November 13th, 2010 at 7:56 PM ^

But most of the posters here are overly emotional. Right after the PSU loss, I remember flocks of people calling the season over and searching for RR replacements. It's fun to continually follow the team like this but sometimes we lost sight of things.


November 13th, 2010 at 8:51 PM ^

I think we all get a pass considering these circumstances:

1) On a 2 game losing streak going into that game

2) Matt McGloin going all Peyton Manning on the defense.

3) Road night game, meaning the majority of us were drinking heavily during the game

4) A blowout early, forcing us to drink even more... leading to crazy drunken posts.

On that note, I'm going to get my first drink of the night.


November 13th, 2010 at 7:53 PM ^

I'll stick with the grammar style:

"There is no bad Big Ten wins."

I still think UMASS was a bad win.  But we moved on.  Ugly game today but you never take Big Ten road wins for granted. 

In terms of the karma battle next week, Wisconsin is due for an upset loss after another "run up the score" win.


November 13th, 2010 at 8:02 PM ^

Actually, the computers are not allowed by theBCS to take margin of victory into account.  They used to, but then the computers started doing crazy things like ranking non-automatic qualifiers ahead of BCS conference schools... so they made them change it.  The horror!


November 13th, 2010 at 8:09 PM ^

The computers do not use margin of victory to determine their rankings.  The BCS does not allow it because of this exact situation.  However, both Sagarin and Massey (two computer poll administrators) say that they do not agree with this, so they determine MOV-free BCS rankings and then their true rankings with MOV included.  That 83 points will solely influence human voters and have no impact on the computers.

For the record, I hate the BCS too, but this is not something you can pin on them.

Edit: I'm slow on the response too.  But here are links to those two computer polls and you can see two different rankings (one with MOV, one without it).


November 13th, 2010 at 11:15 PM ^

First, it was Indiana. So, I think everyone who votes takes that with a grain of salt. They scored 24 (?) against MSU, so a weighted look says this 83 was an anomaly.

Second, go with the 8 team for a 3 wk span. (oh, you didn't have that for a choice...false dilemma!)


November 13th, 2010 at 8:03 PM ^

Is your reasoning that UMASS is an FCS school?


Well, the potential ACC Champs and top 20 ranked Va Tech LOST to an FCS school at HOME.  You can always learn from something when you don't play well.  However, much rather spend that film session watching a W!!!


"There is no such thing as a bad win."


November 13th, 2010 at 7:53 PM ^

I mean winning is a beautiful thing.  That being said, this was the first game where i was more nervous when we were on offense..than when we were on defense.

I hope we are done turning the ball over.


November 13th, 2010 at 7:59 PM ^

Watching the game today it seemed as though RR didn't want to show too much on film going into the next 2 weeks.  Once it looked like the defense was going to be able to handle their own against Purdue that he decided to keep it simple.   I think due to some of the lack of creativity in the offensive game plan hindered the offense some.  Sometimes pulling the reigns back a bit can throw off your momentum.


November 13th, 2010 at 9:14 PM ^

We had a 4 point lead until probably less than two minutes remained. Even with an 11 point lead a lot of us were tense that PU would get a quick score and then onside kick it. This thing was not "over" until only a few seconds remained. Why would RR pull the reigns back? I thought just the opposite. He alternated Denard and Tate when each made big mistakes.


November 13th, 2010 at 8:14 PM ^

The end result is an improved number in the W column and the L number staying the same.  Any win is a good win, Score.. board..

Did Wisky blow their load for next week in the big house? Lets Hope(pun intended) so.

Hoken's Heroes

November 13th, 2010 at 8:48 PM ^

....he still has to answer as to why the team is playing so crappy and treating the football like it's radioactive and giving it up at will. Having back to back 5 TO games is not good, "irregardless" of the wins.


November 13th, 2010 at 9:11 PM ^

Against a bad Purdue offense that turned it over five times. Would rather denard et al. Work things out now and be better for it in the next two games.


November 13th, 2010 at 9:18 PM ^

According to Scout's presser transcript, RR said this:


Coach Rodriguez:  “Yeah.  There is no bad win.  There are bad losses.  There are no good losses.  It’s a win on the road, in tough conditions and we didn’t play our best.  Our defense played better than they had been in a while and our guys hung in there and won the game.”