November 30th, 2012 at 7:37 PM ^

I agree. Both Stanford and UCLA earned the right, but just like the B1G would love to see UM-OSU two weeks in a row(no matter what any other fanbase thinks) its the same for USC-Oregon in the PAC 12. I do think just like a few years ago Oregon would come up short against bama. With a month for Saban and his d to prepare they could probably neutralize the up tempo play. It would be a good game, but this year is bamas for the taking IMO.


November 30th, 2012 at 6:57 PM ^

i.e. have MAC teams ever faced each other with a better set of rankings? I know Marshall was good with Leftwich and Miami OH with Roethlisberger but I don't think I've ever seen top 25 MAC teams face each other


November 30th, 2012 at 8:34 PM ^

No, it was the year after. Meyer coached BG from 2001-2002. 2003 was Josh Harris' senior year, he threw for 3,813 yards and ran for 830 yards with 41 total TD's. Gregg Brandon was the coach, and they ended up beating Northwestern in their bowl game.


November 30th, 2012 at 8:10 PM ^

I think Kent State just showed the nation why throws into double coverage tend to be ill-advised unless you've got a truly exceptional WR out there (and even then, risky). Huskies ball. 

EDIT: Is there some kind of unspoken rule about not stopping runs or QB scrambles until well after someone has passed the LOS in the MAC?

Moonlight Graham

November 30th, 2012 at 8:12 PM ^

team gets a BCS bid. Even if Kent State wins, I could see voters simply "freezing" them at 17. I could see if one of them was unbeaten and had a quality OOC win over a BCS autobid conference team but this just doesn't seem right ... goofy helmet stickerz, not a soul in the stands ... No one's interested in watching Florida State pummel one of these little guys, all due respect. Would be worse than Georgia-Hawai'i a few years ago. 


November 30th, 2012 at 10:27 PM ^

I'm listening to what I think is the Stanford student radio station for the game, and they were commenting on how disappointing the attendance is. I wonder if this is partially a consequence of the fact that they just played last week.

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November 30th, 2012 at 10:46 PM ^

...when the Super Bowl was played there (yeah, yeah, cool story bro) in 1985.  It's not a pleasant place to watch a football game under good conditions.  If the rain there is bad enough to where it can be seen clearly on TV, you can bet it's coming down at the stadium at a biblical rate.  Bay Area Californians aren't going to turn out and brave those conditions, it's just not in their nature.  Afternoon, sunny and cool, okay.  Dark, rainy, flat-out way.


December 1st, 2012 at 7:46 AM ^

Yeah, even when Harbaugh had them cranking the stadium was often half full on nice days. I remember they were ranked #3 at one point under Harbaugh and they got Gameday there. It was a nice night and the attendance was really bad. I believe it was the genesis of the Herbie curse as he said, multiple times, that "Stanford really needs to understand the coach they have and cherish times like these" and such comments inbetween a dominant Stanford performance. Then, he had to say it. He said something to the effect of "well, I just love his brand of football and it's almost as if the Stanford fanbase doesn't realize the coach they have but I know a school in Ann Arbor that would". Then, his partner said "Oh, you betcha, Kirk. You know as much as anyone how much they love this kind of football in the B10". Kirk left it alone after saying "No doubt in my mind he'll have 110,000 cheering for him one day...." before cutting it off to comment on a play. Anyway, yeah, even in the best of times they sometimes don't fill their stadium. Bad weather just compounds it.


November 30th, 2012 at 8:21 PM ^

There is a lot to like about Jordan Lynch, including the fact that he just tried to kill a defender in an attempt to get into the end zone. The Huskies would have been a 1 TD favorite per Sagarin's model actually. 

...and Kent State tries to get something going really quickly, only to be at 3rd and 11, and then....sacked. I think the whole drive lasted less than a minute of official clock  time.