"We went in knowing what a great athlete [Dixon] was. We weren't so sure about the arm part. We wanted to kind of stop the running game and make him throw it and he showed us real quick that he can throw the football. I don't know, [how you stop him] is the $64,000 question. He can beat you either way.
"But it's not just him. Stewart's a great running back. The offensive line has gotten better. The receiving corps has matured. They're a total package offensively, no doubt.
"You have to play down-and-distance football. You gotta take away the run game on early downs and force them into passing situations so you can kind of dictate the tempo of the game. I think you have to give them different looks. I think you have to change the look, especially in the option game and try to disguise your coverage and get them into a passing situation.
"If you try and make them one-dimensional, they're good enough to throw the ball on you. I think you have to try and slow them down a little bit and try and outscore them.
"They're one of the best in the country. They have no true weakness, I don't think. I think they're pretty solid. You gotta hope that they're going to turn the ball over and beat themselves some, which option-type teams do sometimes. But they've even showed when they turn it over that they can win ball games."