On TV Tonight:
Youngstown St. at little brother - 7:30 - BTN
TCU at Baylor - 8:00 - ESPN
Hopefully tonight's matchups are more like Wake-Cuse and less like Wisconsin-UNLV.
Has anyone found a live stream site for the games? I'm looking but have had no luck so far.
just an add on, what is the deal with BTN2go? Is that up and running?
It's up and running online, but you need DirecTV, Dish Network, FIOS, or Time Warner to access it. btn2go.com
The iPhone app has not yet been released.
I have none of those things.
Like ESPN 3, its based on your provider paying for it/agreeing to carry it. It still beats LHN.
My roommate would rather play COD for some reason. Got the TV before I could.
thanks a lot!
It's going to be on BTN? i found that myp2p moved to forums.wiziwig.eu but you can only watch it with streamtorrent
Left tackle. Who's starting? Can he block?
Whether Bullough plays better than Borland last night. That dude missed some tackles.
Who starts at rush end (Rush or Drone)? Can he play? Who doesn't start at other end (Hoover or Gholston)?
Probably others, like whether Dennard can play. Anything missing?
Ruch. 2 plays, 2 bad plays at DE. Gholston instead of Hoover.
is not allowing the BTN to appear on my screen. Just my tv's way of saying "stop trying to watch that green school while Justin is trying to pitch"
Hearing about Fitz getting the nod has me really excited.
Not that I don't like Shaw or Avery.
But I think it is simply an indication that we have an extra player at both those positions that can come in with little or no dropoff.
I'm sooo pumped.
I'm really happy about Fitz too. It's likely because we've seen flashes of what he can do but not the real deal yet. If I were about to take delivery of a new Ferrari, I'd be happy no matter what other cars were in the driveway.
Davion Rogers is starting for tYSU.
lol saw that.. forgot that he transferred there..
I had no idea until I heard Blaha say his name on the radio broadcast. He's wearing 26, despite being listed as number 11 on the roster.
That MSU's pants have the "Spartans" tramp stamp.
Sparty D not starting off with an impressive stop.
Lets see if the Penguins can keep it up!
YSU is doing a good job running the ball. Hopefully an indicator of good things to come?
Every time I look Jerel Worthy is getting single-blocked right out of plays and has been virtually a non-factor in the first two drives, from what I can tell. So like you said, hopefully a sign of things to come.
I haven't been watching too closely, but definitely not seeing that D line that everyone's been talking about. Not saying we're going to be perfect in our first game, but they don't look so good.
Now if only YSU could blow up their novice O line...
Yeah MSU's O-line is looking pretty bad, especially in run blocking. It seems like the playside guard gets rifled into the backfield each time they run it.
For those interested firstrowsports.eu has a stream. It is not the best quality but it works.
Edit: Damn, slow on the draw.
Queso emergency withdrawal?
Keep those chains moving Penguins
That was a terrible throw.
YSU is wherefrom his Lord & Savior, Jim of the Tressel, sprang forth.
how do you not snap that ball before a review...
edit: not that it mattered I guess
Lil Bro's "dreaded" DLine isn't doing squat against the mighty Penguins...
Sparty looks sloppy
McGaha at left tackle---another 5th year starting for the first time. Second play, false start.
Does anyone else think the BTN score box is incredibly small to the point of uselessness? Same thing with the player names in the lineup cards. My TV is SD, but 51" so it shouldn't be that hard.
Is it better in HD?
It's not better in HD or you don't think it's too small?
not better in hd. at least on my TV.
I can read everything on the score box besides the game clock. It is surprisingly small in HD. Usually I like when there's a small scorebox because there's one less thing blocking the view of the game. But I've never had trouble reading it before.
yeah, i have near 20/20 and it's kind of hard for me to read!
Yeah that sparty dline is really putting up a heck of a pass rush LOL
MSU looks very sloppy...tackling, the fumbled snap, etc...and YSU is driving again. Hopefully they will actually score on this drive.
Looks terrible out there. This is fun.
Is movin' them chains....
Arthur Ray Jr. has played...the kid had cancer, came back...good for him.
Adams talking trash to a YSU guy after he knocks him out of bounds...classy
gotta say, game one and all, but I sure hope UM doesn't look as sloppy, especially on D as Sparty and Wiscy have looked so far.
wow, as they cut to commercial, even sparty's cheerleaders looked unprepared....
TD Baylor on a trick play
during Tigers commercial. Did YSU just punt from the 30....
They had a bad snap and punted from like the 36 or so.
In their defense it was 4th and 14 and their QB's last couple throws have been really shaky. It was the right decision with sparty struggling like they are.
Baylor with a quick drive and TD. Baylor could really breakthru this year with 8 wins. RG3 is prettty damn good QB.
Sparty with about 8 offensive plays in the entire first quarter. Biggest gain was a personal foul on YSU.
Please Mr. Announcer, keep mentioning that 1/3 of the YSU team is new and many weren't even on the team in the spring. Moar!
Huge kickoff return for TCU. Set up at the 15. I miss those kickoff return things in the NFL.
And it sets up an easy score. 7-7.
edit: and the xp is blocked. interesting start. 7-6
NSFMF. Baylor blocks extra point. Never a given in college. Know some people who lost money on Wisky game last night as spread was 35 and wisky won by 34 as they missed extra point on 2nd TD.
Baylor and TCU tied at 7. Really fast start.
Edit: 7-6. Missed the pat
over TCU tonight. Hope they don't disappoint me
actually it's 7-6
hm, should I switch from little brother to the TCU game?
Is TCU still running a 3-3-5?
(Which is an amazing defense to use in NCAA Football.)
Nice block by McGaha, lol
Man, MSU's o-line has looked like shit so far.
They look like crap, especially up the middle.
I would be gnashing my teeth if I were an MSU fan.
Storied history of WR's at Sparty?? Besides Rison who else is there?
Damn Sparty got away with about 2 or 3 holds on those last couple plays
Gibson, Charles Rogers, and Plax I guess.
So.....a great guy in gibby followed by a crackhead and some fool who shoots himself in his leg. yea, that sounds like sparty.
Mason and mushin Muhammad as well
Baylor's punter is a house. 280 lbs.
I"ve never seen a team so excited about making plays against an FCS team....
Muffed punt = YSU football. MSU playing sloppy
ooops a daisy Keshawn
Let's Go YSU!
oopsie for Sparty - keepin it interesting
Muffed punt. MSU continues to allow the defense to scrimmage.
It appears Sparty didn't pay enough attention to conditioning during the summer and fall. Max Bullough needs an oxygen mask.
YSU needs to put Pat White at qb, he has to be better than this current guy.
Damn almost a TD!
YSU please keep running. please.
Hahaha, God damn, MSU...
is overrated yet? I saw a few replays on B1G this year and watched him. He looks like a 2 down player, very big, strong, but not quick. He can get to a gap, own it, and if you run into him he'll make the play. But he's not a dynamic player from what I saw. No pass rush
Hell, he's not even playing 2 downs tonight
I know MSU will probably win by 20-30 in the end, but it's fun to hear them all groan in the mean time
Was MSU looking ahead to next week against FAU? Their defense looks to be mentally checked out of this one.
Early season bumps and rust. The punt flub was pretty much that...though gave me evil flashbacks of Gallon last year...ugh.
Good showing by YSU thus far, but I worry about their ability to keep it up. It's too hot out here for a penguin.
Calling out Spartan Stadium for being to quiet.. that' s just sad.
Feelin an upset by a OHIO team
Ha...the first good throw from the YSU QB results in a TD....NATIONAL POWER putting on a show!
Touchdown Penguins! Followed by a bad snap and a blocked kick. Dammit.
Horrible snap. I'm surprised they even got it off.
Beautiful long td pass for RG3
Lol MSU ... This is hilarious. Sloppy play on both sides... Too many penalties. A young secondary that is playing on the border of overly aggressive.
That YSU coach... everytime the camera hits him it looks like he's thinking, "Holy shit! We have a chance!"
Daaaammnnnnn. RG3 is good.
Seriously I can't be the only one lovin' what is happenin' in East Lansing right now.
I'm loving it right now. But eventually Sparty will pull away and win by 21 or so...unfortunately.
of how bad MSU has looked so far. the fact that it's 7-6 means nothing to me because they collapsed last year against PSU in the 2nd half. But... I love it because State has looked horrible on both sides.
Know the meaning of Kicking Coverage?
Another huge return to the 25 for TCU
haha the msu fans talking shit to me about how they were gonna dismantle YSU and watch Michigan lose tomorrow.
Hahah, the BTN announcers just said that the heat was to blame for MSU's poor D-Line play.
Wouldn't the heat favor the team with the 50 pound-per-man advantage?
yeah they heat is causing them to get lit up. Even if they win this one it's hilarious.
ESPN's gamecast says that this is the largest home season opener for State since 1987 vs USC. Tonight is 75,910.
my little sister grew up a michigan fan but ended up going to state, she said her first few games were just really underwhelming for her having been to the big house several times before. she's a converted spartan now, unfortunately...
For all the shit talking despite only being up 1 on YOUNGSTOWN STATE.
I hope Hoke continues the tradition of Michigan players playing with class.
MSU put in France in at LT and finally had a decent run to the left.
Hopefully YSU can keep going on long drives or else Sparty is going to win by 35
"false start on everyone but the center" was the call from the ref
the problem is YSU's secondary is shit, but the MSU defense is being carved up. I think the loss of Greg Jones is gonna hurt more than MSU originally thought.
Jones was such a big part of their defense, I'm not surprised that they are struggling without him. Their line should be good with Worthy, but their secondary is still pretty meh and their LBs are going to have a step down with a new leader in the middle.
TCU looks lost right now out there. I knew the Ginger Dalton was a big part of their team's success, but I never thought a team like Baylor would be outplaying them so thoroughly. I mean, if they didn't get those massive kick returns, they wouldn't even be in this game.
Man, MSU sure does woof it up for stopping a mediocre RB for a short gain.
Holy shit counter draw!
We have to run that play!
wow, that counter draw play by YSU was nice. I bet UM could use that.
That misdirection play Notre Dame likes is carving MSU up. Bad discipline.
Hope Sparty now realizes how much Gordon/Jones really meant to that D....amazing what happens when 2 4 yr starters leave.
The amount of Bullough crap I heard this year was laughable. As much as I thought Jones was a tad bit overrated he was still a very solid player.
This team sure loves to celebrate jesus
to have to root for a bunch of players that are so difficult to root for.
Missed FG there; that and a few better-thown passes and they'd really be right in this one. That guy was open on 3rd down and the guy threw a duck.
If their QB was a senior, they would be winning this game right now.
that huh huh huh thing on third down is gay, and I happy to be a Michigan fan after all the piped in music, 300 movie type stuff they do.
I'm not going to make a big deal about it, but you really don't need to use the term "gay." There are better words - idiotic, derivative, Sparty - to describe that "tradition."
Does YSU have our old ST coach?
Baylor up 5 against TCU, and probably should be up even more.
MSU looks pretty overrated right now, at least compared to the hype we heard over the summer. They look like a good offense with a mediocre defense - 8-4 type season. I'm sure they'll surprise people, but I'm not sold on them beating OSU this year, which was not the case when I looked at the schedule to start the summer.
Bullough isn't the problem. He's been alright. Adams looks to have been their best player in the first half. Defensive ends are not doing much. They're not disciplined and getting little pressure. Outside linebackers aren't playing well either. Norman had one good play and several poor ones. Robinson also hasn't had a good half. It's hard for me to judge the DTs as most of YSU's good plays have been away.
I can't watch the game since I'm on my way to see USMNT, but it is probably smart to run away from Worthy.
Poor MSU doesn't have a big enough checkbook to keep the lights on....ouch
Now their fans are getting after the refs lol!
saw that holding from here. sloppy MSU offense
also, i never realized that msu didn't have permanent lights. i just assumed because they've had night games before.
justin Verlander is really good at the baseball.
He just gave up a homer, which means he'll now be angry and strike out the side. Just an amazing pitcher.
JV = MVP
Kirk Cousins show or is there a football game on?
"Dion Sims is one guy you've gotta keep an eye on."
Yup, especially around your electronics and other valuables.
Man, last year TCU gave up more than 20 points twice, to SMU and yep, SDSU. Big East domination this year may not be there just yet. Should've taken the over on this game.
even the punter sucks lol
How much longer can that fake FG against ND really hold up for Sparty?? I've never seen a team live off of that play as long as Sparty has.
They are giving me flashbacks from last year about a certain team being unable to stop people
You're still getting flashbacks? I repressed those memories about 3 months ago.
I just turned on TCU/Baylor. 27-23 with over 11 minutes left in the 2nd quarter? Sheesh.
Are these defenses trying to do worse than our 2010 defense?
great call going for it on 4th, regadless of wether or not he had made that.
To whom it may concern,
Meltdown commencing over at RCMB. Enjoy.
I went over there and my IQ dropped at least 35 points. Good Lord, they are some stupid mfers.
To me, it's a lot like watching The Jersey Shore. Yeah, they're stupid as hell and act like monkeys, but if you get past the fact that we're all the same species, it's hilarious.
Baylor-TCU is a great game.
@ESPN_ReceDavis: I'm trying to watch TCU and Baylor. But apparently the 2010 Michigan defense tape keeps appearing on my screen
MSU will probably still win big but it doesnt matter because YSU has controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. The MSU offensive line is beyond patchwork and will struggle all season long, you just cant replace 3 starters with converted D lineman and not suffer as a result. I have been expecting this and have been very surprised by how little attention its gotten in the media. The MSU defensive line really struggled to get pressure last year and the stellar play of the 2 four year starting linebackers masked some of the issues.
Bottom line is football games are won in the trenches and MSU is weak on the offensive line and average on the defensive line.
I really like what I hear. Hopefully this game knocks sparty back down to earth.
Really? All you'll hear from them after this game is "we're 1-0 brah!"
Loving me some RG3. Taking Baylor +4.5 looking like good move now. Gary Patterson is going to metldown if his defense continues this play. Getting no pressure, LBs looking lost, and DBs looking lost in coverage.
Nice bet. Exciting game so far. RG3 is playing really well.
I thought Sparty was the one with the great Dline?
I feel like im in this video watching them struggle
looks like a real weak spot
More sparty celebrating after giving up a first...these guys aren't the brightest bulbs are they?
Sparty is sure talking a lot of trash against YSU, hilarious.
Why go vertical there?
the big picture is not this game, and if MSU wins it. The point is that MSU has been exposed and don't look like the great defense they were supposed to be.
on defense last year and they lost 5 starters. I don't see what's incredibly shocking about this
Because it's an FCS team with a quarterback who blows.
See, e.g., this article by Phil Steele on 2010 returning starters. Average was 6.43333 returning starters on defense.
had a post detailing projected FEI numbers using returning starters and recruiting. I think 6 was the break even point for returning starters, if memory serves. That's why I kind of expect MSU is going to be right about the same as last years 32 rating.
Also...HOLY CRAP RG3!!!!!!
I know YSU is going max protect on a lot of their pass plays but I thought Sparty's D-line was supposedly the strength of this defense. Not getting any pressure has to be troubling, hopefully they keep this up all year.
Tee hee hee MSU
Sparty isn't playing well, but this drive looks very scripted. Not showing a lot, playing pretty confidently. That said, they didn't look very confident in the O-line and left blockers back on every pass play. 2 man routes tops
Has the 2nd half in the little brother game started yet? ESPN still has the game at halftime.
This announce team is not good.
MSU might have the worst fight song in the country.
sounding. Also, their stadium looks like crap. And their jersey's are different every year. Where did those SUPER AWESOME shoulder stripes go?
I especially like the sweat stain look they have going on in the stomach area.
-Joe Tessitore still remains one of my favorite hidden gems as an announcer.
-The Big Ten Network crew cannot get off of MSU's dick. They have been making excuses for MSU all night.
-Samantha Steele for the Friday night coverage is a really good canidate for "Up and Coming Hot Sideline Reporter" of the year.
Has anybody for MSU made a tackle before? They have a different celebration every single time.....Somebody needs to tell them they aren't really giving a stellar effort.
Anyone having trouble with their directv tonight? I'm in GR and can't get signal on any of my higher channels. No BTN, VS, FSDet, etc. I've got clear skies and watched the Tigers vs KC yesterday on FsDet.
YSU wearing out oh well we have a football game tomorrow! Go Blue beat Western!
Most high schools have better looking logos & uniforms than YSU. That said, I'm a huge Penguins' fan this evening.
Back to TCU/Baylor for me...
Cunningham has three career 100 yard games and he is going to be the all time receptions leader for sparty.....clearly WR U!
in the TCU-Baylor game. One year too late for Mike Martin, but it's good to see them protecting the defensive players a bit too. On the other hand, I thought that the last call (negating a 1st and goal and bringing up a 3rd and 20 for TCU) was a bit excessive. Here's the rule as of 2008:
A chop block is now defined as a high-low or low-high combination block by any two players against an opponent (other than the runner) anywhere on the field, with or without a delay between contacts. The “low” component is at the opponent’s thigh or below. A dangerous action that can lead to serious injury, the chop block is a personal foul that carries a 15-yard penalty.
It seems a pretty expansive definition...
Wow. I think we may have our first upset of the year -- but I have to say...opening on the road at Baylor is Admiral Ackbar territory right there.
I'm happy I picked Baylor in my pick em league
Baylor looking good.
Wow look at Baylor go.
The cameramen suck for the Baylor and the MSU games. How hard is it to keep the camera on the football??
Also, so begins the Robert Griffin hesiman hype-train
Wow, Baylor is tearing it up against TCU. Really impressive and a fun game to watch. (Though, the missed kicks on both sides are bringing up some bad memories.)
Griffin is ON FIRE tonight.
then TCU beats Boise St, beats down these BCS pretenders that only have to win against one good team every year to contend.
RG3 is a monster who's been hidden under the Baylor rock, he's the real deal but been injured, happy for him.
One good team? TCU, Georgia, Air Force, Nevada, Toledo,SDSU. At least two of those teams are good.
not exactly like playing through the B1G, but I get your sarcasm :)
Read somewhere maybe the NCAA will take all these TCU-Boise-Midmajor teams and form a new subdivision playing for their own championship, and have the 60 or so BCS teams in a separate division and do a playoff for the NC. That works for me.
Those 'BCS pretenders' seem to win an awful lot against these 'real' BCS teams... TCU, Utah, and Boise State have beaten some teams you may have heard of. Oregon, Oregon State, Virignia, Clemson, Oklahoma, Alabama, BYU (which you might consider a 'pretender'), California, Virginia Tech, Stanford, Baylor, Texas Tech, Wisconsin (who by the way beat us by 20 and it could've been more, yet lost to TCU a month later), UCLA, Louisville, Navy, Pittsburgh, and last but not least, the University of Michigan.
God, those guys suck!
RG3 throws a really nice ball.
In one of those "way too early" bowl projection things, I believe we were matched up against Baylor. The thought of our secondary trying to cover Kendall Wright is really something that I'd rather not think about until I absolutely have to.
RG3 is just victimizing TCU's #7 over and over again. It's Greg McCoy, a senior and returning starter. Ouch.
is making his bid for the heisman
This is a crazy good game for RG3 considering it's week 1! Front runner for the heisman for sure after this week.
...that are probably having a pretty good Labor Day weekend so far.
Bullough looked slow on that QB run, but Adams laid the wood.
<Edit:> Oops that might have been Rush, the DE.
Can't start a thread, so I thought I'd just throw this in somewhere--sorry if it pops up again elsewhere. Just got back from Sione Houma's game. Well, I went to half of it anyway. His team (Highland Rams; ranked 4th in state in class 4A) was up 35-0 at half and I figured Houma was probably going to be pulled for the second half, so I left so I could watch the rest of MSU's mediocre effort against YSU.
The home announcer pronounces his name, Say-own-ee Hoo-ma. They have quite a few polynesian players on the team, so I would imagine his pronunciation is correct. Who knows?
Sione plays OLB and FB/RB. He almost always is the soul back and lines up in a 3-point stance about 2 yards behind the QB. Their offense is NOT fancy. They did not once line up with more than two wideouts; they ran 80% of the time; mostly QB keepers. Houma runs between the tackles and right at the defense. Very fullback-ish. Didn't get to see his speed on display, if he has any. He is definitely a thumper; solidly built. He is 6', 6'1" in cleats. The program had him listed as 6'1", 210(!). Probably 195, IMO. He played only 1/3 of the defensive plays and they nearly always lined him up right on the DE's ass. (As a strange sidenote, their program had 22 players listed as RB's. Highland played onlyHouma in the backfield, though he didn't get many touches.)
His stats (for one half): 2.5 tackles (one tfl); 40 yds rushing, TD, on only 5 carries. His longest carry was 15 yards. They simply didn't need him much tonight as they had their opponent (Provo) very outmatched.
The only other player that stuck out was Highland's QB/DB, #6, Anthony Smithson. In one half, he accounted for 4 touchdowns, 3 rushing--one of them an impressive tackle-breaking, shifty 70 yard run. He is listed as a 5'11", 185 lb, senior. I could see him going to a D-I as an "athlete." Sorry; no video. And it would have been boring as hell. Just picture it: 5 up the middle carries. Maybe next week if there's anything worth putting up.
as soon as possible
Looks like the Big East got a good one
Baylor lost their last four games last year after starting 7-2. The scores were 55-28 (Ok. State), 42-30 (A&M), 53-24 (OU), and a 38-14 spanking at the hands of Illinois in their bowl game. They also lost to TCU 45-10.
And yet somehow here we are.
to end their season last year?
We are going to crush people this year.
Oddly, MSU only gave up 266 yards, which in the end isn't terrible. It felt worse. The problem was there weren't any 3 and outs. YSU had an aborted drive at the end of the 1st half and had one drive of 1 play w/ an interception. All other drives had at least 1 first down.
Cousins went 18 for 22 and averaged 10 yards an attempt. Rushing only averaged 4.6 yards a carry.
they looked comfortable throughout the second half. it was very vanilla, but YSU couldn't physically hang with them.
Youngstown had an awful QB so nothing was available downfield. I think in the 2nd half MSU realized this. Take away that ridiculous int and the Sparties would have been decidedly uncomfortable
They had better personnel sure, but that's not saying much. I saw the Youngstown offensive and defensive lines fighting and winning a fair share of battles.
No one (including the players of opposing teams) is going to be wary of Sparty after watching that game tonight
Worthy does not look like a difference maker, and Jones and Gordon are going to be missed
Cuse last night was down 15 with 11 minutes to go and won...
Can magic strike twice?
a quick score from TCU and this could get interesting. I like Baylor's enthusiasm though, despite the penalites
#4 on Baylor speared a defenseless guy on the ground. That's bad.
announcers this old should be prohibited from saying shake 'n bake
What a game! I love FOOTBAWWWW!
What kind of play was that Baylor!?
their wax wings melted
Penalties are really hurting Baylor. Wow it's like somebody hit a light switch for TCU. Reminded they're the 14 team in the country.
This has to be the biggest meltdown I've ever seen in a cfb game.
And *this* is the college football I've missed for nine months. Last night was a big tease.
I feel really bad for Baylor fans. I'd be tearing my hair out.
Watch your futures end, Baylor. Die Texas teams, Die.
Would be fitting for TCU to miss a field goal here.
48-47 TCU. May both of these teams rot in Hell.
Big drive for GR3 and Baylor. Need to be deliberate because their defense doesn't seem to be able to stop TCU.
They need to spread it out and move the ball. LIke they were earlier in the game. Throw one up deep simply to spread out the D.
Colleg > NFL because guys run those kind of gimmick plays frequently.
Field goal range!
They got it to the TCU 20 so it's certainly a makable FG
Baylor retakes the lead.
It's really weird. They need to let 'er rip!
What a great way to start the season.
No DL pressure. Feels like watching a GERG defense.
Baylor holds on!
The best part of collge sports, the fans on the field here at Baylor's field. Amazing sight
Yeah, good luck TCU becoming relevant the rest of the year with your schedule against La-Monroe and Portland State.
What an entertaining game! Now I'm really, REALLY pumped for tomorrow!
I saw 47-23 and thought it was over. Can't believe TCU actually took a temporary lead.
I saw 47-23 and thought it was over. Can't believe TCU actually took a temporary lead.
I went to bed at the same time. I wish I would have not given in to my wife and stayed out in the living room and watched it.
Hey Flamebaiters! Get a life!
did not look as good as I expected them to against YSU.