Vas surprised everybody with his fantastic passing. They jumped ahead before BYU
realized that this guy would be starting at BYU. Beautiful passes, perfectly
thrown, will beat even a great defense. Which they did. OSU O-line was much
better than expected, as well, but after the first two series, Bronco's
adjustments dealt with that. OSU's defense was good but a strong-armed
accurate passer would have carried the day.We lost because Nelson
lost it. Three turnovers is crazy. We also had a couple of drives stall because
Nelson could not hit anybody.Start Lark and let Nelson play wildcat.
Nelson is not someone you can count on in a tough situation. He comes up with
some great plays but as demonstrated by his touchdown to interception ratio he
is more likely to hurt you than help you. He makes too many unwise decisions
trying to force something to happen.The defense on the other hand
was exposed. They are great against the run but not so great against a solid
throwing team. Give credit to Oregon State, they played well and they have a
solid backup quarterback who performed great. BYU is a poor offensive team and
has a limited strong defense. People get too excited about strong performances
against weak teams.
Totally agree with this article. essentially my assessment on my post on another
article.I don't think we'll see as good of passing game in Notre
Dame but we'll have to deal with a tougher defense and rushing game. Once
again if we can play cleanly--no turnovers or stupid major penalties--we have a
chance against ND. But don't hold your breath. I just don't think we
have a qb who is capable of playing error free.