4. That’s how you prepare for the option
Army ripped through Houston like it was standing still in the Armed Forces, and Georgia Southern beat Eastern Michigan in the Raycom Media Camellia, but the Georgia Tech option didn’t go anywhere.
Minnesota had the option down, stringing out everything on the outside, stuffing up everything inside, and forcing the Yellow Jackets out of its comfort zone on third downs.
When the machine is humming, it comes up with easy third down conversion after easy third down conversion and dominates to the clock. Minnesota kept that from happening, forced 12 passes – completing five – and outdid Georgia Tech, because …