Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by Redeemer:
a. run in down their throats
b. win the TOP battle with at least 35 minutes
c. don't turn it over
we win. I think Frank is going to have a monster game with 200+ all-purpose yards and a couple TDs.
Generally speaking, that's the formula for success in any game. But the big-play or just the threat of the big play allows you to run and sustain drives.
200+ yd from Gore is a too much, but you never know. I'd rather see a 100 yd game and more influence on play-action passing. Keep the defense guessing and building up both Troy and the playmakers' confidence.
I agree with all that, and in fact I hope to see just that. Watching Troy play is exciting, something we haven't seen at the QB position in a long, long time. I hate to see the team overuse Frank, but keep in mind that Sing is involved in the game planing and knows he has one of the best backs in the league going against one of the worst run defenses in the league. It's too good a matchup for him to pass up on. We'll start the game off pounding the rock, and if it works, which it should, we will stick with it. I have a feeling we're going to see some big runs, especially in the second half. This isn't my preference, just what I see happening. My only preference is a W.