Usually in these situations debralynn, we scrape by in the second half because the first half effort was dominating all around. This time, special teams mucked it up in the first half. Then, for once we made a half-time adjustment on offense, but it was the WRONG adjustment. We go all deep balls in that third quarter. Merely the other end of the extreme from last year, where it was all short yardage all the time. The result... Ray gets picked off, and then we adjust back to the medium and short routes, BC's defense responded and put the pressure on Ray.
As is often the case, a football team not playing smart for a full sixty minutes. I don't fault the defense for not stopping Logan on those runs in the third; they were having to be out on the field longer and longer, they'd had a decent first half, considering that so many of BC's points came from miscues on the other 2/3 of the team that set them up in excellent field position each time. Add to that, not to make it an excusable reason, because its not, but we still aren't improving on the run defense consistently, the game at Commonwealth last week not withstanding.
The other thing that happened was that BC themselves played smart football in those first two quarters to take advantage of our turnovers and keep the score in their favour when our offense was fresh and hot. The Lions clearly also made the better adjustments in their secondary and in bringing Logan and the running game back while AJ Harris was invisible. The DBs played harder against our recievers, and BC's backs in general were in better position to nab any bad decisions from Ray.
*I opted not to watch most of the 4th quarter however, so this doesn't cover events in the last part of the game.
Congrats on the win, thanks for the consolation offering.