Best thing you saw: Week 8

Submitted by mi93 on October 22nd, 2017 at 12:15 AM

Not gonna lie, the pickins' feel a little slim this week.  College football is still amazing to watch.  Some very entertaining games early (OK-KSU, Syr-YTM, 'ville-FSU, Ok St.-Tex).

Non-M: Congrats to the young men of West Point.  Bowl eligible and already selected for the Armed Forces Bowl.  It's always a good story when these young men have a positive season on the field before their service.  The Black Knights success is the best thing I saw.

M: Welp...JOK certainly a bright spot.  The composure of Rashan Gary - if I were held that much I'd want to punch a ref.  All told though, I'm going with "Hello: Mustapha Muhammad".  The future is still very bright and we knew this year wouldn't be like the last two (though the 'how' doesn't make it feel better.

Go Blue!

Comments

Get a Grip

October 22nd, 2017 at 12:45 AM ^

I'm with you! I actually registered it for the express purpose of yelling at one particular person after the Michigan State loss. One 8-4 year after two 10-3 seasons and people are jumping off the cliff, it's incredible.

I've lurked a lot here over many years and I hit the breaking point and had to jump in after that one. Hopefully things will calm down again so I can go back to lurking instead of getting in internet fights like a Cheeto dust-fingered 7th grader.

BoFlex

October 22nd, 2017 at 12:27 AM ^

Best thing is that Michigan will finally be closely tied to a Heisman winner finally. Bad thing, it’ll probably be in the form of Saquon Barkley’s highlight reels.

NittanyFan

October 22nd, 2017 at 12:24 AM ^

I played on a HS team that continually got their butt kicked.  That's no fun.  Rutgers undoubtedly returns to Earth in 7 days, but good for them for tasting some success.

Iowa State --- they are rolling.  TCU comes to town next week.  Win that and they control their destiny in the Big XII.

Today was the first time I've watched GameDay in probably 3 years.  Lee looked good, crowd-surfing to start!  Happy he's still fighting the good fight.  As a PSU fan, I was also happy there were very limited JoePa/409 signs.  The students didn't really embarass themselves today (I was a bit fearful).

I don't think LJ Scott was pulled over today.  So that's progress.  Of course, the night is still young.

GeorgetownTom

October 22nd, 2017 at 12:32 AM ^

O'Korn. He didn't play great but he played well. Well enough to win on the road against a playoff team. Ubfoturnately the rest of the team with few exceptions played poorly.

I also think he's earned the right to finish the season as the starter. I do want to see Peters in spurts and the next three games afford Michigan time to do that. But tonight O'Korn showed that he gives Michigan the best chance to win this year.

TheRonimal

October 22nd, 2017 at 12:52 AM ^

I think we were all ready to hand peters the job for the rest of the season before this game started. The story was that we didn’t want to start peters in this environment but I think okorn has shown why he’s playing. Sure he isn’t reading plays like you’d want a qb to, but at the same time he actually made some plays on the road in a game they had no business winning. I’d still like to see what peters can do but just because I think peters wouldn’t be much of a loss even at this point and I’d rather get a player some meaningful play time now if we’re gonna be stagnant anyway. Maybe he won’t start but hopefully peters can get into some games at least

YoOoBoMoLloRoHo

October 22nd, 2017 at 12:32 AM ^

Almost every meaningful play was registered by a frosh/soph other than Isaac & Higdon.

Great to see DPJ involved on O, Hill & Long are legit, McKeon is a stud, young DL time, and Collins & Paye made an appearance,

UM Fan in Nashville

October 22nd, 2017 at 12:37 AM ^

The best thing I saw, our nanny getting married to the love of her life.  Our 4 kids had a blast dancing, socializing, asking to see 'Miss Lexi's' dress, and being the second best star of the 'show.'  

 

It was tonite that helped me realize football is amazing, great, and a huge part of me and my family's life, but there are a ton of other moments of life that really are much more important.  Spending time with those who matter significantly more than a football game and creating memories that will last forever.  

 

Forever, Go Blue!  But, remember, there are other things in life that have significantly bigger impacts on our life than a football game.  

 

JWG Wolverine

October 22nd, 2017 at 12:50 AM ^

Mustapha Muhammad has got my vote. Not much else to compete with. Hockey looking good was the only sports positive this week for me, maize pants were also awesome, and that's all for good things.

 

BlueMk1690

October 22nd, 2017 at 12:51 AM ^

I'm not even an Astros fan but whenever a team plays a long series vs the Yankees in the playoffs, I feel an irresistable urge to root for them vs the Yanks.

In CFB, I liked seeing that Iowa State won again. I also still root for Arizona because I still like to see RR do well for himself, so them winning was pretty nice too.

Other than that I find it remarkable how USC got rolled in South Bend. I do think Darnold is hugely overrated and I have little faith in their HC as well. Brian Kelly is an interesting case because he's clearly a capable coach on some level but also very dislikeable. He's still around at a place where it's easy to get fired after 'unacceptable losses' of which he's had a few. Maybe they finally realized that firing every coach at the first sign of discomfort isn't the way you get to be like Alabama either.