Re: Dutch's Mock Draft v1.0
To start the second half, OSU and UT traded kickoff returns for TD.
Score was now 28-17
Weeden threw a pass behind the LOS (5th) to Blackmon for 3 yards.
A quick out to the flat gained another 3.
On 3rd and 4, against a blitz, Weeden pass was errant (wide) for Blackmon (not accurate). He had enough time.
Analyst: Weeden went to the wrong side. He had a stack on the left (a hi-lo with the underneath receiver wide open as both defenders tried to cut off the deep receiver first).
The term errant was used by the analyst.
Defense forced a 3 and out.
On 2nd and 4, Weeden threw behind (inside) the receiver Cooper on an out route (confirmed by analyst).
On third and 4, Weeden threw to Blackmon in a crowd of 3 defenders; the result, understandably, was an incompletion.
UT drew within 24-28
On the next drive, Weeden underthrew the receiver on a post route; the pass was almost intercepted by DB #4.
On a swing pass (behind the LOS), Weeden stared down the receiver and got the ball batted down by #44 Jeffcoat. If he went up like Watt, he would have a pick-six right there.
On first and goal at the UT 9, Weeden held on to the ball too long (3-1/2 secs) and was sacked for a loss of 11. He was in the grasp of two linemen, but the ref ruled that he was able to throw the ball away and that the ball got back to the LOS (wrong, the ball went out of bound at least 2 yards short.) There wasn't a receiver 25 yards from the ball in the direction of the throw. That was intentional grounding and should have put the Cowboys out of FG range.
Dumb decision by Weeden.
The Cowboys ended up kicking a FG to lead 31-24
Their D held again; with less tan 5 mins to go in the third, OSU scored with 2 running plays.
They led 38-24