Friday, September 28, 2007
WVU ... Ut-Oh
University of South Florida did not finish as strong as they would have liked; but that did not matter. They played well enough to beat WVU. USF made plenty of mistakes but WVU made more and did not do enough to win.
It is amazing in a sense that USF only wond 21-13. WVU played good defense tonight. They forced 4 turnovers. 7 USF points came on their defense scoring ( int ran back for a TD ) and 7 on a broken play ( WVU db's came to help in pursiit. It was a broken play but USF did not give up on it.
I have to be honest though, I am not sure what is going on with WVU play-calling. I think that they try to get too fancy with the sort passes and spreading out. I know Slaton got hammered a few times - photo shows that. HOWEVER, you have to give your lead back the ball more than 13 times in a game. He did avg. 4 yrds a carry tonight. No, that might not be "stellar" but 4 yards a carry will move the ball and if you give it to him enough - he will break one.
Back to the drawing board. But hey, a top 20 team .. still not too bad. There are a lot of teams out there that wish they were a top 20. Of course when you are a top 5 - you expect to keep winning and hope a few teams above you fall and you can have hopes of a NC.
NOT THIS YEAR