ready because they will be tested in this game.
I agree with parts of multiple posters.
1. Offense needs to click (pass and run) and stay on the field to give the D plenty of rest.
2. Offense needs to play smart and eliminate turnovers.
3. Defense needs to contain a great QB and try to create turnovers. Maybe we load the box and force Klein to beat us with his arm.
4. Special teams. Kirby needs to be Kirby and force KSU to begin drives deep in their own territory.
Of course if these 4 would all happen at the same time ISU would win most of the time lol....
Bill Snyder is a schemer. But as we all found out last October, some men just want to watch the world burn. If we can just introduce a little anarchy, I think we can show KSU just how pathetic their attempts to control things really are.
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