I’m getting ready to go catch my flight to Florida, but before I do, I had one leftover thought from the week:
Did Troy write the book on how to hold UNT in check offensively?
Derek Thompson mentioned this week that Troy played its safeties 8 yards off the ball. Kansas State played them 20 yards down the field and gave UNT the short passing routes.
Thompson hit on just about everything he threw against Kansas State. He didn’t hit on nearly as high a percentage against Troy.
UNT did hit a couple of deep balls against the Trojans, but generally does not have a lot of speed at wide receiver outside of Brelan Chancellor.
Ivan Delgado is more of a possession guy. Chris Bynes isn’t a top-end speed guy either.
Troy stacked the box, limited UNT in the running game and took its chances with the deep ball. UNT moved the ball pretty well, but only scored once.
You have to wonder if Florida Atlantic and other teams UNT faces in Sun Belt play will take a similar approach, especially if they have top-end Sun Belt corners they don’t mind putting out there on an island.