Who wants to watch football when the basketball team is playing at noon?
Early Games (Open) Thread
This SMU-Central Florida game is downright bizarre. Free admission to anyone who could get to the stadium, looks like a good thousand people in the stands.
Bizarre indeed. I figured just a few hundred.
UCF has been my second favorite team this season and Brian Griese is in the booth.
Call me crazy, but Mark Hollis is sort of becoming a twitter sensation.
nevermind. That first okie state play was nice. Big hold by WR brings it all the way back.
the basketball game isnt looking too awesome. We look awful on defense.
BALL MOVEMENT. Holy passing, Batman.
Defense not featuring heavily in this one. We get split on doubles off pick action wayyyyy too much. Needs to be a point of emphasis.
I be like dang. If Caris Levert can put on another 15 pounds he could be a lottery pick. Let's hope his improvement continues to be even a fraction of what it has been over the past year.
IM TALKING ABOUT BASKETBALL AND YOU CANT STOP ME
First time I've ever seen the fake countdown fail because the shooter made the pressure shot anyways
This is not a bad drive at all by Oklahoma State - rushes of 6, 7 and 23 yards, passes of 10 and 12 yards, then a few more chunks just now. Their rushing statistics were sort of middling throughout the season, but they are doing a nice job of it here.
So close to the end zone - that overhead view was not the best though.
McGary with the pop pass!!
Great Oop from Mitch to GRIII.
Happy to see Nik is playing well again.
That's how you take it to the half.
Throwdown to end the half.
GRIII had a major lapse on defense right after his oop jam. A switch needs to flip for this kid. I'm not saying he doesn't want it or anything like that, but there are just too many times where he is responsible for defensive breakdowns and offensive stagnation.
You do realize we're winning at halftime by approximately a thousand, right?
I realize this. And I love the way the entire team is playing. They really turned on the defense to close the half and their offensive play has been patient enough such that they got great shots all half. Still frustrating to not really see improvement out of Robinson.
Really poured it on. Nice intensity. A lot of those points were caused by pressure.
Nice ball movement.
And that was quite a body slam there by the osu DB
1.93 points per possession for us. Wow.
Well all we need it like 30 possessions a game then.
I'll take a BB win against anybody.
OU's punter pins osu inside the 5 twice.
osu gives up a punt return for a TD
7-7 after 1
Pretty impressive. 4th try wasn't even close.
That was almost ugly.
Fuck this. I hate the fact that our two biggest rivals are playing in the title game. At least with the alignment next season, we know that MSU will never reach a conference title game again.
Par for the course. I'm begining to think 2011 was just a cruel joke on us.
This seems like a never-ending nightmare.
This is dumb. I'm moving over to the 'Title says it all' thread.
I was worried about the board I'm glad you last 2 posted something.
I thought everyone fainted when McGary went down.
Holy shit! I was flipping past UCF/SMU and there happened to be a "crowd" shot. I didn't see one damn person in the half of the stadium they were on. It. Was. Empty. And that is not a big stadium.
Bedlam is a good game, though.
It's weird how they are asking players from other teams talk about how great OSU and MSU are. I wish someone would give the "wrong" answer.
Does anyone hae a worse fight song than Oklahoma?
Great helmet to ball to helmet to ground defense by Okie State.
Can't believe okie state is losing this game.
Big Punt. OU can put it away here with a big drive but it's gotta be 99 yards.
Okie St with an impressive drive. Want to see OU put one on the board for a great ending.
4th and 4, up three from the OK State 36, Stoops tried to play the field position game and punted. OK State drives down the field and scores.
OSU shitting the bed here
I'll never understand why teams going for the winning score don't bleed more clock. 1:54 is way too much time and the other team almost always at least comes close to tying/winning the game.
Huge missed call. When Blake Bell stepped up in the pocket, The Oklahoma State DE had the tackle beat on a bullrush and was behind him. The linemen just grabbed on and didn't let him turn around. No call. Oklahoma wins.
Was the notre dame game over when they scored in 2011?
Gotta hold onto the ball.
We would be crying about the non-interception call for years....but when you don't care about these teams, you just shrug and say, probably a good call
I don't like the authoritative and condencending tone of the OP. Thus:
I don't think Hand will be able to flip Peppers. I don't think Crawford will turn towards Ohio. I think they are seriously considering their options, but that as the season settles and Michigan coaches are better able to reconnect, these recruits will feel strengthened in their relationship with the UM family. And it IS a family. We are MICHIGAN!
To contrast- I love the tone of the OP
There were a couple holds that were not called and that INT was close too.
Baylor Texas game just got interesting.
What was the spread? Did that OU TD at the end make any difference?
If OSU wins tonight OK may well jump Sparty. They could be very close to falling out of the top 14. If Arizona St. beats Stanford they could be in trouble.
I guess its time for the real Big 12 Championship game... Gotta pull for Texas - gonna love tailgating with drunk Texas fangirls out in Glendale.
Good ending of the OU vs OSU game.
Did you see the kicker interview after the game? That dude looks like the most un-football player I've ever seen make a hugh TD during a big college football game.
Good on him.
Baylor offense vs GERG defense. This should be good.
I'd take the points too. There will be other chances.
Who are you pulling for, BAYLOR or TEXAS?
I like the underdog, this year it is Texax. +2 Texas
The long-term program underdog, however, is Baylor. +1 Baylor
I'd like to play Texas in a bowl game - wouldn't happen with a victory. -1 Texas
It might be a little painful to see GERG bring such stability to Texas. -1 Texas
Baylor 1, Texas 0
sigh. Being so far down the bowl chain, I can't even root for an outcome that would benefit Michigan.
I spent a couple years in Austin and hated it.
I call them the redneck ND.
Yeah, Texas turned around pretty fast after GERG. I think we threw it all on him when the guys on the field really might just have been that bad.
Of course everyone at CBS thinks an SEC team should be in the MNC regardless of what happens with FSU and Ohio
7 straight national championships and 3 teams in the top 5 are hard to ignore, my friend.
Right. But neither if them are in the top 2. Those in the top two would finish 13-0 from AQ conferences- and you want to just remove one of them a week later? Should not happen, ever
I dunno. No matter how much I want the SEC reign to end, I think it's only fair that they be "dethroned" in the championship game. They have really been that dominant.
if one is ohio then yes I'm all for removing them.
Anyone else then no.
B10 gets crapped on a lot but the B12 is pretty shitty. Gerg didn't accomplish much, they beat an over-rated Ole Miss, surprised OU and got their ass kicked by okie state.
What a shitty play call there on the 4th down.
WTH kind of throw was that?
He isn't his brother
Not often you see a 3-0 game with no punts. It's even weirder watching the ESPN Gamecast, especially when Baylor has the ball.
Edit: An another field goal miss
sure would be nice.
Minnesota leading Michigan State 1-0 midway through the 1st
I like Auburn's coaching aggressiveness. We need just a little more of that. I like their speed up offense, going for it on 4th, onside kick. misdirection running attack. Yeah, I kind of like it all.