Most Arizona fans like to look back at each game and pick it apart. We here at Wildcatscoop are no different.
1. The decision to wait so long to give Keola Antolin playing time. This is not a criticism of Nicolas Grigsby as much as it is a compliment to Antolin. It does not matter which of the two starts, as long as Antolin gets carries. The best way to have kept Oregon's offense off the field would have been to successfully run the ball.
Whether it was Antolin or Grigsby, Arizona needed to be able to control the clock. We would have liked to see Antolin get the ball earlier because it is obvious he is better of the two.
2. The decision not to play Matt Scott more. The coaching staff was very predictable with how it used Scott and after a while, it becomes questionable as to whether or not Scott can throw the ball. It would be nice to see him get some more consistent time because he is not going to be effective coming in, running one play, and sitting for the majority of the game.
Scott adds another element to the offense that teams will have difficulty preparing for, thus it is surprising to see him not get more playing time.
3. The fourth down call. Everybody thinks it is a great call if it converts and the only reason it did not is because Antolin did not make the easy play. Asking Willie Tuitama to make a game winning drive and the defense to come up with a three and out is asking a ton.
Instead, Mike Stoops made the right decision and put his team in a position to win. After the game, Stoops said he would do it over the same way and frankly we agree.
4.The defensive game plan. This is obvious because Mark Stoops even made it clear after the game that the defense was a bit under prepared. It seemed that the middle of the field was wide open and if Stoops had to do it over again, he probably would change some things.
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