Watched most of the game last night... my only slightly informed impressions:
NAU put up over 500 yards, and they made a ton of mistakes and missed many wide open receivers. Were able to run also.
Arizona is not particularly big on either side of the ball. There DLINE seems undersized and not that fast.
However, on the offensive side of the ball, speed speed speed speed. They are FAST. And they run a lot of speed option plays to the edge, which could be bad for us. Heck they didn't even use most of the options, they just ran, and ran fast.
Seems like they kept the play book super simple last night, didn't show much, they didn't need to.
It would have helped for us to have a game before hand. However, they don't have any tape on us. If we can run effectively, and Allen plays well we could really cause Arizona heartache. Allen can make throws we couldn't really make the past 2 years.
I imagine they run away from our DLINE, so our back lines are going to have to be sharp.
This is a tough opener for us. Stating the obvious but it is going to come down to defense, execution and who has the fewest turnovers.