So make a comment on the GAME! Geeze!
So make a comment on the GAME! Geeze!
was that necessary?
So jamiemac, did you wind up betting on Toledo? I hope you didn't talk yourself out of it.
UT's D looks beatable, but CU just shoots themselves in the foot every time they do something positive. And that's not often. Purdue must be pretty good. I really hope Purdue beats Oregon.
The Big 10 needs some key wins tomorrow, and a decent game from OSU. I don't expect them to win, but they really need to keep it respectable against the men of troy.
CU does not look very physical...their tackling sucks and the blocking on offense is not very strong. Ooh, they just scored on a pushoff like in that '98 Rose Bowl (that non-call precipitated the missing 2 seconds, so I kinda think WSU fans should shut up about the clock officiating.)
UT just keeps running right past them.
This is pathetic.
Seeing CU lose like this makes me mildly happy.
The DB interfered against the receiver and the guy still brought the ball in! That is the defining image of this game.
Hawkins is in big trouble. This is his fourth season; if he can turn it around he can get another year, but the team is just not playing hard.
Seriously. Toledo looks very good this year... but not that good. The offense, yes, but the defese shouldn't be just shutting them down like this.
Woo fake punt just to have an illegal substitution
Perplexingly terrible football. It's like the players just don't know what they're doing, none of them, and they're just kind of cantering around and shoving guys on the other team. On the short passing plays, the routes are run but the ball is mistimed and in the wrong place; the line is a sieve; the catching is miserable, etc. Depressing.
Poor Hawkins, man. For such a seemingly down-to-earth dude, he's really put a bad product on the field.
Also: how about these ultra-bored announcers, trying their best to keep into the game.
Whoops! That wasn't so hot. So 24-37 now?
break for Colorado - if they score a td here they are right back in it.
But...lost 5 straight. Sound like anyone you know?
PS: I am a Carr fan, but was ready for something new by the end of his tenure.
Doesn't exactly apply, but still...
EDIT: And of course, right when I post this, Colorado gets back in the game. Figures.
A sign of life for Colorado on the fumble/touchdown? Toledo's defense is terrible...their secondary is getting gashed again and again.
On a side note, why does Toledo have a big blue bouncing condom for a mascot?
It's a rocket. All of the students prefer the dude in the astronaut getup. More "Rocketeer".
CU's defense needs to prove they can get a stop.
Not so much...
QB draw on 3rd and 6 TO THE HOUSE.
And there goes my bid for a comeback. QB run for the TD!
The way Colorado's offense is playing, I think they could still come back. Provided, of course, that their defense decides to...well...play.
EDIT: Oh...interception...never mind.
My timing is OFF tonight.
That is how you kill momentum. Wow
Opelt as Denard? I'll take that. That's a fast white man right there.
That's a good way to start the 4th quarter for Toledo. 60-some yard QB keeper for a touchdown. Got some momentum back.
Opelt has wheels, baby.
CU might not win a game all season. Their defense makes '08 Michigan look competent.
M's defense was pretty good in 08. It was the offense who was so terrible. The O's ineptitude lead to the D being too tired late in games.
We played last year?? I thought our season got cancelled after Boren ate all the footballs on his way out.
Hmmm, did a big play just happen? The 8 posts at the same time seem to indicate that it did.
Incredibly Surprising QB Draw lives here.
If not for some costly mistakes [Edit: by CU] at the wrong times, this game is a lot closer.
In the first half, Toledo's defense looked pretty good. In the second half, not so much.
Thought that's a nice interception.
It's not exactly like Toledo's playing perfectly either.
They are really bad (ha!).
So many missed tackles, missed assignments, etc.
I say this and sure enough UT intercepts a pass. Granted, it was a terrible pass and a total dead-duck.
Dare I ask if this is worse for Colorado than 2008 Toledo was for us?
Nothing was worse for anyone than 2008 Toledo was for Michigan.
Except for another game that, well, yeah...
Not even close. A few points:
1. Toledo looks really good this year. Last year they were terrible under a lame duck coach.
2. Toledo is beating Colorado. Last year, Michigan beat Michigan.
3. Toledo and Colorado have played before, some very storied, high energy games.
Alright, I guess I durst not ask.
While last year's game was atrocious, it is mitigated by being a competitive game when Michigan was undergoing a transition and an exceptionally crappy season. While Toledo is definitely better this year, they still are coming off a game where they were pummeled by Purdue (!). Furthermore, Colorado came into the season with high expectations. Finally, whenever a MAC team blows out a Big 12 team, there's a problem.
The MAC has been down for a couple of years now, but they are traditionally known as a "Giant Killer" conference, especially the higher profile, rich football history programs like Toledo, Ball State, and Central.
A few years ago, when Toledo Tom Amstutz was still the hot new coach on the block, Toledo was talking about leaving for the Big East to get a crack at the BCS.
I don't think that takes away from the fact that Toledo just beat the ever-loving shit out of Colorado. This is a hell of a statement and one way to say Colorado won't come close to contending in the Big 12 North.
is a terrible way to lose to another bad team. UT v2009 still could go on to do some things in the MAC. [Edit: Just thinking about it again, makes me throw up in my mouth.]
When was the last time you saw this many holding calls?
I swear about 65% of the penalties in this game have been for holding. Talk about undisciplined offensive lineman. Or just not very good.
RIP DAN HAWKINS
Toledo's D line may be bad, but their corners are freaking BALLHAWKS! HOLY CRAP!