Thursday Night NCAA Football Open Thread

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on October 17th, 2013 at 7:22 PM

If there is any interest, there is a mildly interesting ACC matchup on in about ten minutes or so. A 5-0 Miami team will be taking on the 1-4 Fightin' Fedoras of North Carolina down at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. 

Your matchup stats, courtesy of the folks at TeamRankings. Over there, Miami is being given a pretty comfortable shot - about 80% estimated win probability:

Miami (FL) UNC
Yards/Play 7.2   5.3
Points/Play 0.596   0.316
Rush Play % 54.40%   45.72%
Pass Play % 45.60%   54.28%
Completion % 60.00%   61.58%
3D Conv % 33.33%   44.87%
RZ Scoring % 73.68%   92.86%
Miami (FL) UNC
Opp Yards/Play 4.4   5.5
Opp Points/Play 0.238   0.397
Opp Completion % 51.35%   63.09%
Opp 3D Conv % 31.25%   46.15%
Opp RZ Scoring % 69.23%   84.21%




October 17th, 2013 at 7:26 PM ^

I was surprised to see Miami at #10. They sure crept up and at this point I'd bet they're almost a lock for a BCS bowl. The only likely loss being @FSU. That may all change though with the ACC's propensity for having their top 10 teams choke on applesauce against the Purdue's of their league


October 18th, 2013 at 5:37 AM ^

They are from a lock.  In fact right now it is highly unlikely they will get to a BCS bowl.  There only way there is probably to win the ACC.  A win over FSU and loss in the ACC title game could get them in, but right now they are decidely behind Clemson and FSU.


October 17th, 2013 at 8:46 PM ^

Bryn Renner self-sacks on what would have been a pretty good toss for a nice little gain. Pretty sure the call on the field gets overturned in this case. 

....and it is. The Tar Heels will now attempt a 47-yard FG....which promptly gets blocked and returned for a TD by Miami. Whoops all over the end of that drive for North Carolina.


October 18th, 2013 at 12:13 AM ^

has one loss to LSU who they were competitive with in a rainstorm in Baton Rouge.  They nipped Miss St and Ole Miss, most probably thought they'd lose those two games.


They finish with @ TAM, Florida, @ Arkansas, @ Tennesse, Georgia, Alabama


They could very well lose all 6 of those.  Definately overrated right now but its the SEC so they must be awesome right?


October 17th, 2013 at 9:31 PM ^

The Arizona Cardinals rushing game is looking awfully familiar. I can't quite put my finger on it but they're getting no push and a few TFL. Also, the Over look they're doing by bringing in a declared eligible Tackle "should" be a hint. I'll think of it soon...


October 17th, 2013 at 10:32 PM ^

As of the end of the third quarter, there have been over 800 yards of combined total offense in this game, with both teams moving the ball at a rate of about 6 or 7 yards per snap throughout the game to date. There have been only 11 or a combined 27 third downs converted, however, but then there are about 35 first downs in the game right now.