When you look at the two teams from Friday the biggest difference in the two offenses was continuity. Olenchuk is a very good QB who has been in the same system for four years building chemistry with the same receivers. The are a well oiled machine and it showed.I will give you my opinion on the play calling down the stretch. I think Hellams is thinking long term and has supreme confidence in Noller and you cant wait till the Vance game to know if the kid can make the pressure throw. You find out now.
As big and strong as they are Palmieri has figured out against the top 2 or 3 4aa teams you cant just pound it, you have to be able to make a throw or two.
MC on the other hand has a new QB that is experienced in the "Air Raid" system but is trying to build chemistry with his teammates who are new to the Air Raid. The thing most people don't understand about the Air Raid is how much work goes in to the receivers, not just running their routes correctly but making the same reads as the QB does pre-snap. Friday night was the 1st true work that MC has gotten against an opponent and it will be the first real film to teach the QB/receivers as to how they attack defenses together. Playing in 7v7 is good, practicing against your stellar defense is good, but nothing compares to playing against a well coached opponent.
MC's massive running game is a huge blessing as the Air Raid gets tuned up and in turn, when the Air Raid hits full stride, that running game will be every defensive coordinators nightmare.
Pick your poison!