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Okla. State Post-Mortem

Letmethinkforasecond.Yeah,thatwasabouttheworstcasescenario.Onceagain,wefindourselvesreconcilingablowoutlosstoaqualityopponent.TexasTechassuredtheywouldn'thaveachanceinthisgamegifting35pointsonthreeturnoversandtwoblockedpunts.Idon'treallyhaveawholelotofwordstoday.
OFFENSE
Whenthelineisplayingasbadastheywereinthisgame,yourplaybookbecomesextremelycondensed.However,whentheheadcoachoroffensivecoordinatorcallsadrawplayon3rdand15downby21pointsinthesecondquarter,thewrongmessageisbeingsenttotheteam.TheRedRaiderscalledseveralrunplaysfacinganumbersdeficit,whichwouldseemtounderminetheconceptofaspreadpassingoffense.
 
Quarterback
TheprotectionwasawfulandSethDoege'sathleticismisnotatalevelwhereimprovisationaloffensecanbecomeastrength.Theinterceptiontoadefensivetacklewasabadplay.MichaelBrewerputtogetheranicetouchdowndriveagainstOSU'sthirdteam.
RunningBack
Asaunit,theyhadsomerunsthatwerebetterthantheirblockingandmighthavebeenthebrightspotonoffense.KennyWilliamsendedupwitharespectableoutingof14carriesfor78yards.
WideReceiver
Thegrouphadacoupleofkeydrops,butDarrinMooreshowedupwellwith9catchesfor140yardsandatouchdown.TysonWilliamsandEricWarddidn'tlightupthestatsheet,butmadesomeniceplays.
OffensiveLine
Itbecomesextremelydifficulttogradetheremainingoffensewhenthingsneverreallygetstartedupfront.LaAdrianWaddlegotofftoahorriblestart,whichincludedaninjury,thatcontributedtotheearlyhole.BeauCarpenterreallystruggledinthefirsthalfwithmovement.DevericGallingtondidn'taddmuchintherungame.Le'RavenClarkandTerryMcDanielcontinuedtobethemostconsistent,butalsosufferedsomedifficultyonacoupleplays.IreallylikewhatJaredKastershowedlateasarunblocker,buttosaythisisadayhewouldliketoforgetisanunderstatement.Thetwoblockedpuntsonhissideanderrantsnapresultedin21OSUpoints.Totheircredit,theTechOLwasabletoputsomesolidzoneblockingplaysonfilm,especiallyKasterandClark,whichcouldbeapositivesignfortherunninggamefuture.
DEFENSE
ThebookonTech'sdefensehasbecomefrightfullynarrow.Offtackleandperimeterrunplaysmixedwithplay-action.Thatisaboutallthey'veseenthelastfiveweeks.NothingreallychangedabouttheirperformanceexceptOSUhadaquarterbackthatcouldcompleteadownfieldpass.Youcanlargelycutandpastelastweek'sPost-Mortemsection.Baylorwillbringthesamegameplan.
DefensiveLine
Thismightaswellbecalledthebrokenrecordsection.KerryHyderandDelvonSimmonscontinuedtoscareawayrunattemptsinthemiddle,whileJacksonRichards,DartwanBushandBrandenJacksonwerepoundedwithoutsidezoneallowingvariouslevelsofsuccess.AstheRedRaidersgotalittlefatigued,theCowboysstartedpoachingSimmonsforsomenicegainers.
Linebackers
Ingeneral,thisgrouphasstruggledoverthelastseveralweeks,butitshouldalsobenotedthatSamEguavoenhasalsomadetremendousstridesasafootballplayerthisseason.WillSmithhadacoupleniceplaysandseveralbadones.BlakeDeeswasextremelyquietandZachWinbushwasgoodformixedresults.
Secondary
BruceJonesdidn'thaveagoodday.I'mnotsurewhytheykeepgoingafterD.J.Johnson.Hedoesn'tlooklikeaweakspot.ReallyadmiredthewayCodyDaviskeptplayinghardandEugeneNebohdidn'tseemtodoanythingnoticeablybad.
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