Tell me again how we beat Stanford?

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  2. LucGomez40

    LucGomez40 Junior Member


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    We climaxed early!
     
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    We outplayed them.
     
  4. USC92

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    We were healthy!
     
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    Good job pre-game planning by staff. Team played well in all phases.
     
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    Fresh legs, a really physical and strong O-lineman over 325lbs, no freshmen up front, and Porter Gustin being our only real physical guy on defense...When USC had that they weren't finesse.
     
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    OL had an amazing game. Also, I don't believe Stanford was playing very well then. Teams can improve or fade during the course of the season.
     
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    Excellent question. Not sure anyone remembers that long ago at this point. Hopefully we will stop stinking the place up soon. I would agree that Furd wasn't hitting on all cylinders at that point. But I would say we were in a far better place psychologically then than after Texass, Kal, and obviously Wazzu. Last week wasn't a total shock only the magnitude of the lack of prep was - kinda like Alabama last year.
     
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    we were fresh and healthy. could run a full game plan and not have to account for youth and protect it.
     
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    That's a big part of it, but what happens also is that other teams' DCs examine the film, see a few flaws in our game, and suddenly what worked a few weeks ago, no longer works. I know we've tried to add a few wrinkles like some trick plays and using Sam for RPO, but they've mostly blown up in our face. Throw in a few injuries, new starters on the O-line not living up to their promise, and some inexperienced freshmen. And when your O-line no longer performs well, everything else goes down the drain with it -- including our QB's confidence.
     
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    This is our season (so far) summarized quite frankly. Many on this board would add poor coaching. I would add the limited to zero tackling in practice. I am a normally very optimistic guy - but, realistically, I have found my enthusiasm ebbing quite a bit. I knew we had to avoid the injury bug to get through this bye-less season. My biggest fear was that we'd limp into the UCLA game and that high school team will beat us. I'm afraid that with each notice of a fresh injury, that vision is looking more and more possible
     
  12. heyrev

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    Wow, finally a poster who has some sensibility, reason, and actually sounds like he knows something about football. Emphasis on: "when your O-line no longer performs well..." --fill in the blanks.
    Please post more.
     
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    What about Nwosu? He was out muscling Stanford's Oline too.
     
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    I'll go back a little further. HTF is Penn St #2 and we're struggling right now??? My pet peeve is always about losing kids to the NFL. I HATE it.
     

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