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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by ArtDeco, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. ArtDeco

    ArtDeco GC Hall of Fame

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    I seriously was driving on the road during the LSU Semifinal game and wanted to know what Okie did to try and slow down Burrow. Did they blitz? Soft zone? Was there anything anyone could have done to slow this offense down this year?
     
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  2. DieAGator

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    Good question. Better DB play?
     
  3. eastowest

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    Auburn slowed them down.
     
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  4. GatorSean

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    No.

    AU had the most success... but they had a dominate DL that could get pressure with just 4 while maintaining run gaps which allowed them to drop 8 into coverage. And they still lost.
     
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  5. defensewinschampionships

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    Your four d lineman have to control the run game and get pressure. Then you have to have the athletes to play press man across the board with two high safety help.

    No one in College Football has that, Auburn is the closest.
     
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  6. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    I guess with Burrow throwing 7 TDs, and running for another..says that there was absolutely NOTHING Oklahoma could do to slow him down.
     
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  7. jjgtrs

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    IMO..this was a perfect matchup for LSU..if needed they could have scored 80-90 today with not much effort
     
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  8. durango95

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    Wait. OU just gave up 63 points. What is it you're trying to learn about their defensive strategy.
     
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  9. GatorFanCF

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    no doubt having 4 rushing + 8 in coverage = 12 defensive players helped AU to slow LSU down ;)
    But how did they do it all game?
     
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  10. Gatorrick22

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    We did far better than chokelahoma did.
     
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  11. GatorSean

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    Nix is so bad at QB he counts as -1. :oops:
     
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  12. gtj31

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    Not really. LSU had what, two 3rd down attempts before the 4th quarter???

    The difference was UF’s offense kept LSU’s offense off the field.
     
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  13. tegator80

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    To the OP, when you dominate the line with the front four you usually win. Oky did not and Plan B was the back 4. They lost BAD in that respect. Burrow is playing like Aaron Rodgers in his prime.
     
  14. INGATORSWETRUST

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    LSU has 49 points at half time and then shut down the system. Oklahoma should be very glad LSU only scored 63. Could have been much worse.

    Burrows is very elusive, avoided sacks, extended plays and is a very accurate passer in pocket and on the run. Big 12 plays no D and Oklahoma secondary could not stop them.
     
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  15. CalGator

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    After watching them steamroll everyone, It’s seeming more and more That the Gators did about as well as anyone has all year.
     
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  16. sflgator05

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    LSU uses 4 or 5 receivers at any given time. Their o-line is really good and Burrow is playing lights out. I don't know of any teams that can field 4 or five DBs without a significant drop off after the first 2 or 3. Unless you have some fumbles or interceptions, it is very hard to stop that offense right now.

    Auburn has at least a couple of NFL lineman that were able to pressure Burrow so that was the only way they could affect their offense. Ohio State has a chance with Young but I still think they would need another DE or tackle to make a difference. Their running game is also pretty good so they could slow down the game.
     
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  17. gatordavisl

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    What OSU did was put a bunch of slower, less athletic defenders out there . . . doomed to lose to the best offensive juggernaut the SEC has ever seen.
     
  18. gtj31

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    LSU had two 3rd downs in the entire 1st half (they were 0-2) and only 1 in the 3rd quarter (the very last play of the 3rd quarter and it was their 1st conversion).

    LSU had only 23 plays in the entire 1st half against UF. In those 23 plays, they gained 280 yards, more than 12 yards per play.

    in the 2nd half, LSU had 26 plays (49 total!!!) for 246 yards.

    That is 526 yards on 49 plays. More than 10 yards per play. NOTE: My numbers were from summing the drives. The Team Stats page says LSU had 511 yards on 48 plays, still more than 10/play.

    You can call that “slowing LSU down” all you want but UF did nothing to stop LSU. LSU’s offense kicked the crap out of UF’s D.

    UF controlled the ball and the clock and hit LSU back every time. That was the difference. UF literally answered every single drive and kept the ball away.

    Florida vs. LSU - Play-By-Play - October 12, 2019 - ESPN

    Just for comparison, LSU had 76 plays vs OU and had 693 yards. Less than 10/play.
     
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  19. Gatorrick22

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    What is your point?
     
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  20. gtj31

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    You responded to a quote which said OU did nothing to slow LSU by saying, “UF did better than choklehoma.” Score-wise and competitive wise, UF did. But your comment was quoting someone who only referenced OU’s defensive ineptitude. UF was equally inept defensively to OU but far superior offensively to OU.

    Perhaps your original quote was not intended to specifically comment on OU’s defense but instead the overall state of the game. If so, my bad. But the quote you addressed was not about the game; it was about OU’s horrendous D.
     
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