Doesn't lose to Georgia or Florida in the SEC title game.
Saturday Night Game thread
Wrong play call
Can they win at 'SC? The Kiffykinders don't look so good...
USC looks decidedly mediocre this year. Lost to a meh Stanford team. Embarrassed themselves at home against Oregon. Lost to Zona. Do they have a quality win this year?
Edit: Best USC win: over 5-4 Washington. Also their only win over a team with a winning record (unless Syracuse has one, but Big East). They still play ASU and UCLA and don't play OSU (NTOSU).
But is it possible to have a rematch against bama in a bowl game if they lose?
No way. They're sending 2 to the BCS, and as long as LSU wins the SECCG, Bama would get a BCS at-large.
If Georgia or an SEC East team wins though....well we really should go to the Rose Bowl
Bama, don't you DARE lose this game.
Even with the SEC love-fest, I don't think the voters/BCS could justify jumping a 1-loss SEC team over an undefeated non-Big East team. If two of Kansas State, Oregon, and Notre Dame finish undefeated and 'Bama falls tonight or later in the season, the SEC champ will be left out of the title game.
Do not underestimate the power of the EESSSSS EEEEEEEE SSSEEEEEEEE!!!
I wouldn't put it past them, but I don't think they can justify it, especially after the anger over last year's all-SEC game.
I need to go to a night game in Baton Rouge before I die, it looks so rowdy.
"oregon wins by 1 against SC"??
This went from being back in the drivers seat for the big ten title game and notre dame being out of national title picture at 7 PM to our chances being blown and ND being an Oregon or Kstate loss away from making it.
Agreed. Aside from the Michigan game today has been awful. Although the set up for the epic Indiana-Wisconsin showdown next week was amusing.
Not a good night. although what Oregon did to USC I don't see anyone on their remaining schedule who has a shot at beating them. Other then at TCU I can't see K-State being tested. Though Klein left the game, he was laughing on the sideline so I'd guess he'll be fine.
Best false start that guy will ever have.
Didn't see any movement. Check is in the mail from ND I think.
Wasn't movement, they said the players weren't set.
Arizona not looking good early.
While the Zona D did force a punt, they turned around and fumbled the return which UCLA eventually turned into a TD. So maybe call it 4.5 possessions?
Either way, no defense.
The false start rule needs examined. It cost Michigan a possible defensive touchdown today, it hurt us last week, and it just most likely cost Bama the game.
I've never really understood the rational for blowing it dead, unlike every other penalty where the play is allowed to continue so the other team can decide to decline or not.
Alabama is going to win. You just know it's going to happen.
Shit. Well...time for the lsu defense and crowd to step up.
So many choke jobs today. Why stop now?
LSU will shit the bed bigtime
It would be pretty darn funny if Bama marches right down the field here.
Where was this Alabama offense all second half?
Im actually pulling for Bama. I think they are the best team in the country by far and would dominate anyone on a neutral field. They have their hands full tonight, but some crappy NFL teams may have some trouble in Death Valley at night.
Bend don't break defense always works with a 3 point lead. ALWAYS.
Hey you know that defense that's been super effective all game? Yeah, let's mix it up and go into a shell.
What a perfect play call. Wow.
Might as well call this Choke Job Saturday.
Screen passed to death.
But Michigan won, so I'll just focus on that tomorrow.
God, I want a screen game like that. I miss the days when we could just slip out the A-Train and pick up an easy 10-20 yards.
well, its because we hadn't recruited well at tight end, fullback, and offensive line in many years. the A-train lines were huge, and were stocked with NFLers. Even the tight ends and fullbacks played in the NFL (Tuman, Campbell, Seymour, Askew, Shea, Joppru). Without those guys, screens dont work.
Also, your QB needs to throw screens accurately on a consistent basis. When we do manage to throw one on target to Smith, he usually makes something good happen.
Un. fucking. beliveable LSU.
Why do teams always seem to change up what has been working for them on defense at the end of the game? it never works.
Agreed, but Bama changed their offense on that drive as well. They went up-tempo, spread it out a little more and passed the ball on every down.
LSU was pretty passive though I'll give you that.
60% of the time it works, none of the time.
At least the kicker has nothing to feel bad about now. Also I know no one would ever do this, but I have to wonder whether he should have taken a knee at the one.
The chances of giving up a TD drive w/ 50 seconds left are significantly less than the chances of not scoring a TD from the 1. It just takes a holding penalty, fumbled snap (remeber Henne vs ND in 2005?) and that plan is toast.
Why are people pulling for Alabama? I'm quite sick of the SEC love. I don't give two shits if ND gets into the title game because they'll be blow out either way.
Ehh I'm rooting for them because they beat the shit out of us. If they run roughshod over the rest of college football it makes us look a lot better.
I'd rather they not get a "15th" national championship and 7th SEC championship in a row. Who cares what they did to us? No one will take that into consideration when we're selected for a bowl.
Is Alabama. And them not making it and getting the hype, and recruiting help, benefits us.
And losing badly to Bama doesn't look as bad when they end up the best team in the country.
Oh, and to hell with Notre Dame.