Got money on the under for SCar/NCState game. S Carolina's offense has been pretty bad under Spurrier, but their D has been pretty solid. NCState is much better with Russell Wilson, and I think they'll win, but it's going to be a low scoring affair, like 17-14.
OT: Thursday Night College Football Open Thread
Ditto, minus the money part. I think people are vastly overrating the offenses of both these teams, especially in the first game.
But, watch the score be 49-42.
Looks like you won some money. Jesus, 7-3. What a crap game.
This game's not on tonight, but Joe Schad is reporting that G.J. Kinne will be Tulsa's starting QB, and not Shavodrick Beaver.
I thought they had already announced that Beaver would start about a week ago. I remember a post about it.
I am pumped. However, I just found out the best way to kill the mood leading up to a football game is turning on ESPN360 and watching tennis until the game begins. DON'T DO IT.
That's actually a great idea. If I'd just thought of that 3 hours ago.
my 12 pack of FCL (fine Canadian lager) lasts until BSU/OR
I live in Oregon and folks here are really nervous; it should be an explosion of offense. Popular sentiment is Peterson of BSU was set to replace Bellotti at Oregon prior to Chip Kelly's arrival. Guess he'll be pulling out all the stops tonight. Should be a good but late, late game.
I have my mute button at the ready.
"At long last, the moment has arrived."
KICK OFF HAS HAPPENED!!!
I'm so excited college football is finally here. NC State by 7.
What happened to the last 9 months? I seem to have forgotten where I've been.
Oh my gosh. NC State Rawk Music. Awful.
Well, SC might not have the last-ranked rushing attack in the conference this year.
If I had not seen us play ND last year, I would say this is the worst game I have ever seen.
Well, NCState is looking to match their start last year, when they got shutout 38-0 and turned the ball over like 7 times.
Good to see not only actual football, but a thread devoted to talk about actual football....as opposed to the last nine months of conjecture. Lets get it on, people.
Once the HOOSIERS start, I will have games on 4 TVs as here in T-Town I have access the local BCSN.
And, FA, what can I say? If somebody offered them $3 mill to move this one to Papa Johns Stadium in Lville I would be all for it.
Is any one else seeing these salsa boy commercials?
Jesus both of these offenses are terrible. Take away the fumble and easy score for SC, and this game is worse than last year's MSU-Auburn game (3-2 final score).
I've got the BSU UNT game on, it's almost the same game. Neither offense looks that good, UNT's a little better.
Woooooo bonus coverage of UNT/BSU on ESPN!!!!
BSU just scores on a 25-yard run to make it 10-10 with the successful PAT.
BSU recovered a fumble to set that up. First break of the game for them.
Well, I say that and now UNT has averaged like 8 yards a carry on this drive as they've gone 60 yards already.
Argh and they miss a wide open WR down the sideline to force a FG attempt. Miss it short from ~40yrds.
Oddly, on ESPN, they had one of those pick 'em type things and were asking if BSU would put up more than 50 points (or maybe it was 40-something). Did they forget that Nate Davis graduated?
only 2 hours and 15 minutes until the first game of the season...only 2 hours and 15 minutes until the first game of the season...
Oh man, I've got #2 Minnesota-Duluth hosting #9 Central Washington on CBS College Sports. This game is big from a D2 perspective.
5dimes has some D2 and FCS lines. I am sure they had one for this. I wish I had looked it up, just to follow along.
Gotta get that CBS College Sports. Wont be able to until I move into a new place later this fall.
L-A, K-E, R U A LAKER? HELL YEAH!
My alma mater, GVSU, is the finest D2 program in the land.
NC State looks as bad as I thought they would. Really, Russell Wilson is their only really good player, and he's been lousy.
Wilson looks tentative tonight. Suddenly people expect this team to win and like most NC St teams they look lost trying to live up to the hype.
YAAAA!!!!! Indiana 2 - EKU 0
Hoosier D steps up. Gets a safety. Look out Big 10
Hearing the Blues Brothers song in Raleigh and not Yost feels so wrong.
Anyone else see the Lou Holtz jump to hit the chalk board.
The man has ups, give him some credit.
UNT drives the field to the 3 and blows it on 3rd and 1 with a pick in the end zone. Ugly pick.
This USC/NCSU game is so incredibly boring.
9-0, IU over EKU.
Three field goals?
Safety and a touchdown.
The EKU QB was in his own end zone when he fumbled it forward and out of bounds. It was ruled a safety via replay.
EKU just scored a touchdown on a long catch-and-run (about 70 yards or so). 9-7, IU.
= safety. IU drove right down after the free kick and scored.
Now EKU just took a simple cross pattern to the house. 9-7.
TD Minnesota Duluth!
Ball State's spread punt is so weird. It's like old Texas Tech splits to the point of having 6+ gunners. Worked though. Now for UNT to march the field and not score for the 3rd time in a row.
Ball State cannot tackle. UNT must be averaging 8 yards per carry. After checking, it's 7.8.
And yet, they have no points.
Missed FG, Pick in end zone, this drive has gone 80 yards, but the penalties are killing them (slightly). They had 15 yards of penalties then promptly ran for 26 yards on 2nd down to get it all back.
Short FG is 25 just makes it through the uprights. 10-0 UNT
Ball State needed a flagrant hold to [not] score. UNT goal line stand from 2nd & 1 to force a FG. Big stop. FG good to make it UNT 10, BSU 3 with 6 left in the 3rd.
lol, Ben Chappel just threw a Nick-Sheridan-vs-Utah dead-duck that was easily intercepted. 1st down, EKU.
lol wtf the EKU QB just scrambled around like a drunk frat boy and lost 15 yards. What a n00b.
120 yards of total offense in SCar-NCState game. God help us all. Thankfully Oregon-Boise State game will balance it all out with a shootout and prolly 1000+ yards of total offense.
Man, I can't wait to play IU. Their QB has been throwing up dead-duck after dead-duck and EKU is dominating IU's o-line in the run game.
Well, at least we'll win one game this year. Things are looking up now.
knock on every wooden object within range right now.
Alright, IU is starting to dominate EKU now. The score is now 19-7 and EKU has pulled their starting QB (I've been flipping around so I don't know why, but I'd guess it's due to ineffectiveness).
Another punt by EKU. Their backup QB was ragdolled to the turf on 2nd down.
Man, if there's one thing I was looking forward to about football season, it was seeing the new WTF Blanket patterns. "Looks great as a throw on your couch!"
NO IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR LAZY ASS CHUCKED A BLANKET ON THE COUCH CAUSE IT GETS IN THE WAY WHEN YOU PORK YOUR WIFE
Aaaaaaand USC-East's kicker just honked a short field goal. What's worse, Snuggie ads or tonight's football?
Snuggie ads are still worse. I'll take whatever college football I can get, even if USC-East is throwing picks to defensive ends.
This game is pure torture.
And yet, I thank God that tonite I am able to say this.
So many oh so close double entendres tonight. I heard the UNT/Ball State announcer talk about a guy using his third leg. In a game featuring the Cocks, the announcer talks about deep penetration.
A local morning radio show in Grand Rapids (also syndicated in many markets across the Midwest/East) does a segment once a week during football season called "Sounds of the Game," filled with sound bites from college and NFL broadcasts not unlike the ones you just mentioned.
John Madden was always pure gold. "He takes it up the a-hole!"
He actually said that.
I'm an addict of AwfulAnnouncing's Pammies (link takes you to this season's primer). The award was named after Pam Ward and features just college gaffs through the season.
"If the ball hits the ground, by rule it's incomplete."- Mike Patrick
"Tim Tebow's like the snake doctor for Florida. Gotta stop the snake doctor, keep the Gators from moving the ball....this time he snaked Alabama with a play action pass." - Gary Danielson
"Part of the ligament that they replaced in him was a ligament from a cadaver. Yeah, he's got a part of a dead man in him, but his game is alive!"- Mark Jones
"Alabama rolling over the Volunteers of Texas 22-3." - Wendi Nix
"These goalposts are unlike any others in all of college football because they have two uprights."- Bob Davie
"All of those orange fans up there. I would say to our players, they wear orange so they can cheer for their team. They'll wear the same orange outfit tomorrow to go hunting. And they'll wear the same orange outfit the last five days of the week in order to pick up trash."- Lou Holtz
"Ya know, Hitler was a great leader too."- Lou Holtz
"Greg Orton came over and they slapped each other... on the palms."- Pam Ward
“Great tackle, er, broken tackle by Charles. Gordon finally gets him in the backfield. Gain of 5 for Charles.”- Pam Ward
The left tackle for UM-Duluth just had a 6 yard reception. Tipped by the DL, so it was eligible. This is the best game on TV right now.
Anyone else think that when the NC State crowd is chanting back and forth to each other it sounds more like "Ass-Hole" than "Wolf-Pack?"
Aflac question: Robert Griffin?
Baylor vs. Texas Tech (2009)
BYU vs. Oklahoma (2009)
Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (2009- )
Arizona State vs. Notre Dame (2013) WTF?!?!
BLATANT face mask penalty not called on a great punt return by NCSU.
Edit: The Umpire is currently bleeding from the side of his face. Awesome.
Wow, how in the world did they miss that? That's just utter horse-sh*t.
OMG HOW DID HE DROP THAT?!?!
Seriously, that touchdown was gift-wrapped by the two defenders horribly mistiming their jumps on Wilson's prayer of a pass.
Edit: USC-E just sacks Wilson at the 32.
I hope this game's late excitement isn't ruined by the incompetence of these two teams.
Nice blood dripping down the ref's face. Payback for the missed facemask?
So, uh, they just showed a peak of Oregon's QB warming up and, uh, their jerseys have, uh, wings on the shoulders.
All their jerseys (four, I believe) this year feature wings. They are everywhere here in Oregon. I am not sold on them.
If they would have worn the hi-liter yellows, full head asplode would occur from all the colors.
My TV would melt with all those colors.
but the white looks much less hideous than anything else they have, minus the wings. I'm just glad they didn't wear the yellow ones, because I don't feel like I'm watching a game on an acid trip. At least not as much.
Take a break from school and go check this out in your spare time.
I'll have to look around, I haven't seen it anywhere on campus yet. I'm assuming it's near the stadium somewhere and I'll make sure to take a picture.
And here comes UNT. 1st and goal at the 3 after a long run after catch by Jackson. TD. 17-10 UNT.
Quick 3-and-out for Oregon.
I wish there was some rule that made Boise use a green field or turf.
That stuff just looks like one big joke.
Do you think it is hard for the opposing QB to see the defenders? I would think that they blend in with the field. I wonder what other players feel about the blue turf.
I was thinking the exact same thing, but then I thought about teams wearing green and, well, that doesn't make any sense either I guess. Still, you'd have to imagine most teams don't have jerseys that are "grass" colored. Boise can't really stay the same.
Bob Davie answers all:
He said yes, they really do look identical to the field.
Wouldn't that work the other way around, too? I know they play on the field, so there is obviously a large degree of familiarity, but couldn't that make it occasionally hard for Kellen Moore to see his receivers downfield?
You make a good point. I'm guessing practicing on the field helps out some. And playing for the first time on it must be hard.
Related to open thread, but not worth making a new post:
What is everyone drinking in honor of this opening night of college football?
I picked up a 24er of Yuengling.
PBR cans. Times are tough.
Labatt Blue Light. This is what happens when you tell your roommate, "Get whatever you want."
Bleh, I don't like this stuff.
Bud Light, blah, but it came in a 36 pack, so that is cool
St. Arnold's Texas Wheat, Ellisa (IPA), and Brown Ale. St. Arnold's is Houston's only microbrewery, and really, the only microbrewery in this area of the state. Our microbrew culture is really weak due to distributors pushing so much money into the legislature's pockets. Beer is excellent though.
$1.50(!!!) pints of Blue Moon.
EKU should really be winning this game. EKU's QB just fumbled the ball at IU's 3-yard line. Previous to this, EKU has driven deep into IU territory only to settle for a FG.
IU is in for a HOPELESS year. When your offensive line can't penetrate EKU, you've got problems.
Well, Oregon is looking really rusty. Thought there would be 20+ points by now.
This has not been the offensive explosion it was billed as. In fact, it has been pretty messy with all the fumbles.
EKU has :26 to march 95 yards and score a TD to win this game with a successful PAT.
IU is going to be pretty bad.
This cannot be good for the Big Ten's reputation.
1st & 10 inside the IU 40 with :08 left. Certainly keeping it interesting!
Hail Mary not answered.
Would not be surprised at all if they lost to Akron in a few weeks.
Being motivated does not help you make field goals.
the Oregon/BSU game? "Oregon will need offensive plays in this game ... "
Keys to the game:
- Score more points than the other team.
Mark Jones and Bob Davie.
Go to page 1 for a brilliant quote from Mark Jones (check FA's super-long block-quote post).
Bob Davie is not that familiar with scoring more points than the other team.
Bob Davie is one of the guys.
If I'm not mistaken he said that the Oregon coach expects them to have 3 offensive plays per minute. Is he referring to the game clock or actual time. If it was actual time that seems pretty unreasonable.
Garbage PI call to try to make up for the no call on the helmet to helmet contact. To do it right afterwards made it pretty obvious.
Pass interference on Oregon where? Second worse call of the night.
qb sneak call - I don't think you can go back to your kicker again this game.
So glad that worked on Oregon
Oregon getting a little taste of their own medicine!
I have hated the Ducks with a passion since 2002, their antics in the 2007 game only further intensified my contempt for them.
Agreed. I live in Oregon and still get mocked for the horror of '07. My boss even hung a UofO mini flag in my office. 2012 Rose Bowl will be revenge time.
What the? Boise converts the 2-point.
What the hell was that formation?
Looked like some sort of dual swinging gate
reminded me of the old swinging gate formation
Looked like center, upback offset to center's right, kicker in shotgun formation behind center, four spread to each sideline. Center snaps to kicker, kicker runs up the gut for two. Nice one!
Did anyone else see the Chick-fil-a commercial about a free chicken sandwich if you wear t-shirt with your favorite team logo on it. Looks like I'm going to Chick-fil-a after the game on Saturday.
The nearest Chick-Fil-A is over 90 miles away from my house.
In Northern Indiana.
Near South Bend.
free food was on labor day http://www.foodfacts.info/blog/2009/08/free-chick-fil-for-fans-on-labor-...
but i could be totally wrong
You sir are correct
Edit: Sorry double post
Hey Bellotti, wear an undershirt. No one wants to see those.
undershirts are a must
But, at least Belloti ditdn't have a forest of chest hair sticking out.
Does anyone else think that the camera work sucks in the Boise State vs. Oregon game?
Less than 200 combined yards of offense so far (only 7 for Oregon..?!).
Suddenly, USC-E/NCSU didn't look so bad? (Well, no, it still sucked.)
Bob Davie is really a bad announcer.
Um, did anyone else just see that Boise State commercial? The one that combined life music* with the advantages of a BSU education?
*The type of song that comes on towards the end of an episode of Scrubs or Grey's Anatomy, as the main character meditates on what they've learned in that episode.
I am unsure what to think about that one; it was either one of the worst things ever or funniest. Either way, that was something.
Why did Dave Matthews just lead me into college football?
As tight as that was, brah.
+1 for linking to a thread of miserable fans. Mind you, linking from a thread of non fans, here. Good pull.
Jesus, please tell me somebody else is watching this.
I'm watching something, but I'm not sure if it's a football game.
Aren't you supposed to hold on to the ball?
Not exactly the game I expected. Hard to believe that Masoli is the same QB that tore up Oklahoma St in the Holiday Bowl.
Boise State is handing the game to Oregon. But Oregon has decided they don't want the win. Phil Knight must have wanted a road loss for his university.
What an ugly game. Wow.
Ha at the Boise fans. Overrated chants? Ya do realize you're ranked 14 and they're 16. Guess that book learnin' never made it up there.
I just lost all respect for Oregon. WOW.
Edit: I shouldn't hold one idiot's actions against the whole program, but not a good start to Chip Kelly's head coaching career.
Blount just knocked somone the fuck out with a mean ass right jab to the chin. Then he got carried off the field by Idaho po-po
Classless and terrible and all that...but dayyyyyum, he just slammed that dude.
what a classless loser...Did anyone see him sucker punch that dude for BSU then go nuts and have to be carried of the field?
Yep I just said that 1 minute ago. But yeah that was uncalled for even though he was provoked by the player.
LaGarrette Blount just knocked a dude out! He then went after some fans yellling at him. Dudes crazy.
He seriously did knock him out. His eyes rolled back and he looked woozy.
started the game with a pregame handshake to pay homage to good sportsmanship. LOL.
He also connected on a cop or security guard on the way out. With all his previous problems, he may be booted from the team.