First half assessment of the Wazzou game


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        ProudUte
        Ute Fan
        @proudute

        The score is 14-7 for Houston

        Gordon is no Minchew. His line gives him all day, but Houston rarely rushed more than 3. 

        Houston is playing a smart game. They run the play clock down to under five seconds almost every play. This keeps the ball out of WSU’s hands. Houston has only had three possessions. They are controlling the line of scrimmage.  Their QB is an amazing athlete. 

        Utah can learn from this game.  You can run against the undersized WSU defense. Take time off the clock. This keeps WSU’s offense off the field. 

        Houston gives Gordon all day to pass with no pressure. But, they drop eight in coverage. This forces WSU to throw short passes. They have committed a lot of penalties that have prevented scores. Gordon threw a PI in the end zone late in the half on a throw into coverage.  

        The bad news is that the Pac-12 may lose another game to a G5 team,  The good news is that WSU is very beatable.  I suspect that WSU will still score a lot points in the second half. 

      • #104262

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        We’ll see what happens with 2nd half adjustments. Houston just royally f’d up fumbling on 4th down on their own 46.

         

        • #104263

          ProudUte
          Ute Fan
          @proudute

          Yep and WSU took it in for a score to make it 14-14. 

      • #104270
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        EagleMountainUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        Utah is a rushing control the clock team. Not sure why Utah has to take a lesson in its own strategy. Ludwig will establish the rush set up play action and then grind out games for a win.

        • #104272

          ProudUte
          Ute Fan
          @proudute

          What I think we can learn is to let the play clock run down each play. You want to keep the ball out of the hands of WSU’s offense. 

      • #104271

        Chidojuan
        Ute Fan
        @chidojuan

        Looks like a classic Leach halftime adjustment.

        • #104274

          ProudUte
          Ute Fan
          @proudute

          WSU now up 21-14.  The last TD pass from Gordon was pretty. He’s playing better this half.  

      • #104275
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        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        Basically Houston is a really dumb team. They’re really doing stupid stuff. They should be winning this game.

        • #104276

          EagleMountainUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

          Well hope Utah gets some of these obvious hold calls. I have seen some terrible choking on the flags with Anae.

        • #104278

          chinngiskhaan
          Ute Fan
          @chinngiskhaan

          Yeah, if we play disciplined football we will win. Their d-line is tiny. We sometimes have trouble blocking them, but if we can keep them out of the backfield we will win easily.

          • #104279

            EagleMountainUte
            Ute Fan
            @battlegroundute

            Borghi is pretty quick that pick had NOTHING to do with the play. Awful flag.

            • #104281

              Chidojuan
              Ute Fan
              @chidojuan

              I wish Rogers Redding would call out the Pac-12 more.  He’s pretty good about explaining calls, I don’t see why he doesn’t post reviews of controversial plays and why or why not the officials called it.

              • #104282

                EagleMountainUte
                Ute Fan
                @battlegroundute

                Good call on that dropped INT. Terrible pass by Gordon.

                • #104285

                  Chidojuan
                  Ute Fan
                  @chidojuan

                  Yup, trying to make up for the OPI call.

                  • #104289

                    EagleMountainUte
                    Ute Fan
                    @battlegroundute

                    The penalties just may kill one of these coaches.

            • #104290

              chinngiskhaan
              Ute Fan
              @chinngiskhaan

              It was a blatant offensive pass interference. As obvious a penalty as I have EVER seen. Right call for sure

      • #104286

        EagleMountainUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        I am looking forward to this game. Utah with its four down lineman and man press is going to be a good matchup I believe. Wazzu Oline are struggling with those little UH dlineman.

      • #104300

        ProudUte
        Ute Fan
        @proudute

        Credit to WSU for making necessary halftime adjustments. Also, Houston imploded with numerous mistakes.  I still think WSU is a winnable game in two weeks. We should be able to run and control time of possession IMO.  WSU will score, they have some very good players and innovative passing game. 

         

        • #104305
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          UM4G
          Ute Fan
          @um4g

          Agree, I think the key against WSU is limit the big plays. We played Cal several years ago when they had Goff and lost, I remember the commentators saying several times that home runs beat singles and it was true – we were stopping most of their possessions but allowed a few long TD passes that just killed us in the end. I think that applies here – gotta make them drive the length of the field everytime if they want to score.

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