Was the O Line really better in the 2nd half?

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        Larry B
        Ute Fan

        Or did SDSU just make them look better? From my perspective, SDSU did something that Utah has done for years, take a two score lead and sit on it. Their defense went from blitzing almost every play (against Brewer) to almost not blitzing at all (against Rising). I’d like to believe things are going to look better with Rising but let’s see when teams are blitzing him all game. 

      • #151108

        Ute Fan

        Rising also made them pay a couple of times when they blitzed…which is what you need to do to keep the defense honest.

      • #151110

        Ute Fan

        Bam got benched in 2nd half. The line played much better when he didnt play.

      • #151113
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        Ute Fan

        No it wasn’t better. SDSU tried to sit on a lead after the fumble Hoke didn’t want to take any chances. Rising was making throws and making them pay with his legs. 

        • #151116

          Ute Fan

          Exactly. It may have been a tad better, but their defensive philosophy completely changed. That is the reason things looked better on the OL. That and Rising being able to get YAC

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        Ute Fan

        No, With 5 minutes left, Hoke went to mostly a 4 man rush, cover 2 and 3 zone (keep all the passes underneath and burn clock) and still put pressure on Rising who was running for his life, just better at it than Brewer. SDSU missed key tackles on the underneath catches and was bailed out on a questionable PI call in the endzone.

        Rising was definitely an improvement, providing a spark, but the same problems are in place with the Oline and play calling to an extent. My fear is Rising is going to get hurt with the p**s poor pass protection and having to run in the open field so much. The defenses ahead are remarkably better than what Rising faced last night.

        • #151133

          Ute Fan

          ⬆️ 1000% this.

          4th quarter, 6 minutes to go, down 14pts, both teams will call the game differently. The hurry up offense combined with a prevent style defense helped to keep the offense moving the ball.

      • #151117

        Ute Fan

        Rising is mobile and dealt with the pressure much better than Brewer did. It made a huge difference.

      • #151138

        Ute Fan

        It was absolutely better in the 4th. Without a doubt. Wasn’t exactly great. But it was passable rather than completely inept…

        Better blitz pickups. Better play calling to punish them for teeing off like that.

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