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FootballScoop offensive staff's of Week 1

Taking a look back at the action from the weekend, we felt a few staff's did an admirable job preparing for week 1.

We felt that the following offensive staff's did an outstanding job preparing an effective game plan, executing it, and making in game adjustments when necessary.


Nebraska: Opening up with Ellis Johnson and Southern Miss, offensive coordinator Tim Beck and the offensive staff helped Nebraska roll up 49 points and 632 yards of total offense. The passing game was most impressive of all, with starting quarterback Taylor Martinez proving the off season doubters of his mechanics and arm strength wrong by going 26 of 34 (76% completions) for 354 yards, 5 touchdowns and no interceptions. Six different receivers had multiple receptions, and Martinez's five touchdown passes went to five different receivers. The running game produced three guys who ran for over 60 yards, and 5.4 yards per carry en route to rolling up 278 yards on the ground. The Cornhuskers averaged over 6 yards per rushing attempt. Great job by Tim Beck and the offensive staff.

Notre Dame: After traveling halfway around the world, and breaking in a new coordinator in Chuck Martin (who coached the defensive backs last season), Notre Dame's offense rolled up 490 total yards and 50 points in their Ireland game against Navy. 293 of that came on the ground where the Irish averaged 6.4 yards per carry on 46 attempts, and had two guys go for over 95 yards on the ground. After naming being tabbed the starting quarterback, Everett Golson went 12/18 for 144 yards, and averaged 8.6 yards per completion. Golson also led the team to convert on 7 of their 10 third down attempts.

West Virginia: In possibly the most dominant and balanced offensive FBS performance of the weekend, Dana Holgorsen's Mountaineers, led in part by offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson and the offensive staff, put up 69 points and rolled up 655 total yards of offense against in state opponent Marshall. The offensive attack was extremely balanced and efficient with 324 yards coming via the air and 331 yards on the ground. Quarterbacks completed nearly 90% of their passes, including Geno Smith who went 32/36 (89%) for 323 yards, 4 touchdowns and no picks. The Rushing attack was led by Shawne Alston who accounted for 104 yards rushing, and three other players eclipsed the 50 yard mark. Also, three different players averaged over 10.7 yards per carry. The Mountaineer offense only encountered 8 first downs throughout the course of the game, and converted on 5 of them.