As a defensive unit last Saturday night, the Trojans had a tough time doing that. The mistakes were limitless.
"(We had) technique error, we had a lot of eye violations, meaning our eyes were in the wrong spots, missed tackles really showed up as well," Wilcox said. "It’s the small little things. If a guy is supposed to be outside, we got to stay outside. If a guy is supposed to be inside (stay inside). If you start getting nosy on an option team it, obviously costs you."
In-game adjustments are something head coach Steve Sarkisian says his staff will take a look at during the current bye week.
Of course, that would include the defensive side as well but, for Wilcox, there is a line that has to be drawn.
"You don’t wholesale change," Wilcox said. "There’s fundamentals of defense. There’s fundamentals of playing option football.
"You don’t change everything on the sideline. That’s not the way, in my opinion, to do it. I’m not sure anybody would but you have to execute it every down with great focus and great technique and if you don’t, that’s what happens."