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If I were Mike Gundy, the first thing I would come out and do against the Ragin’ Cajuns is go out and let Wes Lunt throw the ball on the first play. This shows that you still trust him, and trust can go a long way with a young QB.
After that first play, they need to lean heavily on the rushing attack. Joseph Randle, Jeremy Smith and Desmond Roland form one of the strongest backfields in the nation, and Gundy needs to use them as such.
Randle is the key to it all, though. He’s probably the most underrated back in the nation and was, in my opinion, the best player on the offense last year. He’s continued to roll early, and the Cowboys can win a lot of games by leaning on him.
Now, this isn’t to say that the Pokes need to go completely away from Lunt. Far from it. The quarterback needs to make some plays to prove to himself that he is a great quarterback, but they have to be careful.
I’d love to see Lunt throw the ball 22 times, while Randle and Smith get 35-40 carries between the two of them. That gives Lunt a chance to get his confidence back, while letting Randle and Smith win the game on the ground.