Doing this one first to coincide with MGoBlog's Offensive UFR. Penn State Run Chart will follow either Thursday night or sometime Friday.
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Forcier||Zone read keeper||4||-||Forcier|
|2-5||Shotgun slot right||Brown||Zone read stretch||10||Dorrestein||-|
|1-10||Shotgun split||Brown||Zone read stretch||4||Schilling, Ortmann||-|
|2-6||Shotgun 4 WR trips right||Brown||Zone read stretch||5||Schilling, Moosman (.5)||-|
|3-1||I-form heavy||Brown||Power O||3||Schilling, Moundros (2)||-|
|1-10||Shotgun slot left||Forcier||QB keeper||4||Brown||-|
|1-10||I-form twins right||Brown||Off tackle (power O?)||-1||-||Schilling, Kev. Grady|
|1-G||I-form heavy||Brown||Zone right||2-TD||Moundros, Koger, Dorrestein||-|
2nd and 5: ABC's game coverage has gradually degenerated into shit as the year has progressed. They almost completely miss this play.
1st and 10: This might not be a mistake I guess. I can't tell where the read is, as the normal readside end is blocked here, while the backside end is uncovered. If Brown gets the handoff, he's going full speed against a defensive end who's flat footed. Instead Forcier keeps and has to wiggle to pick up four.
2nd and 5: Dorrestein escorts Clay Nurse away from the play on the zone block, and Huyge clears out Ian Thomas, giving Brown an alley to cut into.
1st and 10: Huyge pulls around from RG, but doesn't really do anything. Schilling stalemates and then squashes the playside DT while Ortmann scoots to the second level to get the linebacker.
2nd and 6: Schilling goes heads up against Corey Liuget here, and Liuget eventually gets inside of him to shed the block, but Schilling got him long enough for Brown to get past him. At the second level, Moosman's cut block on the linebacker isn't really successful, but it holds the LB up enough for Brown to get close to the first.
3rd and 1: Schilling pulls around here and pops the linebacker, but Moundros is the star here, as he submarines Garrett Edwards and destroys him, allowing Brown to easily get the first down.
1st and 10: Brown picks up the blitzing linebacker, which probably saves Forcier's life and allows him to squirt through, but I mean.....bah. Whatever. I've made my thoughts known about the relative wisdom in sending our 180-pound already-dinged-up freshman QB up the middle for opposing defensive linemen, linebackers and safeties to lower their helmets at. Hopefully when Devin Gardner does this, defenders are afraid instead of salivating.
1st and 10: It looks like Schilling is trying to pull around on a Power O again, but he is too slow around the line this time. Grady is the fullback here, and does not impress like Moundros does. Somebody should ask RR what the deal is with the fullbacks. Grady's been pretty good, but Moundros has been a beast whenever he's been in there. I know he got shaken up in the season opener, and I think it was a concussion, so maybe they're playing it safe with him? Beats me.
1st and goal: Speak of the devil. Moundros returns at FB and leads the way in, while Dorrestein seals the inside and Koger kicks the end out. Brown walks in.
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Brown||Zone read stretch||8||Smith, Ortmann||Stonum|
|2-2||I-form twins right||Brown||Iso||4||Moosman||-|
|1-10||Shotgun slot right||Forcier||Zone read keeper||2||-||-|
|2-8||Shotgun 4 WR||Brown||Pitch||2||-||Brown|
1st and 10: Vincent Smith (!) is the fullback here, and he really sticks the blitzing nickel. Ortmann once again shows good foot speed getting to the second level, springing Brown, who is then tripped up by the corner who shed Stonum's block. Brown would've gotten 10-12 if Stonum was able to hold the corner. Not charted here because it didn't affect the play but was still pretty badass: Roy Roundtree with an excellent cut block on the safety.
2nd and 2: "Meh" play. Moosman nudges the DT enough and gets to the linebacker, and Brown falls forward for the first. Seemed like it was just designed to move the sticks.
1st and 10: Eh. Ok. Our rock, their paper, as they have two uncovered defenders just waiting at the mesh point, making this an easy one to kill. Why have we gone away from the scrape exchange counter with Koger as the H-back countering against the formation to KO the read end? It seems like it's been weeks since we used that.
2nd and 8: This isn't on Roundtree; he's a slot receiver, and is not expected to bury the man he's supposed to block. This is on Brown for trying to stretch this out when he should just run straight up field. He gets 3-4-5 yards if he runs straight. Instead he strings it out and gets two.
|1-10||Shotgun split slot right||Brown||Zone read stretch||5||Omameh, Roundtree||-|
|2-5||Shotgun split slot left||Smith||Zone read stretch||4||Smith||Omameh (-2), Stonum|
|3-1||I-form heavy||Brown||Power O||2||Moundros, Ortmann||-|
|1-10||Shotgun split slot right||Smith||Zone read stretch||-1||-||Smith|
|2-11||Shotgun 4 WR||Forcier||Zone read keeper||5||-||Forcier|
1st and 10: Welcome to the Run Chart, Patrick Omameh! Our highly touted (in practice) redshirt offensive lineman makes his debut, replacing Perry Dorrestein at right tackle, and on his first play he turns the playside defensive end outside, giving Brown an alley to hit while Roundtree occupies the safety.
2nd and 5: ....Blergh. On his second play, Omameh whiffs totally on Clay Nurse, and the corner charges in and beats Stonum. Improbably, Smith stays up, spins away and somehow picks up four. Note to stargazers: Martavious Odoms is one of the best, hardest working players on this team, and Vincent Smith is showing flashes of Mike Hart every time he's in the game. Both of these guys were given a resounding "and?" by the recruiting services. They are undersized and lack elite speed, and I'll take them on my football team every day, and twice on Saturday.
3rd and 1: Ortmann mashes Antonio James inside, but again, Moundros is a sight to see here. He doesn't engage with Ian Thomas; he just pushes him and Thomas basically explodes. Moundros is an awesome fullback.
1st and 10: Holding.
1st and 10: Looks like a misread in vision by Smith here. He seems to give up on the stretch too soon and tries to cut upfield, but cuts right into a tackle behind the LOS.
2nd and 11: Once again: It's Carlos Brown in motion against a flat-footed defensive end if Forcier hands it off...
|1-10||Shotgun slot left||Brown||Zone read stretch||-7||-||Moosman, Ortmann|
|3-1||I-form heavy||Brown||Power O||3||Moundros, Schilling||-|
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Brown||Zone read stretch||5||Moosman, Huyge||-|
|2-5||Offset I 2 WR right||Brown||Off tackle||1||-||Huyge|
1st and 10: Dios mio. Doug Pilcher and Josh Brent destroy Moosman and Ortmann here. Losing seven yards on a standard running play, jesus.
3rd and 1: Seriously, it's Moundros again, sticking the blitzing Ian Thomas at the point of attack as Schilling pulls and Brown gets the first with ease.
1st and 10: Moosman walls off the defensive tackle, making the cutback an easy one for Brown. Huyge battles Josh Brent to a stalemate, springing Brown ahead for five easy ones.
2nd and 5: Huyge is demolished here by a redshirt freshman defensive end, just completely driven back and then buried. This blows up the entire play.
|1-10||Ace 2 WR||Brown||Off tackle||-2||-||Koger (-2)|
|1-G||I-form heavy||Brown||Iso||FAIL||-||Schilling (-2)|
|2-G||I-form heavy||Brown||Power O||FAIL||-||Kev. Grady, Dorrestein (-2)|
|3-G||I-form heavy||Brown||Zone right||FAIL||-||Webb, Dorrestein|
|4-G||I-form heavy||Minor||Off tackle||FAIL!||-||Kev. Grady|
1st and 10: Koger completely whiffs on Thomas, who tackles for a loss. Blah.
1st and goal: Liuget eats Schilling alive, basically lifts him up and throws him at Brown. For some reason, Kevin Grady is the fullback.
2nd and goal: Once again, Grady is the fullback (...), and he misses the block on Aaron Gress, who wraps up Brown's legs. Meanwhile, Liuget mauls Dorrestein this time, who is back in at RT. Destroys him. Mashes him backward so much he takes out the pulling Schilling too, just totally sprawls him out.
3rd and goal: The interior OL - Huyge, Moosman and Schilling - actually gets a great push here. Why? Because Liuget is on the outside this time, and has blown up the stretch play. When I think of the ideal zone play on the goalline, I think of the final play of UM's opening drive in Columbus in 2006. When executed properly, the corner is wide open and the running back walks in untouched. Here, Webb and Dorrestein get blown up, taking away the corner, forcing the running back to cut right into backside and blitzing help.
4th and goal: Kevin Grady doesn't block Garrett Edwards, who hits Minor and causes his elbow to hit the ground before the ball breaks the plane. I'm trying my goddamndest to avoid being one of those guys that questions everything the coaches do, because I hate those people and I want to fight them....but why? Why did Moundros not see one play on the goalline? I don't have a problem with four straight runs. I don't have a problem with Brown on the first three carries, or Minor on the fourth...but Moundros blew motherfuckers up everytime he was in the game. Why does he not get in? Why does the universe have a vendetta against Michigan football? FUCK THIS SHIT.
I'm killing this goddamn thing here, because for all intents and purposes, the rest of the game consisted of decapitated Michigan chickens chasing Illinois around the field uselessly. Sue me.
- Not much to say. A great first drive, some bumbling and sputtering afterward, one of the most infuriating sequences in history, and a bunch of irrelevant nonsense after that because the team mentally checked out. Just....ugh. A bad team lost to a bad team, and at this moment I honestly question where the 6th win comes from. If they lose to Purdue, we're staring 5-7 right down the barrel.
Like I said, PSU Run Chart will be out either later today/tonight or sometime Friday.