Obvious post is obvious. Night games. I'm watching Alabama/Tenn before switching over to Iowa/PSU.
In the mean time I'll keep posbanging these threads.
First team to score on Bama in the first quarter this year
Hang a loss on Iowa in this crazy B1G year.
We won, woohoo!!, but we weren't exactly dominating today.
Undergrad school beats MSU, now time for graduate almamater to beat Iowa!
It's like confronting the evil alternate-Kirk.
Has an obsolutely awful defense. What a waste of a great offense to pair it with that garbage
Cheering for Tennessee tonight. I can't stand Bama. And obviously for Penn State.
I'm watching West Virginia getting crushed by KState, because it's hilarious.
If K-State does beat West Virginia they should be favoured in every game the rest of the way. Could be another BCS disaster.
WVU has so much talent on O, but being down 17 with their D being horrific, its almost like the game is already over
K-State absolutely taking it to WVU.
Is getting hot yet?
XP blocked, up 13-3.
0 pts late into the 2nd quarter.
West Virginias offense is great against terrible, Godawful, and nonexistent defenses. Against the Texas Techs, KStates, and other average-to-halfway decent defenses of the Big 12 they can do absolutely nothing. They're not good. They need to fight just to make a bowl game from here on out, lol. Iowa State will give them a fight, Oklahoma State will be a little tougher than Baylor. Kansas is their only other guaranteed win this year.
They have Kansas the last week, and that should be enough to get them to 6-6.
There's no Big 12/WAC bowl matchup, but maybe things will somehow break out so we can get West Virginia/Louisiana Tech in the Beef O'Brady Bowl. We might see both teams go over 100 in that one.
The really amazing thing is that eight days ago people were touting them as MNC contenders and a potential undefeated team.
That was Iowa in the huddle talking about how to make 2nd and 7 into 3rd and 4, I imagine....
Better start scoring points, Mr. Heisman Frontrunner.
K-State destroying WVU 24-0 late Q2...
This is what I'm celebrating with ... $10 for 750mL, but the occasion is right!
Is that beer or juice?
Haha ... Southern Tier Pumking, a pumpkin ale. Widely regarded as the "best" pumpkin ale out there.
I can't find this stuff anywhere. I have never had it and just want to try one. Oh well, looks like its time to start with the whiskey.
WVU returns a kickoff for a TD.
WVU with a kickoff return TD....problem is that the sorry ass gassed D has to come back on the field to get it's tail kicked for about a 5 min 13 play drive.
I hope that Mountaineer D is rested up and ready to go, because they're back up!
Holgerson has to be regretting getting rid of Casteel now. This new DC of his is dog crap.
Their defense wasn't all that good last year. They gave up nearly twice as many points last year (348) as they did in 2010 (176), both with Casteel.
The new DC apparently is not helping, though.
Man I hope Tennessee pull off the upset, or at least keeps it close. I cant stand Bama.
I have to keep reminding myself that this is a Good Thing for Michigan. McGloin with the magic touch.
Based on this cornerback play, I just checked to see if Tony Gibson is coaching at WVU again. I was moderately surprised to discover he's not responsible for this.
give the hawkeyes credit....they got this crowd matching thing down to a science.
In a very un-Penn State fashion, they put together a relatively quick (for them) drive, ending in a TD pass by McGloin to - yes - Jesse James, of all people.
Iowa's driving down the field. If you thought this game would be sterile and dull (State-Iowa like) that is not the case at all so far.
BTN not working. Anyone else w this problem
Iowa misses a 49 yard FG.
The FG. 7-0 Penn State
*edit Beat me too
K State 345, WVU 76.
Give West Virginia's defense credit--next to the Texas game, that's the best first-half performance they've had in a B12 conference game. And only 9.1 yards per play. It's a big step forward from last week.
This is a big reason why I never drank the Geno Smith KoolAid. The defenses in the big 12 are horrendous. He's a good qb but against even a competent unit he has struggled.
Most of the Geno Smith koolade this year was based on performances against C-USA and FCS opponents. And Baylor.
I don't think all the defenses in the Big 12 are that bad--K State's pretty good, Oklahoma's #1 in the country in FEI defensive efficiency. It's just that WVU started their schedule with the worst* (Baylor) and probably the third worst (Texas). It's all uphill from here until they play Kansas.
*ED.-Well, not counting West Virginia itself. What was I thinking?
14-0 Penn State. The Penn State offensive line has been giving McGloin hours to throw on several plays. Iowa is not getting penetration, and as a result, WRs for the Nittany Lions are gashing the Hawkeyes' defense.
Iowa has only 15 yards of rushing right now, and 46 yards of passing. They are going nowhere slowly with this offensive game plan.
Whoa fan on the field ... right in the middle of a play in the Miami/FSU - he had a better chance of making the tackle than the Miami defender lol
Some idiot ran on the field right in the middle of the play in the FSU/Miami game. Ballsy
Iowa linemen dropping like flies.
...and Geno Smith throws an INT to start the 2nd half - stick a fork in 'em...
Fun Fact: Iowa's team bus was supposed to go over a cliff 2 years ago, but miraculously they were spared. Death has since been harvesting the lot of them one player at a time, ala Final Destination.
In three plays, Iowa has lost two offensive linemen to injuries. Wow.
Bill Belton ran backwards a few yards for a 2nd down, then forward for a few more for a 3rd down, which means that on the next carry, he will electric slide on a draw play.
I know, Big XII and everthing, but K St is about to complete a sweep of Oklahoma, WV, and Texas Tech in pretty convincing fashion. Are they on the same level as Florida/Oregon? Obviously Bama is just waiting to play the next challenger in the BCS Championship Game.
They look legit to me. Well coached and solid on both sides of the ball. They are demolishing WVU 45-7 half way through the 3rd. WVU has 63 yards of total offense to K-State's 386.
They were #3 in FEI coming into this game, and this game won't hurt--they'll probably be #3 again next week (behind Alabama and Florida).
I was curious where he came from and I guess he is a walk-on and originally committed to Air Force out of HS.
Iowa misses another FG, still down 14-0 2Q
a week ago WVU was #5 in the country. Here are their defensive possessions since then:
TD, TD, Int, Punt, TD, TD, TD, Fumble, Missed FG, TD, TD, Kneel down, FG, TD, TD, TD, TD, TD, TD.
13 touchdowns, 1 punt. How is that even possible?
LOOOOL at the "genius" Holgorsen! This team is garbage.
They couldn't stop girl scouts.
17-0 Penn state
Tennessee goes for it on 4th and 1, fails to convert on the ground.
They just showed a Fox poll of the lower 48 asking which top 10 team was the most overrated. 3 states didn't pick Notre Dame. I didn't get a harumpf from you, Idaho. Watch your ass.
The answer to this question is ALWAYS notre dame. Even if they are unranked.
Ficken makes a 34-yard FG, so 17-0 Penn State now. The Nittany Lions are owning the Hawkeyes in every phase of the game right now, and at least on offense, with relatively quick drives that cannot be measured on the geologic time scale.
EDIT: Vandenberg really meant to make that throw, he really did. Penn State recovers the fumble.
Not really very good. I have no idea how they beat little brother and I watched the game.
Pending the XP psu will be up 24-0 over Iowa.
Noble effort, Tennessee. Peyton is still overrated.
PSU up 24-0
Iowa was a thorn in Penn State's side for as long as we were. Now PSU can't miss against them.
Any word on any reactions from recruits? I ran down the list but couldn't find anything.
So it looks like our game in Lincoln next week could all but decide the division. Iowa is one dimensional and NW still can't play with a lead.
Iowa is getting wrecked.
This is how we better look against Iowa. I want to pound those guys, especially after last year.
Agreed - I live in Iowa - that game is huge for me, given all of my relatives on my wife's side, etc. are Iowa fans.
Only thing getting burnt in Morgantown tonight is their secondary. They will drop out of the top 25. Yay!
Happy that kind of shoot out football is behind us. D wins championships and close games.
Good lord, the Iowa offensive line vaporized in front of Vandenberg. He had no chance to even read the bloody field.
Penn State already fighting their way back to midfield. If this somehow gets to 31-0 at the half, does the seat under Ferentz get noticably warmer, or is this jumping the gun a bit?
Does anyone know what was the biggest margin of victory ever for an underdog in an FBS game?
The biggest margin-of-cover was UCLA 66, Texas 3 in 1997 when UCLA was a ten-point underdog. That's the biggest win by a double-digit underdog but I don't know if it's the biggest by any underdog at al.
I ask, of course, because West Virginia was favored tonight.by 3 and a 63-point win, while unlikely, isn't entirely out of the question.
Ed.: Never mind, I should have more carefully read my own link. Only four teams have ever covered by 60 or more, and that was the biggest margin of them. If an underdog had ever won by more than 63 they'd be on the list.
Wow, a team that puts up 180 ypg through the air already has 323 passing yards against WVU. That defense must be beyond GERG aweful.
Destroyed at home. I'm looking forward to seeing them in the Big House soon.
K-State Texas Tech next week is now a big game.
In the Big House we'll put your lights out.
Last time WVU lost two in a row was against Syracuse and UCONN in October 2010. In those two losses--one that came in OT--the Mountaineers were outscored 27 to 35. Against TTU and KSU they've been outscored 101 to 21 (with 10 minutes left in the 4th as I'm typing this). After those two games Bill Stewart was effectively gone. It will be interesting to see if the Mountaineer fans stick behind their prodigal son, Coach Holgerson.
My advice: hire Gerg Robinson as D coordinator.
laying it on the Vols. 44-10
Who would've taken Kansas State (-38) on the road against #13 West Virginia? Lol
Texas 42-31 over Baylor at the half.
Texas leads Baylor 42-31.....and it's halftime.
Impressive Big 12 defense as usual.
Wow...if PSU wasn't going to get cratered the next few years, PSU could be really good. Mabye O'brien is the Bellicek diciple that's actually a good coach?
Can we laugh yet?
Penn State scores a TD, then promptly gets an interception. So far, the most dramatic moment in the game was right there as McGloin struggled to get his cleats back on.
Then, Iowa gets flagged for holding, bringing Penn State a play or so away from making this a 38-0 affair if they get the TD....34-0 if they can get an FG....doesn't seem to matter much right now.
and they're going to lose.
They've given up 212 points in their LAST FOUR GAMES. That's 53 points a game. I think we might barely give up 200 all season.
Welcome to the Big 12.
I'm not sure what I should be more happy about. The fact that Penn State is not on this year's schedule, or the fact that Iowa is on it.
This is rather surprising. Penn State was picked to be a middle of the pack team, even before the sanctions and players transferred.
Granted, Northwestern is the only decent team they have beaten but I still did not expect them to look this good right now.
Iowa tries to destroy the shutout and go for it on 4th and goal and the pass is incomplete. Penn State ball, as Zeno's Paradoxes (the dichotomy one, most notably) apparently apply to Iowa drives in the red zone as well.
Duke is bowl eligible for the first time since 1994, beating NC 33-30.
an entertaining finish. Duke throws for the go ahead TD with less than a minute left.
Wow. Pending the PAT, it will be 38-0 Penn State as we enter the 4th quarter.
What Iowa needs now is...to evolve consciousness on offense, and they do, with a KR returned for a TD. Perhaps it evokes nothing more than a grin from the crowd, but it is a sign that they can...you know...score once between full moons.
If Iowa keeps letting Penn State score, they could get back into this game on kickoff returns.
You know Penn State is confident that this is their game when they let Sam Ficken try field goals from various distances just to see if he can manage it.
Duke is bowl-eligible for the first time since 1994.
So, now all Iowa needs to do is spread it out and score on their next 4 drives to take this to OT....wait, only 2:50 left? Oh....
Arizona pushing around Washington, Seminoles just lost 15 yards on a high snap in the red zone. Texas D is theoretical.
Baylor at the 30 of Texas down 13 4:30 remaining. Amazing.
Utah tried a pitch on an end-around on 3rd and Goal. The end-around man dropped the ball like a hot potato and OSU took over deep in their own territory.
Washington is not good at football.
There might be a QB controversy brewing at Oregon St.