Defensive scheme wasn’t the problem, but technique was. Offensive talent isn’t terrible, but there’s none of that progression of plays that set each other up from the last two years. On 3rd and 10 we throw to the LOS. On 4th and 1 we throw under in triple coverage with no rub set up. Every play is designed to focus on the guy who’s going to get the ball, so the opposing defense never has to play more than token man on the rest of the field.
Even big 10 teams can’t get away with scoring fewer than 20. AAC teams certainly can’t, and we especially are never good with more than 2 turnovers or fewer than 20 points.