Before the game I was asked what I thought OU should do on offense. I said I thought they should focus on the power run game and pound it down their throats, then if they are able to stop it by bringing the safeties into the box then run play action with deep posts and crosses, (patterns Bell can throw accurately to).
I didn’t think I was saying anything profound. It all seemed so obvious. Their weakness is our strength. Surprisingly, we decided to insist on throwing the ball and use 3 and 4 WR’s despite the fact that our 2 FB/1 RB personnel packages had an incredible success rate.
The plays out of the 2 FB personnel group were successful 11 out of 13 times. Running plays out of the 3 and 4 WR groups were successful only 7 out of 15 times. That’s less than half!
Below is the video breakdown of the one thing that worked and why we should have run it almost exclusively in the second half.