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Ohio offensive breakdown

By mrasor Published: November 5, 2007

Football
The theme -- Coming into the season, Ohio appeared to be a stuff-it-down-your-throat offense that would only pass when the opponent stacked the box with eight defenders. Ten games through the season, the Bobcats have thrown more than they have ran, but quite a bit of them have been dumpoffs and check downs.
Key players -- They still have a great weapon in Kalvin McRae, who has been running very well the past four weeks. He hasn't rushed for fewer than 150 yards since then. Like the Zips, the Bobcats have juggled quarterbacks. Brad Bower and Theo Scott have similar statistics, except that Scott has been more successful leaving the pocket. Tight end Andrew Mooney is the primary target for their conservative passing game.
How Akron can stop them -- Play the Bobcats exactly how you played Buffalo. Stack the box and stop McRae. The plan would have worked two weeks ago if only Akron's offense wasn't so incompetant in the redzone.

    Notes...
    The Zips are a three-point underdog. That sounds fair.
    In case anyone forgot, the game starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. It will be on ESPN2.
    Zippy is now 8-0. She leads Big Red from Western Kentucky by about 100 votes as of 12:20 p.m. Vote here.
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