This my "bye week" as a CFB viewer.
Gameday / Early Games Open Thread
Oh cool, this thing is on.
So Dashawn Hand didn't commit. God damnit MGoBlog! Why must you be down on CFB Saturday?
over/under on turnovers today. I was thinking 1.5.
I'm going to go under. Why? I don't know.
He's going to have a clean game. 65% passing but only 250 yards.
I'm take the right at 1.5.
An early INT and fumble handoff that's only half his fault.
I'll take the under. I think he has his obligatory 1, but that's it.
*EDIT: My own comment made me curious, so I just checked and verified that Gardner has yet to start a game at QB and not throw at least one INT. That includes against Iowa.
MSU/ND and the Mich game tonight are the only ones that seem worth watching. I'm also going on the under for Gardner's turnovers. But he will surely throw 1 int
I think he'll go INT-free tonight. Just a hunch.
Lots of signs taking shots at the Big Ten in Fargo today.
"Envy BiSon Pity Big TeN" (letters make up ESPN)
and there's another one I saw with a picture of stampeding bison and a guy with a Big Ten shirt on running in front of the bison.
When FCS teams are mocking your conference, hmm. I suppose things are bad.
wears shape ups
Isn't this the team that beat the defending big 12 champs in week 1? Why are they not picking on the Big 12? The only thing I can think is because they are surrounded by Big Ten country so they are just full of envy.
I know it's NDSU and not NoDak but there's a lot of WCHA hockey fans out there which generally hate the Big Ten for ruining the WCHA (which is SEC-football-level chest thumping out there)
They beat Minnesota 2 years ago. I guess that means they own the B1G....or something.
I was gonna say, when the Dakota FCS teams beat Minnesota every year, they will get a bad impression of the Big Ten.
Then again, when Minnesota is your conception of Big Ten football, you may not be getting the best impression...
Their main experience with the Big Ten is with Minnesota, so...
Florida A&M at Ohio State or Western Michigan at Iowa - BTN
North Carolina at Georgia Tech - ESPN
SJSU at Minnesota - ESPN2
Vanderbilt at UMass - ESPNNews
Wake Forest at Army - CBS Sports Network
Louisiana Tech at Kansas - Fox Sports 1
ESPN3, if you get that far - FIU at Louisville, Toledo at CMU, North Texas at Georgia, Pittsburgh at Duke, Tulane at Syracuse.
Seems like a good day to sleep in late or do yard work. There's not a single one of those games that inspires me to go to all the effort it takes to pick up the remote and turn the tv on.
I ran a marathon. Should have watched football
Weak day for sure. I'll be watching Iowa struggle with Western Michigan and probably the Tennesee-Flordida game. It's still college football and it's still a Saturday in the Fall, it's all good.
My viewing schedule is this - Minn vs SJSU at noon, ND Michigan State at 3:30, Ind vs Mizzou at 7, and Michigan UConn at 8.
Corso picked Akron over ULL as his upset today. I'd be interested to watch that game also at some point
Also, SJSU over Minnesota is not an "upset". Minnesota was started by being favored by 4 at home, so these teams are supposedly evenly matched on home field.
I will be consuming lots of meat (mostly pork) and watching football. I think I'm stopping by Biercamp in Ann Arbor for some treats. Never been, but have heard they are at least decent. Any suggestions on what to buy are welcome...
Mostly everything at Biercamp is good, but moderately priced. Don't walk in thinking you'll be paying Kroger prices for sausage -- the sausage is usually around $1.50 per link (forgot how much it is per pound), but is pretty good with a wide variety of types. Bacon is great (but pricy), too. Make sure to get a pulled pork sandwich for the road -- only $5 and definitely the best deal in the store, and after looking at all that meat you'll be hungry.
Taking you up on the sandwich. Also went with jalapeño and cheddar sticks with some chili cheese bacon brats. We shall see.
a butt for pulled pork as I type!
I smell a medical redshirt in the offing.
Poor little Bison's name is going to be Corso for the remainder of its life!
My pick for MSU/Notre Dame
Just kneel the ball you clown!
What the hell was that Florida A&M guy thinking
just go down in the endzone you fool!!!!
Ferentz is 0-2 against Western. I think he finally beats them today.
I was worried about the site for a couple of minutes, then REALLY worried about me being worried about the blog being down and what that said about me as a person.
But yeah...screw OSU.
The noon slate is bad today. I think I'm going to watch Georgia Tech-North Carolina, in front of a paltry crowd in Atlanta.
There are a few good/interesting games at 3:30. ND-MSU, WVU-Maryland, and Florida-Tennessee.
For some reason I have OSU on both btn channels and no Iowa.
Are there overflow channels?
There are 3 btn channels according to my guide and yet two are OSU and one is an espn feed for the Georgia Tech game. And while the first BTN channel says OSU, the second says Iowa or OSU.
right now be in commercials??
FAMU sounds like a long-lost orca at Sea World.
I think I'm just going to watch Paul instead.
I'm watching MacGruber. I love this dumb movie.
wow, stay classy OSU...
fail. And a kickoff out of bounds. And their first miss in the red zone. On an interception. All against an FCS team. Now, if FAMU could just get a score or two...
Well, FAMU apparently likes to play the kick coverage a little conservatively and just not touch anyone except for the personal foul there. So, Ohio State gets the ball at the 7 and scores again. 13-0 Buckeyes.
They are not a puntasaurus as much as a poorly-tackledactyl.
Is one first down. That's the goal.
Minnesota up 7-0 on San Jose State.
I can't believe I'm watching Minnesota and really have no options that are more exciting than this game. In better news, I checked the 7:00 slot tonight and my tv says it's the Michigan game. When I checked it on Wednesday it still said Texas. I'm in IL.
Ohio State has only had the ball for about 90 seconds in this game and already has 20 points. They haven't even hit 100 yards of offense yet either, but when you keep taking possession of the ball within earshot of the endzone, it will take a while to get there. FAMU is getting an average of 1 yard per play though, so they are kind of advancing...kind of.
CMU losing to Toledo... Not cool.
Both of Toledo's TDs have been off of turnovers though. Central is doing this to themselves.
loss at the swamp, at mizzu, and beat d2 powerhouse eastern wash. Toledo will win the mac.
I'm not sure if this is going to turn into the drinking thread, but i've been out of the states for 7 months now, and I was wondering if there are any new beers out there that would be worth my while. I see that Rolling Rock put out a red, but i've been doing some reading and from the reviews it sounds absolutely terrible. I'm living in South Carolina, so if anybody is from around there, some regional help would be greatly appreciated as well!
Florida A&M, not good at Football
They probably have a better band than OSU though.
I'm tired of Ohio always having a backup QB who is actually an upgrade from their starter, and ends up Wally Pipping him. This is the third time in a row it's happened (Pryor over whatshisname, Miller over Bauserman, and now Guiton over Miller). Injuries to your QB are not supposed to actually make your team better. They're overdue for a Sheridan or Bellomy.
Having an easy schedule certainly doesn't hurt them.
Guiton is good but I'd much rather face him than Miller.
I will say, FAMU is getting hits on Guitton. Kind of surprised OSU isn't handling the blitz that well.
The most OSU thing ever - cheering back a guy who was suspended for 3 games for (probably) getting into a fight and hitting a woman.
Video's on the net somewhere, there's no probably about it.
Wouldn't that make him not classless? Unless I'm not getting what you're saying here.
Does OSU pull a Michigan and play both quarterbacks when Braxton comes back healthy? Braxton is already built like an RB.
They may need to worry about Northwestern.
for some reason @Purdue is a regular slip-up game for OSU
I wouldn't quite say that. They have to travel to Northwestern and play Wisconsin (who has a good record in Columbus lately). Also, they play Purdue, who seems to rise to the occasion against them for some reason.
Logan Thomas is still at VT? Jeez, dude has been there like 8yrs now.
The only thing worse than a game announced by Beth Mowins and Joey Galloway is...actually nothing. Nothing is worse than this.
I hate to give OSU fans credit for anything. Yes, they are the most classless thug fans in the nation. Yes, they cheer for cheating coaches and thug players. Yes, they would spit on you just for looking at them the wrong way.
But despite a noon start against a horrible opponent, there's no empty student section.
Makes me :(
The weather was awful (constant drizzle) until around 11:30 here in Columbus. I felt bad dropping my father-in-law and sister-in-law off at the OSU shuttle location at 10am because I knew they'd have to be outside in this crap as soon as the bus got them to campus.
Not to mention
The weather was awful (constant drizzle) until around 11:30 here in Columbus. I felt bad dropping my father-in-law and sister-in-law off at the OSU shuttle location
at 10am because I knew they'd have to be outside in this crap as soon as the bus got them to campus.
Well, to their credit, FAMU did stuff one run play for no gain. They do have that to take away from this game, if nothing else.
Statistically, the OSU rushing game has been allowed to take the game off so far. Guiton has been able to take advantage of the fact that Rattlers don't have an answer for....well, a lot.
Well...no score in this one yet. An epic battle in the works? Or just a very delayed 45-0 final score? I'm beside myself with excitement.
I hope Ohio State is saving some points for next week.
FAMU just gave back all that momentum and promptly throws a pick that is nearly taken back for a touchdown, but no matter, as the Buckeyes simply make it 34-0 on the very next play and PAT.
Nice kick return by the Rattlers gets about halved by a foul. Ryan Shazier tackles a receiver for no gain and thus ends the first half. The Rattlers get a couple minutes to estimate the halftime score if the present rate holds.
Iowa's Martin-Manley returns two punts for TDs in about 5 minutes.
That's five minutes real life time, more 1:30 in game time.
Brother Rice grad
Our DTs licking their chops for Minnesota. I think the Gophers are much better this year than in recent years but if all they are going to do is run the. We can bring our heavies out there to meet them.
Only so much you can do, like going for it on 4th down and going for 2.
That is a win. Stopped Hall for .5 yard gain.
So, I guess the OSU game is over.
when minnesota is running the ball down your throats....its time to go back to cali.
Lol at the ump.
Tom Luginbill looks like an idiot.
UNC - Ga Tech game. GT coach Paul Johnson has some rediculous record against teams from north carolina... like 26-1. Also: High powered offense alert: Wake Forest 3, Army 2. Second quarter!!!
Wow what a pass
Man Fales is good... 3 step drop, immediate release, perfect positioning for catch and run.
VT friends some crap for this game. tied 14-14 with Marshall after barely beating East Carolina Last week. Really impressed with Marshall's QB Cato.
LOLZ Vandy tied with 0-3 UMASS in the second, 7-7 (!!!!!)
You may want to be careful talking too much trash after how last week went.
Whatever happened to Va Tech? They have had a lot of talent in Virginia the last 2 or 3 yrs and VT has gotten none of it. I mean how does that happen?
All of the good Virginia talent now goes (and will hopefully continue to go) to Michigan.
a lot of the top in-state talent in Virginia would leave the state. Usually VT would pick up or or two (typically the 4*/5* DTQB from the Tidewater area) but a lot of those guys would leave. Just go through the Rivals Virginia Top X players of any given year and I'd bet around half of the best player leave the state each year on average
PSU historically has recruited Virginia really well. I don't know if that's still the case, though.
I knew they would get routed but good god. That's how you roll an inferior opponent.
With Hyde's first down before that drag of half of FAMU's defense there, Ohio State passed the 200-yard mark for this half. FAMU has managed all of 24 yards, on the other hand.
Why was Nelson starting over Leidner? He seems like a better fit
Throw a pass?
He showed nice touch on a ball up the middle. I can't remember who it was to but I believe it setup their recent touchdown.
Lefty is OC at VT? No wonder they seem plodding like an ole michigan offense.
VA Texh has always been about D and ST.
At least he's doing the read option.
So with Guiton looking so good for OSU (yes bad opponents but he's still been fantastic), does Meyer ride him for the rest of the season and hope he can redshirt Miller and get two more years of (almost) guaranteed quarterback competency? I know I'd strongly consider it if I were in his position...
Miller was 5th in Heisman voting last year and an early favorite. I doubt Meyer would try and redshirt him. If he does I doubt Miller stays for two more years.
That front looks nasty so my question is will it blow through prior to game time or is it going to be a soggy night in UCONN?
30% chance of rain until midnight... so naturally it will be a torrential downpour for 4 hours.
Have a safe trip.
Jeez Fales finally misses one... And then puts a slot seam bang on the money
Fales is damn good.
I switched to the other football and not even this Chelsea v Fulham game is interesting. I can't catch a break!
Chelsea just lost to FC Basel at Stamford Bridge... So they're having some issues
Mourinho just can't seem to figure it out lately. Maybe he's lost his touch.
Well looks like Mata is on the chopping block especially with Oscar playing well. Just scored too
I get that Mata doesn't fit Jose's preferred style but he's too good to bench. Looks like Chelsea finally realized Fulham is not good and started playing better.
Chelsea discussion in the noon game thread = super slow day.
The Special One will figure it out.
Is it possible to be more wide open? The Ohio State receiver was just standing there. Literally.
FAMU shows that great "Cover Who?" defense and Guiton throws to the customary receiver that no one remembered was there. That makes 326 yards of offense in the half for Ohio State.
Of course Meyer continues to throw the ball with a monster lead
OSU is gaining more yards per play by rushing (8.4 ypr) than passing (6.4 ypp).
34 passes, 13 carries
Stay classy OSU...
Best bit of football on right now.
I like soccer, but calling it "football" is pretentious. We're not Brits.
Calling it "soccer" would've defeated his joke
So four touchdown passes in a quarter, six in a half, is that some kind of OSU record?
On a related note, do the Buckeyes have any other backup QBs they can throw in? Maybe some that suck?
5 passing tds was the record for a qb
there are 4 freshmen QB's. Maybe Cardale Jones??
Yeah, Jones actually does suck. So there's that.
Jesus Christ. Ohio 55, FAMU 0 at HALF???
I'm really glad I shelled out for the full-season Gameplan package. While you guys have to settle for Minnesota-SJSU and Ohio St.-FAMU, I've got Duke-Pitt and CMU-Toledo up in here!
You've got Duke-Pitt... Cmu-Toledo is on abc
Well, I didn't want to bring this up, but I got Louisville vs. Florida International too. Because I am just that awesome.
In a limited defense of this, SJSU-Minnesota is at least interesting and features a very, very good David Fales. The OSU-FAMU game sadly only features bloodshed and other assorted violence.
Yeah, I've actually been watching the Minnesota game. And I just noticed that Marshall is leading Va Tech so I may check that one out too. I'm just having fun with all these ridiculous games.
engineers trying to crowd surf the mascot look soooo awkward.
Will Ohio Score 100?
Also can't believe Ohio went for it on 4th down from the 30 on the last drive of the half.
scoring record for one game, you better believe St. Meyer will go for it.
It's why you schedule teams like FAMU - to set meaningless records for offensive production.
The stuff people film of their pets and post on their Internet is amazing.
edit: the Internet
Fales had few fails, if you look at the stat line:
12/16 for 294 yards, 18.4 YPA, 2 TDs.
....and then he threw a pick. Whoops.
Big pick there!
Good job Gophers except for PAT. C'mon guys.
These Virginia Tech camo uniforms are pretty awful. That's probably why they are losing to Marshall at home.
Re: your signature, it should be "You will suffer humiliation when the sports team from my area defeats the sports team from your area..."
Why does Minnesota have a cannon?
So those damn North Dakotans don't get any crazy ideas.
Kinda jealous of Narduzzi and MSU
Watching football in Battle Creek, MI and my channel guide just today shows channel 13 WZZM for an 8pm start.
Then she takes a tripod to the face... Talk about unlucky
Took that like a champ.
You would think after playing Stanford that SJSU would be ready for a power run game.
One of these teams is not like the other so far:
San Jose State - 303 yards passing, 31 yards rushing
Minnesota - 61 yards passing, 243 yards rushing
typical classless buckeyes running up the score on a patsy. Ironically every score is going hurt Ohio. FAMU is going to be a SOS anchor for them in the computer rankings.
So.....Brionte Dunn still can't get PT in a game like this? Good thing OSU was his dream school.
osu still has their starters in 62-0. Thats how they roll
I really like the Minnesota matte helmets, but it bothers me to no end that the color doesn't match the jersey.
What that ohio running back's name that we tried to recruit a couple years ago? Why hasn't he had any carries yet? They've rolled six other backs out there.
Brionte Dunn I bet is who you're talking about?
Yeah, I'm not a recruiting guy but I've wondered about him myself; I assume he's been passed up on the depth chart over the past couple years.
Did Elliot pass him? He has 7 carries for 102 yards and a score
He's dyamonte's cousin, I think.
Yes it's Dunn (Canton, OH) he played in 11 games last season but has obviously been passed on the depth charts. I've also seen rumors of him transfering, although he's said publicly he is staying.
Even last year, he only carried the ball in three games. His other game action must have been on special teams.
Rumor is that he refused to be on special teams. So he is in the dog house. Prob will transfer.
North Texas just blocked a punt to tie Georiga @ Georgia at 21 in the third Q
Even if I'm stretching it, it does make me feel a little bit better about our game last week. Parity.
Wow, yeah just saw this myself...Wish this was on somwhere I could see it, nothing else is catching my attention at this point (not that interested in GT-UNC).
I have this game on local, "MyLVTV".
I don't think we as Michigan fans have the right to LOL at anyone after last weekend.
I have no recollection of anything that happened last weekend. What are you referring to?
Are we allowed to laugh at other teams struggles yet? If so LOL Georgia!
Mark Richt might seriously be on the hot seat after today.
Mark Richt has been on the hot seat forever.
I don't think he's ever been in serious danger of losing his job; he's just taken some flak from the fanbase. That could change if he loses today.
The scary thing about Georgia's performance is just how inefficient it is. Over twice the yardage of North Texas yet the score is tied. Of course, Mark Richt has also lost control of his punt and kick coverage, which explains much of that stat.
I'd rather this than yardage parity with Akron.
North Texas has -1 yards rushing right now and only 184 passing. Georgia has over 400 yards and only one turnover. Not sure how this game is so close
Blocked punt TD + KO return TD
Georgia 21 UNT 21 3rd
Vandy 10 UMASS 7 4th.
SEC likely very overrated again.
Vandy's not terribly highly rated to begin with. Meanwhile, Georgia's pulling a Michigan.
Ole Miss is ranked based on beating a bad Texas team and Vandy. Georgia at the start of the year was suppose to be a national title contender. Michigan definitely was not. The expectations of the two simply are not comparable.
I don't think we can call the SEC "overrated" (much less "overrated again") until its streak of seven straight national titles ends.
Still early in Athens. Definitely keeping an eye on it though.
North Texas is the strongest directional Texas program.
And the ugliest helmet in all of football.
No speed at WR or RB, mediocre defense, and a lackluster QB.
With that said...this was a very good win for them, with back up QB starting they mauled a decent SJSU team. For Minnesota that is solid progress.
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True. That said, this game and Ohio's blowout of FAMU is not making me feel any better about Michigan's performance last week. Minnesota has come back from halftime and taken over the game against a team that has some positives. Michigan didn't do that, and it is making me depressed the more I think about it.
I hate being that guy. I just want to see our guys dismantle UConn tonight so that it will cleanse the palate. I really can't handle another game like Akron...
(I was at The Horror and The Horror II. I may have college football PTSD...)
Let's not forget that we did demolish Central, 59-9. Our entire season is not summed up by the Akron game.
True enough. And, again, tonight's game could help make it a distant memory where only the fact we got the win matters.
See, I still have hope. :)
about whether our coaching staff really has this team heading upward, or if we can look forward to another season of struggling in every game. Other Big Ten teams are clearly improving...if we aren't, expect a mediocre 7-5/8-4 finish and a lot of excuses from the Hoke/Mattison lovers here.
I kinda thought their QB looked pretty good. Their defense is suspect but they've come a long way from Kill's first season.
but they didn't look particularly good today. Just ran the ball over and over and over and over. QB play was kind of bad. I hope we're both undefeated when we meet in 2 weeks. Should be a good reasonably-hyped game that we should win easily
I'd kill to run the ball over and over and over like that and win like they did. I'm not sure where that is a negative.
Epic tilt, that would be.
Put it this way this Minnesota game was supposed to be competitive. Definitely a nice step for them. Also good since our staff can say this is not going to be the same Gophers team from the last couple of years.
Whatever you do Beth, don't let an exciting play on the field interrept your pointless, droning , narrative.
Had a 4th down pass in the endzone get nearly picked and it bounced off the Marshall DBs hands and right to the VT WR. 21-21 now with about 3 mins left
Iowa 59 WMU 3. This doesn't bode well for state
21-21 on ESPNU right now. Marshall just completed a huge pass on 3rd & 13. 1st down at the VT 38 with 2 mins to go
What happened to VaTech? They're just not very good anymore. And Beamer's lookin pretty old.
Never recovered from Glandamageddon.
Almost 900 yards of offense now in the Minnesota / San Jose State game. Nearly half of it is David Fales, and another third of it is Mitch Leidner, who has a very Big Ten name, now that I think about it.
Is there anything better on than this Notre Dame - MSU game?
Stefon Diggs..on ESPN. Yeah that's looking like a blowout too.
Scansin' - Purdue...Biggg Tehhnnnnn
God these little factoids are fucking stupid.
This has the look of a Rees gonna Rees bumbling stupid game by ND, and MSU will somehow come out on top
Would have been a great day for some sky writing. Go Blue