Osweiler, Mazzone could blow up
Arizona State's QB and fearless playcaller look like a perfect match
The situation looked rather dire for the Sun Devils at the time, and things got worse as they went down 17-0 after UCLA recovered an Arizona State fumble on Osweiler's first drive and converted it into a touchdown.
Many playcallers would find this to be a daunting task because that type of deficit means the defense knows you are going to have to pass the football, but that didn't faze Arizona State offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone for a moment.
In fact, Mazzone's play calls would indicate that he relished the opportunity to showcase the wide variety of attack methods contained in his playbook. This offense looks like a standard dink-and-dunk college spread scheme at first glance, but in this situation they started attacking the Bruins' defense vertically in just about every way possible.
And that's when the epiphany occurred: Noel Mazzone could very well be the next Mike Martz. And Brock Osweiler could be the perfect fit at quarterback to execute his scheme.
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