Day after Thanksgiving College Football Open Thread
Gotta keep the Rose Bowl hopes alive.
Lets GO HAWKEYES! Also, hoping Syracuse covers -8 in the early game....If you have ESPNU Kent State-Ohio is also on at 11.
Any streams that would work on my android for the Iowa game?
Iowa-Nebraska hasn't disappointed yet. This is no such thing as a hopeless situation, only people who have lost hope.
Crazier things have happened. Nebraska is due for a good choking.
WAR HAWKEYE ROLL HAWKEYE CHOMP CHOMP HAWKEYE
How bout them Golden Flashes? Up 14-0 over Ohio (yes that Ohio) and trying to get to their first bowl game since Richard Nixon was President.
They do look like they've taken helmet stickers to a whole other level though.....wow.
21-0, hopefully this is a pre-cursor for what will happen to Ohio tomorrow.
Wouldn't it be not that Ohio?
BTN Game of the Week is Michigan defeating Ohio State last year. It's on right now!
Hawkeyeees (Brent Musberger voice)
"You're looking LIVE.......
Gonna experience first hand what it's like to be Adam Jacobi. Go Hawkeyes.
C'mon Hawks. Prove Miracles really do happen
(Lotta red in Kinnick I see).
Nebraska's Center is hurt...jus' sayin'
Nice stop by Iowa there.
Nice job Iowa...
Alright Iowa, show us you have some sort of an offense.
I can't believe I've been reduced to being a hawkeye fan for the day... So futile.
And there was much rejoicing....
Got to get the points now.
This Iowa defense is absolutely horrible...double covering a slot reciever with a linebacker when Nebraska refuses to throw into the wind...? Genius.
Start with Syracuse-Temple, but shortly followed by the more important but ultimately disappointing Nebraska-Iowa.
Oh ye of little faith . . . watch Iowa go on to pull its annual stunning upset at Kinnick.
"Life is about gap integrity."
They should give it to him on every down.
But it's Gerg, so they won't.
Let's go Fiedleowitz and Weismann. You too Vandenberg.
Did Iowa just throw downfield? Maybe this year Ferentz is saving everything for Nebraska! No punting!
Oh look who Vandenburg threw it too, seriously did every WR graduate with McNutt?
Unstoppable Receiving-God Fedorawitz is on his game today
go hawks go hawks go hawks go hawks. and go hawks.
I'm thankful for Iowa who laid an egg let any good hen in Iowa, but will roll over Nebraska. Let any good hen through a field of corn
Weismann plays manball.
I like how they discussed Weisman possibly not getting a shot to run at the beginning of the season, but as there are no longer many options if they want to run at all (wonder how that happened), here he is.
That said, Iowa is giving people insight into Nebraska's run defense here....keep going, Hawkeyes.
Weisman is my new favorite person! The scourge of AIRBHG! The punisher of corn!
Weisman is tempting AIRBHG with all those huge, prolonged collisions with Nebraska LBs
Iowa has got a pep in their step today. I'm liking our chances A LOT
If they can get their defense together, we gotta shot at the BTCG!!!!
ESPN really sent their D-team to Iowa City, huh?
2-star FB, non-rated.
Only a sophomore.
That's the fascinating thing. Iowa's run game doesn't actually get worse with all the injuries.
Yes Iowa doing to Nebraska what they use to do to us with their mediocre teams. It's so much nicer when they are doing it to someone else.
DENARD VAN DEN BERG!!!!!
Wouldn't a win by Iowa set tomorrow up nicely? :)
That was one of the smartest things I've ever seen Vanderburg do. Pretty funny, actually.
That was a sweet QB keeper. Being patient on those plays often pays dividends
IOWA 7, Nerbersker 3
Just said that the TD run for Vandenberg might be his best play ever?! Wow, what a career...
There is a lot of game left for Iowa to show why they are Iowa but nice start.
Anyone else entirely repugnant to the plethora of cheesy Kay jeweler ads that we have bombarded with lately?
Yes, but Jane Seymour is still smoking hot.
Fergodsakes, Iowa. I know you're totally incompetent. But you can do this.
The best part is how everyone never have Iowa a chance. I know it's early still, but I've seen this film before and it doesn't end well for Iowa's opponent.
the opponent scored a touchdown first (UCLA, Ohio).
Nice QB sneak play. I liked that. Go Iowa.
That first quarter took 20min. This game may be over by 2 if no one passes the ball
no trailing tailback...
But 6 is 6.
Stupid announcers assuming we're going to lose tomorrow.
Yeah, pretty much everybody is. Just forget get the fact that we lost to the # 1 and 2 teams in the country on the road and the third loss happened after we lost out best player while we were out gaining the opponent on the road again. We pretty much suck.
So that is how you do not do a mesh point
Stop them, Iowa!
Boom! Iowa's on fire!
Please oh please, Iowa!
What a kick.
I don't think I've ever seen a finer punt.
The long punt is ok. If Iowa does what they did last possession, it will eat up most of the quarter.
I can't remember Nebraska EVER having a bad kicking game. Like ever.
They've always had guys with Howitzer legs.
All right Iowa, time for a 13-minute drive here.
C'mon Iowa, they've come for your corn. They are trying to get ALL your corn.
Magic eight ball is predicting 3 and out Iowa punt. Hope I'm wrong..... Or fedorowitz 96 yd td completion...
Damn you magic eight ball!
Shit, Iowa is going to be punting into the wind.
That should've been caught, god damn it!
Maybe that is why they don't throw to the receivers.
Gotta catch those, Iowa. That was a stellar throw by Vandenberg.
Interesting. Lets see what happens
Iowa has it!
IOWA FUMBLE PLEASE
Hell fucking yeah!
Fingers no overturn
Muffed! Iowa ball.
I don't see how you can overturn that at all.
Come on Hawkeyes keep the momentum going!
That was like a long pass! Love it!
Bo schembechler would absolutely love Weismann
Pelini is a psycho.
Trying not to get my hopes up
So, after a brief interruption in their offensive drive for a punt, Iowa will have the ball back with much better field position. Nice recovery, and hopefully Weisman continues to manufacture some first downs here...
Herrrrrbbbbieee husker. Not the love bug.
COME ON IOWA!!!!!!
Looks like the AIRBHG has decided to destroy Nebraskas offensive and defensive linemen...
THE IOWA PUNTER IS NAMED KORNBRATH. His name is Corn Breath. That is too good!!!
Yeah did you not see us play them last week?
I was at the game. Didn't see his name and must have missed it if they announced it.
I wish our Oline got a push like that.
What an awful throw.
Ferentz....do not punt. i know this goes against all you believe..but resist the punt!
GO FOR IT IOWA
grrrr a long play action throw on 3rd and 1? ferentz you dog!
Weismann didn't push the "Y" button in the backfield, damnit.
Ron Zook thinks Ferentz punts too much...
Why are there so many commercial breaks today? College football is becoming like the NFL in this.
Everyone knew what they were going to do on third down. They should've ran a play action bootleg with the run option or something. I know Vandenberg isn't a burner, but they needed ONE yard.
Third down should have been a run. If they'd gained nothing, then fourth was the down for the play-action.
Agreed. Or at the very least, a higher percentage play. They just needed a yard to refresh the downs.
this needs to be the day that nebraska's luck catches up to them...nebraska - iowa 2012 = michigan - iowa 2011??
Should have run it on 3d and 1 and then if short, should have snuck it with vandenberg. OC call fail
That was my first WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING FERENTZ moment.
Sometime tomorrow....when a play is called that doesnt work or seems ill-timed just remember that 4th down call you just witnessed by Iowa and think to yourself it could be worse. It could be much, much worse.
How do you expect a slow developing off-tackle to work running into literally 10 guys in the box?
Iowa gets 7 yards of push to left so their response? Run right, run right, deep pass, run right! Ferentz may be a great Oline coach but he has fools in charge of his offense.
They got this on defense
No first down!
did I get in this position of "Don't Stop Believin" in Gerg Davis?
man what i would do for martinez to do his best sanchez impression and run into a lineman and fumble the ball
That basically just happened.
Iowa has it!!!
HAAHAHA hell yeah!
Umm yes please!
please Iowa take advantage! you're getting all the breaks
Making little kid happy sounds over that fumble.
Thanks T-Mart, on Black Friday you can always expect free giveaways.
dont mention it
why couldn't Nebraska play this sh*tty against us?
It wouldn't have mattered Bellomy was determined to outshitty anyone that day.
She actually gets to cheer for Iowa today
Yep, it's weird.
They has major flooding in the region.
Iowa sucks...Iowa can't pull this off....Iowa will not be able to run on the fighting corn....think negative, non-jinxing thoughts
I kind of don't mind rooting for Iowa. Am I weird?
Denard's right ulnar nerve says "Ohai"
Denard ---> Bellomy ---> ?
Luckily, the question mark was solved the following week.
Turns out better Nebraska didn't punt.
IIRC Ferentz has a massive buyout clause in his contract, they aren't going to get rid of him.
Also he's done pretty well there for a while, I don't think they'll can him for one bad season.
Great blocking period.
Hawkeye butt. Please let this continue into the second half!
Weisman reminds me of Peyton Hillis.
Damnit to hell!
The wind held that one up.
Ughhhhh so close.
OH man that should have been a TD
I am daring to believe in Iowa. This is not healthy.
that's not a bad future combo for Iowa.
AIRBHG must be satiated.
Great idea, Vandenberg - a little late and a little too much air under it.
Shit 3d and long. Field goal into wind. What to do
Punt city time.
Punt City Bowl?
Ferentz is in heaven here. He gets to call a punt from the 31.
Yes, that will do nicely.
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Wow. I know it's been said already but this wind really is causing, more forcing, different strategy out there.
If the wind is this big of a factor, why did they call that 30-yard throw on 1st down? It almost worked, granted, but I'm not sure you can expect it to pan out if the wind is that strong.
Just a quick question - is it 1-3 and 2-4 for wind directions? Or is it 1-4, 2-3 like basketball?
1 and 4, 2 and 3. You can either receive or pick wind direction. So the team that kicks off in the 2nd half gets to pick to have the wind in the 4th quarter.
That means Iowa has the wind in the 4th. That's solid.
they better hope Nebraska doesn't score again because I don't trust Iowa to stumble upon anymore points
Time for Iowa to break out the secret weapon: a 4-yard completion to Fedorawitz on 4th and 13
why do you have to get my hopes up Iowa. Just get crushed so I can watch the game tomorrow in relative peace.
That was disgusting.
Iowa - 9th in scoring, 10th in YPG.
JOHN WEINKE SIGHTING!!! Crappy punt
Stupid punt of the week? Yep.
I mean, on 3rd an 13 on the 31 they punt into the end zone - so Neb. starts on the 20. Good job.
Nevermind. Ferentz is not treating this like a Michigan game.
would it be too much to ask for nebraska to turn it over like 4-5 more times? i mean that happened against us right? i think after msu/ psu we're owed a bad call that ruins their drive
C'mon D hang tough.
How do you drop that?
omg he dropped the pick!! IOWA IS TOYING WITH MY EMOTIONS! WHY??????????????
You do know that the entire Iowa coaching staff is congradulating themselves on being able to punt from the 31 dont you?
Iowa big D!
It should be against NCAA rules to punt inside the opponent's 35.
is with punting when you're on the 31?
Why not try the FG instead of punting a touch back? Even if you miss, arghhhhh!
Wow Iowa's D isn't effing around!
Nebraska wants to give it to us
Who gets the wind in the 4th quarter?
This will only encourage Ferentz to punt from the 30 more often...
god even when Iowa has a great play, stupid things happen. Hyde just fell down.
All right. It's time Iowa. Your D is playing inspired. Get it down on the other side of the ball.
I guess that is why Iowa punted, good call Ferentz.
Tackles himself. /Iowa things
Umm Iowa is doing well.
If Iowa holds on the question is does Brady tell his team that they are playing for a big ten championship if they beat Ohio?
The players aren't stupid, they know what's at stake.
Every week, I'd say "yeah."
They are like kids playing.
They can't do anything
Get in dat IN-ZONE!
...gotta catch those, Iowa.
Fortunately, Martinez is resembling the Martinez before the mechanical adjustments and is promptly sacked.
Mich Hyde embarks on what could have been a beautiful return, but the turf has sound tackling technique and brings Hyde down at the Nebraska 42.
Micah Hyde yeaahh
You don't call timeout before that punt, wasted 30 seconds.
Agreed what the hell was that about
this looks bad i hope he's OK.
yup he's good
Why is Iowa so bad?
2 fumbles, a return to the 40?? C'mon guys!
I don't understand the clock management strategy at all.
You are assuming there IS a strategy
No way Iowa gets a TD. Now way :)
Even now Ferentz is planning his next punt. Like the Lions attempting the 47 yard field goal on third down Ferentz is thinking of punting on third down - especially if they drive inside the 10
Nobody would expect that And he'd go down in great punting history.
Ferentz playing for the field goal. Classic
ferentz should just punt it here and hope they muff it..that'd be a clutch move
I just cannot shake the feeling that Iowa is due for game changing stupidity.
Iowa's o-line is kicking the shit out of Nebraska
Iowa has existing receivers, with hands and everything. They also have Tacopants' younger but larger brother on their team
The wind can't be THAT bad.
2 scores up at half would be huge, however unlikely at this point
What the fuck?
Ferentz derping with the clock.
lol iowa clock management is painful..rivals sparty
Wow. You expect it but can still be amazed by it. Bad bad bad clock management.
Iowa's DC must be beside himself. He's coached a hell of a game and the offense keeps blowing it.
It must be frustrating being an Iowa fan.
Incompetent turds with the clock management there.
Horrible clock management. Here come a GERG Davis pass completion short of the sticks and the clock running out before they can try a FG.
Given Ferentz, I bet he punts... Idiot
They will probably kneel it here
Clock management and the decision to punt from the 31 are downright bad. They're fired up though so I think we have a shot here.
Bad snap. Hit in face. Fall on ball. That was a spectacular sequence for no gain.
Also, the timeouts are there for you to use, Kirk. Do not be afraid. By rule, nothing will happen.
EDIT: FG is no good - is there another team in football that will work THAT hard for an FG attempt today?
How do you get an illegal substitution out of a timeout?
That's the Iowa we all know.
People root for this team on a yearly basis? How? And is Illinois actually worse?
I can't imagine watching this team all year.
12 in huddle? Holy shit!
I have a confession. After RR was canned and before Hoke was hired I was really hoping we'd go get Ferentz and was PISSED we didnt take a bigger run at him
Iowa's incompentance at anything resembling football is staggering
Iowa being Iowa
3rd and 10 from the 19... probably should punt this
Ferentz is just the worst.
Good God Iowa, what the fuck are you doing. It is like a sparty no moment out there.
Are there more people watching and rooting for Iowa in Michigan or Iowa?
IOWA FOOTBALL FOLKS
this is so hard to watch
How much does Ferentz get paid for this sh*t show?
Give Ferentz some love... He's our last hope
Ugh. That was good without the 5 yard penalty
Someone tell me who wins.
That is all
Probably would have made that kick if they didn't have a penalty....fucking corn fed idiots.
Corn fed idiots doesn't really narrow this one down...
That was football malpractice.
Yup, this is Iowa. I don't think they have what it takes to keep this up for another half. I'll keep rooting for them, but it is a pretty frustrating experience
wow. iowa is still really bad.
Pelini sounds like he is going to have another meltdown
Poor time clock management and against the wind means that a potentially 7-point drive becomes 0. Absolutely horrendous offense by Iowa. They are playing just like the Lions yesterday.
I just don't see how Nebraska will lose this game.
Ill take it. Iowa starts with the ball in the second half. Could come back to bite us that they didn't score more points but at least Nebraska did not score with wind at the back.
C'mon Iowa hold on.
That wind is probably going to be in Columbus tomorrow...
Today. Crazy wind from the west. Trash tornado as I drive around town. Could be interesting if it lasts until tomorrow.
Ugh. I think that favors OSU. Amirite?
Can Ferentz just stop coaching now?
The universe is conspiring for Iowa to win, but they're just too bad... Martinez armpunt right to the safety? Dropped. Punt return setup for a score? Returnman literally falls down on his own feet. 40 seconds to go 20 yards? Somehow ends up getting only 2 plays out of it and then a missed field goal. Nebraska can make halftime adjustments to better attack Iowa's horribe defense. Iowa can't make adjustments to stop sucking.
I didn't think there was going to be anything more brutal than cheering for that knuckleheaded Spartan team against Nebraska, but this takes the cake.
Ferentz is part of a whole generation of coaches who somehow believe that calling your final timeout is worse than letting the clock run down to impossibly low amounts of time. These guys need an intervention.
Should be about 21-3 Iowa. Probably gonna end up 10-7 Nebraska.
Thank god I'm only forced to watch this embarrassment this week. If my middle school football team made these mistakes I'd be embarrassed, this is supposed to be major college football. Did I say the word embarrassing enough?
Michigan OSU 1974 on BTN with Paterno doing color commentary
Just checked halftime score for Iowa Neb after successfully installing a toilet.
If it takes me dealing with shit for the Hawkeyes to win I'll do it.
I will now fix my sink and caulk my bathroom.
Wait you waited until the day before gameday to install the Horseshoe?
Pathetic, but at least we have some hope at half time. More than I would have expected. Come on Hawkeyes
Pathetic, but at least we have some hope at half time. More than I would have expected. Come on Hawkeyes
On the positive side, I give the Iowa defensive staff a lot of credit for picking up their side's confidence after their disastrous performance against us and getting them to buy into this week's gameplan. They've earned their money this week.
Does Iowa have the option at the start of the second half to pick wind or no wind? If so, I wonder if Ferentz will pick going into the wind so he has the wind in the fourth quarter. Of course, if he does that, it will probably be 24-7 by the start of the fourth quarter!
I'd prefer to have the wind in the 4th Qtr as opposed to the ball. Martinez seems to have more trouble throwing in this wind than the Iowa QB, so they'll probably run the ball, eat up clock, and wish the had the wind at the end of the game when they need that game-tying/game-winning FG.
The team that takes the ball doesn't choose which direction to go to. If he had passed up the ball here, he could have had that choice. Strangely, it looks like he'll get the wind in the 4th anyway.
This is so bogus. Normally a semi-final is something where the winner goes to this thing called the final! And apparently Georgia may have two semifinals in back to back weeks. Just random thoughts while I sit through the halftime show at work.
They need to give people a reason to watch this one without Barkley