Who you got in this game?
I have Stanford.
Not that I care. But if you're going to be ignorant about it.
Wanting Stanford to win...don't think they can stop Oregon though
Really want to see them matched up against LSU in the title game -- probably the only shot they'll have at the MNC in the next two decades.
7 Nation Army is conquering college football one team at a time.
That's a pick
After the over hyped SEC yawn-fest last week I hope it's one heluva offensive game.
What forward progress? I don't think Thomas took a single step forward at any point on the play. Just back back back back.
Normally I would never praise Brent Musberger, but I just enjoyed that call of "a GREAT PLAY BY THAT OFFENSIVE LINEMAN."
Jeez, what a terrible throw by Luck. He had a huge alley, should have run.
Luck is looking average at best
Why are they going for two? Did I miss something?
They saw an advantage when they lined up for the swinging gate and took it.
Somebody in the liveblog asked why Illinois did the swinging gate. Oregon just showed an example of why.
It's not just you.
Not gonna lie: I want a Stanford-like offense in the future at Michigan.
Love the movement, tons of TE's/FB's involved - hell, even the OL shifts.
For whatever reason I can't stand Luck. Could be the ridiculous hype and the Suck-for-Luck NFL mantra. It's just silly.
I was wondering if people were having a negative reaction to Luck's coverage the same way it happened to Tebow.
Well I certainly can't speak for the rest of us but I just can't stomach the hype. Let him play college ball and let the cards fall as they will. NFL QB success is a useless thing to predict.
He's the one who decided to play more college ball. He's not the one predicting he'll make it big in the NFL.
I'm not too sure. Just the overall vibe I get from him. I never said my distaste for him was rational.
If Stanford loses, it'll be Bama LSU. Ok state probably will drop to OU.
DeAnthony Thomas looks incredible until the ball pops out.
Personally, I DON'T want Oregon's offense. Reminds me of us the past few years: lots of teeny-tiny guys running around alternating between making big plays, turning the ball over, and getting smashed by mediocre defenses (like Auburn).
Stanford's offense on the other hand: DO WANT. Can you imagine them with a bigger, more athletic line and some real playmakers in the backfield?
you are essentially stating your ice cream preference. Both are delicious.
What's up with Dior Mathis? Is he doing anything at Oregon or did he not turn out so well?
He is like their 5th corner IIRC. He plays on special teams.
Might be the fastest college back I have ever seen. He just torched the entire Stanford defense. Just ridiculous.
Olympic caliber speed.
I've still never seen acceleration like that before in a football game.
Oregon's defense is playing better than I expected. Maryland is playing as expected. Alabama's offense, dang.
I didn't watch Stanford much last year, but it seems to me like their offense has regressed a bit. I know Owusu is out, but last year they looked "in rhythm" on offense much more than this year.
Well so much for Luck's Heisman. If Oregon wins out, I think they're the best 1 loss team in the country.
I can see why some guys might take Barkley over Luck....I like them both but to me Barkley has a much stronger arm and is just about as accurate.
As far as having an offense to work with, i would take Mid 2000's USC before this Stanford offense any day of the week.
Oregon's D is at least 2 steps ahead of luck right now...kid looks horrible today.
much like Booise it's funny to see what happens to teams when they get hit in the mouth.
Stanford should have called timeout on that 4th down - get your defense set
I would take Chip Kelly over any coach in the country.
Is just making poor coaching decisions. That ridiculous field goal attempt, not calling timeout before the fourth down TD, pretty much anything that's related to probabilities making a low-risk, high-reward decision, he's calling wrong. Just braindead on the intangibles.
Does this field remind you of another field which we may know about? *COUGH* 2006 OSU game *COUGH* *COUGH*
That one TE is a monster. He looks funny out there, towering above the D-Backs.
This is just getting ugly now
Oregon in control
Stanford doesn't have an answer to the Oregon ground game. I like that sleeve LaMichael James is wearing; it seems interesting and useful, like a club for a DB (I assume it helps him grip the ball more tightly).
I keep telling myself. You are Stanford. You are Stanford. You are Stanford.
Luck just targeted Tacopants!
405 mills in total donations from Phil Knight to Oregon and Stanford. Amazing. Apparently the going rate for a high-end business school is around $100 million dollars. Ross B-school cost around 100 million, as I recall, and Knight's donation to Stanford for their business school was listed as $105 million by the announcers.
If Stanford scores - do they just inside kick from here on - their D is not going to stop Oregon - not going to catch up by trading tds
Damn auto- correct - meant onside kick
oregon goes for 2 on its first TD but they don't go for 2 on this last TD when it makes sense. making the 2 would put them up 21 not 20. we'll see if it comes back to bite them.
Was surprised by that too
lead is already down to 13.
And fast. I was at the Oregon/Cal game last year, and Oregon ran down 10 minutes on their final drive -- without scoring. They can do slow-motion when they want to, in addition to the whole warp-speed thing.
It looks to me like Stanford runs a 3-4 base defense. Is this correct? They also use 2 down linemen on some plays.
stanford is putting primarily 6 or 7 guys in the box at this point in the game. how dumb. they continue to get gashed by the zone read. why wouldn't you put an xtra guy in there to stuff the run. dare them to pass.
another big QB run.
What is this ghetto play clock management, refs? Shameful, your average scholastic chess tournament has better official time management.
This ref is absurd.
Stanford could score 50 tonight and still get blown out.
Like it or not, the spread is a pretty darn exciting offense.
Especially with elite athletes on offense AND defense AND special teams.
I predict a 67-65 final.
When did Musberger start calling all the players by their first names? Did I just never notice this until now?
It's like listening to George Blaha call a Pistons' game.
I've somehow learned to block him out entirely. I'm not sure how I did it, but it's tremendous!
And that should do it.
It is fascinating to imagine Luck with USC's wide receivers. I think a lot of people high on Barkley would see how good he is.
Stick a fork in the tree; they're definitely done now.
Gotta hate the deflection INT for a TD if you're Stanford.
Game - any other good games still on
Hawaii and Nevada on ESPNU!!!!1
Hawaii-Nevada is the Wild Irish Rose of televised college football. Absolute choke fight in every sense of the term.
Plus, the game is being covered by Rodriguez. He's all over it.
Thanks - Good call - fun ending to watch - thought it was interesting that Rich Rod kept saying that they should only rush 3 lineman - think I had a bit if a post traumatic flashback
Is it just me or is Stanford looking fraudtastic? Sure the 3OT win at USC. But then Minnesota almost did the same thing.
Stanford was out-coached, badly, but that doesn't make them fraudulent. They have a ton of major injuries, especially at WR, right now that really reduced their ability to keep pace.
David Shaw might be a fraud as a head coach (he could not have responded to Kelly's play-calling worse), but what Harbaugh built is for real. They would beat anyone in the B1G by a good 20 at the moment.
After being deprived of them for several years I find them especially beautiful these days. Heck, Phil Dawson kicks more field goals than Cleveland scores TDs. Then again, any excuse to get this beautiful mug on my TV set is fine by me.
I don't understand wearing a sunvisor at night.