Clearing Knownothing literally knows nothing. Our defense has played pretty well this year all things considered. Consistently holding teams under their scoring averages, and doing it with some key injuries late in the season. It's the Big 12, in case you haven't noticed most of the offenses are pretty good. It's not a league where defenses are going to hold teams under 10 points consistently. If you want that then go to the Little 10.
It was a horrible play that lost the game, games are won and lost on certain plays if we scored a TD and Arceo missed the XP he'd have to take the blame wouldn't he?
Isnt there 4 starters injured on D?
Before the injuries we may have been a great defense. Now we are not. Talk about averages all you want, other teams did manage to shut WVU down. We did not.
Rhoads played the percentages & it just didn't work out this time with Woody.
As far as the OP goes.....how do you live with yourself after comments like these?
I guess I go on scoring defense, not yards. Our scoring defense has been pretty solid all year.
There have been some not so great games, but mostly the defense has been fine....especially considering the injuries we've had.
Team Pts Games Pts/Gm Kstate 186 8 23.25 OU 175 7 25.00 OSU 178 7 25.43 ISU 248 9 27.56 TCU 230 8 28.75 Texas 263 8 32.88 Texas Tech 300 8 37.50 KU 302 8 37.75 Baylor 290 7 41.43 WVU 380 8 47.50
But according to the OP, we're losing because of our defense.
Wally has done a very good job but he doesn't walk on water!
If I would rank our defensive units based on their season of work, I would give the following grades:
IMO McDonough wore done late in the year. We gave up too many rushing yards because of huge holes at the line of scrimmage. Our d-ends are not tough against the run and don't put enough pressure on the QB.
Linebacker = B
If Jake stays healthy, my grade would be higher. We could have been better in pass coverage but this group was the strength of the defense.
DB's = C++
I think this group played well and it s tough to be critical of their effort-I think being undersized hurt our CB's at times.
C (B earlier in the year)
B (A- with Jake)
B- (B+at full health). Height was not really an issue when the same plays are made even if they were 5-11.