Let's go Tigers and Air Force.
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Let's go Tigers and Air Force.
I turned on the Rutgers-Pitt game as Pam Ward was intoducing herself in the booth. I just thought "Doah!!"
Heh, I get it. Very clever.
Weird call by Zook. You go up 20-13 and rather than kick the extra point to make it 21-13, he goes for two points. Of course he doesn't get it, so it's a 7-point game.
I'm not entirely sure he was wrong. If he gets it, it becomes a 2-possession game. It's an interesting question, and we need some statistics to answer it. Someone call the Mathlete!
Agreed. I would have went for the 2-pt conversion also because worst-scenario you are stil up a touchdown.
This is only a good decision if you can get it at better than a 50% rate. The national average is 40-something%, so the numbers would say to kick it, I think.
...the default option would be to go for two and you'd only kick when the situation demanded it--to go up by a point, for example. Early in the game everyone would be going for two to maximize points.
Well LSU scored quick...
My first double post ever :( I only pressed the button once too.
A 3.5 million dollar buyout is not going to stop the Buckeyes if they want him.
Indiana's defense kills kittens.
No they don't. They'd have to grab hold of the kitten first, and there's no way they're that good.
Does the reception for ESPNU suck for everyone else? Pic gets scrambled at times and audio blips as well.
Did that ball just hit the Umpire's foot and go for a completion in the Penn State game?
If Florida is #17, I have no problem with M at 12
Well, they won't be tomorrow!
I know no one here cares, but Pitt's QB just tried the Denard QB Oh noes, except he passed it after he ran 5 yards past the line of scrimmage.
Air Force is going to score a few points, but Notre Dame might put up 50 today. That comeback keeps looking better each week--even if they turned the ball over 5 times (only four actually happened before the last kickoff).
Seriously, ND is probably going to win 10 games and put up a fight in a BCS bowl. They're really athletic and really big for the first time in almost 20 years.
Looks like Wake is going to beat FSU. Yay! Always happy to see a Florida team lose.
EDIT: Hmmm, looks like all three of the FL biggies will lose.
Does Florida play the same D as M? Danielson just said, "in this defense you don't want to run around blocks. You want to take on the block and then make the tackle". I see Craig Roh doing this from DE in M's D this year, specifically when he steamrolled Ronnie Hillman in the SDSU game.
It's a pretty silly description by Danielson. No one, no one teaches players to try to run around blocks, especially up front. If you run around the block, you've effectively blocked yourself unless you get really lucky. Players are taught to take on blocks and shed them.
Worst rule in college football just invoked in the LSU game. Absolute shit. Almost (but not quite) as bad as intent to blow.
LSU's punter just ran 60 yards on a fake into the endzone...and it was called back for a taunting penalty. First time I saw that.
Edit: I don't have an issue with that rule. I don't expect perfect sportsmanship all the time, but when you go out of your way to taunt the other team, you don't deserve the points. There's no need to have that in the game.
The trouble with it is that it gets called for such ticky tacky things. This was not mean-spirited and it was not egregious. The NCAA seems to expect it's football players to be emotionless and mechanical, which is unrealistic when you've got a bunch of 18-22 year olds guys running around.
I don't expect players to be robots, but when your player is looking directly at opposing players and showing off, how is it not mean-spirited?
If you are in the endzone, celebrate with your teammates. All he had to do was wait a few more steps and get there. I don't think that's asking for too much.
Stupid, stupid rule. I hate how touchdowns can be called back now from celebrations. LSU just ran it on Florida and gets it called back.
So, was that fake punt called, or a read by the punter? It looked like he was getting ready to punt, saw a wide open field, and took off.
EDIT: Type way too slow :(
That new celebration rule is the dumbest thing I've ever seen. One gesture and no points? Laaame.
Although taking it is also dumb.
In other news, Oklahoma State puts up 35 on Kansas...In the first quarter. They good/ KU really really bad.
They should make fan taunting against the rules. They do much, much worse than anyone does on the field.
Personally, I'd have thought it was dumb if they took 15 yards away from LSU on the extra point for that. Weak sauce.
Zook punting from the 30.... In his defense, the punter got it downed at the 4
There is no defense of that.
Is that new "taunting" rule an SEC only rule, or is it a NCAA-wide rule?
This stupidity is NCAA-wide.
The Air Force pre-kickoff dance is really dumb.
ND 21 - AF 10
Dave Pasch announcer on the PSU Iowa game just said something along the lines of "the Legends division is wide open although Michigan might be the frontrunner"
It's hard to root for PSU, and luckily our game overlaps the Ohio game so I'll be sparred pulling for them as well
MSU-OSU might be a somewhat hard choice about who to root against, but there is no way I'd root for OSU against Nebraska, no matter what would be better for us.
told you right now that it would FOR SURE be the difference between us going to Indy or not? Because in that scenerio, I would root for OSU over Nebraska...
In your hypothetical, sure. Also, if it was game 11 or 12, and we knew we needed to help M , again ok. But can't bring myself to cheer for them now, without any indication that we need OSU to beat Nebraska. I'd rather we just beat them straight up.
If OSU won ugly and in a fluke manner, Nebraska would be 0-2 in the Big Ten. I wouldn't hate that.
So I'm ok rooting for them, especially considering they are in the other division taking on a team in our division.
Minnie. IU. PSU. Iowa. NU. OSU. Purdue. What a horrible collection of challenged teams and thats half the fraking conference. Its embarrassing.
It's how you finish but yeah the conference looks weak right now. Let's see what it looks like in a couple of months. Most important thing is Michigan making it to Indy.
I like Joe Paterno analyzing his teams red zone problems, "we get down there and we're horsin' around..." Geez, quit horsing around you Nittany Lions
He is why I don't have much of an issue rooting for Penn State.
LSU is hands down the best team in the country or Florida has no business in the top 25.
I would say Florida has no business in the top 25, although LSU is very good.
I think Florida's kicker might be a cousin of Lloyd Brady
Okie State has 56 points in the first half against Kansas. Holy crap.
ND has 42 in the first half.
Pitt-Rutgers doing their best OSU-MSU impressions, altought it's the Big East so it's not unexpected.
Wow. Penn St. and Iowa are playing an exciting shootout!
But it seems like their goalies aren't very good.
But it seems like their goalies aren't very good.
In 2004, Iowa beat PSU 6-4. What a game that must have been to watch...
The more I see of the Big Ten the better I feel about M making a run and having a great season.
Right now the toughest games on our schedule are Nebraska and Illinios, atleast in my opinion.
I concur. However, don't underestimate Sparty coming off a bye week.
The way they played vs ND and OSU is why I have alot more confidence in beating them. I know vs MSU and OSU is always a dog fight but I think games are won in the trenches and both those teams are struggling with thier O-lines.
I think we win next week and this might sound strange but that is why this game scares me. I think we will learn a lot more about M's ability to compete up front tonight.
I 100% agree about tonight, I'm a nervous wreck right now. With that said I think the lose of NW's best RB is going to hurt them alot.
Pretty sure I could play for the Kansas defense, and I'm not fast or terribly athletic.
Sounds like you have the qualities to crack the two deep.
Do you have any eligibility left? Always nice to get a free education!
Iowa and PSU are seriously making an attempt to have lower offensive output than the MSU/tSiO game last week....
...I didn't think you could look worse than Cousins/Bauserman, but they're doing a good job so far.
Awesome punting duel unfolding here...
Anybody watching my Devils on Fox Sports Detroit? Down 10-14 but moving the ball.
I don't mind ASU, my best friend went to school there. I got to visit a couple of times awsome party scene and beautiful women everywhere!
Class of 2001! The best years of my life.
My friend was class of 2003.
Did he take you to Mill Ave., Scottsdale or house parties?
Utah Fumble!! Devils' ball
Asu takes the lead, great throw!
I liked Indiana's freshman quarterback, Roberson. He looks like he has a future. Dusty Kiel? Not so much. I wonder how they will utilize Roberson once Gunner gets on campus. I could see Roberson play many playmaker positions.
Bummed that they didn't cover the spread.
Yeah I think he has a great career in front of him, do you think Indiana's coach has the balls to redshirt Gunner? In the hope they get some weapons to help him out.
I am thinking Gunner is expecting to play next year. I can't see a kid of his caliber going to Indiana and not even getting the chance to compete as a true frosh.
The mountains in the backdrop of the stadium shots in Utah are unreal. Absolutely beautiful! ASU interception!
Rice-Eccles Stadium is right at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, which does make for some awesome scenery, not to mention a ton of ski/snowboard opportunities. There are something like 6 world-class ski resorts within 45 minutes of the Salt Lake airport.
I'm really starting to wonder what offense is going to provide us much of a test after Northwestern and Illinois. Iowa has been woeful, barely logging 200 yards thus far.
in the B1G Title game duh!!
IDK Oklahoma might be a better test in the next game
Hut hut up the gut. Penn State killing them with Manball
Devils take a Nugent style Stranglehold on this game! TD Devils. 35-14
Rock and roll reference.
Terrible news, looks like one of the refs for Michigan-Northwestern may have suffered a heart attack: bit.ly/nS0QWM<
35pts to the U
Total collapse by VT D. Sad to watch.
The most irritating thing was giving up a huge run to Miller after Miami was pushed back repeatedly due to penalties, to the VT 30.
Hopefully VT has some magic left.
"intensely pathetic" , yes, direct quote, on the ESPN radio show this afternoon, pointing out their offensive line play, poor passing, and, specifically, that the o-linemen alternate taking a play off per series.
Karma for a decade of lies, cheating and smug self-righteousness.