The final play of the first quarter is an apt point of departure for a question on the U of L offense.
On the play, Cardinal quarterback Brian Brohm takes the ball, begins running to his right, then hands to quarterback George Stripling on a misdirection play that winds up losing five yards.
By a show of hands, I’d like to ask how many folks out there see Brohm as a significant threat to run the ball?
Now, those of you with your hands up, please lower them so that your hand is positioned behind your head, then slap briskly.
Nobody in the stadium was going to bite on a Brian Brohm running misdirection. It’s as if U of L offensive coordinator Charlie Stubbs thinks WVU’s Pat White looks so good running it that he’ll try it himself.
At any rate, the story of the first quarter has been WVU doing what it does — some nicely designed runs that set up some nifty throws. It has taken what U of L has given it in terms of field position and scoring opportunity.
And the story for U of L has been an offense that is surprisingly ineffective.
The Cardinals bread and butter has been a vertical passing game, particularly to Harry Douglas and Mario Urrutia. They need to find that soon.