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OT - October 2019 College Football thread

The least dependable of months, full of ghosts and shadows.

Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 01, 2019 at 04:15 AM | 340 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 05, 2019 at 11:31 AM (#5886783)
Terrible slate this week.
   2. never forget: the pee tape is 57i66135 Posted: October 05, 2019 at 12:28 PM (#5886799)
there are going to be a lot of injuries in this penn state/purdue game. it's not even a matter of discipline; purdue is just completely reckless.
   3. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 01:01 PM (#5886804)
And the first team to get a lead on Oklahoma this season is ... Kansas, who march 99.5 yards down the field for a TD to go up 7-0.

Les Miles having the effect on KU that I thought Lovie Smith would have on Illinois a few years back, not necessarily making them good, but making them at least a little feisty.
   4. Brian White Posted: October 05, 2019 at 01:40 PM (#5886813)
I’m in Gainesville this weekend, and ready to head to the Swamp soon. I’m fully expecting Florida to be outplayed, yet stay in the game due to a combination of trick plays and dumb luck. And then they’ll blow the game in some horrible fashion.
   5. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 01:57 PM (#5886816)
KU just forced Oklahoma to punt on 4th-and-goal. That’s something you don’t see everyday.
   6. Howie Menckel Posted: October 05, 2019 at 02:06 PM (#5886821)
Maryland returns the second-half kickoff for a 100-yard TD, take a 34-7 lead over Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights also have some "stars" who want to redshirt rather than play the rest of this hopeless season.
   7. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 02:07 PM (#5886823)
I’m in Gainesville this weekend, and ready to head to the Swamp soon. I’m fully expecting Florida to be outplayed, yet stay in the game due to a combination of trick plays and dumb luck. And then they’ll blow the game in some horrible fashion.


*raises finger to object, immediately lowers it*
   8. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 02:46 PM (#5886827)
I honestly don't know what to expect from the Gators today. I could see the Auburn defense overwhelming Trask, him throwing a couple of early picks, the defense cracking under the strain and Auburn running away with it. I could also see the exact same thing happening to Nix and Auburn. So anything in between sounds reasonably possible, also.

It's been a long time since these two played regularly, but back in the day (the day, in this case, being the 90s and early Aughts), this was a very unpredictable series.
   9. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 02:51 PM (#5886830)
Yeah, it could definitely be a game where the deciding factor is how far down the field each defense can return their interceptions.

I don't see any way Florida runs the ball on that Auburn defensive line, which means it's going to come down to Trask throwing the ball 40 times. Which certainly isn't an impossible task, but it is asking a lot from a kid who has started two games since his freshman year of high school. One of which came against Towson.
   10. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 02:54 PM (#5886833)
On an unrelated note, why am I watching Michigan-Iowa? This is depressing.
   11. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 05, 2019 at 02:59 PM (#5886835)
It appears Michigan's defense is fixed. Offense is still garbage.
   12. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 03:07 PM (#5886838)
Yeah, it could definitely be a game where the deciding factor is how far down the field each defense can return their interceptions.

I don't see any way Florida runs the ball on that Auburn defensive line, which means it's going to come down to Trask throwing the ball 40 times. Which certainly isn't an impossible task, but it is asking a lot from a kid who has started two games since his freshman year of high school. One of which came against Towson.

Yeah, but they don't need to run the ball well, necessarily. I guess the template I have in my head is the Ole Miss rout in 2015: force some turnovers, convert short fields, get an efficient game from the QB, take care of the ball, and voila, win big at home against a team that's probably a little better.

And I looked it up, and sure enough, the Gators averaged 2.5 yards per rush in that game.

Of course, we've seen that go the other way, too ... looking your way, Mizzou.
   13. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 05, 2019 at 03:18 PM (#5886841)
Iowa gets to the Michigan 25 trailing 10-3:

- Holding
- Holding
- Five-yard gain
- Misalignment resulting in an ineligible receiver, declined because the six-yard gain set up 3rd-and-19
- False start
- Free rusher for a 12-yard sack
   14. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 03:21 PM (#5886843)
which means it's going to come down to Trask throwing the ball 40 times. Which certainly isn't an impossible task


I suppose another way of putting this is that this task isn't an impossible ask for Trask.
   15. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 05, 2019 at 03:24 PM (#5886845)
Glad we had early volleyball today, i see I've missed nothing.
   16. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 05, 2019 at 03:33 PM (#5886848)
If Nate Stanley dumping the ball off left-handed 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage had picked up the first down, it would've been an all-time miracle on par with the Arkansas-Ole Miss overtime lateral.
   17. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 03:46 PM (#5886851)
Number of times Brian C has jumped out of his chair in the first two minutes of the Auburn/Florida game: 1
   18. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 03:54 PM (#5886853)
I feel like a different player is identified as Florida's "fastest receiver" every week.
   19. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 03:59 PM (#5886855)
It's never entirely his fault, but Trask has got to start holding on to the ball better when he's sacked.
   20. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:02 PM (#5886856)
They got the three points, but settling for a 48-yard field goal instead of going for it on fourth and one seems sub-optimal.
   21. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:09 PM (#5886858)
Geez, what a terrible fumble by Pierce.

Still, feels really awesome to have a legit important game in the Swamp again. Feels like it's been a really long time.
   22. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:13 PM (#5886860)
I don't know if that's targeting, but Pierce getting his lights knocked out by a helmet-to-helmet hit certainly explains the fumble.
   23. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:14 PM (#5886861)
What in the hell just happened? We just took several minutes of replay review to decide that the play can't even be challenged in the first place? That's dumb.
   24. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:23 PM (#5886865)
This seems like a key boneheaded turnover.
   25. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:23 PM (#5886866)
On the plus side, Mullen seems to understand the pass/run ratio necessary to win this game. On the down side, Auburn seems to have adjusted to the short passing game. At some point they'll need to go down the field, but I don't know if they'll get the time to do that.
   26. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:26 PM (#5886867)
This seems like a key boneheaded turnover.

Nope, it wasn't.
   27. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:31 PM (#5886868)
Maybe the Gators can protect this 1-point lead by simply trading turnovers the rest of the game.
   28. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:32 PM (#5886869)
That was an incredible play by Davis.
   29. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:33 PM (#5886870)
That little option play was pretty slick.
   30. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:36 PM (#5886871)
Constant fumbles aside, and even though the Gators are having the anticipated trouble with Auburn's d-line ... the UF offense has still looked better than Auburn's so far in this game.
   31. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:42 PM (#5886872)
One of the reasons I was (very cautiously) optimistic about this game is that I think that Mullen is just a better coach than Malzahn, straight up. And that hand-off on 3rd-and-2, when Auburn has had precisely 0 success running the ball so far, and followed up by a punt on 4th-and-maybe-the-length-of-a-football, is exactly the kind of thing I mean.
   32. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:47 PM (#5886874)
I was thinking that might be the time for a fake. And it turns out I'm not smarter than Auburn.
   33. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:51 PM (#5886876)
I think Townsend had it if he had just run. He got the block he needed but tripped over the guy anyway.

That went south quickly.
   34. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:53 PM (#5886878)
In the bad for strength of scheduling file ... Miami is somehow losing to VT 28-0.
   35. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:55 PM (#5886879)
Oh god.
   36. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:56 PM (#5886880)
You know, from October 2003 to October 2011, Florida had three starting quarterbacks - Chris Leak, Tim Tebow and John Brantley. No one tweaked an ankle or got a suspension or contracted the flu or did anything to miss a game. In eight years.

They've been making up for that luck ever since.
   37. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 04:59 PM (#5886881)
You know, Nessler and Danielson are talking now about needing to play careful with Jones because the Gators are down to their third QB. But it sure seems to me that QBs are hurt standing in the pocket way more often than running.

Auburn clearly caught off guard here as Jones comes out throwing.
   38. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 05:02 PM (#5886882)
Shane Matthews' kid is the 4th-string QB? I did not know that.
   39. never forget: the pee tape is 57i66135 Posted: October 05, 2019 at 05:05 PM (#5886884)
so, i've been thinking about how to expand the college football playoff, and i think i've come up with a new and novel idea that doesn't require any extra games to be played, and that doesn't give an advantage to any individual team, or conference.


counting backwards:
week 14 : conference championship games
week 13 : "rivalry" week
week 9 : the first CFP poll comes out
week 6 : today's games


my idea is to turn week 11 into a series of non-conference "elimination" games, with matchups for top 25 teams set by the CFP committee when they release their first ranking in week 9.

using last year as a guideline, you could have gotten games like:
#12 UCF vs. #1 alabama || 2 unbeatens become 1 unbeaten
#4 notre dame vs. #2 clemson || 4 unbeatens become 2 unbeatens
#3 LSU vs. #10 ohio state || if either team wins out, they're in the playoff
#6 georgia vs. #5 michigan || same; (note: only 1 of these 4 teams is able to win out)
#8 washington state vs. #7 oklahoma || the losing conference is, essentially, eliminated from CFP consideration


last year, 6 of those teams wound up winning out (UCF, alabama, notre dame, clemson, ohio state and oklahoma), which means there's nothing that two of them could have done to get into the playoff.

otoh, with this system, (at least) 8 of these 10 teams would control their own destiny (granted, some teams have harder paths than others).


in a way, these games are like a 2nd bowl season. they feature elite teams in tough, late season matchups. it also makes the regular season more meaningful because teams could get back into the playoff race on their own merit, rather than by hoping that enough teams ahead them lose.
   40. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 05:08 PM (#5886885)
It's been an issue all year, but Florida's tackling has been dynamite today. I didn't think there was any way Wilson was bringing down Nix there.
   41. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 05, 2019 at 05:09 PM (#5886886)
In the bad for strength of scheduling file ... Miami is somehow losing to VT 28-0.

The Fuente era has been deeply disappointing.
   42. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 05:11 PM (#5886887)
Yeah, that was a great tackle by Wilson. This entire defense has looked really impressive today - Auburn basically has one successful play this whole game.

Good to see that Trask can walk.
   43. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 05:12 PM (#5886888)
I like Pitts a lot, but I'm not sure why they keep using him as a screen/RAC guy.
   44. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 05:12 PM (#5886889)
Especially since he's really good at getting open downfield!
   45. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 05:45 PM (#5886896)
So, CBS managed to call an incomplete pass complete and mis-identify the receiver.
   46. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 05:49 PM (#5886897)
I really hate reviews of a spot. Unless there's reason to think the spot is off by more than at least a yard, I don't think it should be a review.

And now this review booth is just straight hallucinating in order to overturn what should have been a first down.
   47. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 05:50 PM (#5886898)
Man, that was an odd and incredibly consequential overturn.
   48. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 05:54 PM (#5886900)
I can only assume that the review booth had a better angle on that spot and CBS was just asleep at the wheel.

Otherwise, that overturn made less than zero sense.
   49. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 05:58 PM (#5886901)
Nessler: "Is that a flag? No."

Ref: "Pass interference on the defense."

Wake the #### up, guys.
   50. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:00 PM (#5886903)
Another fake punt would have really screwed with everyone's heads.
   51. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:08 PM (#5886906)
Real serious question: did Gary Danielson have a minor stroke recently? This is the first game by the CBS crew I've watched for an extended period this season, and he's been lightly slurring from time to time and making a lot more mistakes than I've heard him make in the past (like just now talking about the great play by Gator CB "CJ Williams"). And he's on the whole a beat slow. He just doesn't seem quite right.
   52. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:10 PM (#5886907)
#4 isn't making these pass interference calls particularly difficult.
   53. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:13 PM (#5886908)
Hey Trask got sacked without fumbling. Progress.
   54. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:23 PM (#5886913)
Woot
   55. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:23 PM (#5886914)
Oof. That was as bad an interception as you'll see.
   56. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:23 PM (#5886915)
Don't jinx us, CFBF
   57. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:28 PM (#5886919)
That's how you use Kyle Pitts.
   58. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:30 PM (#5886920)
Why the #### are you running an option with Trask there? Knock it off, Mullen.
   59. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:31 PM (#5886921)
God ####### damn it
   60. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:39 PM (#5886927)
Nix is just killing Auburn.
   61. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:43 PM (#5886929)
Wow, Perine just ran even farther in that direction than Nix did the play before!!!
   62. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:43 PM (#5886930)
Just like we've been saying all day: gotta run the ball, Mullen.
   63. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:50 PM (#5886933)
Of course Nix fumbles and it bounces right back into his hands.
   64. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:50 PM (#5886934)
Florida's defensive line has done a great job keeping Nix in the pocket. He keeps scrambling out and not finding anything.
   65. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:53 PM (#5886935)
What do these guys think is the downside to going for this 4th down, exactly?
   66. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:55 PM (#5886937)
Years from now, we'll be saying "Eh, Auburn's run defense wasn't so great that year, Perine averaged 12 yards a carry against them."
   67. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:55 PM (#5886938)
That pass to Trask worked but it was still really ####### stupid.
   68. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:56 PM (#5886939)
Ha. They ran that exact same play against LSU last year. I think that play is the only reason Krull has a scholarship.
   69. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:58 PM (#5886940)
They really need to stop using Trask as a battering ram. He's not Tebow, and he already has two season-ending injuries on his medical report.
   70. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 06:58 PM (#5886941)
Why is Trask running there? They've got a thousand RBs who can run up the middle, especially when everyone knows that's what you're going to do anyway.
   71. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 07:01 PM (#5886943)
Oh man. Mullen couldn't have possibly thought Auburn would be fooled by that QB draw. And even if they had been fooled, they'd have had plenty of time to recover before Trask actually rumbled to the first-down marker.

Just why.
   72. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 07:02 PM (#5886944)
I mean, do that with Emory Jones if you absolutely must. Five wide while trying to run out clock is just erecting a giant neon sign that says "QB DRAW!"
   73. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 07:04 PM (#5886945)
The big problem for me, even aside from the fact that Trask has a big old knee brace because he's already been hurt this game, is that Trask cannot possibly break a long gain. Like the Perine TD - that was a nothing play, but Perine broke a tackle and then had the speed to turn it up. Trask can't do that. There's simply no upside to using him for that kind of play.
   74. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 07:05 PM (#5886946)
Hard to overstate just how bad Nix was today. All credit in the world to UF's defense, but man.
   75. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 07:05 PM (#5886947)
Nix had the kind of nightmare game that I was really hoping for.

Love the defensive game plan and execution in this game. Really top quality stuff.
   76. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 07:14 PM (#5886948)
And blast fax kudos to The Other Brian, who I'm sure single-handedly whipped the crowd into a frenzy.
   77. Brian C Posted: October 05, 2019 at 07:16 PM (#5886949)
The game went exactly like he said it would, except for the heartbreak at the end.
   78. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 05, 2019 at 07:19 PM (#5886950)
Miami at the 36 trailing 42-35 with 17 seconds left.
   79. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 05, 2019 at 07:22 PM (#5886951)
Completion to the 20, plus a personal foul moves it to the 10 with five seconds left.
   80. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 07:23 PM (#5886952)
Clock controversy in Miami!
   81. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 05, 2019 at 07:32 PM (#5886955)
The worldwide leader in bad coverage cut away to Georgia-Tennessee despite the fact that it was clear the clock was going to be reviewed before they left -- Dusty Dvoracek in the booth could be heard going "Wait a minute" -- and then they only showed a replay of the resulting final play as an afterthought four minutes later.
   82. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 05, 2019 at 08:06 PM (#5886961)
Tennessee actually has a 14-13 lead over Georgia in the third quarter. I assume this game will end up 48-14 or something, but that's two more quarters of life than UT has shown all year.
   83. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 05, 2019 at 08:22 PM (#5886966)
after week 10 of the 2017 season, Miami was 10-0 and ranked #2 in the country; since then, they are 9-12
   84. Brian White Posted: October 05, 2019 at 09:42 PM (#5886981)

And blast fax kudos to The Other Brian, who I'm sure single-handedly whipped the crowd into a frenzy


So the atmosphere at the Swamp was awesome. Lots of fun.

Putting aside the fumbles, I thought the offense looked efficient (and yes, I know those are an awful lot of fumbles to put aside). Mullen has done a nice job compensating for an inability to run with creative playcalling, and Trask sure is accurate when he delivers a pass.

It seems that Auburn spot challenge (and subsequent overturn of a UF first down) was brought up here. I’ll just say that from where I was sitting (way up in the southwest corner), several of us agreed that the refs initial spot looked really generous, and I wasn’t surprised it was overturned.

I was also impressed with Emory Jones being put in a position where he actually had to move the offense, and not just be the change-of-pace QB who only runs. Not a lot of passing yards, but he can clearly throw the ball.

And while Tommy Townsend trying to take off in Florida territory and failing looked bad, I still like that punter option scheme that Florida uses on punts. Especially when Townsend doesn’t actually take off, but stands around for five seconds due to a lack of pressure, to let the gunners get way downfield.

All in all, nice win.
   85. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 05, 2019 at 11:41 PM (#5886992)
SMU comes from 30-9 down in the fourth to force overtime. First possession, Tulsa scores on 3rd-and-goal after the play clock expired, causing Dykes to lose is mind, but SMU answers. Second possession, SMU fumbles, but Tulsa misses its second field goal of the game. Third possession, Tulsa is stopped again and brings in its kickoff guy to miss a third field goal, then SMU's James Proche makes a contested leaping catch that's called out of bounds, but replay overturns it for the win. 6-0 for the first time since Dickerson and James.
   86. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 05, 2019 at 11:50 PM (#5886994)
Pitt led Duke 26-3 late in the third quarter, muffed a punt inside its own five to give Duke a touchdown, and has now given up three fourth quarter touchdowns, aided by another fumble and an interception, to fall behind 30-26 with 1:30 left.
   87. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 06, 2019 at 12:02 AM (#5886995)
Duke goes Full Grantham with Pitt facing 3rd-and-4 from the 26, nobody pays any attention to the back sneaking out on a little V route, and he find himself all alone running down the middle of the field for a 33-26 lead with 38 seconds left. Pitt then gets a strip sack to ice it.
   88. never forget: the pee tape is 57i66135 Posted: October 06, 2019 at 12:08 AM (#5886997)
Pitt led Duke 26-3 late in the third quarter, muffed a punt inside its own five to give Duke a touchdown, and has now given up three fourth quarter touchdowns, aided by another fumble and an interception, to fall behind 30-26 with 1:30 left.
Duke goes Full Grantham with Pitt facing 3rd-and-4 from the 26, nobody pays any attention to the back sneaking out on a little V route, and he find himself all alone running down the middle of the field for a 33-26 lead with 38 seconds left. Pitt then gets a strip sack to ice it.
this is a fun little riddle.
   89. never forget: the pee tape is 57i66135 Posted: October 06, 2019 at 12:09 AM (#5886998)
Pitt led Duke 26-3 late in the third quarter, muffed a punt inside its own five to give Duke a touchdown, and has now given up three fourth quarter touchdowns, aided by another fumble and an interception, to fall behind 30-26 with 1:30 left.
Duke goes Full Grantham with Pitt facing 3rd-and-4 from the 26, nobody pays any attention to the back sneaking out on a little V route, and he find himself all alone running down the middle of the field for a 33-26 lead with 38 seconds left. Pitt then gets a strip sack to ice it.
this is a fun little riddle.
   90. Howie Menckel Posted: October 06, 2019 at 12:17 AM (#5887000)
Pitt won, 33-30
   91. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 06, 2019 at 01:13 AM (#5887006)
what a pussy series of calls by Stanford with a chance to go up 2 scores
   92. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 06, 2019 at 01:44 AM (#5887009)
Oh, Huskies, I find you endlessly disappointing.
   93. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 06, 2019 at 09:44 AM (#5887012)
Tennessee actually has a 14-13 lead over Georgia in the third quarter. I assume this game will end up 48-14 or something, but that's two more quarters of life than UT has shown all year.


Nicely done.
   94. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 06, 2019 at 10:54 AM (#5887026)
I'd feel more smug about that prediction if I hadn't written "third quarter" when the game was barely into the second.
   95. never forget: the pee tape is 57i66135 Posted: October 06, 2019 at 03:53 PM (#5887074)
in recognition of minnesota leaping into the top 25 of the coaches poll, i'd like to draw some attention to their impressive start to the season:
G               Opponent         Conf Pts Opp
1     South Dakota State Non
-Major  W  28  21
2         
Fresno State       MWC  W  38  35
3       Georgia Southern  Sun Belt  W  35  32
4               
Purdue   Big Ten  W  38  31
5               Illinois   Big Ten  W  40  17
6               Nebraska              Big Ten
7              
Rutgers              Big Ten
8               Maryland              Big Ten
9         
(12)Penn State              Big Ten
10            
@ (14)Iowa              Big Ten
11        
Northwestern              Big Ten
12          
(8)Wisconsin              Big Ten 


even after facing that murderer's row of competition (123 of 130 in strength of schedule), minnesota ranks 31st in points per game, 68th in points allowed per game, and 70th in simple rating system.

the box score from their win over georgia southern is a modern marvel:

GASO
First Downs 12 
Rush
-Yds-TDs 33-123-
Cmp
-Att-Yd-TD-INT 5-9-75-0-
Total Yards 198 
Turnovers 2
Penalties
-Yards 10-64


MINN
First Downs 22
Rush
-Yds-TDs 48-93-2
Cmp
-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-31-289-3-1
Total Yards 382
Turnovers 2
Penalties
-Yards 4-45 




in closing:
any coach who votes for minnesota should be given a 5-year show-cause penalty by the NCAA.
   96. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 10, 2019 at 11:16 PM (#5889189)
Cuse down six with the ball at the 22. 1:54 to go. Announcer possibly drunk.
   97. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 10, 2019 at 11:35 PM (#5889191)
Cuse couldn't close, although the refs missed what I thought was a pretty obvious personal foul.
   98. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 11, 2019 at 11:25 PM (#5889659)
UVA #20?? I'm not sure I've EVER seen a worse offense than they showed tonite. That last drive was pathetic
   99. CFBF's Overflowing Pathos Posted: October 12, 2019 at 11:43 AM (#5889707)
LSU's guest picker for Gameday is John Goodman? Dammit, that's pretty cool.
   100. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: October 12, 2019 at 12:11 PM (#5889709)
I obviously haven't caught the first few minutes of any Fox early broadcast, as I did not learn until seeing several minutes of spillover into what was supposed to be Oklahoma-Texas that there's an off-brand Gameday with Leinart, Bush, Quinn and Meyer.
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