- Feb 24, 2004
I had to go back and look.You're not remembering correctly. All losses not named Clempsin (which was a total disaster), saw the other team putting up lots of points early to mid-game with no response from us.
UCF - 4 TDs straight across the 1st and 2nd quarters.
SYR - 17 straight 1st quarter points.
BC - 24 1st quarter points (34 1st half).
ND - 24 straight points from mid-2nd quarter.
NCSU - 20 1st half point (against 1 GT TD and 2 2nd half FGs).
Pitt - 20 straight points from late 2nd Q to mid-3rd quarter.
UCF - get down 28-7. But down 28-21 in 4th. Then collapse when it counts.
Syc - we were down 20-23 until the last minute of the 3rd QT. Lost by 17. So we closed the gap until it got close again.
NCSt - 2 FG bring us within 7 to start the 4th. Can’t close in O, but only give up 3 in second half.
Pitt - we’re down 20-26 with 6 minutes left. Lose by 14. Can’t close the deal.
So those 4 loses have us down by 1 TD with basically 1 QTR left. That is with one of the worst kicking games I have seen from a college or high school team.
We just couldn’t function when it was close. That is partly confidence and partly the other team getting lax. But confidence and a kicking game should help immensely.