Friday NCAAFB Mizzou vs Nevada Open Thread

Submitted by formerlyanonymous on September 25th, 2009 at 8:10 PM

While we drink, we've got football on tonight. Missouri is at Nevada, I'm seeing lines around Mizzou -7.5 with a O/U at 61.5.

General discussion goes here. I don't see anything going out of the normal here. Pistol could be interesting to watch though.

Comments

macaster

September 25th, 2009 at 8:17 PM ^

the number seems a little low, I would have expected at least -10. Nevada has not looked good against ND or CSU. They have moved the ball this year, but have a terrible turnover margin (-8, as in 8 giveaways/no takeaways)

WildcatBlue

September 25th, 2009 at 8:22 PM ^

Before there was the Space Emperor, there was Pat Brady. According to Wikipedia:

"Nevada's Pat Brady holds the record for the longest punt in college football history with his 99-yard punt against Loyola Marymount on October 28, 1950. It is a record that can only be matched, not broken."

Therefore I predict that when next called upon to punt (probably in the PSU game) Zoltan will boom a 3596 inch punt to prove a point.

pontoon

September 25th, 2009 at 8:28 PM ^

I'm mostly interested in checking out Nevada's Pistol Offense. I know from the various game previews that Indiana and Nevada's pistol will vary because of the quarterback play but I'm still interested in seeing it. Hopefully someone who knows X's and O's (and isn't drinking too heavily) can compare them to what we might see from Indiana tomorrow.

macaster

September 25th, 2009 at 8:36 PM ^

not drinking...However, UN's QB is considered to be a pretty good dual threat QB. From what I have seen of IU, which is limited, they don't have the same skill set at QB. In fairness, UN has not been effective this year on offense. They have been offensive. They were shut out by ND and scored two garbage TD's against Colorado State to make the score somewhat respectable at 35-20.

JC3

September 25th, 2009 at 8:46 PM ^

Indiana's pistol is designed to create more downhill running for the backs. Nevada's is similar, but add in the running/option threat of QB Colin Kaepernick. Last year they scored in bunches but haven't fared as well this year, offensive line has been mediocre.

PhillipFulmersPants

September 25th, 2009 at 9:04 PM ^

Is it just me, or are the mini hawks more prevalent this year? Michael Floyd looked to be sporting one ... I've seen a couple other cats with them ... Even the dude who just muffed the punt has one. that's it. I'm going to my barber tomorrow.

WildcatBlue

September 25th, 2009 at 9:03 PM ^

split a series with the Wolfpack, losing in 2006 and squeaking by in 2007. I know that the NU defense is seldom stout, but the Wildcat with their last QB, Graziano I think his name was, gave us fits. Kaepernick seemed like the real deal until ND shut them down.

Also, Missouri beat Northwestern in a OT heartbreaker last year. I can't decide who I want to lose.

The Original Seth

September 25th, 2009 at 9:12 PM ^

Somewhat ugly so far. But the Nevada defense looks like a WAC defense, cooked up according to the mantra "we can score at will against 75% of the schedule, so all you need to do is slow them down"

The Original Seth

September 25th, 2009 at 10:15 PM ^

Lippencott? He's even grittier than we usually mean when we grant players that honorable distinction; I think he's a sixth year (redshirt + medical hardship) senior, backing up a real bruiser (who looks like he got a real bruise on his elbow in the first quarter).

Jim Harbaugh S…

September 25th, 2009 at 10:58 PM ^

run - but Gilmore is right - I hate the call to go for two

Mizzou cost themselves a point by going for two earlier - Nevada should have just kicked it there and they would have been +1 in not making stupid decisions, now both teams have made one major tactical blunder.

tmiller

September 25th, 2009 at 11:19 PM ^

and this is a lot closer than I thought. Based on the ND and Illinois scores I for sure thought that this would be 3 TD's by now. Is Nevada looking better or does Mizzou look anemic?