Many of Ryan Katz' passes were tipped at the line. Some of his passes were off target. His INTs ended key drives. It was a growing year.
Jacquizz Rodgers ran with an aggression, but still had limited room to maneuver. He was used as a receiver more and did well.
When Markus Wheaton was thrown to regularly OSU moved the ball. The group needed to get open sooner and more often.
Running room was hit and miss for Rodgers. Katz was under pressure when blitzes weren't picked up. All that led to was stalled drives.
That was a strong performance to contain the running between the tackles. There was some pressure on the quarterback, but not enough.
They weren't fooled with the misdirection, the Ducks just had too much to handle and kept hammering away with the running game.
Receivers were covered well and they didn't make any big playss. The short stuff chipped away and run support taxed to the limit.
Returns and coverage were solid. The failed fake field goal was very obvious. The killer was the fake punt the Ducks ran back for big yards.
The defense played an inspired game with big stops and forced turnovers. The offense couldn't find any consistency.