Defense also couldn’t defend Jarramy Stevens that game. That is also about the most beautiful stadium that I have ever been to. Loud as hell, but that open end with the Puget Sound and mountains in the background with all of the megayachts in the marina. Too bad they will never play us again after 2001 hahahaI'm pretty sure Santana had an injured foot and played like it also. Defense gave up too many big plays also. If I remember, we started our comeback too late, if the game had been longer we could have won. Hats off to the old schedules when we played in big games all over the country.
One thing I'll always remember is the local Penn State homer actually wrote an article that said we got screwed. And that absolutely proves we were. He also said that team showed a lot of guts fighting back after Ohio State punched them in the mouth.Yes. And with the cheap shot lingering he may have completed the pass Winston dropped
It would’ve been a split Natty, right? AP voting us in, BCS and Coaches not, IIRC.If FSU had beaten OU and the AP named Miami national champs, how are we feeling about that?
Very true. But give me the Greens, Joseph, Dan the Man Morgan, Ed Reed, Campbell (RIP), Blades, Buchannon, etc, etc. all day every day...sure, there is going to be a let down against an inferior opponent, but when it matters most? BOOMWe just needed our defense to play better vs LaTech since Dorsey was horrible. Oh well, it happens. Would have been nice to beat Vick, but that would have made the game different I'm afraid. We still win most likely.
Problem is they would not be able to cover Shockey. He would have single handily destroyed them.OU had a sneaky good secondary with Thatcher, Jones, Strait, Williams, Everage. Calmus and Marshall at LB.
Santana and Reggie were unstoppable but the Stoops bros and Venables with a month to prepare would have had a nice little gameplan. Nobody gave Ohio State a chance but D'Antonio cooked up a good game plan and they expertly used Krenzel as a runner.
Butch always had us prepared for bowl games but I do think it would have been a close game due to OU's coaching.
They shut down the same FSU offense (minus Minnis) which put up 500+yards against us earlier that year.