that is nice bonus change
The hype train is in full swing. On College Football Final Mark May made that statement, which was qualified by "with the ball in his hands..." Then the guys made the now standard references to how he's running too much and will have to reduce that in the B10 season, etc etc. That is already a tired critique, although IME there is truth to it. "Best football player in America?" While simply amazing after two games, I wouldn't yet make that statement myself, would you?
We'll know more about our chances to start the season 6-0 next week after MSU plays ND; and we'll have a stronger indication about where we may stand in the B10.
How many think Sparty beats a down ND next week and how many think Our Lady puts the hurt on little brother?
I can see MSU has a running game; their field goal kicking is solid. But I respect ND after yesterday, see them playing opponents tough all season. What do you-all think? Anyone out there following MSU closely?
It is great to win this game but we could have open up the game when Crist was out in the first half. But give credit to ND's special team. Their punts were terrific (most within 20 yard line, a couple within 10 yard line) and made a tough start point for our offense. Of course another reason for lacking of points in 2nd Q is way too many drive-killing penalties.
This special team is really getting me worried. RS frosh and true frosh serving kicking and punting could really be a big problem when we are in another close game.
Anybody else at the game get a strange feeling when, in the 4th quarter with the game on the line, a day full of clouds lifted, the sun came out and huge rainbow appeared over the stadium? I KNOW the ND faithful took that as a sign that they were going to win the game. You know, rainbows, leprachauns, "they're magically delicious," four horsemen, Rudy, wind dies down, Lake Dawson, blah, blah, blah. So gald it didn't turn into another BS Notre Dame "legend."
The only legend out there Saturday was DR. Unbelievable performance, great win, Go Blue.
Am I just a typical homer, or did anyone else notice that some of the Irish defense were getting their hands and forearms on Denard's head, even when he was just sitting back there in the pocket (say, after a throw)?
I should go find the instances I saw in the torrent, but too lazy.
if a player flips the ball before crossing the endzone it clearly is a free ball but for how long. if neither team recognizes what happened (and the ref does) then what is the result of the play. had the referee been awake yesterday this would have come into play.