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   601. Spivey Posted: September 22, 2012 at 03:54 PM (#4243049)
A&M is a pretty good team. And really, they always have been. They've just been terrible at winning close games vs. good teams. It's always been their problem.
   602. Every Inge Counts Posted: September 22, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4243060)
599 - Please don't use this week's game to justify anything. Kentucky lost to W Kent last week. I think Florida, and the few SEC teams they've played so far, are all getting a rating bump because the SEC is just the best conference there ever was. A&M and Tennessee are just mediocre, and we already went over Kentucky.


Not really using the game, just from what I have seen from the past couple of weeks. Florida has looked a lot more explosive on offense...if it is just the opponents then so be it. They had a good defense no matter what. Plus the game is at the Swamp. To me the game has gone from "eh should be decent" to "this might be a pretty good one."
   603. cmd600 Posted: September 22, 2012 at 04:08 PM (#4243065)
A&M is a pretty good team


Fine. Pretty good, I'm not going to quibble on the vague description. So Florida is a ~15ish team based on how teams did against A&M last year, before we adjust for the fact that A&M lost their top-10 pick QB.

602 - Alright, like I said, I'm not going to fight over vague descriptions. Sure. It might be a good one.
   604. Spivey Posted: September 22, 2012 at 04:38 PM (#4243091)
As far as I can tell, A&M would probably win the Big 10.
   605. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: September 22, 2012 at 08:01 PM (#4243299)
Colorado wins!
   606. puck Posted: September 22, 2012 at 08:10 PM (#4243308)
Colorado wins!

It was WSU's Homecoming weekend, too.
   607. JJ1986 Posted: September 22, 2012 at 08:16 PM (#4243311)
WSU got a first down with about six minutes to play up ten, ran three pass plays and then punted with about 5:30 to play. That's all on Leach.
   608. JJ1986 Posted: September 22, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4243325)
Why is Notre Dame messing around with a crappy QB when they have a perfectly acceptable one on the bench?

edit: too slow.
   609. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: September 22, 2012 at 08:58 PM (#4243330)
This is a minor thing, but I hate the way coaches use timeouts to avoid delay penalties early in games. Clemson is down to one timeout with a minute left in the first quarter because Dabo Swinney didn't want to take a delay of game penalty on an extra point or on a fourth and 23 punt from his 40-yard-line.

I mean, take the damn penalties. Your extra point attempt goes from 19 yards to 24. Those timeouts are valuable items.
   610. Every Inge Counts Posted: September 22, 2012 at 08:59 PM (#4243331)
Auburn playing really well, part of I think is that LSU really isn't that good on offense.

Again why I think the LSU-Florida game will be a good one, but perhaps Auburn will render it moot anyway.
   611. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: September 22, 2012 at 10:48 PM (#4243366)
Bill Snyder is amazing.
   612. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: September 22, 2012 at 11:00 PM (#4243371)
This FSU-Clemson game is awesome. My soul might revolt after I type this, but it certainly seems like FSU is "back." There's a sick amount of talent on the field.
   613. Mike Webber Posted: September 22, 2012 at 11:13 PM (#4243374)
As BBTF resident Kansas State Alum, let me just say I am very happy tonight.
   614. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: September 22, 2012 at 11:16 PM (#4243375)
I was disappointed that UGA didn't stomp more deliberately on the neck of Vandy.
   615. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: September 22, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4243379)
This is a minor thing, but I hate the way coaches use timeouts to avoid delay penalties early in games. Clemson is down to one timeout with a minute left in the first quarter because Dabo Swinney didn't want to take a delay of game penalty on an extra point or on a fourth and 23 punt from his 40-yard-line.

I mean, take the damn penalties. Your extra point attempt goes from 19 yards to 24. Those timeouts are valuable items.

Football Outsiders has been beating this drum for a long time. I think QBs would rather burn the timeout than be embarrassed by the penalty.
   616. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: September 22, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4243380)
Have to agree with CFBF, I haven't seen FSU with this kind of skill on both sides since '99. People will want to bag on Clemson, but they probably do have the best or one of the best WR corps in the country.

At Canes, At VT, UF in Tallahassee left of note for FSU.
   617. I am going to be Frank Posted: September 23, 2012 at 12:06 AM (#4243395)
Denard needs to graduate.
   618. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 23, 2012 at 01:29 AM (#4243410)
Bill Snyder is amazing.

Seriously. What a win, at Norman. Nice pay back for last year. I would be very excited about WVU's chances if they hadn't looked so freaking bad today.

I'm also on board with thinking FSU might actually be something this year. That teamed looked incredible in the second half and physically, it's hard to think that any team in the ACC could match up with them.

After watching LSU play today, I'm pretty sure Alabama stands alone as the best team in the nation. Oregon or FSU might be a real contender, but LSU didn't look like it. I doubt anyone in the Big 12 is at this point.
   619. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 23, 2012 at 03:28 AM (#4243430)
RRRRRRRRR
   620. Spivey Posted: September 23, 2012 at 09:33 AM (#4243488)
Football last night looked amazing.

I didn't watch any of the Oregon game, but that's pretty amazing that they rolled Arizona like that. I'm not surprised LSU struggled. It's hard to be one of the best teams in the country if your offense sucks. Unless you just pull a couple of touchdowns out of your ass on special teams every week like they did last year.

I was downtown in Big 10 country, so pretty much every place was focused on the Notre Dame/Michigan game. It was pretty poorly played. I'm really impressed KSU was able to do what they did. I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised, the way they destroyed Miami, but I felt their offense was a bit gimmicky and wouldn't stand up against a good team. But credit to them.
   621. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM (#4243560)
So what does everyone think of Oregon St.? Two games, two wins over ranked teams. Considering their schedule, a bowl seems like a lock. It's nice to see that program rebound, I wonder just how far they can go in the PAC-12
   622. Spivey Posted: September 23, 2012 at 01:06 PM (#4243608)
It's early, but the Sagarin ratings are generally able to be pretty accurate quickly because of the way they're able to evaluate every game. Alabama is looking like they could be historically great. Maybe not in terms of pure talent, but in terms of ability above the rest of the country.

   623. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 23, 2012 at 01:12 PM (#4243612)
Rutgers #23 ap and #25 coaches. Woo...feels good.
   624. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 23, 2012 at 01:19 PM (#4243616)
Rutgers #23 ap and #25 coaches. Woo...feels good.

If Nova can do what he did yesterday against the Big East, it could be a big time season for Rutgers. Looks like it's them, the Ville and maybe Cincy and Pitt at the top. The rest of the conference looks terrible and Rutgers already has a win. Good start for Flood.
   625. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 23, 2012 at 01:33 PM (#4243623)
Pitt? They are lost to a 2aa
   626. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 23, 2012 at 02:34 PM (#4243648)
Pitt? They are lost to a 2aa

And then manhandled VA Tech. They may have taken a couple of games to figure everything out.
   627. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: September 23, 2012 at 02:38 PM (#4243653)
If Oregon ND and FSU go undefeated who plays Alabama in the tittle game?
   628. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: September 23, 2012 at 02:42 PM (#4243655)
wisconsin's loss to osu doesn't look so horrible given osu beating ucla

but wisky still has a lot to figure out. go get'em badgers
   629. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: September 23, 2012 at 02:47 PM (#4243659)
If Oregon ND and FSU go undefeated who plays Alabama in the tittle game?


UGA.
   630. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: September 24, 2012 at 11:20 AM (#4244084)
It's early, but the Sagarin ratings are generally able to be pretty accurate quickly because of the way they're able to evaluate every game. Alabama is looking like they could be historically great. Maybe not in terms of pure talent, but in terms of ability above the rest of the country.

This early in the season they are partly based on 2011 results. Alabama has looked great this year but they are alao getting credit for being the beast team in the country last season.
   631. zenbitz Posted: September 24, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4244650)
Osu defense looked very good. Near pro levels of tackling. They did get beat deep a bit cheating the safetys up.
   632. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: September 24, 2012 at 09:06 PM (#4244684)
Bama definitely has a look of a historically great team, but do agree, hard to break off what we remember at season's end last year to what we've seen thus far. Plenty of time and lots of good tests between now and Jan to figure all of this out.
   633. Every Inge Counts Posted: September 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4244775)
Bama is really good and people may talk about Georgia is lucky about missing LSU and Alabama, but Alabama misses Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Now road trips to Tennessee and Missouri are not walks in the park (and neither is a road trip to LSU) so it will be interesting to see.

Right now Alabama just has not been challenged. Notre Dame got gifted 4 turnovers by Michigan and could only win 13-6 (at Notre Dame). Florida State and Oregon have both been impressive so far in their big wins.
   634. zonk Posted: September 25, 2012 at 09:00 AM (#4244942)
I will absolutely lose my #### if ND goes undefeated... I know, I know - I've been spoiled by a near decade of wallowing like a pig in slop over Irish ineptitude and I suppose it had to end at some point - but why? Why? Especially with the B1G10 so crappy this season?

Now, I'm left rooting for Sooners and Trojans... oh my.
   635. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: September 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM (#4245115)
I will absolutely lose my #### if ND goes undefeated... I know, I know - I've been spoiled by a near decade of wallowing like a pig in slop over Irish ineptitude and I suppose it had to end at some point - but why? Why? Especially with the B1G10 so crappy this season?

Now, I'm left rooting for Sooners and Trojans... oh my.


Like soap operas, college football is always better when its various 'villains' play a prominent role. You can only have so many summertime young fresh face plots. Ultimately the 'helmet' schools need to perform, and if that means we all have to remember how to hate on ND again, so be it.
   636. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: September 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM (#4245816)
Zonk it just might happen but even an 11-1 irish team may still mmake the title game
   637. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM (#4245823)
There is almost no chance ND goes undefeated. Look at their remaining schedule.
   638. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: September 25, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4245833)
There is almost no chance ND goes undefeated. Look at their remaining schedule


I almost agree with this, where are they losing? home vs Stanford (I really can't wait to watch that one, pretty even) @ OU (most likely though KSU really made OU look vulnerable in Norman no less), @ USC (I disagree, great matchup for ND in my opinion).

Obviously pretty healthy favorites vs Da U, Pitt, BYU at BC and Wake.
   639. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: September 25, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4245841)
ND is Satan (ok--I exaggerated a little...)
   640. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 25, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4245845)
Bama is really good and people may talk about Georgia is lucky about missing LSU and Alabama, but Alabama misses Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

The SEC Championship game between Bama and either Georgia or South Carolina is going to be awesome. I really don't think Florida would be anything more than a bump in the road for the Tide.

I almost agree with this, where are they losing? home vs Stanford (I really can't wait to watch that one, pretty even) @ OU (most likely though KSU really made OU look vulnerable in Norman no less), @ USC (I disagree, great matchup for ND in my opinion).

They could lose any of these games, plus Miami or Pitt. Because their offense is so inconsistent, they are going to have a thin margin for error. Maybe Kelly will get the offense soon, but now, they look beatable, if still pretty darn good.
   641. Spivey Posted: September 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4245857)
Notre Dame is going to have to score 30 points in at least a couple of their games, like when they play Stanford and USC. I haven't been convinced they can do that, but they have the option. I don't think they have a good shot of making a title game at 11-1. If they go 11-1, it's questionable that they'll have any marquee wins. Especially after the Big 10 finishes embarrassing itself. USC could/would be a 3-4 loss team if they lose to Notre Dame, and I don't think anyone will be crazy about that win.

   642. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 26, 2012 at 12:14 AM (#4245874)
If they go 11-1, it's questionable that they'll have any marquee wins.

That's true, but they would have the deepest schedule in the country. At 11-1 they will have beaten a lot of bowl teams and ten BCS conference teams. It will really depend on the PAC-12 champ, Big 12 champ and FSU. 11-1 won't let them jump an 11-1 Oregon or FSU (for no reason whatsoever) or Texas (doubt it, but it could happen) but would probably get them in ahead of an 11-1 WVU or K-State.
   643. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: September 26, 2012 at 12:52 AM (#4245895)
if that's the case than I think losing first to say Stanford and perhaps Oregon beating Stanford and then losing the Pac 12 title game. Way to early for this #### but I wouldn't put ND at the top of the 1 loss crop.
   644. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: September 26, 2012 at 07:14 AM (#4245937)
The real question (IMO, of course) is what happens if Louisville goes undefeated and there aren't two undefeated BCS conference schools? They don't have a ranked team on the schedule until they visit Rutgers at the end of the year. It's weird to think that game might have big national title consequences.
   645. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 26, 2012 at 09:22 AM (#4245987)

The real question (IMO, of course) is what happens if Louisville goes undefeated and there aren't two undefeated BCS conference schools? They don't have a ranked team on the schedule until they visit Rutgers at the end of the year. It's weird to think that game might have big national title consequences.


Is it that weird? The same game had huge National Title consequences as recently as 2006. Had Louisville won that game, they would have gone to the title game. Had Rutgers won out after winning, they would have at least been in the conversation, sitting between 3 and 6 in the polls.
   646. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: September 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM (#4247188)
WJ: I was speaking to their 2011 records. I don't know much about either program's overall outlook.

Some noteworthy games this week:

Texas @ OK St. - I have no idea how good OK St. really is.
Baylor @ WVU - Should be a shootout and we might see WV tested for the first time this season.
Ohio St. @ MSU - Might not be many points to go around in this one.
Wisco @ Nebraska - The Badgers could really use a win here.
Tenn. @ Georgia - Tenn. is another team that's still kind of a mystery to me right now.
FSU @ S Fl - I believe FSU lost this game last season. Of course Wake Forest upset them in 2011 and was dominated this year.
Stanford @ Washington - Tonight's game; I don't expect it to be exciting but I will probably watch it anyway.
   647. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: September 27, 2012 at 08:07 PM (#4247651)
Is it that weird? The same game had huge National Title consequences as recently as 2006.


It's weird because neither team is any good, not because the Big East has never had a good team. I can't imagine Louisville would score against Alabama or LSU, and the real question against Oregon would be whether or not they gave up 50.
   648. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: September 27, 2012 at 09:46 PM (#4247705)
It's weird because neither team is any good, not because the Big East has never had a good team. I can't imagine Louisville would score against Alabama or LSU, and the real question against Oregon would be whether or not they gave up 50.


UNC had a great shot at beating Louisville at Louisville, after the Heels played like absolute crap for a half. As a Carolina fan my rule of thumb is that if UNC has a 1st and goal with a chance to beat you at the end of a game then you have no business playing for a national championship.
   649. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 27, 2012 at 09:58 PM (#4247715)

It's weird because neither team is any good, not because the Big East has never had a good team. I can't imagine Louisville would score against Alabama or LSU, and the real question against Oregon would be whether or not they gave up 50.


What a ridiculous overstatement. They would get crushed by Alabama but I guarantee you either team would be competitive with LSU or Oregon, two decidedly overrated teams. Didn't LSU just barely beat crappy Auburn?
   650. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:04 PM (#4247721)
Well, the turth is that either team would be like Cincy a couple of years ago...top 5 but no real shot at the National Championship game. An 11-0 Louisville or Rutgers will be playing in the Orange Bowl, period.

Secondly, both Rutgers and Louisville have earned their rankings. Rutgers has 3 road wins including beating Arkansas in Fayeteville (WITH THEIR ALL CONFERENCE QUARTERBACK) by two scores.
   651. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:11 PM (#4247726)
WJ: I was speaking to their 2011 records.

Well, they are both 4-0 and 1-0 against the SEC :)
   652. Spivey Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:14 PM (#4247728)
The Stanford QB, Nunes, is showing some serious nerves. And as I say that, Washington blows a coverage and gives up a huge play.
   653. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4247733)
Texas @ OK St. - I have no idea how good OK St. really is.

I don't think they are good, especially defensively. The second half against Arizona was embarrassing. Still, I'm excited to see how this game shakes out.

Baylor @ WVU - Should be a shootout and we might see WV tested for the first time this season.

I am seriously anxious about this game, especially after watching Stephon Diggs (a true freshman) tear apart WVU's secondary last week.

Wisco @ Nebraska - The Badgers could really use a win here.

I'll be surprised if they get it. Nebraska isn't a world beater, but they should be able to outscore the Badgers at home.

Tenn. @ Georgia - Tenn. is another team that's still kind of a mystery to me right now.

Dawgs, by like, 30.

Stanford @ Washington - Tonight's game; I don't expect it to be exciting but I will probably watch it anyway.

I am shocked at how close it is right now. Although Stanford looks like they are about to score again.

Secondly, both Rutgers and Louisville have earned their rankings. Rutgers has 3 road wins including beating Arkansas in Fayeteville (WITH THEIR ALL CONFERENCE QUARTERBACK) by two scores.

I'm inclined to think Rutgers is better than Louisville right now. People seem to be under the impression that the Ville is more talented than Rutgers, but IIRC, their recruiting has been pretty similar. That Arkansas win was pretty good. I'm guessing Arkansas beats some SEC teams now that Wilson is back. Meanwhile Louisville has crushed two horrible teams and played poor games against teams they should have crushed.

Rutgers-LSU would be interesting. Rutgers' D is good enough to keep them in the game. I don't think they would win, because LSU would just wear down their fast, undersized defense, but I don't think Rutgers would be embarrassed.
   654. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4247737)
I mean, is there a taem right now that wouldn't lose to Alabama by at least three scores? I suppose anything is possible. Maybe Florida State, but they haven't really been tested.
   655. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:27 PM (#4247740)
Wait, does Washington play all their games at the seahwaks stadium? that's lame. Nothing worse than college ball in an NFL stadium.
   656. Spivey Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:28 PM (#4247741)
Texas vs. Ok St is going to be interesting. They're going to be able to throw the ball on Texas, in all likelihood. Texas should be able to ball control them, but that's not really a bad thing for Ok St since it means they're a few big plays in the passing game from winning.
   657. Spivey Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4247742)
Washington's stadium is getting a pretty serious renovation. It looks like, based on Wikipedia, that they started at the end of 2011 and will be done in time for the 2013 season. So they're only going to miss 1 season.
   658. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4247743)
Texas should be able to ball control them

How do your tailbacks look this year? I'm hoping Ash is something of a mirage since WVU looks like they have the front seven to handle the run and their secondary is soft, sloppy, young and possibly insanely stupid.
   659. Spivey Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:34 PM (#4247744)
I mean, is there a taem right now that wouldn't lose to Alabama by at least three scores? I suppose anything is possible. Maybe Florida State, but they haven't really been tested.


They're good, but they're not that good. I think a lot of teams could play them close, and I don't know that they should be a big favorite over a team like Oregon. They'll be able to run down Oregon's throat, but I think their defense would likely struggle against Oregon. This is likely to be the championship game, so we may very well get to see.
   660. Spivey Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4247746)
How do your tailbacks look this year? I'm hoping Ash is something of a mirage since WVU looks like they have the front seven to handle the run and their secondary is soft, sloppy, young and possibly insanely stupid.


Good and very deep. Malcolm Brown is extremely talented and the rest of the guys are solid too, and all have their role. Ash can run as well. This will be one of the biggest wins of Ash's career on the road though (second to probably the A&M game last year, which was won solely by the defense). I'm interested to see how the defense does. There's talent in the back 7 but also inconsistency, and the front 4 is probably the best in the country. They'll be able to rush the passer. But Ok St apparently throws for 380 yards/game and runs for 300 yards/game. I realize they've played teams without defenses, but those are impressive numbers nonetheless.
   661. Spivey Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM (#4247749)
I mean, is there a taem right now that wouldn't lose to Alabama by at least three scores? I suppose anything is possible. Maybe Florida State, but they haven't really been tested.


Clemson is better than any team Alabama's beaten.
   662. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM (#4247751)
Good and very deep. Malcolm Brown is extremely talented and the rest of the guys are solid too, and all have their role.

I can't say I'm surprised, they looked extremely promising last year. Mack Brown's SEC makeover has been a fascinating development to track, I look forward to seeing them play in the conference.

But Ok St apparently throws for 380 yards/game and runs for 300 yards/game. I realize they've played teams without defenses, but those are impressive numbers nonetheless.

I think as long as Gundy is there, they will have a potent offense. I think that's just the nature of the program now. But I'm not sure they enough in the other facets to do much damage in the conference this year. I'm excited to see the game though, we will know a lot more about both teams after it. And then you guys play basically the same schemes again the next week.

Clemson is better than any team Alabama's beaten.

Agreed. Since I've given up on WVU being capable of running through the Big 12 after the title game, I would enjoy seeing either Oregon or FSU take on Bama, assuming they can beat the Georgia/USCe winner.

Edit: And Washington strips Nunes and gets the ball around the Stanford 35!
   663. Spivey Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4247755)
Washington is going to need to score a fluke TD to win this game. At least one.
   664. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4247756)
If nd runs the table they will be ahead of all bbut alabama
   665. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4247757)
Wait, does Washington play all their games at the seahwaks stadium? that's lame. Nothing worse than college ball in an NFL stadium.

I'll have you know that since Pitt moved off campus to the Steelers' stadium, it's been home to such glorious and not soul-crushing at all games as:

Pitt 41, Furman 38
Pitt 14, Connecticut 34
Pitt 45, Navy 48
Pitt 17, Bowling Green 27
Pitt 26, Buffalo 17

(the Toledo and Ohio losses were away, I now discover)
   666. Spivey Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4247758)
If ND runs the table, they won't finish higher than an undefeated Oregon or an undefeated any-team-from-the-Big 12. If your point is that those won't happen, I guess that's different.
   667. Spivey Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4247767)
Well I can go to bed now.
   668. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4247768)
There's a fluke TD, after a near fluky TD by UW.
   669. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4247781)
And another one (TD), not really flukey though, one of those 4th and short yardage where you bust through the box and the RB is gone. It's a tight game again Spivey.
   670. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:58 PM (#4247801)
Well I can go to bed now.


Wake up!
   671. Spivey Posted: September 28, 2012 at 07:49 AM (#4247875)
Crazy comeback. I had to go to bed, but I'm impressed and surprised Washington had it in them. Stanford's offense looked nothing like the team that beat USC.
   672. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: September 28, 2012 at 09:24 AM (#4247905)
If nd runs the table they will be ahead of all bbut alabama


Yeah, and if pigs could fly our houses would be covered in pigshit.

Also not true. ND doesn't have that kind of prestige anymore -- they'd finish behind an undefeated Oregon, for sure.
   673. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 28, 2012 at 09:37 AM (#4247912)

Also not true. ND doesn't have that kind of prestige anymore -- they'd finish behind an undefeated Oregon, for sure.


I'm not sure why. Notre Dame's schedule is much tougher.
   674. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: September 28, 2012 at 10:06 AM (#4247926)
Yeah, but you also think that Oregon wouldn't stomp Louisville within an inch of its life, which it very obviously would.

Actually, I agree that ND's schedule is tougher. But the odds that they make it through undefeated are vanishingly small.
   675. PepTech Posted: September 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM (#4248044)
Nothing worse than college ball in an NFL stadium

Sporcle strikes again.

Husky Stadium is one of the most scenic stadiums, anywhere. Couldn't find a recent pic from the correct angle, but Mount Rainier is in full glory at about the 2:00 angle of this shot. Which you can see here, kinda. Or you can see a corner of the stadium from this shot; I used to live in the dorm adjacent to the one this was taken from, and this was pretty much my view for a couple years, except with a lot more of the lake from the previous shot.

They'd better not screw up the renovation.
   676. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: September 28, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4248692)
Also nd has the best 2 teams oregon will face so they have some common opponts
   677. Spivey Posted: September 29, 2012 at 08:36 AM (#4248770)
Texas is missing their best linebacker and one of their 3 best defensive tackles. I'm worried about the game tonight. First conference road game against a nonpushover is always a little nerve wracking.
   678. zonk Posted: September 29, 2012 at 09:38 AM (#4248779)
If Purdue can get by Marshall, I think the B1G10 has a real shot at a .500 week!
   679. Every Inge Counts Posted: September 29, 2012 at 09:50 AM (#4248782)
Ole Miss-Alabama should be interesting especially for Alabama's defense against a new look Ole Miss offense. Doubt that Ole Miss will keep up but as always will be interesting to see if Alabama is not perfect.
   680. hokieneer Posted: September 29, 2012 at 11:41 AM (#4248826)
Just heard on gameday that Baylor is 0-forever against ranked b12 opponents on the road, and Briles as a HC has something like a 1-20something record against ranked opponents on the road.

I HATE hearing #### like that 20 min before kickoff. If I wasn't nervous enough. I mean eventually Baylor is going to win some of those games...
   681. Every Inge Counts Posted: September 29, 2012 at 12:19 PM (#4248840)
Baylor strikes first...but I think there will be much more scoring in this game...
   682. Every Inge Counts Posted: September 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM (#4248851)
Arkansas has just fallen apart. Will be interesting to see who they get as their new head coach, Willie Taggart or Charlie Strong.
   683. zonk Posted: September 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM (#4248852)
NU secondary not looking like an Achilles heel today - Hoosiers one big play was well defended, but just a perfect throw and circus catch. The cats offense continues to be rather entertaining - Colters been lining up at wideout (and had a big first down catch...course colter then moved back to qb and threw a pick). Venric Mark on his way to another 100 yard game.
   684. zonk Posted: September 29, 2012 at 01:04 PM (#4248862)
Apparently, either the rise of the Gophers or demise of Kirk Ferentz are greatly exaggerated...
   685. Every Inge Counts Posted: September 29, 2012 at 01:26 PM (#4248871)
Baylor-West Virginia playing an Arena league game apparently.
   686. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: September 29, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4248880)
Baylor just threw a last second TD that I think will be called back (the QB crossed the line of scrimmage before throwing), but my lord, West Virginia's defense is just pathetic. So is Baylor's, but West Virginia's display was more recent.
   687. hokieneer Posted: September 29, 2012 at 01:49 PM (#4248885)
WVU's secondary is down right pathetic. Pat Miller, who is the worst starting corner I've seen at WVU in at least 7-8 years, is by far the best cover guy they have. I thought WVU could bring some pressure and get to Florence, and it seems it took them till almost halftime to figure that out. Still they hit & dropped him a lot in the last 6-8 minutes, hopefully that carries over.

Oh yeah, Geno Smith is pretty unbelievable.

AND HOW WAS THAT TD NOT CALLED BACK??
   688. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: September 29, 2012 at 01:51 PM (#4248888)
I assumed Nick Florence used to be a receiver, based on his throwing motion. A quick trip to Baylor's website says I was wrong.
   689. hokieneer Posted: September 29, 2012 at 01:51 PM (#4248889)
Baylor-West Virginia playing an Arena league game apparently.


Personally, I'm not a big fan of these types of games. When you get into games like these (which I'm sure WVU will be in for the remainder of the season in the B12), every dropped pass, every failed 3rd down conversion feels like the biggest play of the game (let's not even factor in turnovers). I guess it makes the games exciting, but it's just a different type of excitement than I'm used to.
   690. Every Inge Counts Posted: September 29, 2012 at 01:57 PM (#4248895)
Arkansas is really, really bad. They do have a 4 game stretch to "save" their season (At Auburn, Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Tulsa)....
   691. hokieneer Posted: September 29, 2012 at 02:23 PM (#4248906)
Another controversial call that goes to replay and is overturned in Baylor's favor.

WVU getting the Welcome to the League treatment.
   692. zonk Posted: September 29, 2012 at 03:15 PM (#4248922)
Kain Colter has 150 yards rushing, 100 yards receiving on 8 catches, and 4 TDs....and 2 yards passing (and one INT).
   693. DA Baracus Posted: September 29, 2012 at 03:21 PM (#4248926)
Al Groh, it was nice knowing you.
   694. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: September 29, 2012 at 03:26 PM (#4248930)
(turns on FX in preparation for ASU-Cal...)

Holy crap! What in the.. how did they... What the hell are Baylor and WVU doing?
   695. Every Inge Counts Posted: September 29, 2012 at 03:32 PM (#4248933)
Geno Smith has thrown 8 TD passes in this game....
   696. hokieneer Posted: September 29, 2012 at 03:40 PM (#4248936)
I'm not sure why they are still kicking off. Starting field position is irrelevant. At some point the chance of an extra possession is extremely valuable.
   697. Dan The Mediocre Posted: September 29, 2012 at 03:43 PM (#4248941)
I didn't realize that the Big 12 was already playing basketball games.

Wait, why are they on a football field?
   698. nick swisher hygiene Posted: September 29, 2012 at 03:48 PM (#4248945)
hold on, Baylor didn't onside kick down 7 with 3 minutes to go.....in a game where their D had already allowed over 600 yards?

Edit: already allowed over SEVEN HUNDRED YARDS?
   699. hokieneer Posted: September 29, 2012 at 03:49 PM (#4248946)
Wvu baylor basketball game last year was 83-81 with an ot. This game will break that if it goes to ot.
   700. Spivey Posted: September 29, 2012 at 03:50 PM (#4248947)
Baylor has to do an onside kick after their next touchdown, and probably should have resorted to that long ago. They just can't get pressure on Geno Smith. I think they needed to blitz more, but their blitz packages sucked.

I think it was correct to not call back the last second touchdown for Baylor. Your entire body has to be over the line, AFAIK.
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