Arizona is doing quite well right now. 14-13 OkSt.
Saturday Late Night Football Thread
Wildcats are hanging in their for now
ASU just went up 2 TDs over Illinois middle Q2.
and apparently the only way to get the ASU-Illinois game is with spanish-speaking announcers. This has turned out to generally be a good thing though.
Okie Lite- 14
Scheelhaasse INT at midfield
Edit: #8 is Osei, a 6 foot 200lb junior.
Yikes, Nebraska. Gone are Amukamara, and Dennard. Gone are David, and Crick, and Suh.
for arizona vs. ok state... any sites i can check out?
catch up on ol rr
The game itself can be found at
Channels for any of these games here in the Midwest? All I'm seeing is Illinois @ Az State on ESPN right now.
Me too, and I can't help but think how well Todd Graham's gonna fit in coaching Miami next year.
Old address, it's thefirstrow.eu now.
I tried this site earlier today and my pc blew up.
thefirstrow hates IE so use Chrome (my personal preference) or Firefox, etc.
Can you add the site to a safe/approved list for your virus scanner or web browser?
Make sure you have a decent pop-up blocker. A ton of ads come up on the streams but it's possible to keep closing them to watch the game(s). In some cases you have to wait 10-15 seconds before clicking a traditional x close box or a "close" button.
If you have a poor processor, often the streams are less choppy when left in small-screen and not full-screen mode.
Illinois looking like the poops as well, 28-7 Sundevils.
ASU 28 - Illinois 7.
Just curious if you guys get the PAC12 network back east and in the midwest? I'm born and raised in the Midwest, but moved to AZ last September. The PAC12 rolled out their new network in early August. So far, it seems like they learned from B1G's early days, and they are on par with the BTN coverage.
Anyways... watching OkSt vs AZ on the PAC12 network...
I do in NY (Time Warner Manhattan). I don't know if it's standard or because I also get the BTN package.
OkSt tries on 4th and short, turns it over on downs. Oh Casteel.
the OK St QB looks really sharp. What got me was when they stopped three short yardage run plays in a row with the 3-3-5. I do not understand this gappy kung fu from sensei Casteel
According to Michigan fans you should win 10 games with a freshman qb...every time.
ULM used it to upset the Hogs tonight. I'm really looking forward to the talk shows here in NW Arkansas on Monday...
Anyone know how Shane Morris played tonight? I know that they won, but I was trying to check out some stats/footage and I couldn't find anything.
Another Osei INT for Illinois. Just keep spreading it on, universe.
Is the Okie St/Arizona game on tv?
O'Toole of Illinois scampers for a first down. It's getting hot and heavy for them Illini QBs.
Okie State would have been a lot better off playing a team with a pulse last week. When the competition is that bad, there is nothing gained (except a W) and no development.
I get chills @ watching RR scream at players coming off the field, and the random special team derps of Arizona... As rough as our first two games were this season, I can say we're in a better long-term place with Hoke.
And Rodriguez is in a much better long-term place at Arizona than he was here. Good for him.
Okie State in a bit of trouble. 23-14, Zona.
What maybe coulda been. Damn you Casteel! That AZ D is swarming right now.
Is fun to watch. Enjoying it.
Trying to watch stanford duke, but stuck with directv and no pac12. Anyone been able to get "retention" deals from them living outside the pac12 footprint?
Arizona looks really impressive so far.
Casteel might just get that HC opportunity if this keeps up.
Went to a local HS here. Glad to see him get a shot and excel. Kudos to the young man.
This 'Zona team isn't looking too shabby right about now. This could be a big win for them if they can hold on.
The rich just got richer. This is an all out ass whooping.
ASU is really putting it on them right now. That was a horrible pick by thrwon by ILL. ASU looked good against NAU last week, but I thought ILL would be stiffer competition. Kinda surprised it's this lopsided considering the coaching changes at both schools and the attrition ASU suffered.
Their egos needed a little deflating anyways.
When it rains it poors.
The infamous RR screen pass goes 13 yards for a TD on 3rd and goal. 30-14 over OkSt.
2 OLs made their blocks and Casey did the rest.
That was a TUNNEL SCREEN, which we never saw in 2009 or 2010.
I went back and did some searches. I found an old FFFF that mentions the tunnel screen vs. bubble screen mini-controversy. Borges likes tunnel screens more for some reason.
Not true regarding the tunnel screen.
RR ran them here. Off the top of my head I can remember Stonum scoring on one against UMass.
As for Borges, he might not like the bubble but he's starting to see it's usefulness I would say. After 2 bubbles against Alabama, Denard's first TD today came on a fake bubble QB draw.
No tunnel screen's yet. Or throwbacks.
Considering it "always" worked last year you know it's coming...
If Rodriguez can call a tunnel screen, surely Borges can call moar bubble screens!!
Zona looks good. Kudos Rich Rod. That team was 3-9 last year. Arizona is my second favorite team. Good stuff!
Scheelhaase get pulled?
I didn't see him playing past the first quarter.
Illinois scores an honor TD, still down 3 scores.
Damn. LSU rolled Washington 41-3
we gotta ballgame boys
See what happens when a decent offense plays against the 3-3-5. Points aplenty.
Your obsession with hating an ex-coach runs deep.
However, I did hate the shitty defense.
about our D this year? You hate it yet because it has sucked big time.
However, rushing 3 as often as the formation calls for would be maddening to watch in the long term. Seems imprudent.
run properly there shouldn't be too many times where the defense is only rushing 3. At least one or two blitzers should be coming on almost every play.
Offensive bludgeoning! Whose defense will make plays first?
Zona defender hit the guy in the back, not the helmet.
Arizona has scored 37 points in three quarters. This is either one heck of an improvement from the UA offense over last week (when they scored 17 in regulation against Toledo) or a sign that OkSU's defense is really, really crappy. Maybe a bit of both.
Arizona offense improved as a result of not turning the ball over. They would have scored over 40 against Toledo.
860 yards and 68 points through 3. Sounds about right.
Arizona with a pick 6 to go up 45-31 (after 2 point conversion)
Only EVERY WEEK
"And we are tied at 45 at the end of regulation"
RichRod making noise right now. I hope he keeps it up and beats the Cowboys.
Remarkable how different a RichRod team with a competent defensive coordinator is.
equate to "competent"?
and you are unranked and lowly regarded? or just in general?
OkieState did lose two 1st round picks on their offense. If this were OkieState with Blackmon and Weedon I'd be more impressed.
Also, there have been two dropped TD's by OkieState. Simple execution has been a problem for OkieState.
coached a defense that were ranked in top 10 nationally for a few years in a row. yeah, he's a good DC.
How good against physical teams we don't know.
OK State is a "system" program. All their QBs put up big numbers, regardless of experience.
Even "system" quarterbacks struggle. Do you honestly believe that a "system" QB would rack up yards and points versus an OSU or a traditional UM defense? I can tell you no, because UM and OSU did shut down "system" QBs in Purdue and Northwestern. Oh, they occasionally had a big every now and then, but OSU and UM consistently stymied the system Qbs of the aforementioned teams.
System Qbs put up big numbers against poor or middling competition. Not so versus top 20 teams.
So we aren't a top 20 team? Because Air Force's system QB did a lot of damage today.
Was it competent enough last year when we gave up 34 to Ohio?
It's only one game. That said, growing up watching WVU football with Rich Rod and Casteel, the 'Zona kids have some WV swagger to them. I do think they could make waves in the PAC.
Wheels coming off OkSt. Big interception.
for setting a school record for penalty yards (157) AND committing four turnovers. That being said, this will be a huge win for Coach Rodriguez.
Zona will be 3-0 heading into the Pac-12.
OkSt is toast.
RRod and his staff is cleary showing they are one of the elite staffs in college football. Holding Oklahoma State to 31 points is pretty remarkable. Their offense is rolling too - 52 points so far.
This is basically every Oklahoma State game last year, only they're regressing to the mean in terms of turnovers.
They do have 500 yards of offense, just four turnovers.
on the road versus FBS competition do you not? This isn't the OkieState that beat Stanford. Far from it.
OkieState's defense traditionally is a mountain of suck, but I give RR credit for getting his charges to play so well on offense so early in his tenure.
Wow - this looks like the fourth team ranked ahead of us to lose. We could well be in the top 15 in the polls tomorrow.
right? Not sold on being top 15 until after ND. Not complaining though.
I bet we'll be Top 15, OSU Top 10, and I bet MSU will be just outside the Top 5
After that marquee win over the powerhouse that is Boise State and the beatdown of a top-tier MAC team in Central Michigan, MSU is a clear-cut top 5 team, the B1G favorite, and national championship contender.
Yeah...the next time I visit an MSU blog will be for schadenfreude purposes only.
Nice TD run. Them 'Zona boys are smellin' their asses out there.
I have seen that before.
I've never seen over 150 by a team before. Unreal.
In Tucson as we speak and flying back home tomorrow.
I am happy for RichRod. Who knows maybe we face him in the Rose Bowl sooner than anybody could have believed or possibly imagined.
Edit: not at the game just following the action.
That ought to give us an idea of where the Cats stand.
Keep an eye on that one, maybe Vince Lombarti can help him in zona...
Before expansion UofA was the only PAC 10 school to have never made a Rose appearance and I hope it stays that way. Go Devils!
to be an Arizona fan right now.
Arizona at Oregon
So RR can coach with a DC he trusts and a QB not named Sheridan or Threat.
I don't know what Rich Rod did, but the eye test is telling me this Arizona team would have beaten 2008 Michigan by 30. There's no way they have more talent coming off of a 4-8 season than we did, right?
No really... wtf?
This Arizona team is much more talented than 2008 Michigan.
On offense, Matt Scott is currently a better passer than every version of Denard we've seen (including his present improvements). He's basically like a more mature version of Forcier. Tonight he was 28/41 for 320 yards with 2 TDs and 0 Ints. He always seems to make the right decisions in the passing game. They also have a running back who is an all-purpose threat. The offensive line seems a little shoddy in the run game, but 2008 Michigan was even worse (let's not think about the current version, either).
On defense, there is no Graham. However, they seem to have a lot of ninjas and enough depth to rotate. Rodriguez is playing more than 20 players on defense every game. The defensive backs are pretty physical, and they made three interceptions tonight. Michigan would probably take about half of UA's current defense and start at least three of them, particularly in the secondary. They even have a walk-on safety who plays physical and always seems to make tackles in the open field. He might have better hands than Kovacs, too.
The 2008 defense is probably a step above Arizona's current defense, but Arizona's offense is somewhere around 2010 Michigan. I easily give Arizona the overall edge.
Arizona won despite giving up 636 (!) yards of offense.
Rich Rod has finally realized his dream of making defense completely optional.
True that, but OK State has a pretty potent offense. What's surprising is that RR hung 59 points on a team that looked pretty darn good last year.
Well, you're half right. Their offense was very good last year. Their defense not so much, ranking 107 in total defense last year.
personality and DNA suits the underdog role. It's like he's better at driving the General Lee rather than a Porsche. If you ain't first, you're last.
Most teams are going to lose on the road with a frosh QB when they turn the ball over 4 times and have 150+ yds in penalties.
I'm rooting for RR anyhow.
Lost to Sacramento State at home in Boulder. Who ever heard of Sacramento State?