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The Wisc defensive line got consistent push on the O line of Neb, consistently. While they didn't always get to Martinez, they effected him and made him adjust throughout the game. I don't remember us getting that kind of production this year, yes/no?
Offensive line was a larger factor. the Wisky offensive line mauled the nebraska front seven, and the running backs finished those runs off. It was the most dominating O-line performance I have ever seen in a big ten game.
can't really argue with this....no lube was used either. If you REALLY looked hard at the size difference it was substantial:
The heaviest Olines in college football:
1-Utah 328 lbs. average
2-LSU 322.8 lbs. per starter up front
3. Wisconsin 320.6 lbs.
4-Miami 319 lbs.
(tie) Pittsburgh 319 lbs.
6-Alabama 316.4 lbs.
7- North Carolina 316 lbs.
8-Southern Miss 314.6 lbs.
9-Tennessee 314.4 lbs.
10-Texas Tech 313.6 lbs.
........conversely, Nebraska's dline averages 273 lbs............that's right, Wisky outweighed them by an average of almost 60 POUNDS per man last night. What the hell happened the first time they played I can't say as I didn't watch it, but I do know Wisky has has injuries up front all year long just like we have. Pelini and his brother who is the DC should have their head checked for going to war in this league with a Dline that light....they wore down over the course of the season and got jail sexed last night.
******I notice our supposed opponent for the BWW Bowl, TTECh is on this list at #10....interesting***********
This post was edited by spartyon1 16 months ago
i think it was more due to the Wiscy plan. The Neb O-line looked overwhelmed by the blitzing possibilities, and consistently missed blocks. That's not to take anything away from the wiscy d-line because they played great, but it was just a great game plan that worked to perfection. Plan on seeing that next year vs. Neb a couple of times.
Well MSU had 5 tfl against Neb and 2 sacks for 30 yards. And 3 interceptions which usually means the QB was under pressure. Along with 3 QB hurries.
But then again Martinez had over 200 yards rushing... so it wasn't so much the pass rush, but the rushing D that suffered for some reason that game. Ameer also had over 100 yards rushing.
all true motw07....I was there, it wasn't pretty. Our worst rushing D' of the year: but yet we shut down Wisky in Madison. Such a frustrating season as we just broke down in certain phases of the game at the worst possible times.
As for what happened vs. the huskers, I happen to believe we were outschemed.... Martinez audibled out of alot of calls and essentially had the right play on for the defense we were playing. We had more breakdowns and confusion in that game defensively that any other one all year long. (followed closely by the Northwestern game)
You missed the tackles neb made on our dbs. You can make a lot of long runs when you are allowed to tackle the other team's defense.
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