Thursday Night NCAA Football Open Thread

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on November 7th, 2013 at 7:20 PM

I shall get this one started a little early tonight...

We have some potentially good football tonight, folks. 

7:30 PM - Oklahoma at Baylor on Fox Sports 1

7:30 PM - Troy at Louisiana-Lafayette on ESPNU

9:00 PM - Oregon at Stanford on ESPN

More specifically for the last game listed, here are the matchup stats:

Offense
Oregon Stanford
Yards/Play 7.6   6.1
Points/Play 0.673   0.513
Rush Play % 59.86%   62.08%
Pass Play % 40.14%   37.92%
Completion % 64.81%   60.33%
3D Conv % 44.44%   48.62%
RZ Scoring % 76.92%   85.19%
Defense
Oregon Stanford
Opp Yards/Play 4.3   4.5
Opp Points/Play 0.227   0.246
Opp Completion % 57.48%   63.74%
Opp 3D Conv % 33.06%   34.43%
Opp RZ Scoring % 75.00%   76.00%

 

Comments

JT4104

November 7th, 2013 at 8:23 PM ^

Not sure what DB's are supposed to do in that situation....go low and blow out a knee McGahee style? Put your self in danger by trying to go chest high even though the offensive player is lowering his shoulder?

Though with that said I would love to see a UM DB bring the heat and intensity on a hit like that.

gwkrlghl

November 7th, 2013 at 8:29 PM ^

He was still taunting/psyching up the crowd when the ball was snapped. He was completely irrelevent to the play and Baylor still stopped. Dude was literally about 1-2 yards from the back of the endzone, facing the crowd when the ball was snapped. That would've been the #1 on #SCNotTop10 if they had scored

dnak438

November 7th, 2013 at 8:29 PM ^

He was running around celebrating while Oklahoma hiked the ball on 4th and goal at the 1. His DC was chewing him out as he came off the field.

Indiana Blue

November 7th, 2013 at 8:31 PM ^

from my U of M ChemE grad son who is attending a conference in SF.  He's at the Oregon - Stanford game ... hahaha.  He has to miss the Nebraska game this weekend ... but he's likely to see a great game tonight !  Hi David !

Go Blue!

LSAClassOf2000

November 7th, 2013 at 8:39 PM ^

We now know, in my opinion, that Stoops does indeed have a pretty good "Motherf*cker" look, as evidenced by his disbelief on having to settle for an FG on that drive. It was nearly gifted to them, that drive, but alas, the Sooners took it right back to the store with the gift receipt. 

gwkrlghl

November 7th, 2013 at 9:09 PM ^

Ace Williams is a garbage reporter who in his self proclaimed 2 years of covering Michigan football has broken several "OMG huge stories" all of which have come to nothing

See: Something about drugs & the app state game, something about gambling. He's trash and it's a shame the interweb gives him an audience for his bull

Steves_Wolverines

November 7th, 2013 at 8:58 PM ^

These refs seem to be pro-Baylor so far. Let's see if this keeps up. Tons of non-calls on blatent holds when Baylor has the ball, and a couple of questionable calls against the Sooners. 

Stoops is gonna let the refs know this at halftime for sure. 

LSAClassOf2000

November 7th, 2013 at 9:01 PM ^

Baylor now has 118 yards of offense after that drive, some 22 minutes into regulation play. Baylor really does look like a different team when forced to operate at sublight speeds. Of course, Oklahoma has a smidge over half of Baylor's yards. They are trying to score, folks, they really are...

 

JT4104

November 7th, 2013 at 9:04 PM ^

Love watching Oregon playing Offense................jeez how long has Skov been at Stanford? Seems like I have heard his name since Harbaugh's first year at Stanford.

Avant's Hands

November 7th, 2013 at 9:11 PM ^

I just want to point out what a great flag throw the OU-BU ref just had. Backpedalling quickly and still managed an off balance throw to the exact spot the receiver fell down. Quality.

Bombadil

November 7th, 2013 at 9:19 PM ^

I think they look good on Stanford's helmets. You can sense who their hardest working guys are so obviously this is the solution to Michigan Football.