I think others on here have already debunked the myth we cannot play good defense because we have a fast paced offense.One thing NU has suffered from in the recent years that landed on the D is the frequency of 3 and Outs. No, I don’t have numbers, but in my recollection the offense has jogged off after three plays and left it for the defense to stop the opponent way too often.
An already struggling defense was left to deal with fatigue and depth hasn’t been a strong suit.
I really want to see that turn around. Although, if Frosts attacking offense is successful the defense better be ready to be on the field a lot.
Last year we ran more plays than OSU but lost, the Iowa game they had 73 plays we had 71 if the defense had done its job on the last drive we would have had more plays than them also.
Fatigue is not a factor imo, giving up big plays on 3rd and 4th and long was the problem and imo that is mentality