If we don't turn the ball over four times, three by BO himself, we win the Rice game 40+ to <10, easy. Against their 3-3-5 it was obvious they were giving us the run and they were covering the pass, ergo, BO was playing into their hands when he threw and we could run at will, which we did. For us to outgain them like 400-200 on a night we turned the ball over four times shows just how much we dominated a feisty, never quit team.
Look at the big picture, Bruins! Our offense is as good or better than last years and our defense is much, much better. They are swarming and attacking the ball constantly. Except for one option play late in the game they absolutely squashed the Owls. There is no question in my mind this defense is for real if you are at all objective. I have not seen a Bruin defense make this kind of attacking, swarming effort in years.
Our linebackers are actually making plays this year. Our angles are great. Our D line puts tremendous pressure the whole game with our talented revolving door of hungry linemen. Brown and Drago and company are just going to get better as everyone fights for playing time.
So, yeah, this was not the Utah game where they stacked the box and goaded BO to beat him. Yeah, we looked stumbling on offense when we didn't run Markey as much as we should have. But without the TO's we gain 600 yards and coast.
There's nothing wrong with our scheme on offense or defense. BO just has to learn to hold on to the damn ball, end of story. We are having and will have a great season, no question in my mind. Stop whining because our domination wasn't pretty and BO had a bad game. This is called growing pains for a new QB. Duh. Before the season is over he will be another Joe Montana. Count on it.
PS: You KD haters should wake up. He is a classy guy who bleeds Bruin blue and gold who deserves your support and not instant criticism when BO screws up a game with stupid fumbles. If you can't see the obvious improvement, despite our turnovers, then your allowing your bile against KD overcome your judgment.