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.

Comments

LSAClassOf2000

September 29th, 2012 at 1:42 PM ^

So, Illinois just had a nice little "derp" moment regardless of whether or not this turns out to be a Penn State TD (which it shouldn't be, for Maudy was down at the 2, it seemed). 4th and Goal, INT, 99 yard return by Penn State for nearly a pick-six. Yes, Illini fans, your team just did that. 

..and Penn State does the humane thing and tries for a field goal, which is then blocked - so ends the half. Yikes.

LSAClassOf2000

September 29th, 2012 at 1:54 PM ^

...as well as studying the box score, and my only questions would be the following  -

Why is it that I have trouble putting up these sorts of numbers in video games?

Is tackling just not a thing in the Big XII?

Zone Left

September 29th, 2012 at 2:11 PM ^

West Virginia and Baylor are playing every bit as bad a game as Michigan State and Eastern Michigan played last week. The Fox guys are trying to sell this as super football, but both teams are only playing about 50% of the game.

LSAClassOf2000

September 29th, 2012 at 2:16 PM ^

Penn State starts this drive at the 1 yard line, gets two, and after two incompletions, will punt, so nothing exciting there. That  being said, McGloin is getting literally  hours to throw because apparently the Illini defense is selling out against the idea that something will happen at all, never mind the specific play. 

LSAClassOf2000

September 29th, 2012 at 2:21 PM ^

Illinois gets cute and opens up the portion of the play book that didn't involve the pocket collapsing and Scheelhaase running for his life towards the edge. It is now 21-7 Penn State. 

LSAClassOf2000

September 29th, 2012 at 2:44 PM ^

There is a CRAY CX1000 making preliminary calculations of the offensive stats for WVU-Baylor as we speak. There is a guy with a watch calculator and a 3x5 card doing the same for defensive totals. 

Perkis-Size Me

September 29th, 2012 at 2:47 PM ^

Not sure who I want in that Indiana NU game. I really like Pat Fitzgerald and what he's got going there at NU, but they're a divisional opponent. Still, I'd really like to see them ranked.

Zone Left

September 29th, 2012 at 2:56 PM ^

Is it just me, or has Iowa abandoned the run out for fear of tempting AIRBHG? Weisman has about four carries in the second half while Iowa is trying to nurse a big lead.