Someone on the Bull Run Twitter, and I won’t say who, was saying that UB was looking at a 3-1 start to the season. At that point the Bulls were up 17-7 and dominating Army, and FAU was getting stomped.
Then the second half happened and UB is 0-2 to start the 2017 season.
A lot of you are going to disagree with this but our defense held up well. So I’m going to put myself out there in the line of your friendly fire and say:
On paper it looks as a stand alone game, but Army does that to just about anybody. The fact you know they run the triple option does not mean that any team in the country, save the truly exceptional teams, stop them.
Last year they averaged 340 yards a game and six yards per carry. The Bulls defense held them below both of those numbers. The Defense is the reason we were in that game late in the fourth Quarter.
Jackson continues to play well for a sophomore. If we get that kind of athleticism out of him every week he will be a force to be reckoned with this season.
Coaching staff, we need to talk
I was ok with the conservative play calling at Minnesota. The Gophers have an offense that can move the ball fast. But let’s look at today:
You get the ball pinned deep because of the penalty but you get the ball out to a first down at the 39 with 32 seconds left. You try a pass that doesn’t work and then decide to run the clock.
Would another shot down the field really have been out of order?
Red Zone Offense
Once UB get’s into the 20 their offense breaks down. It happened in Minnesota and it happed twice in this game.