Frustrating that you know Mark will be back when we play Northwestern and suddenly that offense will be terrifying again.
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Didn't he play last week against Minnesota?
Mark hasn't made his mark this season.
No help the big ten sucks
The fact that you want to give them help concerns me. If the Big Ten is going to suck, I want OSU to go down in flames with the rest of us.
Why I even said that. Your right fuck Ohio.
They deserve no help. They already got help in the form of that crappy spot to bail them out against NW.
Hmm...Nebraska falling apart in road games. Where have I seen this before?
Abdullah back in, promptly fumbles, Minny 1st down at the NE 16 now.
I am super happy we played ths gophers early on...
They are doing nothing they didn't do versus UM. If Michigan and Minny played again the result would still be the same. Nebraska is a flaky team. Hence, the current score.
Wow, Nebraska's D is just terrible.
Also, Miami (YTM) currently choking at home, down 14-10 to Wake Forest going into the half.
Gutsy call by Minny acting coach. Wonder if Kill would have punted there?
Nebraska's defense is just getting abused right now by Minnesota. Looking like 3 scores on 5 drives.
Come on Minnesota! Have to have a TD there.
Nebraska in the first half has given up more points to Minnesota than Michigan did all game.
It is important to note at this point that Nebraska has given up 221 yards so far in the half to Minnesota and they've managed to give it up at nearly a 7 yards per snap clip. Hard to believe they were just talking about a sole defender being misaligned.
I'd love to see NE go down. They thought their shit was floral after beating a Denardless M team at home, at night last year. Screw the Huskers right now.
Nebraska was spoon-fed that win last year. Our defense was on the field at least 80% of the game and still managed to hold that "vaunted, elite" offense to 23 points. On their turf.
I have a feeling we will put another serious beating on Nebraska this year.
UConn hanging around with UCF. Do you believe!?!
Minnesota should be ready for that pitch by now. Cmon Gophers.
Martinez really does arm punt some passes. It looks almost painful for him at times.
here for Minny. Of course 4 down territory for the Huskers.
this "road to Indianapolis" jazz that was going on yesterday, and how it was going to be damn near impossible for Michigan to get there... how does that change if Minny beats Nebraska?
Im pretty confident if Michigan can beat State next week.
But we really need to beat them and State. And we need State to drop a game.
If we win out, we don't need any help.
Also, if we beat State and Nebraska, and each of them drops an additional game, we can lose to Ohio State and still advance to Indy.
This. Don't forget they play each other so we would only need the winner of the match up to drop an additional game. This Minnesota game could fit the bill.
State plays Michigan, Nebraska, and NW in succession, Nebraska and NW being on the road for Sparty. If NW gets Colter and Mark back by then, they can very well win that game.
Colter is playing today.
Good call, I stand corrected. However, they need both guys to be as dynamic of an offense as they can be.
Mark's presence keeps D's from keying on Coulter, and vise-versa.
Hell they might loose at Illinois today.
hard to recall a year when the Big Ten was so unpredictable from week to week. I suspect it only underscores how poor Nebraska has been this year.
Or how mediocre every team is in this conference.
I think our road to Indy goes through EL next week. If we can get out of there with a win, I really like our chances. Northwestern's season is teetering on collapse, Nebraska sucks in road games, which bodes well for us, Iowa is improved but is not getting to Indy. Bottom line: we need that tiebreaker over MSU.
Yeah we could still lose to OSU, but our two losses would be cross-divisional losses. Take care of business next week, and we've got a great shot to make it to Indy.
People shouldn't assume a loss to Ohio. They've been scraping by the skin of their teeth since conference play started. They're not that good. I don't know if we can beat them two weeks straight (thanks, B1G) but I do think we can in Ann Arbor.
I'm not saying we're going to lose to OSU, I'm just saying if we beat everyone else besides them it wouldn't matter, as we'd be 5-0 in divisional play.
But I agree. Judging by how closely OSU has been skating by in the last few games, their luck is bound to run out soon enough. I think it ending in Ann Arbor is a legitimate possibility. We'll have to be on top of our game, but we're a different team at home, and there's no way Hoke won't have his boys ready come Nov. 30th.
Because it's our conference record that determines whether we get into the Big Ten Championship game.
If we are 5-0 in division, lose to Ohio State, and Michigan State only loses to us, they would play in Indy because they would have 1 B1G loss (to us) while we would have two (Penn State, Ohio State.
Really? Didn't know that, but I guess you learn something new every day. I could've sworn that divisional record came before conference record, otherwise I just look at it and say what the hell are divisions even for?
But that's how it works.
Its really not that weird at all, its how every division based system works. Look at the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, any sport really....if there is a division based playoff spot it is acheived based on your overall record not your record against your division.
UM has a chance versus OSU at home for sure. UM has a chance for a loss at Iowa also for sure. Iowa is playing people tough - makes MSU's win there quite impressive.
"quite impressive" That would be that same Iowa team that lost to N.Illinois at home? And very nearly lost to ISU. Beating Iowa this year doesn't qualify as impressive and beating them by 12 defintely doesn't.
Sorry, people's hate for MSU does not mean you cannot give them kudos. Iowa literally had 2 drives the entire game - they played offense for 7 minutes at the end of 1st half when they scored 14 points. The othe 53 minutes they looked horrid. NIU is also a quality club and frankly would be in the top 5 of the Big 10 at this point based on how bad the conference is. Yes the Iowa State game was not great but who in the Big 10 has not had a laugher game - does Akron and Uconn ring a bell? Stop throwing from glass houses - we have a lot of pretty pathetic wins as well. Iowa went to OSU and gave them a good game and is not a world beater but at home they usually wont get beat down like MSU did to them.