The passing attempts did tail off.... but theres something called game planning that might have had something to do with that....
The game plan in the UF game was to run the ball and dominate the TOP. They were on their 3rd string QB and just flat out had a crappy offense. But, their D was very good with some great DBs. And, IIRC, Jarvis was not at 100% for that game. We ran the ball, dominated possession and were in control that entire game.
And LSU vs Alabama is always about winning the battle up front. You gotta successfully run the ball and stop the run to win that game. And still threw the ball over 20times.
TAMU.... they have Johnny Manziel, a horrible D, and it was raining. Why would you wanna air it out and just give Johnny Manziel the football back with a lot of time on the clock? You dont wanna turn that into a score-fest against that man at QB. And it was raining. We ran the ball and kept it out of Manziels hands, which is what you need to do to beat them.
And, the reason I dont think we should run Auburns style of offense is because its NOT balanced, despite what people think, and its almost too fast that it hurts the D. They threw the ball 285times last year, and ran it 729times, which is 20pass attempts per game and 52 rushing attempts per game, which is 72% running the ball and 28% passing... not that balanced. LSU threw the ball 326times and ran it 523times, 25pass attempts per game and 40 rushing attempts per game, which is almost a 60/40 running to passing the ball ratio... Much more balanced. Plus, I dont want our pass 1st QB to run the ball 185times in a season in the SEC.
And when you have an offense that is so fast and uptempo, you dont have an advantage with TOP, which means your D stays on the field more. Which means the other team has more chances to score. Your D gets gassed because they are on the field so much and because the offense scores quickly. And when you D is gassed, the other teams O has an advantage.
He can kill teams passing and running. And to do that you need to use that type of offense.
I just disagree with that statement. Again, he is a gifted athlete... but hes a true pass 1st type of QB. And he can still use his legs in our offense as well. Roll outs, scrambling, improvising, etc. Wilson and the Seahawks dont run that style of offense, yet he still makes big plays using his legs... Just because he has the ability to run at the QB position doesnt mean we should completely change our offensive philosophy and run something that Miles, Cameron, etc have no experience running.
I dont get why anybody would want to let Harris, whose best asset is his arm, to run the ball 185x a season when we have a great OL with some really good RBs on the team. Let the running backs do the running. Not saying we should never let Harris run, because I think he should get some designed plays.... but just some. Again, Harris is a true QB that has the athleticism to run but he is a pass 1st guy.