What grade would you give the Gophers defense in the dominating win over Nebraska?
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.
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.Guess I need to type slower...?