Not trying to pull the whole "I told you so," business, but guess what?
I told you so.
Earlier this week I commented on how the team seemed to be getting away from their diverse attack which made them so successful earlier this year. In particular, where was Lawlor providing the big creases, throws across the middle to our circus freak Norwood, Clark scrambling when nothing was available?
The team came full circle today. Everybody stepped up and it was probably the best offensive performance since OrSU. Not to diss MSU, but we did the right thing by putting them away early and getting them out of their comfort zone. Call it running up the score if you're sensitive, but I call it taking advantage of mistakes and stepping on their throats to prevent a melt down.
How creative was the offensive play calling today? Clarks double fake to a streaking Butler...easily one of the coolest plays I've ever seen? Using the middle of the field which was always there? Clark scrambling on the bootleg to find Graham "tip toe" Zug? Goal line efficiency. When was the last time we didn't need to kick any field goals?
I've almost taken it for granted, but does any team shut down the run as well as this one? Great plan b Bradley and LJ. Nice to see the DBs get some picks too. I was skeptic early on, but Seargent and Rubin ended up alright out there. Seargent, while maybe not the most naturally gifted player, has improved a lot over the course of the season.
This season is one of the best I've ever seen. A+'s for everyone.