The 2015 College Football Playoff semifinals are here and ITP has collected all of the articles that Mark Schofield has written about the playoff teams in one place. Read up on the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl participants before they clash for the National Championship.
In this review of college football action, we look at the two-headed rushing attack that the Crimson Tide deploy to run over their opponents.
Michigan State faced a tough test early in the season, as the Oregon Ducks came to Lansing. In this preview, Schofield looked at how Michigan State would attack Oregon’s defense throwing over the middle and using counter action plays.
The Spartans were able to outscore Oregon, 31-28. The defense played a big role in the win, specifically on this play, which showed the defense had done their homework on the Ducks’ offense.
Baker Mayfield and Sterling Shepherd connected on a fade route late in the fourth quarter against Tennessee to send the game into overtime, which led to an eventual win for the Oklahoma Sooners.
Clemson throttled Appalachian State early in the college football season. This big touchdown pass by Deshaun Watson shows what the Tigers’ offense is capable of when firing on all cylinders.
Michigan State struggled against in-state opponent Central Michigan, but the Spartans’ offense was able to overcome those struggles with a fourth quarter, six-play touchdown drive to seal the win.
In this preview of Clemson’s matchup with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Schofield highlights how their offense attacks the middle of the field through the air.
Down late in the third quarter against the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Crimson Tide pulled off a huge 81-yard touchdown pass to take the lead. This play, and win, kept their hopes alive for their eventual SEC Conference Championship berth.
Quarterback Connor Cook is an NFL prospect, and he was the focus of this On Two feature. Mark Schofield highlights Cook’s anticipation, which is a necessary quality for success at the next level.
A third quarter 38-yard touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson to Deon Cain against NC State helped seal another Clemson win. The perfect pass helps illustrate what makes this Clemson team so good.
Up 7-0 in the first quarter against Wake Forest, the Tigers offense once again connects on a vertical route for a touchdown.
The only thing standing in between Michigan State and the Big Ten Conference Championship was the Penn State Nittany Lions. Cook and wide receiver Aaron Burbridge connected on a big touchdown that put the Spartans up by three scores in the third quarter.
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