Grades for ECU game

November 23, 2012 by Doug Smock

OFFENSE: B
Explosive as all get-out with Cato or Frohnapfel under center. Must deduct for 3 turnovers, including killer in overtime.

DEFENSE: F
Showed promise coming down the stretch, until it got crushed on fourth-and-10. Lost the game, lost the season.

SPECIAL TEAMS: D
Kickoff coverage was better, even good at times. One punt rolled out at the 1. But the blocked punt was so, so, so bad.

QUARTERBACKING: A-
I’ve got to give props to Blake Frohnapfel for one of the great fake handoffs in college football history. The CBS Sports crew got abused and frankly, so did I. Looked like a fumblerooski.

COACHING: B-
This is generous as all get-out, considering all the defensive problems. But here’s the thing: When the Herd went down 28-7, I feared a repeat of the WVU game. That resilience gives you some hope for 2013.

OVERALL: F
Considering the stakes and the result, you cannot give any other grade.

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