Strange to find myself interested in the Nebraska games now.
Late Afternoon Open Thread
Just got beat by Temple. Its really hard to know how good we actually are.
On the defensive play......They are what we thought they were
I'm probably going to have Air Force @ Oklahoma on the TV and Arizona State @ Wisconsin on ESPN3. Might switch over to the latter if OU runs away with it.
I have the Ole Miss / Vandy game on right now. Fans are booing their own Rebels for quickly huddling. 5 minutes left down 2 scores.
Could they pull off the unpossible and beat USC? No?
It could happen, USC is bound to self destruct at least once this season
drew first blood, USC has problems on defense too.
I don't think it's a this season sort of thing. Almost invariably, they smash some really good team, and then proceed to get it handed to them by an inferior opponent.
See: 2006 game against UCLA
Minny vs. USC might be a little interesting. Wiscy looks like it will just run over ASU.
Time to see me some Threat.....I really hope he plays well today and has a great game. He gave it his all in 08 and I'll always respect the kid for giving it a go before he made the "right" decision to find a school that will better suit what he brings to the table
It really would be funny to see him beat Wisconsin a second time.
Threet is back in Big 10 country. Wonder if the folks in Madison remember him and his speed.
Nice to see Threet playing well with ASU. Really liked the kid while he was at UM.
Normally I would cheer for the Big Ten in this WIsc-ASU game but I'm rooting for Threet here. Amused to see Threet run a littie bit of the spread option here lol.
ASU missed the chip shot FG. Gonna be a long day in Madison.
OU just ran it down AF's throat for the opening TD. AF still got pressure on Landry including a sack. AF drove down to the red zone, but had to settle for a FG. Slow game as 10 minutes off the clock with only 1 drive a piece.
Pouncey is Yakety-Sax-ing snaps left and right for UF in the game against Tennessee.
Gator-fan fiance not thrilled when I pointed out the importance of a good center, name-checked ours.
Also, per announcers: Brantley has not yet thrown an INT in 3 years at UF. Which would be more impressive if this weren't his first year starting, but ... you know.
Not strong on the special teams, Wiscy.
I half hope that the next time they throw a flag during a ASU return, it's one on Wisconsin. The entire Badger team gave up as soon as they saw a flag. Someone should have at least tried to nail the returner so he'd remember for the next attempt.
Wow, 97 yard KO return for ASU.
Big 4th down stop from Tennessee
Wisconsin might be worse on special teams then ourselves.
Wisky looking risky. ASU looks to be out toughing them right now.
Steven Threet Wisconsin's Kryptonite? Discuss..
I don't think Wisconsin coaches were losing any sleep over him game planning against the Sun Devils...
If like me your stuck with Duke - Alabama on ABC the Washington-Nebraska game is available here.
ESPN3 probably has it in your area, too.
Those of you without AF vs OU, AF is still in this in the 2nd quarter. They've missed a FG, but they're moving the ball well and forcing OU to punt twice now. The AF full back Tew is a beast.
Threet looking good so far for ASU.
Threet has thrown some pretty passes and just evaded a blitz really well.
I've hated Tenn since birth but please turn that muffed punt into a TD.
that running game make me think they will run all over our poor defense.
They have some absolute beasts for RB's. And a damn good offensive line to boot.
We will have to put up 45 points to stay with them....
Wow Minnesota just got screwed with that call, clearly never touched him.
Wisconsin is having their defense get beat up... I feel terrible. They've lost two stars so far.
Edit: oh and Clay may be hurt.
Wisconsin just took the lead before the half. AF is only down 10-3 to OU. OU is around mid field with 1:23 to go.
LOL 95 yard kick return by ASU. Down at the 3, time expired. No points on the 10 second run back. Wisconsin, so bad, so lucky there.
Oh my God he was tackled at the 1 yard line or he would have had that returned! Amazing.
AF takes a knee after forcing an OU punt. 10-3 OU leads at the half. AF is looking pretty solid. You can see their tackling isn't as crisp getting close to the half.
Go Or St!
having technical probs... I cannot hear the announcers... the crowd noice drowning them out.
So if Minnesota somehow comes back to win this, would it be the biggest win since the Jug in the Year of Infinite Pain?
for Wisc so far?
Big pick by Minnesota. Get a shorter field for 1st possession of 2nd half.
Wow. I have always considered Adam Weber to be an extremely marginal player but he is playing pretty heady today.
What a catch by Minnesota. Tied, PAT for the lead. McKnight with a great catch over the corner.
That ball couldn't have been thrown better. It would be great to see Minnesota pull it out.
Immediate Gopher fail as USC returns the KO. Couldn't convert the 2-pt conversion 19-14
The Gophers don't have the budget for kick off coverage
that was a sure TD...geez... what the heck..
It seems that Tacopants has transferred to Washington. Jake Locker has looked for him several times today.
A fake punt sets up Florida to take a touchdown lead.
Wisconsin's punt coverage strategy: stand there and let the really fast guy run into me, hope he falls down. Instead, fast guy just knocked over a big guy standing still.
They were down 7-0 early, but with 2:50 left in the 2nd they are up 10-7. They are at WKU today, FWIW.
Minnesota has lost all hope. Wisconsin is still up 7 with 11 to go.
The Wisky/ASU game reminds me of why I'm so happy we hired RR. Wisky's plan for the the 4thQ: Play not to lose. Rock, Rock, Rock, punt. Ick.
That run by Poole from Tenn was sweet... great stiiff arm. This game is good too
Threet with a dart there. He does look like a legit college QB in an offense that actually fits his skill set.
It also helps that he's a redshirt junior and has been in the same system for two years now.
ASU driving. Threet doing well.
That drive by ASU was nice. Threet made some nice plays. Turning a sack into a 7 yard gain, the 15 yard dart to get down to the Wisconsins 45...(wisconsin player goes down, again), the dump off on 3rd and 2. He was 4 for 4 on the drive.
Threet looked solid on that drive. Finally Wiscy does it on special teams.
wow ASU just had the XP blocked!
And then they block a PAT. WTF!
that is FUBAR
Wisky will run it into the line three times here. ASU is going to get a chance to drive and kick the FG to win it.
or give up the big return on the KO
fumble kick off.... calling it
There's one rock
Gators probably going to win. TD.
Wow only a semi rock, but he stoped the clock....OH.....heh....PF
Can we see what Brooks did? Huge penalty.
You would think ABC could at least show what the play was that changed the entire game.
Rock tally on new set of downs: 1
Rock Tally: 2
big 3rd down here... ASU must hold here
No rock!!! Pass!!!!
Kendricks should have slid.
was that just a creative play call from wisconsin? take a picture of it!
...game over. Sorry, Steven.
singing "Amazing Grace?"
Rock wins! ASU just not quite tough enough...
EDIT: Rock will win
Damn I hate those reflexive, useless TO's at the end of a game
AF just scored to make it a 3 pt game with 3:39 to go. 27-24 OU winning.
OU calls Rock. I don't think Stoops will be as obvious as Wisconsin.
That's been 4 ROCK in a row. AF just burned last time out. 3rd and about 3 to go from the Sooner's offensive 36 yard line.. First down and it's over.
And Landry Jones waits and finds the underneath receiver for the 1st down. WR smartly gets 2 yards and lays down before letting defenders knock the ball loose.
Good game by Threet. I liked his 517 headband.
I concur. +1 for the 517 headband.
He had a great game. If that game gets played 10 times I think ASU wins 7 or 8.
Minnesota just screwed anyone who was betting on SC. Gotta hate those last second meaningless touchdowns!
OU's gonna win :(
Jake Locker went 4/20 with 2 INTs. That wasn't expected. Wow.
That was a particularly bad line, but I've never understood all of the #1 pick hype for him. I know that Washington team is bad, but I still have not been overly impressed by his play. Seems like a decent QB who doesn't make the best decisions..
Please destroy Auburn so the crowd is completely out of the game and Dee Hart has a terrible time.
Erin Andrews rocking the camo-colored dress top. Seems about right for Auburn.
Over/Under of times Musburger brings up the Parker baseball story: 11
I can't believe ASU lost that game. Wisconsin had no business winning that. ASU is either very good on offense or Wisconsin is pretty mediocre on defense. I like our chances against that defense. Whether we can stop them is another story.
I really wasn't very impressed with Wisconsin, but I think we match up poorly with their offense. Im worried how were going to deal with their o-line and their play action passing to the tight ends is going to put a lot of pressure on our LBs and Safeties.
Wow. They're up 17-0 with a minute in the first half. Dee should just leave now.
State's defense looks as crappy as ever. Good to see.
I am going to enjoy the fact that Brian Kelly is the easiest person in CFB to read the lips of... after Crist's interception just now he said "What are you doing?" in such a disappointed dad way.
Dantonio uses his last timeout of the half to challenge the spot before a fourth and inches . . . why?
Seriously, what an idiot.