Well of course it's mental. If they can't handle pressure then they can't play either.They did bench him in the second half. Davison said on the radio that he had ZERO bad snaps all week in practice. ZERO. It's mental. They were really struggling with Illinois's D line and their MLB was creating havoc. I think some of that responsibility for the MLB falls on the center at times in our scheme. Lots of pressure when you're playing from behind.
It's clearly a lost/developmental year at this point but good grief do they do stuff you just never thought you'd see at a D1 program.
I genuinely don't know how you practice at football all year and suck this much.