Woah. Sorry this is just coming out now. I did this later than usual to begin with because I was stuck between doing this first and typing up a complete evisceration of the defense after this fiasco. And then I did this and thought I clicked publish. But I have this nasty habit of not logging into Blogger for days at a time when I don't have anything planned to post...so this just sat there, unpublished but finished. Bah.
Bowling Green should be done by tomorrow, hopefully.
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Smith||Zone read handoff||1||Robinson||Schilling, Omameh|
1st and 10: Correct read by Denard, but both Schilling and Omameh get beaten on the inside. Blah.
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Robinson||QB draw||9||Shaw, Molk, Omameh, Dorrestein||-|
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Shaw||Zone read dive||6||Schilling, Molk, Omameh||Robinson|
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Robinson||QB blast||-1||-||Omameh|
|1-G||Shotgun H-back||Shaw||HB dive||4||Schilling, Molk, Omameh||-|
|2-G||I-form heavy||Shaw||HB dive||1-TD||Molk (0.5), Omameh (0.5)||-|
1st and 10: Probably the most basic play in our playbook. Molk and Omameh double down on the playside DT, while Dorrestein kicks the DE out and Shaw hits the linebacker. An easy gain for Denard.
1st and 10: This might be nitpicky, but I think Denard makes the wrong read. The LB/S who was covering Roundtree in the slot blitzes and crashes down on Shaw along with the readside defensive end. The linebacker scrapes outside, but even he's got his eyes on Shaw. If Denard pulls this, it's probably an explosion play. Luckily the interior OL mashes the UMass DL back and Shaw has an easy six despite unblocked guys on the edge coming after him.
1st and 10: Omameh gets beaten inside by the DT here, and the tackle makes the play, but it was because Denard had to cut back because UMass had this play sniffed out with a run blitz that occupied the lead blocker (Smith) and took away the hole created by Schilling and Huyge.
1st and goal: Schilling gets inside leverage on the backside DT. Molk stalemates the playside DT, which is fine down near the goalline. The strongside linebacker foolishly jumps way too far inside, and Omameh makes sure he stays there.
2nd and goal: Molk and Omameh double and smash the playside DT back, allowing Shaw to easilly dive in.
|1-10||Shotgun split H-back||Robinson||Zone read keeper||20||-||-|
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR trips right||Robinson||-||-7||-||Robinson|
|2-17||Shotgun 5 WR||Robinson||Pump fake draw||7||-||Molk (-0.5)|
1st and 10: This is a new formation. The tight end is in as the H-back, but there are two half backs in the game as well, flanking Denard. I should -1 Denard for the absolutely wrong read - the DE keeps perfect contain, it should be a handoff - but it feels wrong to minus someone who then delivers a stiff arm and runs for 20 yards, so I'm not going to.
1st and 10: Denard bobble. He was definitely not focused early on in this game.
2nd and 17: Hmm. This is actually on the umpire. Molk has the linebacker lined up, which would've given Denard a few extra yards at least, but the ump moves directly into Molk's path, which allows the linebacker to evade him and trip Denard as he goes by. Blah.
|2-5||Shotgun slot right||Robinson||QB off tackle right||16||Shaw, Koger, Dorrestein||-|
|1-10||Shotgun slot left||Robinson||QB off tackle left||8||Huyge, Koger, Shaw||-|
|2-2||Shotgun slot right||Shaw||Zone read handoff||0||-||Robinson, Shaw|
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR trips left||Smith||Zone read handoff||5||Robinson, Omameh, Molk (0.5), Schilling (0.5)||-|
|2-5||Shotgun 4 WR trips left||Smith||Zone read handoff||-1||Robinson||Molk|
2nd and 5: Shaw hits the strongside linebacker and gets enough of him. Koger mashes the DE inside while Dorrestein pulls around and plows the middle linebacker. Open space for Denard.
1st and 10: Huyge and Koger get nice blocks on the perimeter, with Huyge mashing his guy and Koger possibly getting away with a little hold. Lead blocker Shaw gets enough of the middle linebacker to turn this from 4 yards into 8.
2nd and 2: Slightly nitpicky on the Denard minus I guess. The end doesn't wildly crash down, but he's shuffling his feet; this play gains more if Denard keeps the ball IMO. Regardless, he hands off, the line doesn't create much, and Shaw tries to do what he always does and cut back. Doesn't work.
3rd and 2: Sigh, BTN.
1st and 10: Correct read by Denard this time, and the OL gets blocking. Omameh reaches the second level and sort of pops the linebacker, while Molk and Schilling double the weakside DT and crush him backwards.
2nd and 5: Another correct read by Denard to handoff, but Molk doesn't lay a finger on the defensive tackle and this play gets blown up. Almost seems like there was a missed assignment on the line, because it wasn't a case of Molk whiffing or getting smoked; he is headed to the second level the whole way like he's assuming Schilling or Omameh has the tackle. He gets the minus either way, because he either missed the guy he was supposed to block, or didn't assign the correct blocking (which is his responsibility as the center).
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Robinson||Pump fake draw||4||Molk, Dorrestein||-|
1st and 10: Good job by Molk and Dorrestein creating a huge hole for Denard, and downfield blocking could've made this a big play, except Denard slips on the turf.
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Robinson||QB blast||2||-||Huyge|
|2-8||Shotgun heavy||Grady||Reverse||15||Shaw, Stonum, Dorrestein||-|
|1-10||Shotgun heavy||Shaw||Zone read dive||9||Huyge, Schilling, Molk, Robinson||-|
|2-1||Shotgun 4 WR||Robinson||QB blast||3||Huyge||-|
|1-10||Shotgun slot left||Robinson||Zone read keeper||6||Webb, Huyge||-|
|2-4||Shotgun H-back||Shaw||HB dive||34-TD||Webb, Omameh, Molk, Schilling||-|
1st and 10: Huyge gets no push against the defensive end, and is then muscled aside. Meh.
2nd and 8: Interesting concept here, with Shaw moving against the grain and serving as a lead blocker for a reverse. Dorrestein also peels away into the second level. Those two plus Stonum get good blocks for Grady.
1st and 10: Good decision by Denard on the handoff. Huyge blocks down on the blitzing linebacker, while Schilling gets the DT and Molk gets to the second level to get another linebacker. And easy nine yards.
2nd and 1: Kind of a mucky play. Decent enough push from Huyge and the OL, and although Shaw whiffs on the lead block, this is more on Denard here. Cavernous opening on the right side, but he decides to cut left. Meh. He then insanely thinks about pitching it. You could even tell from my seat in the corner that he thought about tossing it to Shaw, which would've been ridiculous.
1st and 10: There doesn't even appear to be any read here. There's no defender unblocked, so I wonder if this was a designed keeper. Either way, Webb and Huyge drive their guys backward, and this is an easy gain.
2nd and 4: Webb cracks back from the H-back position to nail the unblocked end, while Omameh, Molk and Schilling seal the inside to create an enormous hole for Shaw...so enormous that even though he inexplicably stops as soon as he receives the handoff, he still has time to restart and zip through untouched. Very bizarre.
|1-10||Ace twins left||Smith||HB dive||4||Molk (0.5), Schilling (0.5), Omameh, Dorrestein||-|
|2-6||Shotgun ace twins left||Robinson||QB off tackle right||9||Webb, Dorrestein, Omameh (0.5), Molk (0.5)||Smith|
|1-10||Shotgun heavy||Robinson||QB counter left||4||Lewan||Koger, Schilling|
|1-10||Shotgun heavy||Smith||Zone read stretch||5||Lewan, Molk, Robinson||Schilling|
|2-5||Shotgun slot right||Smith||HB dive||11||Lewan, Molk (0.5), Schilling (0.5)||-|
|1-10||Shotgun slot right||Smith||HB dive||7||Lewan, Molk, Schilling, Dorrestein||-|
|2-3||Shotgun ace||Robinson||Zone read keeper||8-TD||Lewan, Koger, Robinson||-|
1st and 10: UMass run blitzes, so this is contained, but not because of poor blocking. Molk and Schilling double the DT, and Omameh and Dorrestein seal nicely. Also, hello Taylor Lewan.
2nd and 6: Webb with a beautiful kick out block on the DE, driving him far away and creating a huge gap after Dorrestein seals inside. Molk and Omameh obstruct the other DT. Smith actually misses his block as the lead blocker.
1st and 10: Interesting wrinkle here. Denard fakes the handoff to Smith and runs the opposite way with Koger the H-back as the lead blocker. Only problem is Koger gets beaten (along with Schilling), forcing Denard to go wide. He's able to go wide though because Taylor Lewan has locked onto the linebacker on this side of the field and driven him back about seven yards before burying him in a shallow grave on the shores of Lake Michigan. Goodness.
1st and 10: I like the concept of this play. Koger peels back and serves as a lead blocker for Smith on the edge. Molk gets pushed back a bit by the DT, but keeps him at bay well enough. Lewan latches onto the DE and mauls him, but Schilling whiffs rather badly on the linebacker, who tackles.
2nd and 5: Straight handoff. Lewan again erases the DE, and with Molk and Schilling doubling the DT and sealing him off, Smith has a big hole to zip through.
1st and 10: Lewan actually probably gets away with a hold here, but it does the job. Schilling and Molk hit the playside DT again, with Schilling then advancing onto the linebacker. Dorrestein contains the slanting backside DE, as the idiot BTN guy says Smith is hit in the backfield two yards beyond the line of scrimmage.
2nd and 3: The end shuffles inside a bit, and actually shows good instincts in popping out towards Denard, but it's still a good choice to keep. Lewan mashes the DT inside and Koger blocks the safety near the one yard line. Denard flies into the endzone.
|1-10||Shotgun slot left||Shaw||HB dive||50||Webb (2), Lewan||-|
|1-10||Shotgun H-back||Smith||HB dive||3||Schilling, Omameh||Molk|
|2-7||Shotgun H-back||Smith||HB dive||8||Lewan, Schilling (0.5), Molk (0.5)||-|
|1-10||Shotgun ace||Shaw||Zone read handoff||7||Robinson, Lewan, Schilling, Molk||Koger|
|2-3||Ace 2 WR||Shaw||HB dive||4-TD||Koger, Lewan||-|
1st and 10: Webb kicks the end out while Lewan just crushes the DT inside, and Shaw has another huge hole. He then makes a man miss and breaks a tackle and is off and running. Webb picks up another huge block on some poor bastard way downfield.
1st and 10: Schilling turns one DT outside, and Omameh comes around and mashes the other, but Molk misses the linebacker on the second level, keeping this to three yards.
2nd and 7: Lewan erases the DE again, and again Molk and Schilling double team the DT. More easy yardage for the UM running back.
1st and 10: Correct read by Denard. Lewan and Molk own the defensive tackles, allowing Schilling to get to the second level and nail a linebacker. This would be a touchdown if Koger doesn't miss the block on the safety inside the 5.
2nd and 3: Koger and Lewan block down, and it's more than enough for Shaw to muscle through for the score.
|1-10||I-form twin WR right||Smith||HB blast||1||Lewan||Schilling|
|2-9||Shotgun slot right||Robinson||QB off tackle right||8||Koger||-|
|3-1||I-form twin WR left||Smith||HB iso||-2||-||-|
1st and 10: Lewan locks onto the DE and drives him back, but Schilling surprisingly loses leverage and gets overwhelmed by the DT, and the play is blown up.
2nd and 9: Koger opens up the edge here with a good block on the defensive end. Jeremy Jackson (hello!) gets tossed aside by the corner...who then whiffs on the tackle anyway, so no minus to the coach's kid.
3rd and 1: Lloyd Carr approves of this incredibly predictable playcall that has sketchy execution because it turns an obvious blitzer loose unchecked, blowing up the aforementioned predictable play. Blah.
|1-10||I-form heavy||Shaw||HB iso||7||McColgan, Molk (0.5), Omameh (0.5)||-|
|2-3||I-form heavy||Shaw||HB iso||2||McColgan, Dorrestein (2)||-|
|3-1||I-form heavy||Shaw||HB iso||2||Lewan (0.5), Schilling (0.5)||-|
1st and 10: McColgan nice lead block, Molk and Omameh double the DT.
2nd and 3: McColgan again, along with Dorrestein with a spectacular pancake on the defensive end.
3rd and 1: Hurray, we win.
- Hello Taylor Lewan!
- Other than that...this is what an offensive line is supposed to look like against an FCS opponent. Can't read much into it other than that squashed an opponent that they were supposed to.