2. Plumlee avoids mistakes again.
John Rhys Plumlee has always been an electric playmaker at the quarterback position, but there’s always been one problem with his game. So often, when he drops back to pass, it seems as though he’s trying to win the game on one throw.
Take the Oklahoma game. The upside? Three touchdown passes. The downside? Three interceptions.
However, on Saturday, with a stout defense on his side, he seemed to relax. He went 11-of-18 through the air for 299 yards and three touchdowns. On the ground, he added 74 yards on 14 carries.
If Plumlee is playing with the confidence that his defense will make plays, he’s at his most dangerous. The performance last week will undoubtedly rub off on the Knights’ preparation for Texas Tech, and nowhere is that more important than at the quarterback position.
If Plumlee can avoid mistakes again, this offense will be operating at its peak performance level in Lubbock.