So, here is the slate for tonight:
Iowa State vs. Texas - 7:30 PM on ESPN
Western Kentucky vs. LA-Monroe - 7:30 PM on ESPNU
For the two or three people who might want some Pac-12 action:
UCLA vs. Utah - 10 PM on Fox Sports 1
and saying Texas has already looked better. They lost by 20 to Ole Miss at home and beat a hapless KState team by 10.
However, it will be our luck that Gerg somehow makes them into a top 20 unit
Are you sure they weren't referring to the collective hair styles of the coaching staff?
"Better looking" not "looking better."
Pulling for the Cyclones (+9) anf the Hill Toppers (-7.5). Your prayers are appreciated.
I don't care that it's in Salt Lake City, that game is going to be a bludgeoning.
UCLA (-6) should work nicely.
A good friend of mine is a Utah alum so I've watched a few games with him. Utah is pretty decent and has a good QB (Travis Wilson). UCLA will likely win, but I don't think it'll be a blowout by any means. Plus it's in Salt Lake City so you've got the Thursday night upset factor going
Go Utes. The Utes are tough at home.
Also, go Cyclones...please drop 60 on GERG's D. Score however many points are necessary to generate an appearance from a stuffed beaver.
I turned on the TV and thought Iowa State was USC. Those uniforms are uncannily similar. Double stripe on the shoulder instead of single, and obviously no Trojan on the helmet, but other than that they're identical.
Good move on their part, like when Iowa changed their unis to look like the Steelers. Look like a winner, maybe you'll play like a winner.
Iowa State has about 40 yards of offense in their first drive, but almost as much as this in penalty yards so far. Two steps forward, two steps back, right?
I know it's terrible to say this, but Iowa State has some brutal cheerleaders.
None of those girls are on the Hostess committee, I'm guessing.
Sorry, I went there.
Perhaps they are...which may explain their recruiting. Either that, or it could be the fact that they are in Ames, Iowa.
Hostess? As in, twinkies, cupcakes, ho-ho's and pies? I love me some hostess.
Toppers aren't messing around. 14-0. Two possessions, 2 tds.
Toppers are apparently fooling around. ULM in the red zone after a 69 catch and run aided by 84 broken 'tackles'.
Looks like the GERGening is underway. Iowa State drove for a score on their last possession and has gone from their own 7 to 1st down at Texas' 12 yard-line on this one.
...or does the Texas D-line look like they are loafing when ISU gets to the second level? No backside pursuit. I know they're big, but also lazy or tired already.
He does look dashing in his Texas swag, though.
Texas needs a fuzzy animal
They need a stuffed beaver.
Here we go Cyclones. Capitalize on this feild position.
Great college game right now and of course, I'm watching my Cleveland Browns. I never thought I'd be cheering for a freaking Sparty.
EDIT: and of course, Hoyer gets injured.
that will stop Iowa State.
Gerg looks competent when running his own defense and not a 3-3-5
Not a good finaly minute of the half there for the 'Clones. Dropped pass probably cost them 4 pts then gave up a junk TD. Decent Half overall though.
Not a good final minute of the half there for the 'Clones. Dropped pass probably cost them 4 pts then gave up a junk TD. Decent Half overall though.
but you already did.
The one thing that is fairly evident so far - Aaron Wimberly is not getting the most mileage out of his carries, but he definitely is the rusher of choice for the Cyclones.
Don't forget about DII Harding at Southern Arkansas on CBS Sports Network! It is Harding's first ever time on National Television! My AP Chem teacher's son plays for Harding and was wearing his Harding Bison shirt today.
Longest pass play in Iowa State history. 97 yards for the TD. That awful angle the safety took looked familiar
The out of position safety made me start looking for Tony Gibson on the sidelines.
Longest pass play in Iowa State history. Nice
Now THAT looked like the GERG defense I remember. 97 yard TD on a 3rd and long.
'Clones are out playing the 'Horns. They got 3 points on a short FG after that fumble; then a Hail Mary TD at the end of half.
Doesn't get more scintilating than that for analysis.
Can't say it too often. That was GERGian safety play if anything was.
Now that is some Gerg defense. 97 yard td pass for ISU. He always finds a way to raise the bar for defensive ineptitude
Now that Iowa State increased their offensive yards by about 30% on one TD run, we see again the typical problem that you have within Greg Robinson defenses where you sell out against the nothing on an obvious something play and promptly get burned.
Iowa St. D needs to focus...uncalled PI just then on ISU.
Chuck it deep, watch them commit pass interference, profit
That hit by Davis was awful. Aiming for the knee of a player way outside the play, after the play was done is inexcusible. Should've been an ejection, considering (IMO) it was worse than any targeting ejection this season.
Thats a textbook example of "intent to injure". Much more so than any of the targetting penalties safeties have been racking up this year. They should've tossed him. What a dirty, goon play
For anyone who missed it:
And yet Mack Brown was going off on the official when he called a 15 yard penalty for that.
He better be suspended for the next game.
WEKY starting to pull away, 24 - 10 with 5 mins left in the third.