Wisconsin Leaves Few Places For This Ball To Go
Sometimes when we see a sack, turnover or just nowhere to go with the ball vs a defense we only see the ball. When the real story has many moving parts that all combine to create a big play on defense.
This second down defense from this past season that Wisconsin used vs Michigan State is a good example. Obviously the Wisconsin staff had done their homework because this defense looked like it was designed specifically for this play.
Wisconsin 17 MSU 0
+35 Yard Line
2nd & 18
Wisconsin is defending the shallow cross game with the front & the secondary.
The A gap rusher is taught to drop in the throwing lane after he draws the double team.
This provides a big body in the throwing lane.
The middle linebacker is a hole player looking to pick up any crosser.
The weak side corner does an excellent job of turning his man (#4) over to the hole player.
After #17 does this he drops in the intermediate hole to rob the basic cross.
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