You are over reacting and ignoring a bunch of examples of where supposedly unstoppable offenses ran into SEC defenses and were shut down (think about BCSCG for example).
People are lumping Oregon in with these offenses, but they're not really who I'm talking about. Oregon is a run-first offenses that relies on screens and four verticals to attack through the air. They rely more on execution, pace, and speed than a sophisticated passing attack.
I'm talking about teams like Louisville, Oklahoma State, Clemson, Texas A&M, etc who run versatile, multiple-set spread attacks that threat defenses with numerous pass concepts.
As far as last night, Bridgewater was simply on fire. He and his receivers hooked up on several big throws that were absolute perfect plays that were actually defended pretty well.
Teddy made some good throws, but he also had plenty of WRs running wide open. Florida couldn't cover Louisville's WRs. That seemed pretty evident.
Louisville's offense was responsible for 26 points I think which is very impressive, but we not talking about a 50 point barrage here.
True, but they left tons of points on the board and they were up 20 at half so there's bound to be some letting-up off the gas.
Another point with respect to both the UF and LSU games is that a ton of fault goes to the UF and LSU offenses who were plain awful and could not stay on the field and therefore hung their defenses out to dry. Plus, LSU held Clemson WAY below their scoring average for the season. The LSU game was lost because of LSU's offense, not defense.
This is a good point, and both offenses absolutely were anemic as mentioned. In LSU's case it was just that their offense sucks, but Florida was more a result of Louisville's barage forcing them to get away from their traditional offensive gameplan.
As for OSU last year, Alabama's defense last year was A LOT better than Alabama's defense this year. I think they would have handled OSU's offense.
O I definitely think Bama's D was much better last year than this year's, it's not really close. Bama's D last year had what this year's defense lacks, a dominant passrusher. They actually had a couple of them last year haha. I'm not saying I expected OSU to throttle em, but the "OSU would've gotten slaughtered" argument doesn't hold as much argument anymore.
Same for LSU's defense.
I think OSU would've moved the ball extremely well on LSU. They're WVU but better and WVU dropped 500+ yards on LSU.
With all that said, I think that the game of football is becoming more and more offensively friendly across the board. It's damn hard to hold a team under 20 points now days.
This is definitely the biggest takeaway from all this