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drive summary for ND-Purdue

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 07:29
edited by Jay, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 11:02

Notre Dame Drive Summaries

09:08	1	03:17	ND 18	6	26	Punt
03:57	1	01:29	ND 4	3	1	Punt
00:09	1	00:25	ND 20	3	2	Punt
10:44	2	03:39	ND 31	10	29	Turnover on Downs
05:58	2	05:14	ND 16	11	80	Field Goal Good
15:00	3	04:23	ND 25	10	75	Rushing Touchdown
06:28	3	01:04	ND 47	3	8	Punt
03:50	3	04:03	ND 34	11	66	Passing Touchdown
12:50	4	00:10	ND 17	1	82	Passing Touchdown
08:16	4	00:12	ND 36	1	5	Fumble
07:22	4	07:22	ND 25	13	61	End of Half



faildrive 5: at least we get some points

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:03 @ Jay

After another PU punt we get the ball on our own 17. A beautiful sideline bomb to Chris Brown gets us into Purdue territory. Really nice route by CB, who came off the wing and flooded the zone with Koyack.

McDaniel checks in and they try an inside bubble to him. This is the play where he out-wrestles the defender for the pass, Purdue jumping another route. On 3rd & 7 Purdue drops 8 and this is the heave to Robinson where Purdue gets flagged for PI.

We run it 3 times for a first down (GA, Cam, Cam), getting a nice push inside. So it's first and goal from the 10.

1st & goal at 10: Cam, pistol + two TE right. Outside zone RUN right and it's a nice gain of 6.

2nd goal at 4: Cam, pistol + two TE left this time. Rees changes the play and it's RUN power left with Lombard pulling, but he doesn't lead through the hole and Cam is stopped by a LB. I put this one on Lombard for not blocking the right guy. If he had followed through Cam would be in the end zone. This was the Cam "Crown of Thorns" play, btw. Cam leaves the field.

3rd and goal at 3: offset back + TE left. Fade to corner weak side but Daniels didn't make the route. He slipped or something? He ran a stop while Tommy thought fade? They never really show it or explain it.

At least we hit the FG to get on the board.

Drive errors (last series): bad blocking by Lombard, miscommunication or slip on pass. Play calling criticism applies here. (Why fade when you have been running well in this sequence?). It's possible that Cam's absence influenced the play call here.


I just about lost it on that fade.

by Mike (Max) @, Orlando, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:25 @ Jay

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Cam was in on that last play. They took the time out.

by Ken Fowler, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:19 @ Jay

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thanks, I missed that fast forwarding

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:21 @ Ken Fowler

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I was a little surprised by the formation (offset shotgun)

by Ken Fowler, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:25 @ Jay

I had a really hard time believing we'd run inside zone with Cam on third and goal. It was pretty easy to guess "pass" there.

I figured a pistol would have been more deceptive.


On that run by GAIII

by Kumar, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:13 @ Jay

I think that was the kind of play that illustrates why Atkinson is accused of not having good instincts. We ran a stretch left, and to Atkinson's credit, he made a nice play in the backfield to avoid pursuing Purdue linemen and get turned upfield.

At the 2nd level, he had Daniel Smith engaging a defender. GAIII could have run to Smith's right and probably picked up an additional 3 yards, as there was another defender towards the middle of the field. He could have cut left and potentially had a big gain. Instead, he ran right over Smith's back.

It was a nice 6 yard rush, but it really should have been more.


totally agree.

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:18 @ Kumar

Great example of his lack of feel, vision, instincts, or however you want to phrase it.


faildrive 4: now 10-0

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 10:55 @ Jay

Purdue made their FG this time and kicks off, we return to the 32.

Rees moves the chains twice with passes to Jones and Daniels, plus Amir picking up a short yard 1st down.. First TOMMY NO moment of the game happens in this possession, with the CB jumping an out route to Brown and nearly coming away with a pick six. Purdue very aggressive in jumping routes early. (They'll pay later, though).

This brings us to 1st & 10 at the PU 49.

1st & 10: pistol + 4 wide. Play action PASS to Jones, crossing middle, who's open. Pass too high, didn't give Jones a chance.

2nd & 10: start empty plus TE, motion 3 to the backfield. RUN Carlisle outside zone left with 17 and 87 blocking. Nice 6 yard pickup. First run over 2 yards in the game for ND.

3rd & 4: empty + TE. Quick slant PASS to Carlisle coming out of the slot, play is wide open but Rees throws too high, uncatchable. Four down territory so we're going for it.

4th & 4: empty + TE: Niklas releases 5 yards and sits, PU defender blanketing with the PBU. Thought it looked clean, no PI. Kelly asks Rees, "Why there?" Hard to tell from TV angles if he had other options.

Drive errors: two overthrows by Rees, pass to Niklas on 4th was well covered, probably should have looked elsewhere (or called something completely different).

So that's the first four possessions, all coming up zero on the scoreboard. We'll score on four of our next six possessions, punt once, fumble the other time, before a final clock-killing drive to ice the game.


faildrive 3: still 7-0 PU

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 09:56 @ Jay

Ball at ND 20 after Purdue shanked a field goal try.

1st & 10: pistol, double TE, plus wing and slot (very tight formation). Zone RUN to Bryant, again no LB blocking so he's stopped for 2 yard gain. However it looks like perhaps this was an outside zone, looked like a hole there, and maybe Bryant cut back too soon.

2nd & 8: pistol, TE right. Daniels motions across to strong side. Rees swing PASS to Daniels who DROPS it. This looked like it should have gone for 5+ because the WR block was there.

3rd & 8: empty set. Good protection again, Rees PASS over middle to crossing Niklas who DROPS it. Some mustard on the pass by Rees but Niklas has to catch it -- it hit him in the hands.. Would have been 12 yards, first down.


Drive errors: TWO drops plus another ineffectual run.

For those scoring at home, that's FOUR drops in the first three series.


I think Niklas' drop would have gone for more than 12 yards

by Domer99, John Wesley Powell's Expedition Island, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 10:53 @ Jay

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you might be thinking of his seam drop on the earlier drive

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 10:57 @ Domer99

That one would have gone for 20, if not a TD -- he was heading straight down the field. This one was a 12-yard cross where he probably would have been tackled on the spot (unless he shrugged off tacklers Hercules-style. Always possible.)


You are right. That's the one I was thinking of.

by Domer99, John Wesley Powell's Expedition Island, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 11:02 @ Jay

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What's with the Gus Johnson play-by-play?

by Mike (bart), Sunday, September 15, 2013, 09:58 @ Jay

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highlighting RUN, PASS

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 10:08 @ Mike (bart)

Also, DROPS.


faildrive 2: score is 7-0 Purdue

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 09:28 @ Jay

Jones fields the punt and the drive starts at the ND 4.

1st & 10: Rees under center, Carlisle back. RUN Power up middle stuffed for no gain. Looks like the pulling Lombard blocked the wrong guy or Carlisle made the wrong cut, because the unblocked LB made the stop easily.

2nd & 9: pistol, 2 TE to left. RUN handoff inside zone and again no second level blocking so the play is easily stopped by the LB, plus a backside backer shoots a gap to help. I am thinking they had our assignments scouted really well.

3rd & 9: empty, 2 TE. Tommy audibles. Great protection, Tommy hits Carlisle in the hands crossing under who DROPS it. Even if caught, not sure AC would have gotten the first.


Drive errors: bad blocking, another dropped pass. Two drives so far and errors seem to be somewhere other than Tommy.


faildrive 1:

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 09:03 @ Jay
edited by Jay, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 09:07

After moving the chains in the first series it's 1st & 10 at the 50.

1st & 10: RUN Carlisle outside zone right. Niklas fails to set the edge and Robinson whiffs his WR block too. No gain.

2nd & 10: fake inside handoff and PASS to Niklas down the seam, which goes off his hands and is dropped. Pass a tad high but he should have caught it. Would have been 20+ yard gain, possibly a score.

3rd & 10: empty set. Purdue shifts a LB presnap and overloads Stanley and Lombard 3 vs 2, catching Rees for an easy sack. LB does a nice job selling coverage before blitzing. Put this on Rees for not recognizing the blitz.

Drive errors: bad block, drop, sack.


That 1st down should've been 1st and 5

by Kumar, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 11:14 @ Jay

A Purdue defender showed blitz and entered the neutral zone, and Lombard very obviously flinched. It went uncalled, and we didn't snap it until the defender backed up. Seeing as how we ran to his side, the play may have thrown off Lombard's timing.


The drops in the first half were awful

by Mike (bart), Sunday, September 15, 2013, 09:06 @ Jay

Sure, Tommy had some heat on the ball, but remember that a year ago those passes were going to Theo Riddick and Tyler Eifert. Hopefully a growing pains game for Troy.

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