Creature of Bad Habits
- Aug 14, 2011
New HC who wants to run a super quick style (they ran 90+ plays last week) and wants to run the ball a lot (330+ yards last week).
WMU needs to run the ball as they have very little in the way of a passing game at this point and seems likely they will play multiple QBs. If SU can stop the run or significantly limit it WMU is likely to struggle mightily as again they were a bad passing team last year and even a slight improvement isn't going to move the needle much and WMU was a disaster in pass blocking last year.
WMU had a fairly good Defense last year and the new staff kept the prior D coordinator. They lost a lot of pieces to graduation and their best two lineman to the portal. They should be susceptible especially in the secondary. They did a decent job in the game against St. Francis but gave up I believe 2 or 3 big plays, again an area where SU should be able to take advantage be it a long pass play or one of the backs breaking a long run.
SU is a massive favorite for a reason but will be interesting to see how the defense does against the run and how we respond to what I assume will be multiple trick plays and misdirection from WMU. Oline play is another factor I will be watching closely.
4 paragraphs isn't bad for an opponent with not much to talk about.
It's not quite to the level of a Tomcat "My Take" where he starts by saying this will be short because he has a tee time in the morning, and proceeds to write 17 well described paragraphs about the gameday experience.