- Sep 1, 2011
Beck's game management was a level above Anae'sOn the second one it looked like the right side of the oline moved and drew our guy offside. But the refs missed it and Colgate got away with one and it also got them a first. That sequence happened to be the first several plays I had a chance to watch and I my reaction was “great so much for cleaning up the penalties”. But then the D blasted them on the next three plays forcing a punt and I think that was the punt that Adams caught like a wide receiver and returned to the Colgate 30 and it was off to the races. I wasn’t paying too much attention but I don’t think I saw a lot of penalties after that sequence.
I’ve always said that the last several years Dino’s defenses were another level better than his offenses and it looks like that will be the case this year as well.
The offense is talented, but not the same level as the D. I think Beck called a great game… it was tempo with a plan and he forced Colgate to defend the entire field. It wasn’t just horizontal passes to the sideline. And it was not just run the same play 3x in a row, just really fast which seems to have been the strategy under previous OCs. Nice use of the running game and passing game as complements to each other.