Originally Posted by Yearofthegamecock
The reason they ran 99 plays was because our d couldn't get them off the field. Everyone is trying to tie the offense into this loss. It's ridiculous really.
Go back to, say five minutes into the game? We are already in the hole 10 points. Even if Dylan and company can match score for score, at some point the defense had to force a stop and we have to get points. That wasn't the case. A&M marched down the field at will, with the exception of, what, three possessions. Right now, IMO we have 11 problems.
If the offense moves the ball they don't run 99 plays. If the defense has more rest they maybe make a play or a big stop. I'm not excusing the poor tackling but when the offense goes 2 of 9 on third downs and we turned it over on downs once. The offense has to stay on the field more and give the d a rest.