First off, we got the win, good job defense for stepping up!
I know I should be happy that we pulled it out and I'll give it to BYU's D that they closed holes and did not let the run game do a whole lot. I also know that part of my frustration stems from the fact that I know that voters will not look at this game as a quality win and therefore will not give us the votes we need to make it to a BCS game.
But to the heart of my post... I feel like Prince is nervous, scared, or something. For whatever reason in both the Michigan St and this game, I felt that his playcalling was very limited. To me it became very traditional, very non-Boise State. Get more thoughts after the jump.
Think about this. How many times did we take a shot down field? Answer: Once. How many times did we run wildcat? Answer: Two or three that I can remember. How many times did we use SWR? Answer: None that I can remember.
I really don't blame the offense for loss because the playcalling is not exuding confidence in any part of the offense and the offense feels that. They keep telling us that they can open the playbook with Joe at the helm and they did against Miami (OH), so why not open it again?
Think about the possession on the 1 yard line. Yeah, bad call by the refs calling the review after the play, but then BYU was ready for the run. So why do you try to run 4 times up the gut? Try an option, wildcat, corner route. Anything! I believe in DJ and believe he's a great back, but he's not built like Muscle Hamster and can't push through the line like Martin did.
Anyway, I just wanted to get that off my chest and find out from others their opinions on the playcalling.
P.S. Did anyone notice and can anyone explain to me why the 15 yard horse collar penalty on the interception in the 3rd quarter did not get assessed? Only the 10 yard block in the back was assessed.