damn you Wisky.
Late Afternoon Games Open Thread
damn, still woulda been a good gainer without the hold
Why did Arizona special teams guy catch that ball? It was gonna bounce at the 4 and likely go towards the end zone but he had a guy standing there. Odd.
Wait, wait wait. I'm not watching that game but are you saying a RR coached team had a special team fail?
Jesus Wisconsin. Stop shooting yourself in the foot.
Have you been watching this game?
Is it just me or does Bielema look like the kid in 5th grade who liked to torture animals?
It will come as a shock to no one that the momentum-changing play in the Wisconsin-MSU game was not made by an offensive player. Fumble. Wisconsin ball within earshot of the end zone.
Nice TD run except for the holding call, so it comes back, but Abberdaris gets back inside the 20 yard-line. The holding call doesn't help that gain though.
Wisky, why don't you want to win?
Now they only get a FG..still a one possession game.
Against MSU's offense 7 points is actually a 3 possession game.
Watch them miss the FG too. Embarrassing playcalling and penalties by Wisconsin there.
Simply awesome Heisman performances by Bell and Ball. /s
Trey Burton fumbles, Georgia ball inside the 30. What's really pathetic is that with how ugly the UGA-Florida game is, it's still higher-scoring than Wisco-MSU.
Turn UGA-FLA back on and to my suprise... another turnover! ESSSSS... EEEEEEEEEE...SEEEEEEEEEE.... SSSSPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDD!
I do not want a chance of overtime in the MSU game! Boooo. I wish they had blocked that shit.
And I don't mean the song by Led Zeppelin. Nice to see the announcers consider Gholston to be a disappointment.
Anyone else tired of the announcers in the MSU game going on about the rushing yards without taking sacks into account? They mentioned that the two teams had combined for 31 rushing yards either right before or after pointing out that Bell was in the 50s by himself. Yes both teams are doing poorly at rushing today, but not nearly as poorly as the announcers are making it sound.
If MSU and Wisconsin go to OT, we could see college overtime's first ever punt attempt.
I really like your posts Stephen R. When the old points system goes back into effect (allegedly) after the season I predict you'll gain mega up votes and points quickly.
It just dawned on me that both Wisconsin and MSU have been essentially gifted possession in the red zone and both of them returned the gift for in-store credit, the difference being that MSU didn't buy a damn thing.
UGA turns the fumble into a missed field goal. ESSSSS EEEEEEEEEE SEEEEEEEEEE!
boring fucking conference, their games are snoozers
I like our chances against Badgers in a potential match-up
Also, Go Penn St, please beat the suckeyes
If shit talking was a sport, MSU would be national champions.
they would win in that too
Millen just said USC's defense has the "superior upper hand."
Can Penn State make back that $60 M selling white shirts?
How perfect is it that the Allstate Good Hands Play is a PBU. Awesome.
Saw that too..Game of highlights, what to pick!
come on PSU
Zettel....oh what could have been.
Florida-Georgia game still as fascinating as ever..
punt ohio, yes that ohio
Man, Penn State fans are in for a rude awakening about Ted Roof once those seniors on defense leave.
Sparty with some offense
those 2 words don't belong in the same sentence unless "bad" or "anemic" are also involved
quite the good point my friend, lmao
The hell is offense doing in this game all of the sudden??
Wisky, why have you stopped playing defense?
And then trick play to go for 2.
wouldn't Sparty winning make us look better? No?
does it really matter? If Michigan wins the Big Ten they go to the Rose Bowl, regardless of what the national perception of them is. Seeing a Spartan implosion the rest of the season would be pretty entertaining.
A little, bye - bye bowl steak never hurt.
Is MSU wins I wonder if we are going to see more billboards with roses on them.
Now their OC decides to open up the playbook hahaha
go for two!
a minute to go for Wisky a go-go
Wisconsin Bielemaing this game away.
Why do I sense Wisky had their chance and blew it?
Come on Wisconsin, I don't want this abomination Togo to OT
why does a game like this have to go to OT?
Reverse Buffalo Wild Wings thing going on here: customers desperate to go home and wash dishes, clean gutters, and spend time with their families; BWW management forcing them to stay longer to see the end of UW-MSU game.
What the hell is Wisconsin doing? So much time left and it looks like they're playing for overtime.
Why is it that Bielma is never good with timeouts?
Yay my 500th comment, I'm somebody
Way to waste 20 seconds
Al Borges approves of Wisconsin's time management.
Bielema have you ever heard of a timeout?
Wisconsin has 3 timeouts and refuses to use them. What in the hell are they doing?
At least we're not the only team that had trouble with the a gap blitz
Good chance this game is won on a blocked field goal.
Bielema saving his timeouts for OT...
Wait, where did the saved time outs go? Wisconsin only had one left...
How much of a bonus is written into Bielema's contract for each unused time out?
To the coaches of this game I'd suggest Googleing "football game management'"
So....if both teams fail to score through the first three OT's does the first team to kick a field goal have to go for two?
May want to be thinking about that as this stinker heads for extra time.....
in this MSU-Wiscy tilt, tilt, tilt.
Bielema, you soooo deserve to lose.
Danny O'Brien looks lost out there.
This is the worst rock fight I've ever seen. Both these teams deserve to lose.
Georgia or Florida
Ohio or PSU
Wisky or Sparty
Minny beating Purdue 44-21 in 4th, that's embarrassing
Good for Jerry Kill. They've got a solid shot at a bowl game this year. Danny Hope is a joke.
OK, I know Danny O'Brien isn't the best, but Bielema, you've got to have some trust in the guy. Sparty is not going to let Ball beat them.
Do we really care who wins this MSU-UW game?
The appropriate question is, do MSU and Wisconsin care? I'm not positive.
THIS GAME IS BAD AND THEY SHOLD FEEL BAD!
Good chance Michigan-Nebraska outscores MSU-Wisco and PSU-OSU combined.
Win in OT Badgers!
Somebody tell Brett that timeouts aren't like cell phone minutes! THEY DON'T CARRY OVER!
Gholston made a play?
you weren't flexing your muscles last week punk
hard to choose who to root for here. guess I'm going for sparty pain
Nerds are going to be an endangered species tonight in East Langsing if MSU loses this
Penn State blocked punt! Somone get a shot of Urban and put in on here! Lmfao
Obrian is down right bad.
Psu scores a td on a blocked punt
PSU blocked the OSU punt and scored a TD! WOW!
beat those fuckers
But if Wisconsin loses this there's a real chance a 5-7 Indiana team could be in the B1G championship game. They have Iowa, Wisconsin, Penn State and Purdue remaining. If they beat Wisconsin and one other team, and if Wisconsin also loses to Penn State and Ohio State, it's done. (Barring a 3-win close by Purdue or a miracle 4-win close by Illinois, that is.)
That would be awesome.
Indiana isn't that bad this year, either.
So Michigan's defense vs. O'Brien in the BT Championship game... yes please!
Wasn't he considered to be average at one time or another?
looks like not all "rent a QB's" are created equal. BB might want to rethink this strategy if it's Maryland he's poaching next year.
Is it me or does MSU regularly get away with pass interference? Last week and this they've gotten away with fistfulls of jersey on numerous pass plays.
PI and holding are both a pretty big part of Sparty's arsenal. If not ffor uncalled holds, their offensive line would be even more atrocious
I am pretty sure that the rule regarding the two-point conversions past the third OT was written with these very offenses in mind. Otherwise, the game is mercifully over sometime on Tuesday.
Rutgers no longer undefeated. Yikes to Kent State.
They're in the Big East, so, yeah.....
FWIW I'm currently paying tuition for two of my kids to attend KSU.....
GO GOLDEN FLASHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please don't let conroy miss a field goal. I'm worried about that guy. Dude bought a shit load of Elliott Smith vinyl last week at FBC.
Wisconsin don't you dare fucking choke
After the punt block, my greatgrand father turned to me and said, "That was how we used to score TD's back in my day!"
Miller is clearly not running quite as angry as he did before the injury
can you please post that picture of Hope fighting off E-Honda? Pretty please, funniest fucking thing e ver
The stage is set for a Sparty NO. Let's hope we get to see one
Wisconsin should have lost to Utah State and Northern Illinois. They're not going to avoid disaster a third time.
Needs MOAR lights!! I can hardly see the field. (for comparison flip to the GA-FLA game)
How the hell is OSU undefeated?
Close/lucky wins against crappy competition?
LOL...wow Wiscy is gonna get smoked in the BTT no matter who they play.
If we win tonight, we'll be the ones smoking them.
Happy Bret, you suck.
Can you make a "W" sign with your hands while they are wrapped around your own throat?
Wow....Buzz Killington made an appearance in Madison tonight! Sparty finally got theirs.
Sparty wins! Holding call cost Wisconsin the game. So sad.
at least we beat sparty. time to chamge out of this red shirt and in to something blue.
FUCK YOU WISCONSIN!
Door is open for Indiana here.
well laugh at wisco I guess. won't be afraid to play them for the b1g
Ugly game, clutch throw though
Badgers gonna badge. How many times has Brett Bielema's clock management bit him in the ass? Sparty can have that win, not gonna matter much anyway.
Bielema is really a horrible gameday coach. He deserved to lose with his gutless playcalling on his last two possessions in the 4th quarter.
BB benefited from his OL coach and OC. Russell Wilson didn't hurt either. Now that they're all gone, he looks like the coach that he is.
Little Giants. Next question.
TWIS woulda been epic...oh well
Coach D, all happy. Weird.
Bielema is totally trolling Wiscy's fanbase with his timeout management. That's the only explanation, right?
Cool beans. Now if Sparty can beat Nebraska next week to give us a little cushion after we win tonight, that would be just great.
Next week might be the only time I ever root for Sparty. Whatever gets us to the Rose Bowl.
Whatever happened to the sporty implode after losing to Michigan?
They tried their best to give this game away, but Wisconsin just wouldn't take it. It's not often you win a game after scoring 3 points in the first 58 minutes.
Don't worry, 5-7 is still very spartyable
Isn't sh*t without his former assistants.
Way to absolutely quit playing with about 5 minutes to go. Danny O' Brien is absolutely horrible! Wow......speechless.
they're not doing the jump around in Madison right now, lmfao
I would have rather had Sparty win NEXT week.
We'd be killing either of Penn State or Ohio State right now.
Totally. Just heard Seam McD say these are probably the best teams in the B1G.
might have cost Wisconsin the game. I was pulling my hair out when they wasted that last drive
Bielema is a fucking idiot.
USC's receiver Marqise Lee has THREE-HUNDRED receiving yards. That is incredible.
that is an RR defense, don't miss that shit at all
That reminds me all too well of the Toledo guy who caught 20 passes against us.
The same thing!
has helped create 5 turnovers in this game. Arizona just doesn't have alot of talent on defense, at the moment. Not much you can do when you don't have the athletes to match up with USC'S receivers. I think Casteel led defenses will be a little better than the defenses at UM over the long haul. Casteel has a pretty solid track record.
USC has definatly helped Zona is this game, with some of their miscues.
K-State destroying Texas Tech, increasing the chances for yet another BCS disaster.
I respect the hell out of Bill Snyder and KSU, but I'm hoping they lose at some point. Do not want to play Oregon in Pasadena.
Fuck Staee for bending over at home for Iowa then playing their asses off @ Wisconsin. Also: Just plain old Fuck Staee.
Lack of holding calls against OSU is some horse doody
It looks exactly like Vince Young era Texas. Guy could run like nobodies business, but everybody else could hold the shit outta your defense all day long, too.
I'm speechless. That was the most gutless playcalling at the end of a game I have ever seen. You have over a minute, three time-outs and the ball to drive down and kick a game winning field goal, and you essentially take a knee and go into OT with all three time outs. Bielema basically tells his team "I don't trust any of you losers not to choke this game away, so I'll choke it away for you"
Ah well, time to head to the bar so I can watch the varsity game and Tigers both .
ROAD WARRIORS PRE GAME SHIRTS --- LET THE PARTY BEGIN!
Arizona driving...picked up a big 3rd and 22 off a weak offensive PI.
AZ is ready to take a 4q lead,
They just totally Purdue'd that game.
But rich rod is making a case at a possible USC upset. Any chance of us meeting them in pasedena?
Not too likely. They have three league losses already.
To win the Pac they probably have to win a rematch with Oregon (who beat them 56-0 in the first meeting), and Arizona won't be an at-large bid this season.
Hoke would give him the old doublepoint and Rich would just soil himself. Seriously though, Zona is a much much better fit for him than here. I still think his teams are more sizzle than steak but he will do well there.
win out, and USC would have to lose another PAC 12 game for Arizona to get to the title game. USC losing another game to Oregon is a dinstinct possibility, but I don't see Zona winning out. Not to mention they would have to beat Oregon in the title game, which is highly unlikely. To make a long story short, it's not techinally impossible, but highly unlikely.
Easy killler. We've got a game to win tonight before you start booking flights to cali.....
why the fuck do you go for 2 there?
Was thinking the same thing.
Heck of a run after catch by the Georgia receiver for a td
They can score TD's still?
I always wonder why when a team scores in the 4th quarter to go up 7 (extra point pending). Why not go for 2 and go up 2 scores? I know you leave yourself open to losing if the other team goes for 2 after scoring a late TD, but come on the odds of a coach going for 2 and the win is close to if not ZERO PERCENT!
COME ON DAWGS!!!!!
Ugly football or not...I'm digging all these close games.
Arghhhh...Would be nice if at least one of these games was on at 11 (noon for most of you). Too much to watch and I have dual tvs going.
Zona may be able to put it away with a TD here
The AZ QB is staying in!!?
WTF. I hope he gets pulled during the timeout
Throwing up on the sideline after a hit to the head? Yeah, I'm sure he's fine to play. Take him out RR.
Zona's QB took a couple shots to the head and immediately started puking...not a good sign
Oh sh*t...Did he really vomit?! That's not good. Get him OUT of the game now.
How are they even entertaining the idea of keeping him in?
Just got the wind knocked out of his stomach, he'll be fine.
Oh man...In light of this situation that's funny sh*t right there. I hope Matt Scott is okay, though; I don't like seeing him out there.
Sorry Florida.......LOL LOL LOL
LOL...florida reciever trying too hard to make sportscenter...fumbles
Florida player fumbles away their season hurdling from the seven yardline trying to reach the endzone. Touchback Georgia.
lmao Florida - epic fumble going for the TD
Keeping the QB in, really?
Wow, Scott' is still in there?!
Timeout AZ....Well the freaking QB has a concussion...how can he remember the plays?
Rich Rod, man, you can't be serious here. Take the guy out.
And then he's going to yell at his QB who right now thinks he's in 6th grade and wonders why Mre Madison has stopped doing the multiplicatio drills and everybody's wearing the same funny looking clothes......
Announcer re: back to back time outs: "That made no sense..." Um, yeah, because the kid doesn't know where he is right now. Good god, pull the kid!
That looked like a Tom Gholston facemask twist right there
Who is this clown on CBS acting like Jones made the greatest play ever? The wr had terrible possession of the ball and jumped like an idiot. It wasn't that good of a play, keep it in your pants man.
Best concussed TD pass EVAR!!!
Nice throw while being concussed.
oooops TAINT for OSU
USC has a defender out with a self inflicted head shot now.
No team has gone for more helmet to helmet hits than USC over the past decade.
Touchdown Arizona! Fuck you kiffin!
RRod. Looks like he has some stud WR's and a decent QB.
McGloin fucks up bad....
These refs in the UGA-FLA game have more yards throwing flags than Driskel and Murray have passing the football combined
There's no way Usc goes to the rose bowl without winning their conference now. The rose bowl seems very winnable if Oregon goes to the national championship.
PSU is in deep do-do now. They better open up the offense. /s
Go Dawgs! Fuck Florida! Glad those assholes lost. They didn't deserve to move up to #2 in the BCS in the first place.
When will the Pac12 petition somebody to get out of the Rose Bowl?
For putting a possibly concussed player right back in the game, is the blog going to cast as disapproving an eye over Arizona doing the same thing with a guy with even more obvious symptoms? Or is it ok if you're trying to beat USC?
Sorry, that was wrong.
I already have. Scroll up a few hundred comments or so......
There are already plenty of disapproving comments here
Just meant there there were posts, and front page references taking Dantonio to task. We even commended how OSU handle their QB injury in comparison. And leaving him in to score against USC, THEN taking him out because he can't play after that looks relly, really bad.
... and Matt Scott has been taken out of the game by the medical staff. Rodriguez never once took a chance with a Michigan player and a concussion that I am aware of.
I see no comparison between Gholston/State, where he was out cold. And Matt Scott, where he appeared to never lose consciousness and showed no other signs of a concussion, but who did throw up.
ARIZONA BEATS USC! Brilliant win for Rodriguez.
As you do that Scott "showed no other symptoms." (which is REALLY hard to believe considering THEY TOOK HIM OUT AFTER THEY SCORED). But that didn't stop you from skewering MSU's staff. But your hypocrisy was exactly what I was talking about. It's inexcusable when Dantonio does it, but Rich does it and it's ok...because he beat USC.
That sound you're hearing? It's the last shred of credibility you had leaving and slamming the door shut behind it.
I'm sure the Arizona win was disappointing for you; the Rodriguez win doesn't make me right, it just makes me happy.
MSU never did have an explanation for Gholston; we'll see what Arizona and Rodriguez say about Matt Scott.
I didn't want to see him sell out to beat them. But I was consistent and thought it was wrong when Danronio did it; think it was wrong when Rich did it. But I'm more disappointed in Rich, because I expect that from Dantonio, I didn't expect it from Rich with his track record.
But I'm glad you show that you'd gladly sacrifice the health of a kid so "you could be happy." I wanted USC and Kiffin to eat it; but not at any cost.
I was at the USC-Fresno game in '05 when Bush went off for 500 yards. Lee is in that category here. USC almost lost then, too.
Ugh, going for 2 and missing looms large right now for AZ.
The Meyer hype meter is ever increasing.
I hope they don't lose. The better their record is, the more the sanctions will hurt. If Michigan has the Legends Division locked up when we play them, I would almost want them to beat us and be undefeated. Almost.
if they undefeated going in and Michigan handed them their first loss? All they have to play for is an undefeated regular season, it would be sweet for Michigan to be the team that takes that away.
What? That is one of the dumbest things I've ever read online and that's saying quite a bit. I never want Ohio to win a game against anybody. Why would you ever (even "almost") want them to beat us? Fuck Ohio, bunch of cheating rednecks.
Don't worry, I was exaggerating. Watching them sit at home with a #1 or #2 BCS ranking would be sweet though.
I don't want to play an Ohio team that is 11-0. I'd like them to lose and have their confidence shaken first.
Have been done BEFORE you put him back in?
Find it hard to believe a whole staff missed him getting hit in the head twice, when a penalty was called, and then were all looking a different way when he spent a couple of minutes projectile vomiting all over the field. But they caught it in the booth.
Arizona better not pull a Wisconsin
Or a Kansas.
Chris Spielman is an ahhole
One more first down and Zona's got this one....
Haha. People say Miller's better than Denard?
I think you just reverse-jinxed him.
Braxton just made a Denardesque arm-punt
Ughh...I don't like USC getting the ball back, they're going to pull this out if they do.
So much for all that "one more first down" talk.
Alright. Ballgame time. Double up on Lee if you have to (though Woods is pretty damn good too). C'mon 'Zona. Nice punt and start to the final minute.
That decision by Arizona to not kick an extra point at the beginning of the quarter is looking pretty big right now.
Edit: now it looks way less important.
Arizona is going to blow this...
RR and Zona knocks off USC.
Nice win for RR.
Yeah to RR
Happy for RR but disappointed he put Scott back in after he puked.
Wow LOL Trojans
SC's penalties killed them in this game. Arizona earned it though and deserves victory; good for them. Lee's game/numbers are ridiculous though.
480 total yards for Dena- I mean Matt Scott.
Huge win for RR and ABC cuts him off.
RR defenses still astonish me. You rush 3 guys. That means you drop 8 defenders into coverage, yet receivers are still wide open all day long. Even when they send 4 verts you can double cover every receiver on the field with 8 guys. Nope. Wide open all day, making offenses look good.
On defense and it's Casteel's 1st year at Arizona. Casteel is a damn good DC. Once they get better athletes, Arizona should be fine
He has a good track record, but if anyone is still arguing that he's as good as Greg Mattison, they're nuts.
running if Zona starts to get better athletes. Casteel's defenses at WVU rarely just rushed three linemen. Jeff Casteel running the 3-3-5, is not GERG trying to run the 3-3-5.
Sorry but that was amazing. B Milller's got some mad skills.
Pretty blatant missed holding call though. But yeah he's very talented no doubt, he reminds me of a better Troy Smith. I still hate him and everything he stands for though.
I can't get over how elusive Braxton Miller is. I think he has the best sense of balance I've ever seen. He never seems to lose his footing. (Though at some point, he might turn an ankle making all those moves.)
With another year or two of recruiting Arizona should be giving up 65 points.
GERG wasn't built in a day
RR's first year, unranked Arizona team just put up 39 points on and beat USC (which beats our total output in our two Rose Bowl losses to USC under Carr with ranked teams) and you still feel the need to hate? Maybe Arizona can pine for Al Borges, and a two minute drill that gets off three or four WCO plays.
Well, Lloyd Carr faced Pete Carroll in those Rose Bowls, not Lane Kiffin.
I'm happy for him. I won't go any further than that.
And further proof that Kiffikins can't coach.
Is a MGoBoarder allowed to say that Rod can coach? Or will it still result in WWIII?
Damnit Penn State!
PSU shit the bed big time