NCAAFB Open Thread: The Final Countdown

Submitted by formerlyanonymous on December 4th, 2010 at 8:07 PM

I hate scrolling through long open threads. I'm expecting a bit busier thread for OU/Nebraska. We're starting a new one.

The final three automatic qualifiers are named tonight.

FSU vs VT (-4.5)

OU vs Nebraska (+4.5)

UCONN (+2) vs USF

My picks are above. Jamiemac has upsets across the board.

Discuss.

Comments

SysMark

December 4th, 2010 at 10:38 PM ^

Just saw some no-name UConn kicker stroll on and drill a 50 yard FG.  I get the sense that some of these teams have 2-3 of these guys hanging around that can do that.  Maybe we can just grab one of them.

Michigan4Life

December 4th, 2010 at 11:09 PM ^

UConn is a Big East champion.  At least Michigan beat a conference champion, albeit a bad Big East(this year that is) conference.

 

VT has bounced back in a big way after starting out 0-2 and is poised to finish strong at the BCS bowl.  The defense aren't as good as they usually are but they have a lot of young players playing for them.

yoopergoblue

December 4th, 2010 at 11:39 PM ^

Every other Divistion 1 team has a kicker that is pretty much automatic from 45 in.  UCONN just became a BCS team 7 years ago and this guy strolls up and knocks a 53 yarder with plenty to spare.  Edsall said he can make 60 yarders. Why don't we have a kicker! 

MH20

December 4th, 2010 at 11:15 PM ^

Teggart just drilled a 53-yarder to put UCONN up by 3.  It looks like we will have defeated the Big East champion.

So, there's that.  Yeah.

P.S.  I am so damn jealous of all these kickers just booting the shit out of the ball right down the pipe.

SysMark

December 4th, 2010 at 11:17 PM ^

no-name UConn kicker drills 53-yarder with 20 seconds left to win the game.

we should be able to get a dude that can do this - it turns losses into wins like a freaking magic potion

Dezzy

December 4th, 2010 at 11:17 PM ^

How much of a kick in the face would it be for TCU to end up facing UConn somehow in the BCS?  I know they're supposed to go to the Rose, but it wouldn't surprise me if the sneaky BCS tried to root out TCU once more.

SysMark

December 4th, 2010 at 11:31 PM ^

Not sure who it was but he just said it perfectly on ESPN.  Edsall's teams have an amazingly consistent habit of improving through the season.  (witness last year's bowl pasting of South Carolina) .  Tonight was a textbook lesson in how to finish off a game. The only question on Edsall would be recruiting at the highest level.  If you could get satisfied on that you would take him in a second anywhere.  Someone is probably going to.

Geaux_Blue

December 4th, 2010 at 11:44 PM ^

is that Vince McMahon didn't have to come out and have the ref call the Nebraska QB down on that 4th down in order to prevent the Big 12 title from ending up being thrown into a trashcan on live tv when Nebraska joins the Big Ten

yoopergoblue

December 4th, 2010 at 11:50 PM ^

After seeing UConn win the Big East and get their automatic BCS bid I have a few questions to ask about both UCONN and Michigan:

1.) Were we a better team in the beginning of the season when we beat this UConn team substantially?

or

2.) Has UConn improved alot since we played them?

MH20

December 5th, 2010 at 12:22 AM ^

UCONN really put it together to finish out the season.  They were 3-4, then reeled off five straight wins.  They got some luck along the way, but that's part of the game.

So, to your question, Michigan played its best game of the year against UCONN.  The defense got worse as the year went on, whereas the offense improved overall (though ran into some bumps as guys got injured/nicked up).  Turnovers also became a problem again halfway through the season for Michigan after not being an issue in the early going.

I think Michigan would beat UCONN again if they played today.

yoopergoblue

December 5th, 2010 at 12:44 AM ^

Watching Auburn's defense tonight play pretty damn well in a total ass-kicking lead me to believe that Auburn is gonna shit-stomp Oregon.  As much as I hate to say it because of the Cam Newton bullshit, Oregon chances don't look good to me.