high scoring game
Northern Illinois at Toledo open thread
I wonder if Beckman will get a look down in Columbus. He's got a nice resume going
Regardless, cant see him at Toledo for much longer
Toledo was a great stepping stone for Saban, after all....
Does that make one old, if you can remember Saban coaching at Toledo?
It was crazy to see NIU take the first two kickoffs 100 yds and 95 yds. Is going to be a very exciting second half. NIU is my second favorite team so I'm hoping they can get the win and head back to Ford Field again.
My first response to this thread was mild amusement. My second was profound pride.
I switched over during the commericial break. The '98 Orange Bowl was Nebraska v. Tennessee. They are advertising this as one of "The Big Ten's Greatest Games."
I can get used to Nebraska being in the B1G now, but showing a game on the BTN as one of the B1G's greatest games, featuring teams that at the time were not in the B1G seems too weird to me.
Im at the game. It really seems to be defense optional to say the least.
Does it look like it is possible for BOTH teams to lose in all three phases of the game? It looks that way on TV.
GERG is defensive coordinator for both teams.
This game is really bad.
Was at the game, I actually asked my dad if GERG was DC for Toledo.
Absolutely no pass rush for Toledo and secondary was awful. Lack of a pash rush exposed the secondary. Give Harnish credit though, hes a good QB.
Where apparently no one has told Bill Simmons there are actually interesting sports stories outside of Boston.
meanwhile the wings just killed a 5 on 3 pp
Not sure why neither team has started using onside kicks.... Each posession is worth almost a TD, ad if you fail youre only losing about 10-15 yards of field position compared to those pooch kicks.
Good call - Toledo ran one (successfully). I think it was Thomas Wilcher's son, who got a look from Michigan last year, who recovered it.
...or at least that is what ESPN2 claimed before the last break. I know I would want the defense to step up after they blew hard and gave up 35 points (in the case of Toledo).
ADDENDUM: 42 points given up by Toledo. I wonder if they knew that LBs and a decent secondary actually work wonders.
Why you no upset OSU?
This game is crazy.
Wow, sorry to bring bad memories, but this game is worse (or better...) than the UM vs ILL from last year
Nah not bad memories. Yes a game very similar to this one but the end result was a good memory. Hoping the same happens for this game with an NIU victory
Is that you?
Let's go Toledo. I'm not freezing my tail off out here for nothing.
Defense optional today. NIU already in red zone.
Toledo coach fail.
hope OSU gives Beckman a look
Toledo must have known that they weren't going to win with their defense ¬¬
Why the HELL did Toledo not start using time-outs with 2 or 2:30 left? With NIU at the 10-yd line with 56 points on the board? Did they think they were gonna get a stop?
Bet Toledo would have liked those 50 seconds they let NIU burn. Anyway, good result for EMU.
wow, that's some bad clock management.
Exciting stuff. Reminded me of last years illini game.
Way to cost yourself any shot at the Ohio State job.
It looked like he was auditioning for Fickell's position.
Such an exciting game and a great result. Definitely was fun to watch even though neither team decided to use a defense. Go Huskies!
Had the tv on for most of the second half. I've seen games like that before, but they were played indoors on a 50-yard field with 8 men on each side.
Given that I've been at EMU games lately, this has good implications for EMU's chances for a MAC title. Now they just have to take care of business wtih the rest of their schedule.