Prevent defense is for suckers. It really doesn’t work. Ever. Just ask West Virginia, which gave up a first down on third-and-15 against Kansas on Saturday, despite dropping all 11 defenders into coverage.
No. That’s not a typo.
Every. Single. Defender. Dropped. Into. Coverage.
And the Mountaineers still gave up a first down.
Here’s a different look at the same play, in four frames.
West Virginia dropped all 11 defenders into coverage … and still gave up the first down on 3rd and 15. pic.twitter.com/GDWN9cKlGX
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) October 6, 2018
That’s just embarrassing on an epic scale.
The entire day has been somewhat of a slog for the No. 9 team in the nation. Will Grier has thrown three interceptions, and the Mountaineers are only up by one touchdown midway through the third quarter.