Noon Games Open Thread

Submitted by jcgold on September 29th, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Here's what I'm watching:

Penn St. at Illinois - ESPN

Minnesota at Iowa - ESPN2

#25 Baylor at #9 WV - FX

Indiana at Northwestern - BTN

Arkansas at Texas A&M - SEC Network (on Comcast in the D)

You can find a complete set of listings with this handy chart.

Discuss and enjoy.



September 29th, 2012 at 12:13 PM ^

The announcers just questioned whether to accept first and goal from the four or to keep the fg. If there was ever a summation of the risk averse derpitude of conventional football wisdom in one sentence....


September 29th, 2012 at 12:23 PM ^

Rooting for Baylor to finally end the Mountaineers cakewalk. Illinois to go 3-2, and Minnesota and Northwestern to make it 5-0. Please don't suddenly start playing your hearts out Iowa and Indiana.


September 29th, 2012 at 1:37 PM ^

So much for Illinois and Minnesota, it's the curse of the stupid looking matte finish helmets. Iowa just pisses me off every year. Where was this team against Central and Iowa State? Seems like every year they play like garbage out of conference then step it up and play their hearts out and upset someone.

Avant's Hands

September 29th, 2012 at 12:24 PM ^

How did the one Minnesota guy not get the memo to get away from the ball? And how did the refs miss that touch? I think he was pushed into the ball so it doesn't matter, but come on. 

And now they change what the ruling on the field was after the review? LOL WUT


September 29th, 2012 at 1:07 PM ^

As they are mentioning, he is supposedly getting better managing the Penn State offense, but it is very hard to manage an offense while running 20 yards in the wrong direction. 

...and their Ficken troubles with field goals continue. 47 yards,  no good. 


September 29th, 2012 at 1:14 PM ^

I'm looking good on my 2 12:00 picks giving away the points by taking Iowa and Penn State.  These games, however, are not looking good.  I haven't watched a lot of the Illinois game.  Why are they so bad at run defense?


September 29th, 2012 at 1:22 PM ^

Beckman looked incredulous on the  sideline, but when your  OL is getting exactly zero push, you basically need to get first downs straight up unfortunately. 

Also, Illinois clearly just doesn't want to defend against the run. Obviously, they have to eventually run into the guy who is supposed to close the A gap, right? 

Avant's Hands

September 29th, 2012 at 1:27 PM ^

Is anyone else watching WV and Baylor? I know this doesn't affect us at all, but the B1G games are completely one-sided. This is kind of like watching our 2010 Illinois game, except fun because your own team is not involved. These teams are actually going to hit the over on their point spread somehow.


September 29th, 2012 at 1:30 PM ^

I love the 2 offense's the WVU has used over the years...Run heavy kill ya on the ground with RR and now Pass heavy kill you in the air with Dana.

But one thing for sure in the big 12 Defense is optional...


September 29th, 2012 at 1:33 PM ^

Is this the anti-Zook? Tim Beckman will keep the offense out there on 4th and 9?

...and while this was conventionally a punting situation and probably not a good idea technically, Scheelhaase connects for a 1st down.