Fiesta Bowl open thread

Submitted by UMxWolverines on January 3rd, 2013 at 8:02 PM

I realize the basketball game is on right now too, but I can't wait to watch this game. I wish these teams hadn't lost and this was the national championship.

I have to root for Bill Snyder and the Wildcats. Guy is a hell of a coach and 12 wins would be a school record.



January 3rd, 2013 at 11:28 PM ^

Wikipedia has all the answers:
"a one point conversion safety can only be scored by the offense in high school and professional play;[19][21] however, in college play a conversion safety can be scored by either the offense or the defense.[20] Although a defensive conversion safety has never been scored, it is the only possible way a team could finish with a single point in an American football game.[22]…


January 3rd, 2013 at 11:39 PM ^

Conversion attempt recovered by defensive team, they try and run it back for a two point conversion. Offense goes to prevent it after he's run say 95 yards, and causes the defender to fumble it. Someone on offense recovers, but doesn't fall on it. Picks it up to try ad return it back for 2 or just is stupid. Runs back into his own end zone, then is tackled. 1 point conversion.


January 3rd, 2013 at 11:24 PM ^

According to wikipedia, the defense can score safety on a conversion attempt, which is worth one point: 


A much rarer occurrence is the one-point conversion safety, which can be scored by the offense on a try attempt. In college football, the defense can also score a conversion safety; while this has never happened, it is the only possible way an American football team could finish a game with a single point.


January 3rd, 2013 at 11:16 PM ^

At first I was thinking this would be impossible because you'd have to score 1st ... but I suppose the other team could score, botch a play, somehow fall all the way back to their own endzone, and be tackled in their own endzone for a 1 point safety. Assuming that'd be a 1 point safety as opposed to just a failed PAT.


January 4th, 2013 at 12:20 AM ^

I watch Oregon and i'm a little bit sad.  There was a time when they were our goal-state offense, when we had Denard and Tate, and our "spread and shred" was shiny and new and all things were possible.

Now Denard is gone and the last remains of the spread offense will be packed up and stored away.  

It was a fun dalliance or a while.  But summer vacation is over and now it's back to school.