The Drive! Cyclone version

Discussion in 'Football' started by Omaha Cy, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Omaha Cy

    Omaha Cy Well-Known Member

    In what was probably one of the most telling situations in the 4th qtr ISU marched something like 38-39 yards in 12 plays eating up 7:12 worth of clock when they got the ball backed up at their own 6 yardline early on in the 4th qtr.

    If they punt there from the endzone, ISU may have very well lost the game.

    I was at the game and figured it took up 5-6 minutes, but to learn 7:12 got eaten up was astounding. Tiller was 3-4 passibng that drive if im not mistaken. 1 play was called back due to holding.

    NU did its part to give that game away, but in crunch time in the 4th qtr after ther blocked FG and then the offensive drive the Clones really came together as a team for the last 15 minutes.
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  2. Rogue52

    Rogue52 Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Agree. This drive won the game.
  3. Cyrok

    Cyrok Member

    Oct 14, 2009
  4. MNclone

    MNclone Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2006
    Production Engineer
    Burnsville, MN
    I didn't realize that the drive ate 7 minutes. I thought it was 5 or so.
    Tiller really pulled through on that one.
  5. Rods79

    Rods79 Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Des Moines
    And that is what worries me about other "bend but don't break" defenses. If you are going to play that, you have to be able to manage the clock too. That drive was masterfully coordinated and executed. Had me on the edge of my seat (the short time I was sitting) for 7 minutes.

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