Originally Posted by MikeTrainNC8
From what I could see, our offense had few if any starters (I counted zero after the Patrick injury), yet we still "finished".. no need starters to be in up by 40+ points. Injuries mean more than giving up a touchdown in the waning minutes of a blowout
The offense has not had a problem closing and the defense was on the field for a total of 4 minutes in the 4th quarter of that game and 2:42 of that was at the beginning of the quarter and they were driving with us up 38-7. I'm pretty sure Elder was hurt with 2:42 to play in the 3rd quarter when he makes the tackle on the kickoff after Shaw ran for a TD.