Afternoon Games (open thread)

Submitted by Mr. Yost on October 21st, 2017 at 3:44 PM


Saturday, October 21

3:30 PM CBS Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
3:30 PM ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL
North Carolina
3:30 PM ESPN2
Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA
3:30 PM ABC
Spartan Stadium , East Lansing, MI
3:30 PM CBSSN Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
Arizona State
3:30 PM FS1 Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
4:00 PM FOX Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS
4:00 PM SECN
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS
4:00 PM   Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
#16South Florida
7:00 PM ESPN2
Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, LA
7:15 PM ESPN
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
7:30 PM ABC
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
7:30 PM NBC Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN
7:30 PM SECN
Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR
Wake Forest
Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
8:00 PM FOX Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
8:00 PM   Memorial Stadium , Berkeley, CA
10:15 PM ESPN2
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
Fresno State
10:30 PM CBSSN SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA
10:45 PM ESPN
Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA




October 21st, 2017 at 3:54 PM ^

Posted in the early games thread, but that is mostly on the receiver. You ALWAYS turn that route up the field and into the endzone in that situation. The putz runs until he gets to the sideline, then just kind of stops and gives up as he moseys out of bounds. TURN UP THE EFFING FIELD when you run out of space to the sideline. If he does, he's in a great spot to grab a jump ball.

Of course, in that situation, needing only a FG, the QB should have done a Michigan Special and thrown it 10 yds out of bounds anyway, but it's not all on him. He had every right to think the WR was turning his shoulders and heading into the endzone. 


October 21st, 2017 at 4:00 PM ^

I'm more inclined to agree with the second part of your post - regarding the Michigan special. Live to fight another down in that situation. That looked like a 4th down scramble play with the game on the line. The FG should be a gimme from there.


October 21st, 2017 at 3:47 PM ^

Dude, serious question: Did Paul Chryst bet on Wisky to cover over Maryland, or what? Who kicks a field goal when up by 22 points with under 30 seconds remaining? That took the score to Wisky 38, Maryland 13, and the spread was 24.5... 

Mr. Yost

October 21st, 2017 at 3:49 PM ^

I'm glad I'm not a fan of an SEC team...because watching Bama be Bama week in and week out would be deflating as fuck.

They are a fucking MACHINE.

(But watching Butch Jones' team literally get run over is kind of fun).

Mr. Yost

October 21st, 2017 at 3:57 PM ^

I like Texas...they're like Michigan of the south.

Plus, how can you not like this?



But I agree on the other 2. Especially love the Iowa got OUT-Iowa'd with Fitz sitting on the ball at the end of the 2nd half and playing for OT.

Mr. Yost

October 21st, 2017 at 4:21 PM ^

Agree with this as well.

That said, they're not really a threat if you're thinking that somehow we make the playoff.

If Michigan beats 3 top 5 teams...and then probably a top 12 Wisconsin AGAIN. There is ZERO chance they don't get in a playoff.

This problem is, you're smoking crack if you think this is a playoff team...if that's where you're going with this. It's really simple for Michigan. You have to win every game. Some how, some way. Do that and it doesn't matter what anyone else does...this isn't like last year or even the year before.


October 21st, 2017 at 4:31 PM ^

Got it. I just didn't know if we had anything to worry about as far competing for the better bowl game but I suppose most of those are tied to the conferences. I'm always conflicted because I don't know if Texas being good means they would take some recruits from others like Alabama and spread the talent out more or if Texas being good is a bad thing because they are Michigan South and would take bowl/playoff spots. Texas is a tricky one for me. I don't have an automoatic dislike for them like I do for Notre Dame, the SEC, USC, Florida St., etc.


October 21st, 2017 at 4:08 PM ^

The screen on ABC said "playing at the discretion of Mark Dantonio", so either there's some weird understanding here and something is going on in the background or in the mind of Mark, none of this adds up to something which warrants further action. Either way, I guess I would be interested in the reasoning behind this decision. 


October 21st, 2017 at 4:08 PM ^

Dantonio has been doing surprisingly well at the QB position relative to the level of talent he gets to come to MSU.

Brian Hoyer, Kirk Cousins, Conner Cook and now Brian Lewerke were all relatively low-rated 3* recruits. Heck, Hoyer wasn’t even Dantonio’s recruit, I think he inherited Hoyer as a RsJr. from the previous regime.