Picktown GoBlue

September 17th, 2016 at 3:01 PM ^

According to the National Park Service, when early explorers came to North America—at which point there may have been as many as 60 million bison on the continent—they thought the animals resembled old world buffalo, and so they called them that. The word comes from the Portuguese bufalo, or "water buffalo," from the Latin word bufalus, a variant of bubalus, which meant "wild ox."

No native North American buffalo.  Just bizon.  With 2 minutes to take down the Hawkeyes.


September 17th, 2016 at 3:12 PM ^

Here's how TeamRankings lines them up - granted, two games against "blech" for competition in both cases, but the numbers so far:

Offense Colorado Michigan
Yards/Play 6.4 6.7
Points/Play 0.489 0.797
Rush Play % 62.22% 55.94%
Pass Play % 37.78% 44.06%
Completion % 69.70% 72.13%
3D Conv % 66.67% 60.00%
RZ Scoring % 100.00% 92.86%
Defense Colorado Michigan
Opp Yards/Play 3.4 4.2
Opp Points/Play 0.106 0.126
Opp Completion % 41.38% 40.00%
Opp 3D Conv % 31.25% 12.00%
Opp RZ Scoring % 100.00% 0.00%



September 17th, 2016 at 3:34 PM ^

In these final moments before the game, let's all take a second to ask ourselves, "Do we really want to split the conversation in half?"

How about just one game thread today.  If we believe in ourselves, we can do it!