How is that going to go when we're battling Alabama for recruits?
Saturday Night Game thread
It'll hurt. For the dozen we go up against the Irish for annually it'll help.
I can't speak for everyone, but because we played Bama and got smoked I want to see it happen to other teams. I want to see how they do against over top competition.
I also want to see an Oregon vs Bama MNC game because of the wide difference in philospohy. Oregon is an offensive juggernaut who rarely ever gets stopped and Alabama is a mini NFL team that strangles the opposing offense to death. I think its an intriguing matchup.
I've lived most of my life in and around South Bend. I hate ND. I hate ND so much more than OSU or MSU. A lot of ND fans are essentially Lou Holtz.: they think ND is the best team in the nation every year. This is the same fan base that claimed they should be in the national championship game at 10-2 because they almost beat USC. I don't ever want ND having a shot at the title. Ever. Anything can happen in one game and ND is the luckiest team in sports. In 2006 I rooted for USC to curbstomp ND and I would do it every time. I thoroughly enjoyed the OSU beatdown of ND in that bowl game.
The short version: To hell with Notre Dame.
I can see that...but what fun is college football when a southern team constantly dominates? If Alabama plays Oregon they'll destroy them.
It is more fun to see the South win than to see ND win. And honestly I think Bama takes any of the three undefeated teams behind the woodshed. Death Valley night games are pretty much the hardest games to win in college football and Bama just became only the second team to ever beat Les in such a game (the other was also to a #1 team).
As much as I hate this SEC crap, Bama is easily the best team in the country. I don't think ND belongs in the top 5. And mostly, I expect Oregon to slip up at the end and K St could be missing their QB depending on what his injury was.
And come on, wouldn't it be fun to watch Oregon and Bama play just to see how that defense would stop the best offense in the nation?
For the last time, even if ND got there, they would be torn apart by either Bama, Kansas State, or Oregon. Why do you want to see one team dominate and the rest lag behind? Someone has to be the one to de-throne bama. We couldn't do it, but LSU had the best chance possible and shit the bed worse than sparty. Hell, they DID dethrone bama last year but the media bias kept them in it.
Can't see where Oregon is going to slip up now. They get Stanford at home a week after the Cardinal play Org St. Can't see Org St being able to stop them either. That would leave the Pac12 title game that will be played likely against USC at Oregon.
I'm from south bend and I cannot agree with u more.
Have you been watching this season? The fact that nd hasn't lost yet defies logic. I want them nowhere near the title game.
Do you really think they have a shot at winning it all anyway? Hell no.
You think Bama will destroy Oregon, but Oregon will for sure destroy Notre Dame? And what about Kansas State? Are you confident they'd destroy Notre Dame too? Maybe the Big 12 just sucks.
And what if they both lose?
Yes. I'm confident that any of those three would destroy Notre Dame.
If they make the championship game? Where they'd have to win one game to win the championship? And it's college football?
Who thought Alabama would win last year? Or OSU in 2002? Or Florida in 2006? Shit happens and I want ND as far away from that as possible.
Becomes scarily possible.
Yeah we would most likely get smoked in that game. I just hope Nebraska loses a couple of games to end the season and we make it to the Rose Bowl because we'd most likely end up playing an at large team like Boise St.
No chance Boise goes to the Rose an at large, the teams that could make it are the Oklahoma's, and Oregon State's and Stanford's of the world.
I was thinking that too, but all of those teams you listed will most likely end the year with 2 losses. I guess an at large SEC team could make the jump. Who knows...
They get taken. This is the Rose Bowl we're talking about.
Even though I predicted it just above, I'm still amazed it was that easy for them to march down the field. Les has got some 'splaining to do about his prevent D there.
What in the hell was that? And why did the clock stop?
We've seen some bad clock management this season, but that may have been the worst yet.
Les Miles is so bad at crunch time decisions.
And once again Les proves he has no idea how to coach a two-minute drill. Christ.
Well, that was everything last year's games were supposed to be. I'm glad I stayed up for it.
Damn, that was something.
Saban looked very uncomfortable with that display of emotion from McCarron.
Why was McCarron all riled up?
not sure how that team got ranked
Well, Alabama just rolled out its own red carpet to the national championship.
Outside of maybe Oregon, there's not a team in this country that can stop them. Knowing Saban, though, I imagine he'll be able to craft a masterful game plan that will limit Oregon to under 200 total yards.
I want this game to happen. I really have no idea what will happen.
I'd assume Oregon would be held under 25 points and Bama would score around 30, but I really do not have any clue. Oregons offense is just so tricky and fast and that would be the key to the game.
In the Rose Bowl.
That was an amazing game... everything you could ask for in a college football game. It's good to know that in 2 or 3 years, Michigan will look like this.
I'm not understanding what's going on with Arizona right now... hmmm
I saw that score (42-3, UCLA) and did a double-take. Not so much about the 42 points for UCLA but the 3 for Arizona. Is Scott playing?
Scott is 10 of 17 for 57 yards, 3 carries for 5 yards.
Johnathan Franklin rush for 37 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Ka'imi Fairbairn extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 9 plays, 75 yds in 2:33
Brett Hundley rush for 6 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Ka'imi Fairbairn extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 6 plays, 34 yds in 1:44
Brett Hundley pass complete to Jordan Payton for 17 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Ka'imi Fairbairn extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 13 plays, 85 yds in 5:26
Damien Thigpen rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN. Ka'imi Fairbairn extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 3 plays, 39 yds in 1:19
John Bonano 28 yard field goal GOOD.
Drive info: 10 plays, 65 yds in 4:27
Johnathan Franklin rush for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Ka'imi Fairbairn extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yds in 3:40
Brett Hundley pass complete to Joseph Fauria for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN. Ka'imi Fairbairn extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 6 plays, 32 yds in 1:44
Just when I thought this awesome day of football was over, there's another good match-up from the Pac-12. Woot!
for USC, they were clearly looking ahead to Oregon
Rich Rod's team getting absolutely waxed. 52-10 with 4 minutes left in the 3rd
Rich Rod is a good man and a good football coach. He tried his best at Michigan but it wasn't a good fit and didn't work out. Move on, like the rest of us have.
SDSU is leading Boise in the fourth quarter, 21-13. I'd like to see Hoke's old team win the league - they're currently a half-game behind Boise.
Arizona is absolutely getting rolled by UCLA 52-10 going in to the 4th quarter. Wow.
was getting too many flashbacks