Let's hope the boys are practicing hard with a little more than a month to go! The Huskies home field seats 40,000. I wonder if a raucous 109,000 will rattle them a bit?
that is the way need need to think. Go Blue!!
the clock could've read
42 21 10 30.
Maybe in about two days you can re-post, when it says
40 20 10 05
Are those the points we'll score per quarter? If so, that'll be sweet.
I was thinking of the clock getting cut in half as each unit is listed, with the 10:30 being half of 21. But I like your idea way better. It is tremendous.
That's just overkill. UConn will collectively cry, and so will all our opponents. Bring it on.
plus one for the STEVE HOLT avatar.
created an imaginary student named STEVE HOLT, we had a secretary enroll him, we took turns doing his homework. It drove our teachers nuts, they'd get homework from some guy who never attended class, whom they'd never seen.
Mike Martin will eat the UConn players' unborn children.
are men, that's a bit creepy.
I thought this might interest you-
I heard he likes to eat other things...
Brian needs to sticky this to the top banner.
wow and none of them were even close
The game is only going to take an hour? No halftime/quarter/commercial breaks? I like it.
No need for a halftime break if the score gets too out of hand and UConn forfeits the game before we get to it.
Average Score: 44 - 14
Average Margin of Victory: 30 points.
Closest margin of victory: 21 points.
Year that the defense gives up 3 TDs, the offense scores 9 TDs.
I found it interesting that in 2007, RR's #6 rated WVU team (11-2) gave up 21 or more points in 7 of those games. However, WVU outscored the opposition 43 - 24 in those same 7 games (Western Michigan, Marshall, #18South Florida, Louisville, #21Cinncinnati, #20Uconn, and #3Oklahoma).
So, yay for high-powered offenses covering for mediocre defenses.
That 2007 game, believe it or not, was a winner take all for the Big Eas title. And, it was never close.
WVA had the Big East BCS bid already wrapped up before the vomit job against Pitt.
that really does bode well because in all honesty I am scared of the UConn..well I'm scared of every single game right becuase I, along with everyone has absolutely no clue how this team will do or who will even be starting the majority of the positions.
So, when even the smallest things such as Denard having awesome spring sessions to Randy Edsall never defeating a Rich Rodriguez led team really goes a long way to reducing the acid reflux that burns whenever I think about the opening game.
So in a round about way, I'd just like to thank you for posing this.
I dont know If I'm more excited to see this or the game itself
I just got goosebumps thinking about this...
looking forward to it as well
But be honest with yourself...how many of you went back up and looked?
Obviously no game is a true gimme (if any program knows that, it's us) but I really don't think UConn is going to beat us. Could it happen? Sure. I just really don't think it will be all that close.
I'm with you, sir. Michigan by two touchdowns. Not cocky at all, (obviously I have no reason to be.) I just see us winning this game.
The countdown shows up in green. Go figure.
Let's hope this turns out right:
Not cooperating so far.
More a statement on teams who wear green and countdown clocks.
The stadium will be dedicated in . . . Brock will walk in. . . UConn will be overwhelmed in . . . Michigan will dominate in . . . The day will be ours in . . .
side note: I've been to Rentschler Field for a lax doubleheader. Not that impressive to say the least. There's plans to expand it but meh. I'll be there when Michigan plays the 2nd half of the home and home. Hopefully we sweep 'em
Let's take care of one game at a time. I hope we have the chance to sweep them.
A lot of potential out of this team. Would love to see a drubbing.
and keep attacking. Go Blue !!!
For some strange reason this game reminds me a lot of last year W. Michigan game. I think the result will be the same.
Western had one of the "best QB's in the country" in Hiller coming back, and we really had reason to be terrified.
Oh yes. Very terrified.
Looking at that Mich - Western Highlight, I was looking at the ticker, and noticed that Iowa Northern Iowa score. Completely forgot about that game. Crazy to think, if they would of lost that game, which they should of, there entire season probably would of been different.
Why of you wrote this?
Please elaborate, because other than the ideal similiarity in result, I think UConn is the far superior team to Western.
Going into 2009, Western Michigan was coming off a hugely successful 9-4 season (Loss to Rice in the Texas Bowl), with a big time QB with a career 122.9 passer rating and a junior tailback averaging 5.4 YPC behind a veteran offensive line.
Going into the 2010 game, UConn is coming off a fairly successful 8-5 Season, with a QB with a career 116.39 rating, a senior tailback averaging 4.6 YPC behind a veteran offensive line.
Seems... familiar to me.
WMU's 2008 season was bolstered by their defense. They lost it all in 2009. That and 3 of their top 4 receivers. UCONN returns most of their starters on both sides of the ball.
but I don't think offense will be our problem this year. We should see a jump almost as large as 08-09 for 09-10 on offense, so we should be able to put up semi-similar numbers on UCONN. So as long as our defense can be at least as good against UCONN as they were against WMU, I feel pretty confident.
One should hope. I just think comparing UCONN to WMU (not necessarily what you did, but I've seen that going around lately) isn't a very logical comparison, and probably a bit too optimistic. We're not talking a MAC school with huge losses from their best team in a decade. We're talking an AQ conference team returning most of their key playmakers.
I went to a MAC school (Toledo). Great schools, but beating a BCS Auto Qualifier, no matter which one, is always kind of a big deal. Actually, Toledo hardly celebrates the win over Michigan, because I think everybody there is smart enough to realize it doesn't really count. Also, for what it's worth, that shows what a lousy team Michigan was in 2008, because that was a lousy team for Toledo, too. Now, if it had been 2005 UT, that would be something else.
I'm getting that same vibe. UConn is better than WMU last year, but I think that they are overrated, just like WMU was entering the season.
Team from the MAC that lost over 75% of their way above average defense from the year before while playing with a QB who, IIRC, was coming off an injury, and was expected to do well, but not great vs a Big East team that returns many of their key playmakers on both sides of the ball in a year where they won a bowl, and only lost 4 games by less than 3 points following the tragic death of a teammate, and isn't being picked to be good, but not great (for a FBS team).
I think there's a big difference in overrated-ness or what it means when comparing this year to last.
I love the enthusiasm and I truly think that Michigan will win, but just because UConn seats 40K is no reason to think they will be intimidated. I won't bring up the past, but looking to the future, I think we beat the "snot" out of the Huskies because we are decidedly the better team, regardless of what the polls or "experts" say. I'm with ya' but I just don't see this being a win based on intimidation.
I appreciate the decision to put "snot" in quotation marks.
The Huskies home field seats 40,000. I wonder if a raucous 109,000 will rattle them a bit?
And they don't sell that out! Looks like they averaged about 38K for home games last season. That includes all the teams, coaches, officals, bands, etc. So actually, about 37K. Frightened much?
But they don't play all their games at home. They won at Notre Dame Stadium last year, among others.
I bet that Michigan game sells out... I'm hoping to be there too. It'll be a nice change of pace to not have to drive 10 hours, or take a flight with inevitable delays to DTW. I think this day will be glorious.
Now, if only we can play Army at Yankee Stadium again. (Actually, I'd prefer superior Citi Field, but Yankee stadium will do.)
I think we are going to beat UConn but as far as them being intimidated I wouldn't put too much stock in that. They didn't seem particularly bothered by the crowd at ND last year.
Don't count on them being scared - just line up with our A game and beat them.