It was clear that Locks' head and heart were already in College Park. He wanted a Heisman feather in his cap on his way out. So, he got cute and tried home run route combos way too much. He should have adjusted after the first drive and TAKEN WHAT THE DEFENSE GAVE HIM.
Locks lost Tua the Heisman tonight in an effort to try and win it, despite what the defense was giving.
Slants, screens, and hitches were there ALL NIGHT with UGA's man coverage.
Tua could've nickeled and dimed his way to 300 yards and locking the Heisman.
Terrible play calling on offense tonight. All deep halls and too many 3 passed and out. Almost every run between the tackles was successful but they only did it like 10 times all game. Too many times trying to go wide and too many load up and go deep. Also too many drops.
Tua did hold it too long a couple of times but the poor play calling led to so many 3 and outs.
@Sgt. Lincoln Osiris, See Lamar Jackson. I wondered if the loss to Houston that season would bump him out of the race. As I recall, that was the next to the last game before the vote. He had a horrible game.
Defenses Tua Tagovailoa faced this season:
Louisville - 122
Arkansas State - 49
Ole Miss - 121
Texas A&M - 36
ULL - 95
Arkansas - 76
Missouri - 53
Tennessee - 50
LSU - 29
Mississippi State - 3
Citadel - 66 (Equated to 395.4 ypg) which is good for 66 in FBS
Auburn - 45
Georgia - 13
Tua faced better defenses through his run than Kyler has, also facing multiple defenses stronger than Kyler's best defense. If it wasn't for Louisville and Ole Miss imploding on defense, Tua would have a much higher ranking than it even is.
Adjusted Ranks Removed two worst defenses:
Tua - 47th (-11)
Kyler - 64th (-6)
Kyler struggled mightily against the 58th ranked defense, only breaking through in the 4th quarter to make the game close, Tua struggled against the number 13th ranked defense.
Kyler has a loss, Tua does not. Kyler has played nearly 3 games more than Tua has in minutes during the season and plays in a very system-like offense. Nearly identical stats to Baker Mayfield, suggest that Oklahoma while strong, is just a system offense that anyone could run.