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MAC championship/PAC 12 championship discussion thread
The PAC 12 is so pissed that Oregon and USC aren't playing for this title. Lol
With all due respect to both teams, who earned their spots, the most exciting game I watched this year was Oregon-USC. I still believe Oregon has a better chance of beating 'Bama than ND, as it plays at a pace and speed that 'Bama has not seen.
I agree. Both Stanford and UCLA earned the right, but just like the B1G would love to see UM-OSU two weeks in a row(no matter what any other fanbase thinks) its the same for USC-Oregon in the PAC 12. I do think just like a few years ago Oregon would come up short against bama. With a month for Saban and his d to prepare they could probably neutralize the up tempo play. It would be a good game, but this year is bamas for the taking IMO.
I want to see a MAC team in a BCS game. This way I can always refer to Kent St going to more BCS games than MSU to my Spartan friends.
Such a good point.
i.e. have MAC teams ever faced each other with a better set of rankings? I know Marshall was good with Leftwich and Miami OH with Roethlisberger but I don't think I've ever seen top 25 MAC teams face each other
was that Urbie's BG?
No, it was the year after. Meyer coached BG from 2001-2002. 2003 was Josh Harris' senior year, he threw for 3,813 yards and ran for 830 yards with 41 total TD's. Gregg Brandon was the coach, and they ended up beating Northwestern in their bowl game.
His players, but by '03 Urb had moved on to Utah.
got all the way up to #11 in the BCS at 11-0 in 08 but lost at home in the last regular season game on a Thursday night.
but it was to an unranked Buffalo team wasn't it? I was referring more to two good MAC teams playing each other, not just one MAC team getting way up there
Ball State with Brady Hoke as coach, right?
lets go MAC make the BCS
Also ... the Orange Bowl committee has to be cringing at the attendance.
Yeah that was Hoke.
The Sugar Bowl can't be pleased with the possibility of Louisville instead of Oklahoma.
NIU has a running back with the first name Tommylee. Was his mom a big Motley Crue fan?
to start receiving blue stickers to put on top of the yellow ones and work toward turning your helmet back to solid blue?
Find locker = 1 stickerz
Suksess tuck junk into pantz = 2 stickerz
MAke takklez = 6, maybee 7 stickerz
huddel with korrekt playerz = 3 stickerz
stickerz on rite side of halmet = 0 stickerz no morr stickerz
Is Kent Stte using out old Helmet stickers?
I think Kent State just showed the nation why throws into double coverage tend to be ill-advised unless you've got a truly exceptional WR out there (and even then, risky). Huskies ball.
EDIT: Is there some kind of unspoken rule about not stopping runs or QB scrambles until well after someone has passed the LOS in the MAC?
team gets a BCS bid. Even if Kent State wins, I could see voters simply "freezing" them at 17. I could see if one of them was unbeaten and had a quality OOC win over a BCS autobid conference team but this just doesn't seem right ... goofy helmet stickerz, not a soul in the stands ... No one's interested in watching Florida State pummel one of these little guys, all due respect. Would be worse than Georgia-Hawai'i a few years ago.
Voters can't freeze Kent St. if they win.The computer numbers are what is giving a big boost.
Kent State trounced Rutgers when it was ranked 15th or something and unbeaten. That's a pretty decent quality win for a MAC school.
There seriously might be only 10,000 people in the stands for the PAC-12 championship game. That's sad.
I'm listening to what I think is the Stanford student radio station for the game, and they were commenting on how disappointing the attendance is. I wonder if this is partially a consequence of the fact that they just played last week.
...when the Super Bowl was played there (yeah, yeah, cool story bro) in 1985. It's not a pleasant place to watch a football game under good conditions. If the rain there is bad enough to where it can be seen clearly on TV, you can bet it's coming down at the stadium at a biblical rate. Bay Area Californians aren't going to turn out and brave those conditions, it's just not in their nature. Afternoon, sunny and cool, okay. Dark, rainy, flat-out cold...no way.
Embarrassing the number of fans at the pac12 champ game. Although B1G champ game probably wont be much better
I mean i know its raining, but dont all those hippies wear arcteryx anyways?
The Ohio native ripping Californians, priceless.
Born and raised in monterey, ca. ;p
"Columbus, Oh native"?
has its' fair share of hippies. His comment is as applicable to UM as it is UCLA or Stanford.
Honestly there aRe more fans at the mac champ game lol
are in attendance in Indy tomorrow.
Nebraska travels well. It will be pretty full.
I think Nebraska is the only school that could have a game on the moon, and sell out
There is a lot to like about Jordan Lynch, including the fact that he just tried to kill a defender in an attempt to get into the end zone. The Huskies would have been a 1 TD favorite per Sagarin's model actually.
...and Kent State tries to get something going really quickly, only to be at 3rd and 11, and then....sacked. I think the whole drive lasted less than a minute of official clock time.
If Ok loses tomorrow and neither MAC team gets to the top 16 who gets that last BCS bid? Clemson?
Could've been Michigan. Who would want Clemson after what happened last year? Nothing but 3-loss non-SEC teams after that ... They might need to elevate NIU after all.
Another classic uni look ruined by Adidas.
Go NIU, Stanford and K-State.
Quality paint job in the end zone there, Stanford
But,who are the Chefs?
Great googly moogly
The NCAA should have let the Stanford fans know that this game actually matters!
our old friend Jordan Payton with a great 15 yard penalty
Love that playcall by UCLA there. They totally ran TDGCD, except it was a QB Draw. T'would be nice to add that to the repertoire, especially with Devin running it.
Brett Hundley is showing the FOX viewers anyway how you maximize your 300-ish yards of total rushing this year for (now) 9 rushing TDs. UCLA playing some inspired offense, and Stanford seems genuinely taken aback.
Shawn Hochuli is the ref for the PAC12 game. He does not have the explosive "holding" call like his father, "Hochules."
Stanford took a pick back to the 1 yard line. Bout to tie it up.
Oh my goodness, that INT return was absolutely brilliant. Denardian, one might say.
Looks like a td if they review it.
Man I wish the B1G would have hired this guy! He makes watching sports so damn entertaining.
He is my favorite by far also. Gus does big ten basketball and I believe he will call the BIG Ten Championship tommorow night.
...just broke Denard's SS rushing record. Kid is slippery.
...pretty amazing. Lynch doesn't quite "look" the part, but congrats to him...pretty impressive to break Denard's record and he still has ~1.5 games to go.
NIU's QB broke Denard's single season QB rushing record :(
Kinda sad that there are more ranked teams in the MAC championsip than the B1G championship
...and Jim Mora is not exactly the most "above-board" guy to ever coach at any level. Am I the only one who wondered about the possibility that he had his team tank last week's game against Stanford in order to avoid playing Oregon tonight?
Plus the competitive advantage of playing a rematch seems to favor the team that lost the first game based on all the examples I can think of (Alabama over LSU last year, Florida over FSU in the 1997 Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma over Nebraska in the 1979 -I think- Orange Bowl).
This makes a ton of since. As a Falcons fan I don't like giving Mora too much credit, but if UCLA wins it would make a ton of sense. Oregon really got F***** this year lol
Can the B1G trade Illinois for N. Illinois?
We'll throw in Rutgers, Maryland, maybe Georgia Tech, and another underwhelming school to be mocked later.
Am I the only guy who thinks the Big 10 should institute an attendance requirement for all schools with under a year of membership? Set it at 375,000/game and we can dump the newbs as soon as we get the TV deals inked.
Every school has to have 375,000 people attending? Sheesh...
...the MAC is WHACK.
"Have a lead, lose a lead....need a lead, take a lead". It should be painted at midfield honestly. This is indeed MACtion at Ford Field.
With that, NIU gets inside the Kent State 10 yard line. Anything can and has happened.
EDIT: Huskies TD. 4 plays, 75 yards, and 3:12 left. Alas, no lead is safe even at that in the MAC.
Commence Circus music.
I think I just saw a painted baby bump in the NIU crowd.
Apparently it is for women as the girl won the $100,000 at halftime throwing into the 10 calorie can.
NOT a fan of Nebraska but for the B1G I think they could handle UCLA in the Rose bowl
because if it is you should know UCLA killed Nebraska in the Rose Bowl earlier this year.
If its just sarcasm, carry on.
Overtime to decide the MAC champ, exciting game thus far.
I think Dave Doeren substituted personnel just so they could stand there and watch the final seconds of regulation play wind down. Is this also part of MACtion? Few teams have a "just do nothing" unit like that.
Overtime in the MACTION championship. It brings a tear to my eye.
I always prefer Maction, but MACtion is pretty entertaining.
That was an Al Borges type of drive
Or does Lynch remind anyone else of Flutie?
EDIT: feel bad for Kent State; would have also enjoyed Sooner tears.
No BCS for the Golden Flashes, the biggest game in a long time for the MAC doesn't disappoint, wish I could see my broncos make it there at some point...
which is a better match up for them, I wonder?
I know they lost to UCLA earlier in the year but that was a very winnable game for them that they crapped their way to a loss...but Stanford's style of play may more to Nebraska's strengths.
Because the world needs more gratuitous Mark Harmon references. Srsly.
2012 South Carolina Spring Game: 34,513.
Was it in a driving rainstorm in late November? if not then the S-E-Ceediots can go cry in a corner.
Does NIU have a shot to move up to 16th? If UCLA and Texas both lose, they'd only need to jump Boise and us. How big a bump will they get from the computers for a win tonight?
Although I guess they might not jump UCLA regardless. It'll be interesting to see.
Why did they spike the ball on first down! Crazy!
Stanford to the Rose Bowl. Great game.
Stanford Cardinal: 2012 Rose Bowl Champions. They will wipe the floor with either Nebraska or Wisconsin.
So happy NIU won. What an exciting game. This is the the third straight MAC championship that was exciting. Glad I was able to be in attendance. Very interested to see if the dominos will fall the right way for the Huskies
Not enough points to start my own thread.... but the attendance for the PAC12 championship game was only in the 30,000's...... that is pathetic.
NIU could be an interesting team to watch this weekend. #16 and #17 both lost last night, #18 Texas plays Kansas St, and #20 Boise plays Nevada, who they always have trouble with. If the voters and computers decided to drop all of them below a 12-1 Huskies team then the only thing standing between NIU and the BCS is...Michigan. Would they jump them over an idle Michigan team? Honestly, I doubt they drop UCLA at all, but if it came down to it I sure wouldn't mind the Huskies jumping us to get to 16 and get a chance at say, Florida State, in a BCS bowl. Everyone should get a chance to see Lynch play.