As we all know, one stat that's not officially kept track of, but is important to head coaches and defensive coordinators is missed tackles.
During his presser yesterday, Dave Doeren noted an interesting improvement along those lines, after having a chance to review the film.
"You know, I think we missed two tackles the entire game. On defense, I think we missed maybe a hundred in the first four games combined last year."
That's an interesting statistic.
Normally, while breaking down film, you can point out a play or two that had a huge impact on the outcome of the game. Against the Hawkeyes, Doeren can think of about 20 plays that could have been game changers.
"You know, when you lose a game like that, there's always one play. In that game, there were probably 20 plays that if you had over, maybe the game goes the other way. Whether it's a call you didn't make or made as a coach or a kick that barely went in, or a read that you didn't make right at quarterback, or a check you could have made better on defense. There's always one thing that could've possibly changed the outcome."
Saturday, the Huskies welcome Tennessee-Martin, who are fresh off a 20-17 win over Memphis. The Huskies enter the game on a 15 game home winning streak.