Sick. Why would you do that to yourself? You hate sports?
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Sick. Why would you do that to yourself? You hate sports?
This ND offense is pretty unimaginative right now, because they really should be up more on this MSU team.
Notre Dame is actually 1 of 6 on 3rd downs in the game thus far, so they've strung together some pretty efficient drives to get those 14 points. MSU has only 97 yards passing, which makes sense if you're going to attempt to play action defenses to death.
marvelled at by Fussbudget.
That's ND special teams for you - give up 5+ yards because you grab the ball on the bounce.
What a dumbass punt gunner! He downed a punt at the 21 that might have gone to the 15 or farther!
They're setting themselves up for another lose the big lead for a defeat at the very end moment?
Definitely. They should be dominating this game on the scoreboard, but a quick score and MSU is right back in it.
ND is just teeing off on Maxwell. Either the line sucks or the blocking schemes are not adjusting.
Can I bet both?
Spartys line is terrible. ND lines up 4 and guys are getting in unblocked regularly.
That's a good little move by Bell, but one of these days he's going to get popped doing that jump.
Hey I think I know why he's having a bad season this year....
little known fact. his name used to be Monte Balls... he changed it to Monte Ball after this play.
Take a drink, 245 pounds
He has throw more balls out of bounds on purpose than completions
These MSU receivers are not getting any separation against ND's corners. It's crazy to think that Purdue's WRs had a better showing than ND.
I have every bit of confidence that Notre Dame will still find a way to blow this game.
Yes, but is their ability to typically blow a game greater than Spartys? It could be a tank-off.
So it wouldn't be the first time.
That's a rule I never knew
Makes no sense.
They got Big East refs for our game last year. That should mean we have Big Ten refs next week.
The question is, is having Big East refs going to be an advantage for any ND games this year? You'd think they'd be kinda pissed at the Irish.
I thought the same thing. Anybody know for sure who the refs are next week?
Why couldn't we be playing Moo U. tonite??? Of course, they'll be up for Michigan as we validate their very existence... But outside of Bell, this team looks horrible.
I just hope we can shut down the running game on Oct. 20.
Michigan has got their hands full next Saturday. Denard is going to have to throw the ball very well.
Shouldn't your starting, overhyped MLB have more than 13 tackles for the season?
western Kentucky uses the transcontinental to beat Kentucky in OT
n'est ce pas?
and lame about NCAA enforcement that they're repeatedly running ads celebrating the Honey Badger? Am I missing something, or are we sending mixed messages here?
fan response: polite clap, clap, clap
Roughing the kicker anybody?
Roughing the kicker. LolSparty.
Sparty gonna Spart
You knew it.
Sparty be Spartyin
Didn't they learn their lesson in the BTCG?
Why the fuck does BK keep calling a rush up the middle on 3rd and long? It's so stupid it just might work.
'cause you're going to get 15 yards when sparty roughs the punter
I imagine that was four quarters of the sort of roughness that Narduzzi advocates?
That roughing the punter was a very Sparty thing to do in that instance. Wasn't even trying to block the kick cleanly.
After the roughing the kicker call, it seems pretty clear that the Spartans did not want the ball just yet. They will wait for their moment to strike at the ND defense and get that next FG.
is really going to help us against ND and Sparty. Their lines look fairly stout, both sides, but I think we give them both a game. Dunno about next week, but I say we beat Sparty.
Look at that shiny stupid helmet
When I was 8 I spray painted a model rocket that same color
Side note.....has Tom G done anything in this game tonight except jump on piles?
He never does anything
You mean the future All Big-10 DE who has 1 sack and 7 tackles heading into tonight's game?
Irish setting up for a 15 yd gain here on 4th down
Man, Brian Kelly's vaunted offensive mind can't figure out the MSU heavy blitz.
I get to thinking I have not heard Tom's name all night?
He hasn't even roughed the passer yet.
Hit me in the balls will you? Well how do you like being stuck inside the 5 yard line!
Even more than ND.
That is all.
I'm no expert, but with ND's depleted secondary, we might need to pass to set up the run next week. Good thing Denard appears to have improved accuracy and we have the two-headed Devin monster to throw to.
Ball State has gone up 38-25 on Indiana.
I'm starting to get a little worried. Notre Dame looks fairly good tonight.
Id say that was a heck of a catch
For a pick any minute now.
There's Mark and that winning smile
Ball looked like it might have been movin around a little but there is no way to tell for sure from those angles
Where would Maxwell be without Sims?
That blows up in his face.
Why is every pass completion out of Mushburgers mouth, "snapped it off?" WTF?!?!
Run bell, swing pass to bell, throw to sims, throw ball out of bounds
Stanford and USC have got quite a game going. tied at 14 going into the 4th.
USC doesn't seem to be the world beater their ranking assumes they are. These last two weeks are kind of exposing them.
Funny part is that Sparty is in great shape right now...I hate to admit it but these are the games Dantonio has found ways to win the last 3 yrs.
The only difference was Kork Coupons was a halfway decent QB, Maxwell has been dreadful so far this season
Notre Dame and Brian Kelly's quarter where they normally shit their pants...how will nd lose this one?
Wisky delivers a 23 yard punt up 2 with 5 minutes remaining.
Hope Stanford beats USC...
Is the hope of seeing a human face turn colors I didn't think existed in nature
Te'o is so, so good. Why didn't he go pro last year? He's like Kovacs, but with 50 more pounds and FAST!
They've spent the whole game talking about Bullough....2 tackles. Meanwhile Teo has 10 tackles and got like 2 mentions
Don't worry, you're going to hear more Teo mentions than you ever wanted next week.
ohhh sorry johnny....
that's a bull shit call
Aside from all the bashing going on, Notre Dame's defense looks legit. The offense, of which BK is supposed to mastermind, is neccesarily not so much, but the defense is straight up good. Fast, good d-line play, they all flow to the ball, etc.. They're also utilizing a true freshman NT, sound familiar?
Finally...this game sucks to watch. Boring. I can't quite figure out why, but it it's lame.
Because nobody has even come close to scoring in the second half
Because the teams are a combined 5-23 on Third Down
Oh......my Glob! Sparty is, like...so elite.
I dunno, I just have a feeling MSU will pull this out. This is the type of game they've been getting lucky on the past few years
Feasting on Sparty's tears would be delicious. On the other hand, how fantastic would it be for ND to choke once again.
It's terrible to choose. Can't we have both?
Stanford TD 10:20 4Q
Stanford leading USC in the 4th
Wow, what a play and catch!
Stanford up by a touchdown 10:20 left
Stanford TD. Up 21-14 on USC
They are now up 21-14 with 10:20 left
EDIT: It looks like everyone else is like me and switched to the Stanford game during commercial break and saw that TD.
TD Stanford!!! They take the lead 21-14
stanford takes the lead 21-14
The Farm up on the Trojans 21-14.
This is setting up for the following: MSU long TD drive, ND terrible INT, MSU TD, ND goes on 4th and fails, ballgame.
Yup....I'd say that sounds about right and if not an INT...a missed FG perhaps.
Man, that light bar around Spartan Stadium looks dumb.
The more I watch USC play, the more I can't help seeing 11 Ronald McDonalds lined up. Maybe it's the colors, or maybe its the red shoes....
Gus Johnson is priceless.
This game is highly entertaining and he is making a major contribution to the fun.
The biggest difference between this year's MSu team and the past couple are those WRs. Martin and Cunningham was just great playmakers, and this crop is nowhere close.
Come on Gallon!! oops!
pulls this one out.
Nope good field position turnover for sparty
Trying to run the clock out....setting themselves up for a last second loss
1:38 to go, Utah Stae with ball on own 30-something.
It fits right into Brian Kelly's plan to be so conservative that they'll find a way to lose this game.
If Alabama doesn't win the national championship this year...I'll eat my hat. Seriously. They're the only top ten team that hasn't done anything wrong.
Could we be the only team to score on them this year? I'm looking at their schedule, and I just can't see any other offenses that are good enough to score on them
I don't know why, I just wanted to post this.
Can someone with BTN give updates on Wisconsin-Utah State? I'm a victim of Dish
Utah St gets 8 yd pickup, 1:22 remains
1:27 left with Utah at the 50
Utah st at 49. missed pass, now second and 10. 1:13 remains.
long bomb - CAUGHT. it will be reviewed.
in field goal range!
EDIT: to me it's a catch, no way they overturn.
Thanks for these
Great stiff arm by Wood on Adams
was Adams talking smack after getting stiff armed to the ground? Wow, sparty really does spart.
I have no idea what pass coverage MSU is running, but it is not working on this drive.
Cierre Wood doing his best Mike Hart impression.
About 1 minute left. First and 10 at the 50
Oops. For the Wisconsin game. Badgers up by 2
right here by ND.
Ut St. 2nd down at their 49. 1:13 left
Hate to say it, but ND looks better than us. Someone tell me I'm wrong.
the way they have recruited the last couple years...they should. Seems like a lot of those big time kids are finally coming around for them.
Our offense is better, especially when we rush outside. Sparty only knows to pound Bell 40-50 times up the middle a game. Against a 3-4 with Manti Teo that just won't work.
Hypothetically - we don't win this night game, on the road against MSU. I'm really nervous about ND next week as well. Their line is making Cierre look phenominal.
Why couldn't we beat MSU tonight? Their offense has looked like crap against both Boise and ND, and tonight their rush defense sucked against a very ordinary ND running game.
They can't score more than us. Their secondary is hurting so they may stop the run, but Denard will carpetbomb them.
People forget taht Sparty cannot pass.
Maxwell is bad.
Denard, on the other hand, is good.
1st down @ the WI 15. Holy S.
59 seconds left. Wisky is likely going to lose barring a bonehead move by Ut. St. or blocked kick.
Utah state crazy catch at the 15
great catch in USU/Wiscy game on 3rd and 10...
Dude. Wisconsin's gonna lose at home. Utah st at the 15 unless they overturn the catch.
Matt Barkley is just missing wide open WRs over and over again
Utah State may have a game winning field goal here.
Gholston finally does something.
That's one hell of a tackle by Gholston.
We call him Tom, Brent
Nice play by Gholston, but kind of lucky since he had over-pursued like everyone else.
15 yard pass interference (offensive) on utah st.
Am I the only one who really likes the look of Matte paint on football helmets? CMU's look awesome, UT State's look awesome.
I'd like to see a concept of what Michigan's would look like.
Wait, didn't MSU players mock Denard for doing the Eating thing? And now Gholston is stealing that?
Do the "we're hungry" gesture...punk!
Punt it. MSU hasn't put together a long drive all game, why would you risk giving them pretty good field position?
runs to 20 yard line. :29 to go.
Interesting. Ut. St's kicker hasn't made an attempt yet this season.
Field goal kicker has zero attempts this year. They are at the 20
Hates Missouri, but just flashed a eating motion. Truly paradoxical. Nice play to keep Sparty alive.
I are smarter than that
Wisconson calls timeout? Belima is so horrible, there are no words to describe.
Damn you sensitive touchpad. I blame you for the double post.
Run the ball to gain a few more yards then kick the FG.
Stanford is plowing through USC right now.
We're going to see another SEC-West rematch for the MNF, right? That's the new reality we live in?
Beilema burning TO's at the end of the game again for no reason at all....
field goal about to be attempted from the 19 yard line. lined up right between the hashes.
Wow, even if Wiscy survives, Purdue now has a very legitimate shot to get to the BTC game. I think they're the most stable, eligible team in that division.
A few weeks ago, the thought of this was laughable, but Wiscy really looks that bad.
Looks like Notre Dame is going to win. Now I'm going to have to hear how great they are all week at work.
Utah State about to attempt a 37 yarder for the win.
Bielema icing the kicker.
ND converts 4th and 1 still driving.
Ballsy call by ND, and a 4th down conversion. A TD probably seals this game.
gholston owned on that run.......color me surprised
ND got pretty lucky there. That was close to a hold, though Gholston should be able to handle a smallish TE one-on-one.
Kick is no good. Ruh-roh...
and he shanks it right...........
Man, that was brutal.
Lucky bastards. Wisconsin should be 0-3 right now.
Wide right. Wisky survives.
utah st missed fg wisky wins
Stanford's cruising against USC. Running the clock out, already in scoring territory. So effing happy. Suck it!
My brother is at that game right now with a beautiful Stanford girl. I'm soooo jealous of them right now.
Tom keeps getting held on every play. You scUMmers don't know football.
Wisconsin should still feel ashamed of themselves.
to hell with notre dame and fuck msu. that's just what we need is for notre dame going into next week sky high.
We will be fourteenth in a couple of days. Glad to see how the landscape is shaking out.
Let's wait until they play a team with an offense Brent.
out of bounds hits, don't they? Refs don't seem to mind. . .
No one will ever forget the 2010 Sun Bowl in the hallowed halls of Notre Dame!
All of the pollsters just got way too excited when Barkley said he was coming back. This USC team is very similair to the one from last year. A solid football team, no doubt, but certainly not the USC of the previous decade.
Sidebar: Is there any team in the B1G that hasn't looked like they don't belong on the same field as their opponent atleast once this season?
Next week is setting up for a repeat history lesson when Michigan comes to Irish Stadium to knock an ND team off their cloud nine. With Denard anything is possible.
Holy crap. I didn't realize it had been since 2002 that ND started 3-0.
I can't wait to see Kiffen's Kayla Maroney is not impressed impression at the end of the game.
BK coaching moment, BK yelling with purple face, same thing
one. Sleep well, everyone.
Can't drop passes like that...
USC Meltdown complete.... Yatzee
Edit: redacted but hopefully soon
4th and 4 on own 16.
EDIT: they should reverse that - it looks complete.
USC is toast.
Stanford is going to pull out the win over USC! Fuck yeah!
Edit: Play is being reviewed.
USC LOSES!!! HAHA Lane!
****edit wait play under review*****
BWC and company are in for a battle against ND O-Line
That was a catch
Not so fast my friend
This has the makings of '06 Notre Dame.
That's a catch, let's play on.
They done a great job of timing their hits to dislodge catches all night
Helluva catch here in USC-Stanford game. They're reviewing it but it'll turn into a catch. Go Cardinal though! I think they're gonna pull it out...
I love me some Gus Johnson!!! Makes this fun to watch, even more so.
I really don't think most football announcers know the rules of football. To be debating a catch in the USC game is just silly. It's a catch, buddy.
should be overturned. USC still has a chance to save their season. Great game so far.
with a minute and change to go...
EDIT: Yup, 1:25 to go. they need a TD to tie.
You a St Louis fan?
Actually, they do not pluralize the noun. The team is the Cardinal. Perhaps each player is a feather?
"Cardinal" refers to the color, not the bird.
I dont understand how Heisman contender Bell isn't dominating this game.
Stanford seems to forget that USC needs a TD...
EDIT: Apparently so does USC as they run it up the middle...
Gus Johnson just makes this game so much better
a handoff? really? do they realize how much time is left?
Over-rated! Clap, clap, clap-clap-clap. Over-rated! Clap, clap, clap-clap-clap.
2nd and 22 for USC. Sacked! at 36!
EDIT: USC eats their final timeout.
That USC O-line is just bad....
Our OL better play their best game of the season in order for us to win at ND next Saturday
That RS Frosh Center is getting owned
Is all over USC right up the middle
Nice pitch Leveon
ND ball. Clock stopped at 4:20.
Bell = EARLY September Heisman
Bell = early September fringe Heisman candidate.
The msu offense has been absolute GARBAGE tonight. Good lord.
They want to lose this game. Just pick it off Stanford and put them out of their misery.
I guess no NC for USC this year.
ND ball under 5 remaining
Hey the sugar bowl crew is doing this game...I knew I recognized that lead official.
4th and 40 for USC
Game over baby...
Gus Johnson is great
NOW usc is dead. Ding dong.
Tonight is a resounding statement against the douches of the world.
I don't blame Bell for wanting to make a play there, but that was kind of dumb if ND had scored. At least force ND to make a couple of plays to salt the game away.
Would ya look at that empty upper deck corner in spartan stadium...
Very, very, VERY impressed with Stanford. Their defense was all over Barkley. He had no time to throw.
I thought they would be toast without Andrew Luck.
Hopefully this stops the USC ass kissing party by the media for at least a week.
Bell and Barkley Heisman hope..... ahh never mind.
Is 4th and 40 the longest distance to convert ever?
lulz....I swear I've seen a 3rd and 60-something before.
They're not even blitzing, USC's tackles are just awful.
Who's up next on heisman hype alert? DAT (DeAnthony Thomas)?
EDIT: That's awesome, Stanford fans storming the field.
Suck it, USC.
This...is a victory for America.
Gotta think they could lose more....
I wonder how many recruits are in East Lansing to watch this Spartan derpfest.
I can honestly say I am not worried about next weeks game. We will score, plenty.
Stanford looked like a pretty good ball team from what I saw tonight. See if they can keep that up week to week, but wow that's a team that hasn't fallen off like many suspected they would.
Looking forward to valentti on Monday. HR puff n' stuff an teddy ruxpin and all that good garbage
Mysterious illness will over take him. No show fo sho...
Matt Barkley: 0-4 vs. Stanford.
Sparty's gonna Depart.
Though it is impressive that they've held MSU to only 3 points.
I'll bring the couch.
Lol, Herbstreit and Musberger kicking off the Notre Dame over-hype machine. Oh sports media, you are so predictable.
Herbstreit, "This Notre Dame team is relevant."
Bubble popping is so sweet.
First 3-0 start to season since 2002 or w/e
Notre Dame is relevant again.
wat. Just...just no ABC. No.
Careful calling this a win, Herbie. ND has lost with a lot less time on the clock and bigger leads on the board.
Ahh, hell. Sparties gonna spart. ND wins.
for the 2nd straight year it is LSU/Bama and everyone else looking up again.
I never pictured MSU being THIS BAD offensively. Even my imaginary worst case scenario involved them having people who could execute the forward pass.
That's just insult to injury for Sparty...
By the way, anyone that was at the game today, did you see the shirt that on the front said something like "This is dick...he is a spartan fan" and on the back "don't be a dick". I cracked up at that!
Spartan Stadium emptying out. Did someone make sure the East Lansing riot police are on alert?
1-8 in the last 9 Rose Bowls? I sure love losing in UCLA's stadium!
Caputo spent at least 400 hours on the air telling us how the MSU offense would be "just fine" with Maxwell running the show. And everyone knows that Caputo is always right, right?
That was what Baligian said too. His evidence? Michigan just kept putting in new QB's through the 90's & 2000s and was successful. Why can't Staee?
Is it really bashing if the only data we can compile conclusively says this conference plays shitty football?
Brent Musberger is such a fucking twat.
I came on the board just to say that.
Anyone watching the MSU game knows what I'm talking about.
Based on the analysis in the past minutes...
Notre Dame has, apparently, returned to glory.
Brian Kelly in year 3 is when he finally gets things clicking!! Wait.....I've heard that before.
THE COUCHES!! THEY-A' BURN!!
The one with his gut hanging out is killing me haha !!!!!!
I'll be checking this throughout the evening.
Is the link-
There was a riot during the NCAA tourney the status never changed
Herbie called the Sparty offense 1 dimensional. Dude, they look no-dimensional tonight.
Notre Dame's secondary still isn't very good. I'm hoping Denard will be able to put up some passes on them but I'm sure I'll be holding my breath.
Plus the flukey things that happen in South Bend. They will happen.
The ass kissing from the media for Notre Dame will be bigger this week than it's been in years.
We'll probably get to hear that Tom Zibikowski is a boxer 80 more times because it was so awesome the first time around.
I know the Big 10 has had a rough year, but is Colorado losing 69-7 to Fresno? And the Sun Belt conference has beaten the SEC two weeks in a row? If misery loves company ... The Big 10 has some.
ND's noseguard is fat. Theres really no way around it.
I wish our fat noseguard was as good as ND's.......
I was going to tweet ND should stop bullying Sparty so much.
Stay classy, Sparty.
Sparty players talking junk.
Sparty is just trash
Yeah, cue the fight song. Idiots. What a crappy football team.
They beat "National Power" Boise State late...
Their running game is dominant.
Dantonio is a turd.
Good win for Te'o; for all the crap that happened to him this week glad he got a win this week.
Conclusion drawn by me after three weeks of CFB: Alabama > everyone else.
Oversigning + Not Coached by Les Miles = pretty damn good