College Football Evening Open Thread

Submitted by ThadMattasagoblin on December 3rd, 2011 at 7:21 PM

7:30 PM ESPN2 BYU vs. Hawaii (root for whoever you want)

8 PM ESPN Virginia Tech vs. Clemson (root for Virginia Tech I think)

8 PM FOX Michigan State vs. Wisconsin (It looks like we'll be in the BCS anyway so go ahead and root for Wisconsin)

8 PM ABC Oklahoma state vs. Oklahoma (root for OK State)

8 PM CBSSN Freno State vs. San Diego State ( root for whoever you want)





December 3rd, 2011 at 7:29 PM ^

If the system decides on a rematch, it looks like we play TCU in NOLA.  If Oklahoma State can impress and get to the title game, I think the Sugar takes Bama to replace LSU.  Then the Fiesta picks twice and we end up playing Stanford in AZ.

I'm hoping the Pokes lay the lumber tonight. 


December 3rd, 2011 at 7:32 PM ^

I would rather play Stanford as well but we definitely shouldn't sleep on TCU.  Remember there were a number of people who wanted Patterson to be our coach about 11 months ago and they did beat Wisc in the Rose Bowl last year.  Sure they lost Dalton and some other key players but they have a solid program that is getting to the point where they reload year after year and they will be Big 12 next year. 


December 3rd, 2011 at 7:36 PM ^

TCU has that no-win feel to it (much like Miss. St. last year).  Everybody will be talking about Luck, the draft, and will probably be picking Stanford to win.  They also run the kind of offense that I think plays into our defense's hands a lot better than a team that tries to spread you out with athletes on the edge.


December 3rd, 2011 at 9:08 PM ^

I think UM needs Oklahoma to lose, preferably by a lot, and for Va Tech to take care of business. If Oklahoma wins, they and Ok. State will probably stay above UM and a Clemson upset would probably make them pass us and keep Va. Tech ahead of us.

An MSU win doesn't hurt, either.


December 3rd, 2011 at 7:44 PM ^

It's interesting how the song "Let's Go Blue" - a song originally improvised by a Michigan hockey band member in the 1970s - has spawned imitations across the country.


December 3rd, 2011 at 7:55 PM ^

I'm going to ask you a question, and more than likely, you're going to answer with the same info you already provided. But I'll ask it anyways....
<br>Is that actually true? I've never heard about it. I wouldn't be surprised (and actually would be even more proud to be a Michigan Wolverine). Anywhere I could read about it?


December 3rd, 2011 at 7:44 PM ^

Even if they jump us, it appears Michigan has jumped two spots with Georgia and Houston losing.  The third will be the loser of the Big ten CCG, or if Oklahoma loses we could move up four spots.

Zone Left

December 3rd, 2011 at 7:55 PM ^

I think Houston is going to get murdered by the polls. When Hawaii lost to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, they dropped nine spots. That was a 31 point loss to a top 5 team. Houston got crushed by a 10-2 Conference USA team and they have no decent wins backing up their ranking. I think they'll be somewhere around 17-19 in the human polls and 20+ in the computer polls.


December 3rd, 2011 at 7:49 PM ^

Danielson just starts with a pro sec premise and devises any scenario necessary to fit that premise.

As soon as he started up again, just now, my TV went off.


December 3rd, 2011 at 8:21 PM ^

Did you hear him say that they should give LSU a share of the NC no matter what?  Before the game is even played.  WTF?  

First the SEC championship is meaningless, now the NC itself is meaningless.  

Hey, here's an idea . . . next year, let's not even play the season.  Let's just give the NC to LSU and Alabama to share.



December 3rd, 2011 at 7:51 PM ^

I'm prepping for a disappointment tommorow.

They dropped UM last week after a win.

I have no faith in the voters, computers or system at this point.