Took Texas also. Expect multiple camera shots of Bevo.
Holiday Bowl Open Thread
Follow the money and peace will come.
Well you would hate to be userped by Zone Left, right?
I'll take Cal. Anyone who loses in the Big 12 can just pack it in for the year.
I take enormous pride in creating pre-BCS Bowl Week threads. :-)
Actually, it's also a distraction from the Military Bowl too. MWC survivors and the upper tier of the MAC East in a death struggle. Hooray!
I'll take this opportunity to jump in and take issue with that sentiment. I think we've been lapping up a little too much haterade on MGoBoard this bowl season. These teams are coming out full blast leading to some pretty competitive games, and I'll take the mistakes we've been seeing over Oklahoma's pompous "why the hell should we show up to play these guys" attitude. As someone who enjoys watching high school football on up (as opposed to just watching high powered programs), I think these games have been pretty entertaining.
As much as I bitch about the quality of play, I watch anyway. I freely admit to my CFB junkie status. If I wasn't actually entertained, I wouldn't bother obviously.
Not trying to point to you only, but I'll accept that.
Work in the full sponsor name in the post. The learner has become the master. I feel like a proud Obi-wan seeing what his pupil Darth Vader has become...
If LSA Class of 2000 keeps beating me to the punch, he may end up with negative eleventy-billion points. I'm not above eliminating the competition with evil mod-powers.
Make it difficult for us upstarts trying to rise to the MGoTop. :-)
Think about it this way. I'm the BCS and you're Boise State. Sure, you may have done everything you could possibly do to earn your shot, but I can change the rules at any time and put you right back on the bottom.
No, boise has not done everything they could. They refuse to join a real conference.
It should be me.
And I have eleventy-billion points to spare.
It's fun to root against Texas. At least the Holiday Bowl has that going for it.
It will be hard to beat the high scoring game that just got done, here is an idea play some damn D!
Anyone find it ironic that two of the best schools in the country are playing in a game designed to advertise for two of the crappiest schools in the country (Bridgeport runs Ashford University and University of the Rockies)?
The "Bitter Irony Bowl" just does not sell tickets. "The Pathos Bowl" was similarly unsucessful with the public.
Regardless, this game has several things the Belk Bowl didn't have, like major conference teams and a locale worth visiting.
We're going to hear Cal fans are pissed that Texas campaigned and took their Rose Bowl berth?
Hell, don't know what they're mad about; it's us who got screwed. We would have killed Cal.
The Cal defense was going "Portal" on Texas for a moment there.
And another fumble on special teams!
Edit: Apparently not.
Ah, muffed punt. Teams come and go, crappy play remains. Thank you bowl season.
Ed: Now we're reviewing the overturned muffed punt call. There could be four changes of possession during this play.
Cal got bailed out on that one.
I hope Cal has an offense. I would like to get the Big 12 blow outs rolling here.
...are the reason I was moved to right field for a time.
Long drive ends with a 42 yard FG.
Look like THAT, I'm going back to school.
Is John Carter a prequel to Flash Gordon?
No its a stand-alone series.
Third and backyard football.... pass interfernce on Texas.
That might be the longest pass completed to a Texas player all night.
That's an interesting read vs. 3 deep. Hope that was just a mis-fire.
Gosh, I love that word....I need to start using it in meetings.
An interception is a terrible way to end your drive from 3rd and 20, but then, you weren't really going to get that 1st down anyway, were you?
If only Texas could acquire a first down on offense they would be in good shape.
Texas needs their defense to finish those plays off and score. Their offense can't move 20 yards.
Everytime I hear that Nelly song I want to smash the TV...
At least he's not coming to your city...
'Everytime I hear Nelly I want to smash the TV'
this Texas team hates offense
how can texas be so bad with all them 5 star recruits they bring in every year?
The State to get.
And Texas successfully converts 1st and 10 into 4th and 11.
I think it actually went wide of the Baja peninsula. Texas just cannot get it going on offense tonight.
Bad quarterback play capped by a missed FG. I love footbaw.
a missed FG.
It seems both teams are trying hard not to score
Did the game just start?
Those MAC bowls were more interesting than this game
Where was the weinerdog race open thread today?
We demand less defense and more scoring immediately!
Cal starting to move the ball fairly well
Edit: Of course right as I say that Cal goes 3 and Out...
Sweet sack by that Texas guy though
Jessie Palmer is really enthusiastic about a guy who's averaging 3.6 yards/pass.
Ed: Why don't the Longhorns just put a couple of those athletes on offense and run a wildcat all game. That'd be good for 14-17 points per game.
Compared to Jessie's NFL career.
S on the chest well earned. I guess that's the 5 star difference.
I must say that Meeeeaaack Brown is overrated as a coach. Not a competent game manager and oblivious to offensive (pun) football. While the last 3 years have not been easy for us, think about Texas for a moment. They have a top 5 recruiting class every year and never have to leave their own state to recruit! They also have their recruiting classes filled two years out.
I remember a national championship game in 2009-10. That's not too bad.
He's proven himself at Texas. Being an injury away from winning an NC earns him the right to the chance to get them back on track. That was the worst injury of the decade (impact on the game-wise), because it led to an SEC addicition by ESPN and probably attributed to the rematch this year. All anyone ever brings up is the SEC championship streak.
Drive still alive for Tejas.
Never mind, penalty killed that.
Wow....great fake punt knocked out by a Illegal Formation
EDIT: MOAR SACKS!
The Raiders 35 yard TD on a fake FG called back because of delay of game.
Score 33 on Cal? WTF Texas?
This could one of the more boring games I've ever seen
Texas is 7-5 yet they're ranked #24. What's up with that?
Big 12 is the greatest conference ever. Just ask the computers.
7-0 against unranked teams, 0-5 against ranked teams (all blowouts.)
Most notable win was a 2 point victory over 6-6 Texas A&M. Somehow, that equals to a top 25 ranking. Most impressive resume.....ever.
You answered your question with your first word.
they're unranked in the polls. It's all computers. Robots have them at 19.
Good point, I forgot they used the BCS rankings for broadcasts. Can we never reference "PREDICTOR" again just because TAMU was ranked 11th in Jeff Sagarin's BCS computer rankings at the end of the regular season?
Is that points?
3 lob passes in a row to get a TD
Tailback throw back to the quarterback. Russel Wilson caught a few passes like that this year.
Nothing screams "we have a solid offense" like running a reverse pass from four yards out.
Aaand Cal gets the kickoff to their own 43.
Is Ricky Williams the guy you want to say "come to our University and emulate"?
So is Texas about to start chucking the ball all over the place now?
Ash or McCoy? No. Statistics say otherwise. Random skill position players? Possibly.
Can Texas break through on 3rd and 2?
Stop committing penalties! All of you! Now!
Nice try on the flop by the texas punter
Two dropped shotgun snaps?
Shocker, on the halftime stuff Lou Holtz picks Notre Dame to beat FSU
Christ I just saw the score, glad I'm not watching.
Texas seem like they just play lazy. Huge and talented with no motivation or fire.
Maynard's dad. Looks like him. Yawn.
Toss is the worst play in football in any level past high school freshman football.
Wow. Cal is TURRIBLE (since this seems to be the meme of the day).
Which qb is worse? I say ash but they're both horrible.
I would say Ash.
Cal must have played some terrible teams or the PAC12 must have had terrible pass defenses if he can put up over 3000 yards passing.
Cal loves turning the ball over whenever they are in a slightly favorable position.
Neither o line looks any good either. I'm not down on the bowls but these teams are not good vs other holiday bowls.
One guy on local radio in socal today were railing on the fact that there are too many bowl games. He said that a team like UCLA doesn't really deserve to go to the bowl game with a losing record (6-7).
The other guy was for it, but watching some of these games I can see why people are becoming negative towards all these bowl games.
I personally love it. It allows us to get more practice time for our young players and give our seniors one last game.
And this game still sucks.
I don't understand why Cal is not in a BCS bowl and Stanford is. Stanford didn't even win their division.
Why is Stanford? They lost to the only put together football team they played, and badly.
USC was a pretty good victory, even if it took 3 OTs. Without sanctions, USC was easily a top 10 team.
I can't look at our VT match up and legitimatley argue with you, so fair enough.
EDIT: Same for Farnn.
USC was a pretty good team this season, they just don't show up in the rankings due to post season ineligibility.
So some of our top wr recruits were trying to decide betwen Michigan and Cal? When i watch this game, i can't understand what Payton or Diggs are thinking about. Cal's offense and QB play were bad.