Youngstown St.

DaveBird10

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Conservative helped the birds win a few games, its playing conservative imo its being able to execute at the ends of games that wins you games. The Birds didn't execute the last minute and a half, after that last first down any coach would have played it the way Spack did although you probably change a few play calls. Spack did what they do. The play that hurt was holding penalty, you can't hold and stop the clock. People were yelling the clock should start bc YSU declined it but thats still not how it works, the clock still stops. YSU got the ball back with 1:06 remaining you take 40 seconds off of the that and YSU state 80 yards to go score a td without any timeouts. I would have kicked the field goal but I understand what they were thinking, they wanted to pin YSU inside the 10, the punter, punted it too hard and it went into the end zone.
With 5 minutes left, play 5 minute offense and the game is over. Spack was going to rely on the defense to make plays bc you have Zeke, Wilhoit, Lewan, Deming, West, Lemont and Dabney. All those kids are seniors or have played football. On offense we were playing with a redshirt freshman #2 QB, redshirt freshman #2 running back, redshirt freshman originally walk-on receiver and those guys lead us in every offensive category. Tough to win with redshirt freshman you aren't going to ask them to make a lot of plays because you don't want them to make mistakes. Heck if we would have played ultra conservative and just kneeled the ball after the last first down that might have been better because then you wouldn't have had the holding call that ultimately stopped the clock.
 

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It gets lost in the loss, but the D did a great job containing Youngstown's star RB McLaughlin. He was held to 95 yards rushing and 4.3 ypc. Both are well below his averages. It was a team effort but Zeke Vandenburgh had another great game. Zeke could be in the NFL next season and there's only one more chance to catch him at Hancock.
 

Redbird28

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It gets lost in the loss, but the D did a great job containing Youngstown's star RB McLaughlin. He was held to 95 yards rushing and 4.3 ypc. Both are well below his averages. It was a team effort but Zeke Vandenburgh had another great game. Zeke could be in the NFL next season and there's only one more chance to catch him at Hancock.
If he's going to the league it's going to be on Special teams first.
 

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I am not going to comment on the game on the field but the broadcast was the worst we have seen all season I think. Why can't the camera people not follow the ball on kicks and long passes? They show the kick and then most often stop around mid-field. It happened with a few passing plays as well. The field-level camera people just could not hold the camera steady. My wife was getting nauseous from the back and forth and up and down of the camera. Then of course there is the total missing of the play because we are looking at the crowd or showing a replay. That is up to whoever is directing the broadcast so the camera person is off the hook for that one. In essence a total group effort in futility. I think these are students but this is near the end of the season and I would expect some improvement, right? If this is the extent of their skill set they should seriously consider changing majors. I subscribe to the High School broadcasts app and their camera skills are better than this.
 
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