Not to beat a dead horse here but AE87 last nights performance is exactly what I was trying to explain to you.
When we play a team that has a heartbeat our offense is exposed.
First of all, you realize that only Georgie and FSU have scored as many as 31 against CU, right? My initial prediction was that we would only score 36. I thought our defense would be able to surpass the performance of BC and NC State, but I was wrong.
Now, if you find yourself thinking, but we scored a lot of those points in the second half when they were playing their back-ups, I wouldn't be surprised. Obviously, the fact that they were scoring against our D almost every time they had the ball both forced us to move away from our scheme and allowed them to get more players into the game.
The 17 that we scored in the first 35 min was more than the game total of any opponent other than Georgie, FSU,
and MD, and MD had only scored 13 with 6 min left in their game, being down by 3 scores.
I know that you don't really seem to like rational discussion, but I'm still going to try. Earlier in this thread, I referred to ESPN's football power index (FPI) based on their measure of team efficiency (Extra Points Added or EPA) from Offense, Defense, and Special Teams. I noted that by that measure, we were #8 in their ranking of offensive efficiency. However, it should also be noted that CU was #12 in Defense, VPI was #1, and BYU was #5. (GT was #35 in D, but I thought we had gotten better).
So, I'm going to (probably foolishly) once again ask you to respond to some simple questions:
Do you believe that the problem is the offensive scheme every time a team fails to score more than 30 points against a top 15 defense?
In other words, do you believe that talent and execution play no role in an offensive production, that production is only a function of offensive scheme?
If you answer "No," to either of those questions, than I would still like to know the rational basis you have for claiming that last night's game exposed that the problem is with our offensive scheme.
Again, if you don't have a rational contribution, please don't post in a thread designed for that purpose. I mean, seriously. According to ESPN's drive chart, CU had 13 drives, not counting the end of the game. They scored on 9 of them, nearly 70%. We had been averaging 1.57 pts/drive allowed and gave up over 4 ppd against CU. Their D had been allowing 1.36 ppd, and we scored 2.2.
Your take away from last night's game is that our offensive scheme is the problem? Seriously? Please, explain it more fully, because what you're trying to tell me isn't sinking in.