I was surprised to see that this wasn't up yet.
UCF at (14) Ohio State
Penn State at Virginia
and Auburn at Mississippi State
Not the most exciting slate, but thoughts on Gameday/ the games?
I'm expanding beyond the noon games with this disturbing fact: Every single ranked team in college football plays an unranked team today.
As far as a full day of football, today is going to be pretty dull. I'm glad I'll be in Ann Arbor so I won't have to witness most of these snoozers.
actually isn't so bad. There are seven teams playing BCS conference/ND teams today, and while none of them are marquee games, a lot of them should be compeitive.
Preseason rankings are pretty useless, though. Mizzou-Georgia and A&M-Florida should be good games. Hoping the new guys come in and show that the SEC isn't as tough as it thinks it is.
Mizzou +2 at home with UGA down 4 defensive starters upset special this week. UGA also looked meh against a weak Buffalo squad last week.
My best friend is in Columbus with his Buckeye girlfriend. It would be hilarious if his first game down there was a loss to UCF.
Also, I don't know if I want the style points for the Big Ten going to 1-0 against the ACC or to see a BSD meltdown more. Right now I'm leaning toward the latter, although either would be a good outcome.
UCF will definitely be a big step up in competition for the Buckeyes compared to who they played last week, so it's entirely possible. Although, Miller seems to have improved vastly with his throwing so they could maul UCF too.
And so far, the Big 10 (besides Penn State) has lost only 1 game, yet already media experts are saying that the Big 10 might be the worst conference in college football. I think the only way we can really get them to shut up is by every team winning every game, no excuses, so Penn State really has to rally in my opinion.
56 against a MAC team last week and likely can't play post-season this year?
The UM flag in the background on Game Day
It seemed like that flag was in every shot. Whoever was holding that deserves a beer.
Did Chris Fowler just say, "Kiffing fuckin' up the passing game...?"
Go UCF and Kansas State!
picking up from last year's style of play, almost 7 minutes on that drive and up 7-0
Is there any benefit to us if one wins as opposed to the other? I assume not since we play both but any thoughts? On balance I am rooting for purdue. A ND loss under Kelly always has the potential to start a nose dive.
If, somehow, ND manages to win these next two weeks they will somehow be a top five team the week we play them. I don't think they're very good, but I would love to see a win against a way overrated ND team.
OTOH, to hell with Notre Dame. I can't bring myself to root for them, ever, even though Danny Hope is probably even more insufferable than Brian Kelly.
We are in a stiff competition with them for highest winning percentage of all time. There are only a few games that seperate us. Always root against Notre Dame.
We get a lot of mileage out of "Winningest program of all time" for both number of wins and winning percentage.
Default: Root against ND. Always.
Why is Jeff Van Gundy doign this?
if it is possible to stream an ABC HD feed over a PS3? I don't have my normal cable box at the moment and I'd like a way to see the game in HD. My connection should be good enough to handle the size of an HD stream.
Mississippi St. looks like they might actually have a decent offence for an SEC team. Of course they stalled in the red zone and missed a field goal, but I think they deserve a win over Auburn after that debacle last year. Those stripes down their sleeves, though, look awful.
Relating to my comments about the validity and reason for college sports, Mississippi State might be an example of college athletics' value. I don't know diddly about that school besides the fact that they're named the Bulldogs and they occasionally upset someone in the SEC. I don't think I've ever met anyone who went to Mississippi State, is a fan, or has ever seen any sort of research from the institution.
It does worry me that they look like a solid team, i.e. a bottom dweller SEC team is still able to acquire top rate talent simply due to location and conference affiliation.
I recently moved down to Huntsvill , AL for an engineering job. So I see a decent amount of Miss State grads (in fact my boss is one). As I understand, they are none of the best engineering schools in the SEC, but still not at the level of Michigan, Purdue, or other Big 10 schools.
Auburn's defense looks worse than Michigan 2010. Worse than swiss cheese.
Minnesota gets a safety off of a dropped snap in the endzone. I can't help but root for these guys, especially with Kill as coach. They play hard week in and week out and you just feel good when they get a win.. even against Baby Seal New Hampshire.
Miller just ran it for a 37 yard TD.
Ohio's "Quick Cal" is pretty damn corny.
Penn St. Lining it up to go for it on 4th down for the second time this drive.
Penn State v Virginia looks like the only noon game worth watching, here. Don't really care to watch the buckeye faithful freaking out about beating yet another cupcake, even Minnesota is tearing up their charity game at home.
Penn St goes for it on 4th down and gets it twice on their opening drive. And they haven't even reached the 40 yet.
OK, now they have.
These helmet rules are asinine.
I have a feeling that rule will be repealed in the offseason. In other news, PSU up 7-0 over UVA
I'm not too familiar with what's causing them to come off (design, not fastened correctly, players are now gunning to get others helmets off), but if it's as simple as being too loose or something, the coaches are going to adjust that very quickly.
I disagree. Many of these helmets come off (and have in the past, much of whythe rule was put in place) because the playes don't strap them on tight enough. Yes, every once in a while one will come off accidentally and yea, that sucks. But NFL and these college players are lazy about strapping them on. This rule is helping fix the players lax stance on putting the things on properly.
Note: And if the helmet does come off accidentally, via a penalty and one of the only ways they should be coming off in the first place, the player does not have to come off the field for a play.
Oh, this is garbage, is anyone watching the PSU-UVa game? A player on UVa lost his cap, continued to play, and essentially fell on top of the pile. FIFTEEN YARD PENALTY - PERSONAL FOUL... on him! Roger Goodell's NFL rules are spreading...
Penn State looks terrible. Better than last week at least.
I like this rule, the players just need to get used to the change and stay out of the play if that happens. On the other hand, I can't stand the rule that a player needs to leave the game for a play if their helmet comes off, that's just plain stupid.
Ohio State goes for it on 4th and one on their own side of the field and gets SHUT DOWN
Well, they made it look really hard, but PSU took almost 7 minutes off the clock and got a TD on 3rd and goal. 7-0 PSU.
Plz keep running Miller over and over. Kthx
Collin Klein runs it in for his second TD of the first quarter. K State is taking it to Miami early 14-0
ball possession and eating the clock, that's their style. Maybe we'll be treated to another year of Miami being unrated
LETS GO UCF!
It is indeed a new era -- both Penn State and Ohio State, formerly reliable puntosaur squads, have gone for it on 4th on their own side of the 50 already in the first quarter.
PI call on Ohio. Trick play almost worked for a TD, Ohio interferes in the endzone.
Another game between two known teams that hasn't been mentioned yet: KSU has just taken a two TD lead over Miami (YTM). The game is on FX.
Also, Randy Edsall continues his quest to be the first coach to get fired in less than two years without getting in off-field problems over on ESPNU. Maryland has at least managed to score today. 3-3 with Temple.
Cats look great
Buckeye D doesn't seem too much improved from week 1.
This Auburn-Miss St game might wind up being lower scoring than their famous 3-2 game a few years ago.
Unsurprisingly, the gophers are stuggling again...currently up 9-7
It's too bad they won last week. "Nittany Lion Quest" just doesn't have the same ring as "Gopher Quest."
NH just scored on MInny. 9-7 Gophers.
EDIT: great minds think alike
That was fast. OK. 16-7 Gophers.