There's no use trying to sugar coat the 42-7 trouncing Robinson put on Hayfield last Thursday. From the first whistle to the last, the Hawks were dominated in all aspects in the game. Robinson's Wing-T offense presented numerous challenges for Hayfield's defense upfront as they methodically moved the ball down the field chewing up gobs of clock. Robinson held the ball for 35:59 on nine possessions (six touchdowns, two fumbles, one as time expired) compared to Hayfield's 12:01 on seven possessions (one touchdown, one fumble, four punts, one as time expired).
Two would-be Hawks possessions were flubbed by fumbles on kickoff returns that prevented the offense from not only establishing any rhythm but also from touching the football. The lone bright spot for Hayfield was a Monty Byers (JR) 15 yard touchdown pass to Jevon Pailin (SR) in the 2nd quarter to make the appearance of a close game at 7-14. The Hawks possession was only setup by a Robinson fumble at their own 11 yard line.
While the game was still in reach at halftime, down only 7-21, Hayfield's offense would not touch the ball until 3:34 was left in the 3rd quarter. Robinson drove 69 yards on 11 plays to open the second half, and then another 27 yards on 5 plays after Hayfield fumbled the kickoff return to take a 35-7 lead. Hayfield's offense would only run three plays in each of the first and third quarters.
The Hayfield-Robinson match-up has always been off-kilter, the Rams now lead the series 18-4, have won nine in a row, and have limited the Hawks to a combined 10 points over the past six games.
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Hayfield 7, Robinson 42