Based on listening to the Ill-whine-I struggle and and Io_a still not have any offense anybody a bit more optimistic?
PSU impressed me. Wisconsin looked bored. Minnesota and Nebraska was gritty, which I kind of liked, but it didn’t give a feeling whether either were good or bad.
Certainly a lot of sore spots. The biggest IMO was the OL -missing Skoronski and a few others really hurt. And Rutgers is thought to be near the bottom of the conference
It certainly seems like it will be a very long season; the only positive thought I came away with is the team is new; the coaching is new . Perhaps the coaches and players will soon figure out how everything fits together
One interesting stat I noticed from our game was a total of 5 penalties combined for both teams. ( I can’t recall if there were others that were declined). For an opening game, and one where at least one team ( NU) was operating with a new HC and DC , that seems very low and speaks of some excellent discipline. Hopefully this nugget of sunlight will prove beneficial going forward
And one of those penalties on the ‘Cats, the PI that kept Rutgers’ second (?) drive alive was complete crap. The d-back got position on the receiver and had as much right to the ball. I’m not saying we were good, but getting a stop on that drive would have been big.