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Evening games open thread
National rivalry: Notre Dame vs. Purdue.
Please look good Notre Dame, if you struggle the meltdown here will go to defcon 4.
hey we play for a crappy old club the Shillelagh .
And Purdue is in the lead.
Defcon 4 reached.
they're either too tired that they blow assignment or missed play call or the personnel on the field is not ideal to defend certain formations/players that offense keep taking advantage of it.
These are the two big reasons why Nick Saban hates facing uptempo no huddle offense. He is a control freak and facing this type of offense makes him feel powerless.
Cal showing some fight in the Ohio state game. Not much defense from either side.
Holy cats, from that arial view it looks like it is 2/3 Ohio fans. Also looks 90 points will be scored - no defense.
Cal has been awful lately...plus I think the red bleeds into the blue on the screen exaggerating it.
They sent Musberger and Herbstreit to West Lafayette? Dafuq?
Huge national rivalry bro.
OSU looks simlar to last year. I think they'll win but the game will end something like 52-31. Also psu losing 21-10 to ucf at half. Man does this conference still SUCK.
It's the only merciful thing to do.
Ah, so fr not so much. ND only 27 yards of offense through 1 quarter
Big Ten has already had a rough day, but if OSU were to get upset that might take some of the sour taste out of my mouth from the game today.
Yes the BIg 10 is one big tire fire, so let it envelop them all. There is a real chance Washintgon, Az State, and UCF all win today. I can't see OSU losing to Cal - if it was one of the top 6 teams in the Pac 12 I would say yes but Cal is sucky and has a freshman QB. But hey anything is possible...its the Big 10.
You can't really tell that... I mean they are only playing a Big 10 opponent.
Three TDs in three possessions to start the second half.
holding OSU to less than 50 points.
Maybe you meant 50 in the first half. Cal still has a chance....
Musbereger on ND playing UM "they were pummeled"
Is over, fellas. Cal ain't gonna be able to keep up with the onslaught of points OSU is laying on them.
Last week he kept insisting Michigan Stadium was "our [Notre Dame's] house," which I found to be logically unsound.
The Texas defense held Ole Miss to 75 yards and a TD on their first possession. We'll see if GERG's defensive can continue at this level.
Lol. Made me literally laugh out loud.
the ball on ND'S defense. ND not playing well would definatly raise the panic meter after today's performance.
I am going to post this is in response to every negative nancy post
the other posts I have made today, I actually been one of the people trying to get people back off the ledge. Doesn't change the fact that if ND doesn't look good against Purdue that will raise some eyebrows.
it was a hangover and the transitive property only works in mathematics and sometimes it doesn't even apply in that arena.
Watching Auburn/Miss St. game. As I watch it I am completely enamored by Gus Malzahn and his offense at Auburn. When he gets a few more recruits(although most of them are his anyways) to compliment what he wants to do they are gonna be scary. I think they'll compete for the SEC next year and beyond.
Notre Dame might be bad. Day gets worse. Ugh. Hahha
TD PURDUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOILER UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Woo Hoo. Boilermakers.
Purdue looking good! Definitely raises the panic meter!
(just testing you commitment level)
Glad we don't play Purdue this year!!
/s may be needed on the blog right now
Oh look, notre dame is losing to their national rival purdue.
Do we want Notre dame to win or lose this game?
I can only root for the Irish in one game: against USC. I understand your point, it's the rational one, but... it's Notre Dame. I love watching them lose.
That is how you sack a QB
Purdue blitzed, rushing 5 total. Rees had no time to throw, gets sacked.
I think I'll go throw up now.
it's early, but a really bad Purdue team is looking good against the Irish. This is the rest of their schedule:
MSU, Oklahoma, Az St, USC (pillow fight game?), @Air Force, Navy, @Pitt, BYU (just now rushed for another 30 yards against Texas), and @Stanford.
It's not hard to see 5+ losses for ND in there. That'd seem to put Kelly squarely in the hot seat.
Oklahoma is not good either. They won 16-7 vs W. VA. The same W. Va that imploded last year with Gino Smith and now dont have him. And all those games are at home except Stanford. They are the typical 8-4, 9-3 ND.
I totally see your point, plus the service academies and BYU will be very one-dimensional offensively. And jesus, Purdue just missed a chip-shot field goal.
I know it was only Tulsa, but OU may be figuring their offense out. I could see them beating ND.
Oh look, in 8 minutes of play, GERG Robinson's defense has already allowed 14 points.
Also, GERG happening in Austin
In regards to Texas, I live in Arizona and I can't seem to find their game on the old television. Just have to wonder how that Longhorn network is working out for them. I mean I got to watch lots of MAC teams today but no Texas game. Yes I wanted to watch GERG and his beautiful hair.
Yea besides money it has no benefit to the program exposure wise right? Does any cable provider give it without a subscription?
At least if Texas loses this game horribly nobody will see it since it's on Longhorn Network
I think we found the purpose for the Longhorn Network: to hide the games do no one can see their defense
Just tuned into Purdue-ND after a little moderating.
Why do I have the view of the camera on the satellite which is making this telecase possible on some of these plays? Did they explain something in the pre-game or is this Sweeping Epic mode for ND-Purdue?
Also, Rob Henry is 7-9 for 71 yards right now. Not a bad start for Purdue in the air.
In other news, Ole Miss has already put up over 100 yards on Texas and the 1st Quarter is not done. Things are going as you would expect them.
The TV cameras are way above the field. Purdue's stadium has the highest tv angles of any D1 stadium in the country. Except, I think, for Welsh-Ryan in Evanston. Cal used to be #1 in this weird stat, but they modified the camera layout when they renovated. Why do I know this stuff?
Midwest football is a joke.
And that's how you stop the run...mind blown
Purdue does not give a fuck about ND. They are not afraid. Good for them.
Point being? They're still pressing the receivers and stopping the run. What you see is what you get. What I've seen is a Purdue team with no fear. Could change if Notre Dame scores but hey, they're up for it.
Geez. Maybe ND and UM are both just not good.
That's been true before. Remember 2009?
Really impressed with Central Florida's quarterback. Nice arm, good accuracy, quick on his feet.
We laugh about this rivalry (mostly because of Purdue's struggles), but for Purdue this is a major rivalry. It's one of those little brother rivalries, with Notre Dame as the big brother. ND might usually win, but Purdue gets way, way up for this game and usually plays tough at least for a while.
When I applied to grad school at Purdue I said attending there would be a good opportunity to root against ND one extra time per year. They appreciated the comment, and I got in and did well.
I should pull for ND in this game because it would help Michigan, which is and will always be my only college football rooting interest. But I can't root against Purdue in this game, and certainly can't root for ND.
Penn State down 24-34 to UCF
Illinois down 17-31 to (19) Washington
(11) Michigan barely (barely barely) beats Akron
(23) Nebraska loses 21-41 to (16) UCLA after being up 21-3
Minnesota only beats Western Illinois 29-12
Rough day so far. The Big Ten mockings are justified at this point
Frosh QB with little depth
Who expected them to win this one?
UCLA is just better but probably no excuse
Their coach went down at halftime give them a break.
Also Purdue is winning so
The B1G looked pretty awful in week one. This is old news.
PSU is a surprise, but Wash over Illinois and mediocre Minnesota is entrirely expected. Nebraska's defensive meltdown isn't really shocking, either. Michigan's performance easily the most embarrassing B1G event today.
At least Iowa finally is beating their formidable in-state rivals.
Is Robert Kugler (purdue) related to our Patrik Kugler?
Cal sneaks in the qb as the punter and converts on a long 4 th down. Osu doesnt notice because the punter is number 16 too
Fear the Roos
I am deathly afraid of kangaroos and elephants now. Good thing all my vacations are in northern Michigan where all I have to worry about are lake flies.
complain all we want, but we only gave up 24 points for the *ENTIRE GAME*
Ohio has already given up 20 points *JUST IN THE FIRST HALF*
there. let that soak in and feel better.
No, I won't feel better because Akron is EMU in Gold and Blue.
Cal also has a fairly high powered offense
We played Akron
come on fellas. is the
required for every post?
I would say yes for the time being
Mother of god that hit in the Texas game...
The Illini just executed a reverse-pass to get into the red zone. Then they scored a TD on fourth down. 31-23 with the PAT pending.
PSU turnover, 5 and change left, down 10.
PSU fumbles with 5 minutes to go and losing by 10. #Big10Football
Please, someone give someone the business...
B1G. Worst conference ever. Need some Brian Kelly purple face to brighten my night
It is very difficult which mediocre Big 10 team to focus on tonight. So.many.choices.
Wow. ND WR looking like MSU
So...Purdue and their "young" interior OL is getting a push, they start a sophmore center and 2 RS Fr guards.
Uh do they really? I looked at their depth chart and they're all rs seniors minus kugler who is a rs soph and technically sound.
You're right about the guards just checked.
Kirk Herbstreit makes me a sad panda "[Purdue] getting pressure with just four". Think he is trolling us
Any verbal description of competent line play could be a troll of Michigan.
But they're not. ND just had like three WR drops in a row. The one sack Purdue has came on a blitz. Herbstriet is just doing the commentator thing and saying sound bytes.
So Purdue doesn't seem to ba having much trouble getting pressure with 4 against ND....
Musberger shouts out to Bowden and Akron....go F yourself you creepy old man
ND is losing 7-0 to Purdue in the 2nd quarter. Not making us look good.
CFU holder snaps the ball 10 feet over the punters's head. PSU gets the ball at the 20. Just scored a TD two plays later.
CFU 34 Penn State 30
Extra point pending.
"CFU holder snaps the ball 10 feet over the punter's head."
How could life be ANY other way?
Ok. Purdue looks good out there..
that got crushed by Cincy? Maybe a little brother effect going on here where a bad team, gives their big brother their best shot.
One of the more interesting discrepancies in the ND-Purdue game right now is the ability being shown to sustain drives. About 16 minutes or so of regulation play and ND has run all of 12 plays on offense, whereas Purdue has run 29.
Their young OL is getting the job done against this talented front. Can't compared apples to oranges, but their interior is just as young as ours.
Their center is more experienced
Nice to see Purdue keeping their NT on the field instead of yanking him for lighter guys all the time. Makes a difference....
Was just going to bring this up.
having a big game hangover just like we did. Please let ND just be having a big game hangover like we did.
But objectively, they appear to suck. Which is just 100% bad news for us.
Is it me or do refs suck ass these days? Clock should've stopped in the psu game.
Unless there's a new rule, that should be 30+ seconds still on the clock.
Clock starts when the ball is set for play even if its out of bounds above 2 minutes in college football.
Indiana (by a ton), Iowa (not quite over but looks a lock).
failed to cover:
Michigan,Nebraska, Minnesota (can probably cite extenuating circumstances there but it happens so often it's sort of part of their program now), Penn State (not quite over but looks a lock).
ahead of cover but the game's not over:
Illinois, Purdue (still plenty of time to collapse though)
on track to cover: Ohio State
still to play: Northwestern, Wisconsin.
That's not a disaster. You didn't really expect Illinois to beat Washington, did you? Three teams have been much better than expected today, three teams were much worse, the other three have been pretty much in line.
Is George O'Leary still using an "exaggerated" resume?
UCF 34, PSU 31.
Now they might stop showing Michigan Akron highlights and replace it with PSU UCF.
PSU loses to UCF, Illinois about to lose, if Wisconsin can do it, my 3 for 3 prediction works out. But I had Purdue losing.
This week reminds me a whole lot of 2010, when we almost lost to UMass after an emotional win against ND that had everyone thinking we had arrived. This all could very well be a fluke, but I just can't shake the sound of war drums in the distance.
but I just cannot believe that these are going to turn out the same way. Vastly more talent on D than we had then, with an established great coordinator. OSU manages to nearly lose to a terrible non-con opponent every year and still gets 10 wins. I think we're closer to OSU than 2010 Michigan
Football is weird and flukey weeks happen. I'm having a hard time convincing myself at the moment, though.
Seems more like the WR can't catch a cold out there.
Purdue turns ND over on downs - 1st & 10 Boilers near mid-field.
Purdue's defense is getting pressure and jumping the short routes. It's working.
They are playing literally the opposite game plan as Mattison did.
Bad bad bad week for the big 10. I don't understand how everyone could collectively suck but whatever. Next week hopefully everybody returns to their usual form. That includes Iowa and Purdue being shitty as hell.
Just stop. Be real with the situation ok? Don't go on making incendiary comments just because that's the status quo here. What? You want every team in the conference to win by 30 points plus against every opponent they play? Other conferences have problems too you know... Take Ole Miss. They are in the top 25. They are losing to Texas fergodsakes!! Texas is a bad bad team. Take Virginia Tech.. Narrowly squeezing by *Eastern Carolina* by 5 points. Take Tennessee that got smashed by Oregon! It happens sometimes! Good teams play bad... Bad teams play well. You just can't expect the Big 10 to win every matchup when faced with being an underdog like Illinois and Nebraska. Penn State, Michigan, and Nebraska played badly. Oh well. Iowa, Purdue, and Michigan State played well. That's how thing go!! Stop being so incendiary!!
Except Ole Miss and Tennessee are some of the worst in the SEC and VA Tech is not good this year...PSU and Nebraska are probably #4 and #5 in the B1G and they were beat handily both at home.
Cal should fake an injury to slow down osu
Is any one else not getting commentary on the PU vs ND game?
I hear Mus and Herbie, so yeah, no commentary here
Has been an absolute dumpster fire today. Holy cow everyone looks bad.
If you like defense, then PSU-UCF was not your game. PSU loses in a game where Big 12-ish numbers when it comes to yardage were put on the board for both teams - UCF managed 507 yards of offense to PSU's 455. Both teams managed (and gave up, incidentally) over 7 yards per snap.
Feel bad for PSU. Refs blew the clock and cost PSU 1 last possession
Boy, late on that one. DVR is up to date now...
Refs didn't blow the clock. it was correct.
Iowa survives against Iowa State, 27-21.
Again, how? The clock does not stop for put of bounds unless it's under two min. It wasn't. Thus clock starts running when ball is spotted. BOB didn't know the rules.
If so, that's a stupid rule
Why? Everyone should know the rule and plan accordingly.
Did Braxton miller play at all?
Western is stopping NW on its first drive.
Wasn't the Purdue PI in the end zone? Placed on the 2 instead of the 25 or so?
It's 15 yards no matter where it takes place.
It's a spot foul or 15, whichever is shorter, and the penalty cannot move the ball inside the 2 unless the original snap was inside the 2. That's why the ball was placed on the 2.
If you saw Hoke addressing the team in the locker room after the game, they are in for hell for practice this week.
They will be ready to go Saturday at uconn.
Did you see it?
It's on MGoBlueTV.com
Well did you record it...
What did he say?
He finished by saying "We didn't prepare you well enough....we will prepare you enough going forward". Read into that what you will
There goes Spurrier's visor
Who does everyone have in the fight tonight? I am pretty much anti-Mayweather, so ya.
I've got Mayweather.
I think he wins. I just can't cheer for him (too cocky for me)
Damn, hell of a hit to the head - poor ND kid
Yet they keep him in despite blood streaming down his neck.
What do you expect?
Are you serious? The kid looked to be bleeding pretty badly, they should've at least made sure he didn't need stitches before putting him back in there. But then again, Kelly doesn't really seem to care about keeping kids safe
Gritty blood. Pure gritty blood.
ND breaks Purdue shutout! wow, ND looks as bad as we did today.
Did NDs WR just fall down at the LOS? Geez, they just can't do anything right either...
How many Saturday nights will ND get Brent and Herbstreit?
...or there might be one more, at Stanford the last week. ABC/ESPN has rights to the game at Pitt, too, but I don't think that one's going to see prime time on the big network.
Darrell Hazell rocking a hat bend I haven't seen for a good decade.
That's got to be a concussion. Wow, hope he's alright
Hey! Remember that time we almost lost to Ball State? I forgot what our record was that year...
but IIRC Ball State was down 8 and driving so they basically were desperately hoping to score and get a 2 pt conversion to tie.
Akron had two chances to win the game from the 2 with with less than 30 seconds to play. Similar, but much closer to disaster today
Yes. But we have one thing going for us. Debord is not on our coaching staff. That has to count for something.
I'm so glad the Notre Dame game with Michigan is ending. We need to get a game in there that is an actual early season benchmark, even if it doesn't necessarily have the national recognition. For twenty years, (minus last year's fortuitous NC game) Notre Dame has been a joke, and our team has taken victory over them like it's some sort of achievement. They are getting handled by Purdue right now.
Which by the way, I wish WE would play like Purdue is playing right now defensively. Instead of playing to not give up the big play, they are daring Notre Dame to come up with one. Bad teams are not likely to make big plays, so don't play scared, play confident.
The Bearcats crush Purdue. Purdue needs an opening kickoff reverse TD to help it score more than a TD in a win. And now the Irish prove that they are what we thought they were: pretenders, which, of course, makes the Michigan win suspect at best. And a second a second string qb is making Ohio look invincible. Wow, what a conference.
Meantime, the Broncos are taking it to the Wildcats in Evanston. Frankly, I think playing out of town the third week of the season helps more than hurts.
Transitive property doesn't exist in football. Stop overreacting. It's bad for your health. Purdue is playing lights out just like UCF. We'll see if Notre Dame wakes up and starts smacking Purdue. We never woke up today but hopefully ND does.
of COURSE you can make judgements based on how different teams perform against one another, including projecting the outcome of future matchups. There are just a hell of a lot of variables, quite a number of them not susceptible to statistical calculation. If Alabama beats crap out of ATM on Sunday, you can bloody well bet they beat crap out of FAMU the following Sunday.
Just because 700 mooks say it on an internet message board doesn't make it spun gold.
This is a fun offense to watch
and Western is still 0-0 with Northwestern...Syracuse hangover.
I love Gus Johnson but what the hell? He is totally all over Urban's schvantz like a Vegas hooker. He is audibly rooting for Ohio State and referring to them as THE!!!!! Ohio State! And "Urban's ultimate weapon" it's borderline creepy. I'm thinking Meyer may get flowers delivered to his room tonight.
If Urban could control his Ultimate Weapon, he wouldn't have been forced to resign from FL for "health reasons"
Doing whatever it takes to keep the D off the field.
Gus Johnson has me convinced that this game is still a nail-biter.
Ohio State has already put up 561 yards of offense and they are doing it at an average of almost eight yards per play. Cal literally (as in, by the numbers) has one of the worst defenses in the FBS, which for purposes of this game gives me a sad.
Lol. Cal's defense doesnt know how to deal with a hury up. Dont they practice it?
Do we have a right to laugh at anyone's defense?
fine, you win.
You're just a fucking ray of sunlight, aren't you?
Less drinking, more thinking. Being realistic is ok. Two MAC level OL's neutralized our DL.
to anybody? I think you need to calm down on the hyperbole if you think CAL's defense hasn't been much worse than UM's.
a little bit annoying, we don't need a long-winded explanation for every single penalty called.
I hate everything about Ohio.
Big Ten is really BIIIIIIIIIG TENNNNNNNNing it today.
NW down to Western 3-0 after almost a whole quarter. NW has been picked off, punted, and missed a FG. B1G looks like shit all around today.
I am not saying light years better but they are better. They have better players on their lines and just went to the West Coast in an early non conf game which usually dooms Big 10 teams, with their backup QB no less and have 50+ pts before the 3rd Q ends. Their depth is superior to UM. Until they are kicked in the teeth 2-3 years in a row they are the king of the hill. It's a small hill (the Big 10) and yes Cal is nothing and lost to NW but so much for "trap game". @NW and @UM are there only 2 other tough games
Ohio State's defense is not very good.
How is ours?
now there's further proof--ND is a middle-rank team, and courting serious harm by moving to the ACC. If they end up coming fourth or fifth in that conference a couple of years in a row, which is entirely possible, they are going to wish like hell they had joined the B1G.
Unfortunately, their mediocrity suggests that we may not be all that, either. . . as today suggested.
in football. Playing a half of an ACC schedule is not enough to be counted in the standings in the conference. But it is likely to reduce their SOS over time, lowering their rankings and prospects for top tier bowl games.
ference; that is plain dumb. Your comment suggests that my logic still holds, though.
South Carolina fumbled a kickoff and Vanderbilt scored in one offensive play. In the blink of an eye, it's now 35-25 with 14 minutes left to play.
OSU's defense is not very good but they are overall a supierior team to Michigan at this point.
I don't think anyone could argue with that right now
First play of 2nd half and penetration everywhere by Purdue DL on "stout ND OL" - just like first half. Wow, our DL is really just bad. Very bad.
our starters on d-line out their a little more, instead of taking them off the field every other play.
Yeah, because our starters have been kicking so much ass this season
they have been only playing less than half the snaps as a full unit. Also there is no question that Black has been much better than guys like Glasgow and Wormley.
Agreed. Black has been the one guy flashing this season on DL. I am surprised Washington has not been. Maybe rather than a 3 deep that is 40/35/25 rotations let those starters (if they earn it) play 60%+. I don't know, I'm grasping for straws. It is frustrating that our level of school does not have guys who can do what Purdue does at this specific unit... not to mention not having a Nix, Tuitt, Spence, A. Washington, et al.
who has gotten subbed for a ton, if the backups getting those snaps were being productive I would understand it. They aren't though, so why somebody like Glasgow is getting snaps in short yardage situations over a big body like Washington is what is puzzzling me. At the very least Washington and Pipkins can eat up space and blocks in those situations.
That's true, and Black did actually get some penetration today, but the fact is they're not generating any pass rush, and the coaches are probably just giving lots of guys a chance and hoping someone separates themselves from the pack
so down on the starters, but realistically they have gotten much of a chance to perform as a unit. I didn't expect Heitzman to contribute much besides helping against the run coming into the season, but I definatly think the other starters are talented. Black and Washington were supposed to be a solid DT duo, and Clark has shown some flashes here and there.
I also don't agree with the sentiment that the defensive line didn't get pressure against Central. They didn't get a ton of sacks, but they caused several hurries with a four or five man rush. The last two games they have regressed severly.
I just don't think the substitution pattern has helped. How are you supposed to get into a rythm when your constantly going in and out every other play?
We should simply clone Frank Clark, aka Beast, due to his obvious dominance over any and all O linemen... Ugh, cough, no matter how small (see Akron starting line)
We are two years from having a strong d line. In other words seniors and experience
Have Pip/Q and Glasgow/Henry as DTs and Jake (when healthy) as rush LB. Thoughts?
to warrant the signficant playing he has gotten. He charted as having 0 positive plays in the UFR against ND, and didn't do anything today. He may kill it in practice but so far on the field he has been a liability.
Jibreel to DE?
We knew going into the season that Heitzman was mainly a run support type, and so far he hasn't done anything in that area to be valuable. I think if you want to get your best 4 on the field the lineup is probally Black-Washington-Pipkins-Clark on first and second down, with some subs for passing downs. The problem is that both Washington and Pipkins play the same technique/spot at DT so that isn't exactly ideal. Ryan with his hand down at times when comes back would probally help as well.
Of course what do I know, I am just a guy on the internet not the coaches. I do think there is a chance that the d-line might play better with a tighter rotation to get guys in a better rythm. The substution pattern today seemed like Mattison was treating it as game to get a bunch of guys in, the problem with that is the game wasn't in hand.
Would Jake Ryan do worse than Heitzman on obvious passing downs with his hand in the dirt as a DE? I doubt it. I'd try it.
Jake wasn't used in that capacity some on obvious passing downs when gets back. I should have prefaced my first post with the statement that the starters should get more snaps, with the exception of Heitzman. I think his spot is the one that should be up for grabs at this point. I would definatly be willing to sacrifice some size to gain some more speed and playmaking ability at that position.
Auburn gets the Ron Zook punt of the week award.
Starting to think that I should change my pick for Wisconsin to cover the spread tonight?
Purdue looks at UM defensive game film and decides to rush 3, now ND driving. #doh
purple face, that would make the night a little better.
Here comes Purdue to play like Purdue.
Yeah that bend don't break thing...
Western still up on northwestern. But nw with the interception and theynare moving.
SC getting passive
SC interceptin in end zone... Ah Vandy
Vandy throws a pick in the end zone. Still down 35-25 with 8:41 to play.
The Irish put in a white RB and naturally the announcers can't stop talking about how "tough" and "old-school" he is. So embarrassing.
Have they mentioned how "hard nosed" he is? Or that he's a good " north-south" runner?
I mean, the guy did lose his helmet and take a hit to the dome. He was bleeding from the neck and got stitched up at halftime. Qualifies as old school in my book.
LOL Purdue boom!
Let me give a go at this:
- worse victory in the (my?) history of UM football.
- ND is being manhandled by Purdue's defensive line, defensive playcalling, and yeah, are loosing. Are they trying to steal my last week's joy?
- OSU sucks balls, has sort of an average defense, and is winning by a few TD's on the road in Cal. And the announcers are giving a verbal handjob to Urban.
- MSU's offense looked really good, and they destroyed a shitty team just like they were supposed to... but even better.
- Alabama won after looking like they might be vulnerable. What's worse, Johnny Football looked mostly awesome in defeat. So I had to cheer for that player who is good but whom I really want to lose, just because I hate Alabama even more. I feel like I lost twice in this game.
- Purdue just scored again as I am typing.
On the other hand
- Lewan came back after he was injured. In the 4th quarter... while playing *on the field* against Akron. He looked to be crying while lying on the turf. It looked like they might have been doing an ACL test at first. But hey, he came to play. (yes, there is a lot of negative here, but the end result is a positive, amirit?
- Lewan (and others) said that UM wouldn't come out and play like this again. They said it was embarrassing. Unfortunately, after their effort matched only the student section's effort in the first half, they didn't learn this lesson. No. They came out in the 2nd half with the same poor effort. Same embarrassment. But hey! Hey! It won't happen next time.
- Chesson caught a pass, ran fast and got a TD. Good job, son.
your avatar is fab, boss, and gear.
Also we broke ND's back so bad, they are losing to purdue
The 95 Purdue 5-0 game sucked. And it was cold. And Purdue was terrible. This is right up there
Intercepted VanSomethingOrOther and drove down the field. 7-3
reading some ND Schadenfreude might cheer me up a little.
It seems to me what Purdue needs to do now is make the defensive stop on this next drive by ND and then make every drive last forever from here on out. Why risk this lead, right?
Of note is that Tommy Rees has only thrown for 168 yards as of that last throw, far behind the pace from last week's game in Ann Arbor.
Time for Bucky the Badger to meet the Blackout in Tempe
Holy jeebus Purdue is getting more rush than we did. Yikes.
Leaving Gaston in the game helps with that....we kept yanking Pipkins/Washington to throw in a bunch of undersized 3 techs and SDE's to get a "rush" the result was getting mauled into the ground.
I haven't seen them get there much with 3 or 4. Purdue is actually blitzing unlike UMs plan.
Good points both of you, I'm a little worried that we are not getting any push on either of our lines at this point.
The P stands for purple face!
At least it seems like Northwestern has found its legs? That's a good thing right?
that win vs notre dame doesn't look so good anymore....... lol kelly might get fired if they bomb this season.
There is no talking reason into people tonight man. Best to just let them say crazy thing tonight and get it out of their system.
Wasn't necesarily directing that at your comment, more at the board overall. My grandpa is a ND fan however and he seems pretty satisified with Kelly compared to recent coaching adventures.
Have you talked to any ND fans lately? They all think last season was fool's gold and Kelly is a worthless moron.
But Damefan loves him!
Now that's some good GERG. 38 points and 370 yards in 3 quarters. Think Texas should hire the stuffed beaver as DC next
In midseason form!
Honestly what can a DC do with 1 week? Even 10 weeks? You need an offseason to prepare and install your system. He is taking someone's else players and the same system and just showing his face as the new fall guy. You are not going to change anything in a week. He probably is learning the signals himself at this point. GERG
After each horrible loss.
Sounds like you agree that they should hire the stuffed beaver. Be honest - if GERG had a whole year to work with these guys do you think the result would be any different?
I think Brown needs to be swept out of there - he basically had Vince Young carry him for a few years and other than that has wasted a bevy of talent (per recruiting). GERG or not is pretty irrelevent. He is just collecting a paycheck this year.
Ole Miss just returned a punt for a TD and is up 37-23. 368 yards and 24 first downs given up.
At least we ain't texas yo
Ah that's more like it Purdon't
21 just got beat, then beat again
Look on the bright side, at least the DC isn't GERG anymore. How long is Mack Brown's lack of talent excuse going to hold up for GERG? Not long, most likely.
This is probably the only thing that isn't surprising today. You had to figure Purdue would start out strong and emotional after two horrible games and then having Notre Dame on your home turf. But they're not going to keep up that intensity the entire game. Purdue is still Purdue.
Go troll elsewhere
There are a lot of mediocre football teams out there folks. Oklahoma barely beat a poor West VA team at home last week, Texas sucks - and thats the Big 12. Ok State I guess... meh. Pac 12 beauty USC is sad. Stanford is above average but wasnt that impressive today. So you have Oregon as elite. Florida lost to Miami. Clemson Georgia and South Carolina I guess. And Bama LSU and Texas A&M as elite or close. I don't buy Louisville with their weak schedule. About 3-5 "very good" teams out there and then it slips into a blanket of mediocre.
For those who've praised Purdue for having a much more aggressive defensive gameplan than Mattison did last week, well, that 80-yard TD is the kind of thing Mattison was trying to avoid.
Well- looks like the Boilers are done. On to the Wiscy game
Not done yet - it only ND!
so about that Wisky vs ASU game... Good night West Lafayette
Wait Notre Dame up big now. What does that mean for Michigan?
Yay we don't suck again!
to this game? I got to look at Chromebooks for a minute and when I come back Purdue has collapsed!
Then pick 6.
either. Today has been a confusing one in college football.
damn Purdue, why ruin a good thing?
Purdue TD on 4th and 7! Boom. #BIG10FOOTBALL
GREG ROBINSON MACK BROWN TEXAS LOL