What grade would you give the Gophers defense in the dominating win over Nebraska?

What grade would you give the Gophers defense in the dominating win over Nebraska?

  • A

    Votes: 74 85.1%
  • B

    Votes: 12 13.8%
  • C

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • D

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • F

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    87

Flash30

Member
I voted B. We played against a one dimensional QB and still had too many missed tackles. The D line was nice tonight.
 

GopherinPhilly

Active member
I thought they played well but against a back up QB and RB. Too many missed tackles as well. Great game and hopefully they can keep getting better...we will need them to play at Sconnie level to beat some of our Nov opponents.
 

Com_Cool

Member
No it's reoccurring problem. I don't believe we have stopped anyone from scorring from red zone all year.
If you count field goals, I think this is true. They have stopped the offense from scoring TDs at least a few times though. It is something they can improve on but this game they limited Nebraska to only one trip to the red zone. Going back to last week, I don't think Illinois even found the red zone once.
 
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Oregon Gopher

Guardian of the Western Front
15 in 6 games. That's 2.5 times a game using my math.
So we’re improving in other words from a “just dont let them in the red zone” aspect.

It’s hard to improve on red zone defense when you don’t let them in your red zone.


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Oregon Gopher

Guardian of the Western Front
Guess I need to type slower...?
Not really- but if you’re going to join a debate add something other than early season history. Let me spell it out for your smarmy self. The original take was to grade the Defense with a B due to the persistent “problem” of not stopping teams from scoring in the red zone. Our boys only allowed Nebby in to the red zone once (and zero times against Illinois this my statement of once in two games). Even if they had stopped them for a FG statistically this would not have been a significant difference from our red zone performance for the first four games. Saying that the defenses performance as a whole was merely above average is akin to a team that has difficulty converting on third downs and complaining when they score 70 because they were 0 for 1 on converting 3rd downs. Ridiculous as was your interjection.


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BTChamp

Member
Giving up 7 was a spectacular performance compared to last year. Good job boys.

On a side note, did anyone else think the typical Minnesota doom and think Renner would get the holding call instead of the offensive lineman when he sacked the QB? I'm joking, but just can't forget the 2 "WTF" defensive holding calls he had early this season. He has just kept working his azz off and he is finally getting some recognition. Keep it up.
 
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