Night Games Open Thread

Submitted by jcgold on October 29th, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Pretty good day for us, with NU taking out Sparty, Minnesota taking out Iowa, and our win.  Not exactly a great night of matchups, but college football is always better than not college football.  Some fun ones to watch:

Georgia 24 - Florida 20 (5 to go, Florida has ball on G 35)

Ole Miss at Auburn - 7 - ESPNU

South Carolina at Tennessee - 7:15 - ESPN2

Wisconsin at Ohio State - 8 ESPN

Stanford at USC - 8 - ABC/ESPN3

Clemson at GT - 8 - ESPN3/ABC

As usual, the full listings can be found here

Discuss and enjoy a solid day for us.

Comments

FGB

October 29th, 2011 at 7:24 PM ^

He's been gushing for the last 5 minutes about Georgia throwing on 2nd and 9 (on Florida's half of the field) with 2 minutes to go instead of running the ball to keep the clock running.

"That is one of the gutsiest calls you'll see."  

 

enlightenedbum

October 29th, 2011 at 8:00 PM ^

In Richt's position (hot seat cliche goes here), with the bias being to do the conservative thing, kick a FG and trust your defense?  It's fairly gutsy.  If something goes wrong and Florida scores and you lose, considering the last 20 years of Cocktail Parties... oof.

m1jjb00

October 29th, 2011 at 8:04 PM ^

Btn pointed out while giggling that if Ohio wins tonight PSU willl have a two game lead and near hammerlock on the division. They'd still have to brat wispy or win the other two versus Ohio and Nebraska. Still very strange. As for the westish division I fear I don't have a lot of confidence in the rest of sparty's opponents. Funny by nebraska losing out of division, it screws Michigan. A three way tie at 7-1 would probably go our way. (Obviously conditional on everything going right in this scenario.)

M Fanfare

October 29th, 2011 at 8:08 PM ^

I want to make fun of Ohio's uniforms, but they don't look as bad as ours did in the MSU game.

Edit: From a design standpoint. Obviously they suck because Ohio wears them.

Zone Left

October 29th, 2011 at 8:09 PM ^

Compared to most pro-combat unis, they're positively amazing. 

That said, they suck awful. Wisconsin is still wearing their normal unis--making them completely not interesting. Why would anyone ever want to be a fan of a team that doesn't ever wear alternate uniforms? Wisconsin fans are obviously suckers.

Edit: Up close those things are terrible. What's the glitter on the chest for? Is OSU going to see Hanson afterwards?

m1jjb00

October 29th, 2011 at 8:11 PM ^

Could you even tell it was osu by just glancing at the tv? That I think is the test between simply ugly and total sacrifice to Nike and dollars.

NYC Blue

October 29th, 2011 at 8:13 PM ^

The Buckeyes got the uniforms from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

(the ticket just said "Bucs")

Wait till you see what Tampa looks like tomorrow!

 

JT4104

October 29th, 2011 at 8:15 PM ^

looking at those uniforms...really makes me want to go to sleep. They could literally pass as pajamas. Just missing the footies on the pants.

m1jjb00

October 29th, 2011 at 8:16 PM ^

Osu needs to run a full on spread offense with bubble screens and three step drops. Receivers Ned help getting open and the o coordinator needs to make miller's reads simple and quick.

FGB

October 29th, 2011 at 8:24 PM ^

has got some happy feet tonight.  He can make these throws off balance so it's not hurting the team, but he's getting the fugout of the pocket PDQ on a lot of these plays

m1jjb00

October 29th, 2011 at 8:26 PM ^

Ga tech holds Clemson to a field goal with a strong play by the secondary in the end zone

South Carolina scored on a wide open pass going for it on fourth down.

FGB

October 29th, 2011 at 8:39 PM ^

subscribe to the "James White is as good as Montee Ball" theory.  They were a different team against MSU when Ball went out.

I wrote this before Ball got stoned there