Wisky looked absolutely juggernaut on offense vs. a strong Nebraska defense.
saturday night observations
I would hold off on calling Nebraska a good defense. They have given up over 25 points in 3 of thier 5 games. Nebraska is a one dimentional team and thier defense gives up big plays!
I really don't see anyone beating Wiscy. Russell Wilson is definitely "for real." Thanks to a loophole and an incredibly moronic move by the NCSU coach, Wiscy could end up with a BCS title game berth in what should have been a rebuilding year. It sorta sucks in a way, but it would be good for the B1G.
The qb alone did not win that game. Wisconsin was a complete team, dominating nebraska on both sides of the ball, and on both run and pass. This would not have been a rebuilding year for them. They were already rebuilt.
True, but without Wilson they are not capable of winning a national title. Without him, an LSU or Alabama would be able to shut down their run game.
I'm drunk and up up and away.
We kicked Goldy's sorry ass today, thanks again for the jug.
Neb blew chunks. N'Wstrn' d blew. Sparty O blew. Bring em on.
College football is a beautiful thing.
During the closing quarter of the Wisky game, I noticed the bottomline flash the score for UCLA - Stanford as UCLA 99, STAN 0, 8:36 1st. Error much?
yea the ticker for ESPN was fucked up all night.. Said Matt Barkley set new USC record going 32-29 on his passes
I would rather have that than listen to the B1G Network guys making frustratingly stupid comments.... (after Gibbons hits his 6th PAT) "Gibbons has accounted for 12 points today, going 6-6 on PATs and 3-3 on FGs!"
Everybody knows that adds up to 14 points...
Second-tier Pac-12 football is really boring to watch.
My observation. Nebraska is vastly overrated. Big 12 was even more of a joke that made them look a juggernaunt. Welcome to the B1G my friends. It's not the cake walk you thought it was going to be. Next question. Will there actually be an offensive yard next week in the nebraska osu game? I feel like osu line is so bad that Nebraska could get 10 sacks but on the other hand osu defense should kill martinez. Might as well go all snow bowl and punt it like 1000 times like we did.
load the box, blitz, and laugh when OSU attempts to pass. On offense if Martinez doesn't throw three picks the Huskers will score enough points to win.
Ohio gets their starting left tackle back this week. I don't know if this allows whoever started there the first five games to start at another position or not. If it does that's an upgrade at 40% of the Oline. They also get their best WR and RB back. They will be better on offense next week so I would hold off on any predicition of how Ohio will do against Nebraska.
Sparty finally plays them again and gets the Buckeyes shorthanded. The run of luck starts again.
Um...these bow losses immediately come to mind:
Remember that 2005 Rose Bowl game where B1G champion Michigan played Texas and lost? How about the December 2005 Nebraska Alamo Bowl win over us? 1995, Texas A&M 22, Michigan 20...
Yeah. We also won a few gainst the Big 12 teams. But my point is that the Big 12 is a pretty strong conference.
True, but I do think the crappy BigXII teams would get destroyed most years by the crappy Big Ten teams. Despite the terrible returns this year, the Big Ten is usually a deeper conference than most and our trio of M/OSU/PSU would probably have good results against UNL/Texas/Oklahoma in a lot of years. With Nebraska gone that hurts them even more.
sort of an outlier: Young was good enough to lead UT to a W over a pro team.
His comment was in reference to their OOC hurting them vis a vis the BCS championship game. (And hurting the Big 10's perception because the best team doesn't play anyone OOC).
It will matter a great deal if both the SEC champ (LSU or Alabama) and Oklahoma stay undefeated. UW won't pass either of them. And if Georgia is East champ at 10-2 and Boise stays undefeated, I'm not sure UW passes Boise either. Badgers don't have a win in OOC to hang their hat on.
Name a game where LSU/Alabama and Oklahoma won't be favored. That seems to indicate that people think it's more likely that they win out than not. Starting behind those schools in the polls (partially due to their crappy OOC schedule) can definitely come back to bite them in the ass. Ask Boise every year, 2004 Auburn, ect.
Not to be an ass, but that isn't how probability works. If a team has a 60% chance of winning each game - and it has at least two games left - then it is more likely than not to lose at least one game.
I wasn't making a comment on the probability, I was saying that it's tough to find a loss as they're both favored in the rest of their games. They're more likely to win than lose in each individual contest from here on out.
I'd imagine that running a program doing probabilities would result in a >50% chance in running the table (for one of those two teams) before bowl season, because in a lot of those games they're probably favored at 75-80%, not something like 60%.
but it is worth mentioning that Wisconsin's chances of passing an undefeated Oklahoma (preseason #1) and the SEC champ, no matter what Wisconsin's OOC was, would be slim to none.
With that said, I hope we have three undefeateds from BCS conferences and one gets shut out. It would be a another huge mark against the system that is in place.
No one else is doing it?
Oklahoma played at Florida State
LSU went to West VA and played Oregon in a neutral site game.
Alabama went to PSU.
Wisconsin hosted Oregon State. In addition, they have one team that's presently ranked on their remaining schedule.
- Nobody thinks LSU/Alabama will both go undefeated. One of them has to lose in November.
- What would be a "good" nonconference game? All of those teams are traditional powerhouses to some extent and most were ranked in the top ten.
- The SEC has had an undefeated team two years running, I would not be surprised at all to see them do it a third year in a row, plus Oklahoma has a good shot at remaining unbeaten.
FSU was all hype. Big recruiting classes since Jimbo took over, but lacking serious results yet. Not to mention they are trying to break in a new QB.
WVU plays in the Big East enough said. We stomped the Big East Champs last year. Is it really that big of an accomplishment? I do give them credit for the Oregon win, but Dallas is as nuetral for that game as it will be for our game next year against Bama.
Penn St. still hasn't found a QB and are middle of the pack Big Ten at best.
For the top three schools:
-LSU played Oregon and West Virginia (#3 and #16 respectively when they played)
-Oklahoma played #5 Florida St. in Tallahassee
-Alabama didn't play anyone particularly good, but they did play Penn St. at least.
Wisconsin scheduled only one BCS conference team with Oregon State (who looks like they are on their way to an 0-4 start)
[EDIT: wow. so i typed this up, and immediately after posting i saw Needs beat me to the punch with an startingly similar post]
Bama, LSU, andf Homa aren't going anywhere and could still be at the top of the bcs even with a loss
Ohio is in for a world of hurt
Sparty aint so great
Wisconsin is going to win the leaders and Wilson could have a case for heisman
ND is a decent team, not only becasue their win but they beat a good Pit team last week
WMU is a very good mac team, beating uconn
Homa? Do people really use that?
Washington and WSU are good. Michigan seems to be very good again. When was the last time all three were good in the same year? Did we get in a Delorian to 1992?
1. Wisconsin is Dominant and is going to steam roll the B1G.
2. OSU is horrible on offense, still good on defense, and an average big 10 team.
3. Kirk Cousins needs an effective running game to be good with his passing, if not he really struggles. MSU's offense is extremely predictable. Run power. Run play action off power. Mattison should be able to game plan for them well. MSU will load the box and blitz Denard all day when we play them like they did to Miller. He must be able to pass efficiently in that game in order to win.
my grandparents had 8 sons. they named them all Jack except for Dave, they named him Paul.
That team has given up a large amount of yardage and points in their ooc games to teams not close to smelling the top 25. They're young and will be good, but they've got a lot of learning to do. You had to realize how inexperienced their secondary is.
That is not meant to take anything away from WI, however. Beilema has built a very good program, and with Wilson falling in his lap this year, they seem to have made a seamless transition to an even more potent offense, due in large part to probably having the best combination of RB, QB and WR they've had in recent memory. Wilson adds a dimension to the offense they've never had before. Bollinger was an effective runner and an effective passer, but Wilson is a great passer and a great runner and their year round trainining program of giant OLmen in regard to technique has made their assignements second nature and of a few occasions, even running man blocking, they simply pushed the Husker front 7 to the opposite side of the field of the ball carrier, leaving nothing but grass. He has taken WI fb up a notch, but Barry had better start going out of his way to get them some respectable games if they wish to participate in the biggest party of them all.
Michigan is improving, and on its way to becoming Michigan again. I'm starting to believe that Brady Hoke will be a coach capable of molding championship teams.
I don't really care how strong or weak the B1G is, I only want to see Michigan win it, and/or at least make the title game.
What Barry Alvarez and Co. have built at Wisconsin is really an achievement. I date back to being in college in the days of Michigan 60-something to Wisconsin 7, blowouts. No one could have imagined such a perennial bottom-feeder becoming one of the toughest teams in the Big Ten, ever.
Does Michigan State suck offensively, or is OSU simply still a good defensive team?
I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
Found out what I knew all along, Virginia Tech is overrated. That, and further confirmation that their fans (even though I go to the school, I'm not a fan) don't know shittttt about football. Who knew that losing most of the game meant 'dominating them the whole game and squeekint out a 23-7 win'?
Knocked up is playing on USA right now...here is my plan for achieving happiness in life.
Phase 1: impregnate attractive woman.
Phase 2: incredibly sturdy relationship forms as a result of pregnancy.
Phase 3: Profit.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. You missed Step 3: ???
That's the most important step of all!
The best part of this post is the look on Denard's face. Who needs traditional avatars anyways!?
Simple observation: Wisconsin is king. M is prince. Everything else is blahhhhh
How good will Wisky be if Wilson gets hurt? Sure they have a good oline and rbs but they might be very one dimensional if their QB gets hurt.
You might say that about a lot of players around the country. How good would Auburn have been last year without Captain America?
About the Ohio vs. Sparty game: how many times have we heard about players on MSU who are embittered by the fact that teams in their home state, or teams that are more prestigiuos (like Michigan) didn't recruit them? What a boring storyline. Douche bag linebacker or whatever from Sparty really has an axe to grind with better team because he wasn't recruited by them. He wants to show them what they missed out on! It seems like every game with Sparty the announcers have this storyline at hand.
Taylor Martinez is not faster than Denard. And Ohio has a Lloyd Brady lookalike -- a bizarro Lloyd as someone said. I saw him again today.
should mortgage your home, then take the money to Vegas and bet everything on Wisconsin to win the B1G, because its over and done. Yeah their OOC schedule was weak, but MY GOD did you see what they did to Nebraska !!! They're the best team ... EVER.
One Game ... this is one game, and for most of us it was the first time we've seen Wisky and Nebraska this year. I too was very impressed, but they still have 7 regular season games to go. There are more instances of very good teams losing that unexpected game ... than teams going unbeaten in a season. It is college football and weird things do happen ...