The frustrating aspect of the Reed fumble is that we run that play about four times a game. It’s not one in which you expect the exchange to be flubbed. Without that fumble, the late hit, and the strip at the goal line A&M might have been scoreless at half.
Running that play toward Garrett was the problem. Reed would have had yet another lost-yardage play.
The Aggies could not cover the broad side of a barn, and we kept trying to run into the teeth of an overloaded line. Our team let up late because it lost faith in the plan. The coaches gave them a bad plan. Austin Allen sometimes made up for the bad plan with great throws, but it was a bad plan.
Our coach cannot figure out how to beat the Aggies because he is handicapping his team with outmoded beliefs. We couldn’t cripple ourselves any worse than by running four times on the goal line. Our best offensive players are our passer and pass-catchers. Simply because Bielema wants the Hogs to be who they are not, we try over and over to do the lowest-odds plays. Our coach forced our offense to lead with weakness.
This is why their effort let down. I do not blame them.
Well explained RR. IMO the best team won. It should have been extremely close but wasn’t because of a multitude of things, not the least that TAMU is visibly bigger, stronger, and faster and we were outcoached for sure last night. Allen continues to impress! Now we have to regroup and shoot for the wins one at a time. WPS!
I disagree on the goal line situation. AA was either hurried, hit or sacked on over 30% of the passing downs. You don’t get cute with a pass when on the goal line. You put it on your OL. You have to be able to score that way if you want to win a championship.