Your Friday Night Football Open Thread

By 11W Staff on August 31, 2012 at 6:30p
397 Comments
SOMEONE'S GRUMPY (ALWAYS)

It wasn't easy—actually, it was pretty torturous to watch—but Minnesota staked the conference to a 1-0 start with their triple overtime win against UNLV in Las Vegas last night. Can the Spartans move the mark to 2-0 with a win over #23 Boise State?

Time GAME TV INTERNET FAVORITE
7:00pm Villanova at Temple   ESPN3  
7:30pm North Carolina State vs Tennessee ESPNU WatchESPN TENN (-3.5)
8:00pm #23 Boise State at #13 Michigan State ESPN WatchESPN MSU (-7.5)
8:00pm Wagner at Florida Atlantic   ESPN3  
10:00pm San Jose State at #21 Stanford Pac-12 Network Pac-12 NOW STAN (-24.5)

 

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

NC State vs Tennessee - both teams are wearing their home jerseys.  Interesting.

Class of 2010.

Kennywayne34's picture

Who are these prankster announcers. Gotta be kidding. MSU lookin beasty

 

hail2victors9's picture

Agreed.  I especially liked the comments with 1:45 left in the first half when Boise got the ball on their 40 and the announcer acting like they should take a knee and head into the locker room. (of course a turnover made him seem like a genious, but seriously)

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
~Bo Schembechler

Bucksfan's picture

Sparty's D looking mighty fine on that first series.

William's picture

They're blowing by Boise's O-line. If MSU's offense is competent at all, this could get ugly. 

William's picture

Bell channeling his inner Chris Wells.

Bucksfan's picture

Boise State looks like a WAC team.

Bucksfan's picture

In those 2 series, Michigan State showed that it is better than South Carolina.  End of story.

Buckeyejason's picture

How many times is that announcer going to say every players height and weight..my god!
Sparty road grading cats!

BUCKEYES BABY!

schooey's picture

I root for all opponents to win when they don't play OSU, even Fichigan. 

Buckeyejason's picture

What a bad habit lol

BUCKEYES BABY!

AC1972's picture

Damn. Hold on to the ball, son!

William's picture

Giving friends shit about NC State, Hell yes..

Kennywayne34's picture

What is he 115 lbs. LOL

 

Kennywayne34's picture

Cheerleader smash!!!!!!!!!! Smashley Ashley

 

Bucksfan's picture

"Cute cheeleader gets pummeled by Boise receiver - erupts in laughing fit.  More at 11"

schooey's picture

Did anyone see that 2 sec shot of some Boise coach jacking-up a player by his pads on the sideline after that interception (for throwing the ball maybe?) Looks like he had his fist to his face. Anybody got rewind? 

Kennywayne34's picture

I caught that. 

 

Bucks43201's picture

yes! I saw that --- #40 was getting a close-up verbal from that coach. I wonder what he did or said.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

schooey's picture

I'm not convinced the cheerleader was laughing. 

Buckeyejason's picture

Keep it close till the end Boise!

BUCKEYES BABY!

William's picture

Not gonna happen.

Buckeyejason's picture

And if it does?

BUCKEYES BABY!

William's picture

I just don't see it happening. Boise has a new QB, and MSU's D-line has looked stellar. PLus Le'veon Bell is a baller.

Buckeyejason's picture

I agree on your last points, but this is college football..crazy shit always happens lol

BUCKEYES BABY!

rdubs's picture

Ballsy...but when it works you're a genius.  

Buckeyejason's picture

Bell's a beast...

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bucksfan's picture

Lavean Bell doing the hard work tonight.  Gonna be tough to defend that.

AC1972's picture

Is it me or does msu look a bit walrusbally?
 

LadyBuck's picture

I wish it were just you. This is like Dantonio soaked in the essessence of Walrusball -QB and all.

buckeyedude's picture

EXACTLY what I was thinking, watching the first half of the MSU game. Walrusball. Thank God we have a real coach and a real offense!

 
 

Buckeyejason's picture

Sparty doesn't have the high powered offense to pound Boise

BUCKEYES BABY!

AC1972's picture

UCF will be a good tune up for MSU.  Run, run, run

UpNorthBuckeye's picture

Bell is MSUs only offense 

"Love my State, hate the football"

Buckeyejason's picture

Those guys with the blue hair..#fail

BUCKEYES BABY!

schooey's picture

All they got is trick plays and that can't last for too long. 

Bucksfan's picture

J'mon, Sparty!  Clamp down on these puny men.

schooey's picture

Sparty has a nice defense but I think Miller can out game them. 

William's picture

If our O-line can handle their D-line, I'd agree.

William's picture

Boise guy was just decleated, man.. BS penalty too

rdubs's picture

penalty was for roughing the passer that was a good call, Gholston took three steps after the pass (although I don't think he ever saw the ball).

schooey's picture

These announcers are full fo shit. So basically, they don't want anyone to get hit across the middle. 

Kennywayne34's picture

That hit is NOT DIRTY. SoOOoooooooooOOOOo Fng sick of this pu##y stuf with football now. 

 

Buckeyejason's picture

There goes your chance Boise...

BUCKEYES BABY!

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Fluke INT, one drive by Boise, and dirty Sparty being dirty Sparty. Everything was lined up for Boise to tie the game "against the run of play," but that INT by MSU kinda restored order.
I expect MSU to open up a bit now. 
 

Bucksfan's picture

Fluke?  Thought it was a pretty good reaction.

Kennywayne34's picture

How much does Bell weigh?  Not sure if they covered that yet. 
#eyesrolling

 

LadyBuck's picture

So, I've just tuned in. What have I missed?

Buckeyejason's picture

Sparty's QB is Boeckman'ish 

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

Are you sure he's not Bauserman-like?

William's picture

Boeckman was actually decent. This Maxwell cat blows.

Buckeyejason's picture

I know I think I was being to Kind.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Yeaaaaaaa babyyyyy

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bucksfan's picture

Ugh oh.  Sparty being sparty?

Kennywayne34's picture

Announcer on right= baby face Nelson circa 1923

 

schooey's picture

Rotton luck that. But Maxwell is unimpressive so far. 

rdubs's picture

I guess that is what happens when both teams have new QBs

Buckeyejason's picture

We'll take your pick and get 6 with it!

BUCKEYES BABY!

UpNorthBuckeye's picture

Boise must be practicing the tip drill in practice quite a bit

"Love my State, hate the football"

703Buckeye's picture

Gotta feel for that Michigan State D, they're playing against Boise St. and the MSU O.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

LadyBuck's picture

You mean like us last year? I have no sympathy for them since they had none for us. 

Buckeyejason's picture

+1,0000000000

BUCKEYES BABY!

703Buckeye's picture

They're a football team, of couse they don't have sympathy. However, having been in the exact position the MSU D is in, I feel for them.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

LadyBuck's picture

So, can Sparty knock off either Nebraska or scUM like this? I say no.

Buckeyejason's picture

Boise never seems to amaze me..I know it's early but they seem to hang with everybody.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bucksfan's picture

Sparty needs a big play.  Can't keep Dave-ing it and expect to win.

rdubs's picture

what's funny is that I disagree, they keep on getting into trouble when they don't run Dave.  I would just pound them into oblivion.  Eventually a play action will be open.

Bucksfan's picture

Well, problem is they're not even trying play action.  They've been running on all 3 downs.

LadyBuck's picture

You mean, they're not allowed to keep calm and run Dave? That's not a successful offensive scheme?

Buckeyejason's picture

That's all they have

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

That's better than 3rd and 11.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

MSU's power rushing game has been fine. They've thrown two INTs and are now flustered.

Buckeyejason's picture

LOL @ Sparty

BUCKEYES BABY!

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Dumb Sparty, dirty Sparty!

Buckeyejason's picture

LOL again @ Sparty

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

This is underwhelming. 

Sgt. Elias's picture

so much SPARTYNO! going on. 

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

LadyBuck's picture

+1
Their defense looks like it will be just fine. 

Buckeyejason's picture

God this slow, small, not good Boise team is giving me a Woody!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bucksfan's picture

This is one of the few national games against a ranked opponent for the B1G.  Needed to make a positive statement.  This isn't what we needed so far.

LadyBuck's picture

Agreed. I hope that they pull it out, but with the way they're playing right now, that is doubtful.

Buckeyejason's picture

Forget all this conference unity..they're all OSU's rivals if you ask me.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bucksfan's picture

It's not a matter of conference unity.  It's just a fact.  And I didn't ask you.

Buckeyejason's picture

What's the fact?

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bucksfan's picture

This is one of the few national games against a ranked opponent for the B1G.  Needed to make a positive statement.  This isn't what we needed so far.

Try to keep up.

Buckeyejason's picture
 

It's not a matter of conference unity.  It's just a fact.  And I'm an A-hole.
 
Fixed.

BUCKSFAN ON 31 AUGUST 2012 - 9:23PM #
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

BUCKEYES BABY!

703Buckeye's picture

So, you'd rather the B1G continue to look like crap on national TV?

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Buckeyejason's picture

I don't really care to be honest..unless they're playing in bowl games. OSU takes care of business each year it wont matter what the conference foes do.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Great response.

BUCKEYES BABY!

703Buckeye's picture

It does matter. If the B1G continues to play like crap against highly-ranked OOC teams, their conference strength take a hit. In the new playoff system, conference strength will play a big factor. Also, conference-foe losses can effect OSU's strength of schedule, which matters even more.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Buckeyejason's picture

Ok, but me rooting for Boise isn't going to make or break anything.

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

It's not about unity, it's about national perspective. If sparty does well, and then we beat them, it makes us look like the better team to pundits and recruits. 

schooey's picture

Exactly. Why can't some people get that? 

Buckeyejason's picture

Was the conference great when we were playing in national titles and bringing in top 5 classes in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012? I don't think it was.

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

We had a stock of tradition and star-power (as far as 2012's class is concerned). That has mostly run out. Who do people want to play for? Who's won the most recently? I'll tell you it hasn't been us. Last year wasn't just painful to watch. 

William's picture

MSU should be running off-tackle on every single play.

Buckeyejason's picture

Does Sparty have one good defensive player in the NFL? Can't think of any.

BUCKEYES BABY!

schooey's picture

Well, Sparty falling apart. LOL But I still think that Boise can't hang size wise. Where is Gholston? must be getting double teamed. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Also, the whiney grumpy coach is getting outcoached by Peterson right now.

rdubs's picture

I wonder which walkon gets sacrificed at half.

Buckeyejason's picture

I don't think it's a size competition..getting out played!

BUCKEYES BABY!

schooey's picture

Two tipped picks hardlly counts as getting outplayed. 

rdubs's picture

This helmet rule creates some interesting situations.... fake??

LadyBuck's picture

Their stadium is very small in person.

Bucksfan's picture

Oh my God.  MSU audibled into a 5-wide, and Boise knew exactly what was coming in the blocking scheme.  Holy shit.  Sparty has no chance on offense.

Bucksfan's picture

Pshhh...as soon as I hit enter, Bell rips his biggest run of the night.  fml.

William's picture

This game is mind-boggling. I wouldn't let Maxwell throw another pass this half. But dear God, Boise just read that Dave perfectly 

rdubs's picture

LG missed his assignment went outside and doubled the lineman, left the LBer untouched... Also why do they ever pass?

Bucksfan's picture

Because eventually you find youself in a 3rd and short, and the backside pressure destroys your soul.  Then you go for it on 4th with another run and get stuffed.

rdubs's picture

I guess, so but it's still better than a pick 6...

Run_Fido_Run's picture

MSU over 100 yards on the ground, 5.5 per rush.
Meanwhile, 4.1 yds per pass and 2 INTs.

Buckeyejason's picture

Sparty gettin blown up!

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

Dear lord, is this an offense from Sparty?
Edit: Spoke a moment too soon.

Buckeyejason's picture

Lmaoo..power football right there. BUT MSU IS SOO BIG!1!1!

BUCKEYES BABY!

William's picture

Bell must have cataracts, because he ran into about 5 people on that run. 

LadyBuck's picture

He's been running into people all night. Their kick returns are kind of horrific. "I can either go around people or through the defense. DEFENSE, BRING IT ON!"  #SpartyNo

cplunk's picture

I can call msu's plays before they run them. I kinda feel bad for their fans; they're experiencing what we went through on offense last year. Complete utter predictability.

William's picture

The MSU defense doing more work..

LadyBuck's picture

Well, they have a defense to fear if they don't die halfway through the season.

Sgt. Elias's picture

Spartyno! god throws them a bone

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Sparty couldn't have played a stupider, Spartier half and yet have a chance to take lead.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Nice play, maybe they can stop being sparty now and take advantage of it. C'mon Maxwell do something.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Shouldn't it be Spar-doh!

rdubs's picture

This reminds me of some recent ttun vs. domers games... both teams aren't good enough to win

LadyBuck's picture

I never thought I'd see another Bauserman-like QB in the Big Ten so soon. I flinch when he throws a pass.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I wouldn't go that far, he is actually completing passes from time to time.

 
Buckeyejason's picture

Boise's killing themselves!

BUCKEYES BABY!

William's picture

Both teams are. It's like no one wants to win.

LadyBuck's picture

This is a very maddening game. 

LadyBuck's picture

Do you think Sparty has a hail mary playbook? 

William's picture

No but they have an INT playbook.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

This game needs Vontaze Burfict to be playing in it.

schooey's picture

Maxwell sucks. Is he going to be their quarterback all season? 

LadyBuck's picture

Well, maybe their offense will be worse than ours last year. Imagine if we used Bauserman for the whole year. 

Buckeyejason's picture

That's not possible.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Run_Fido_Run's picture

How Sparty can you go?

Sgt. Elias's picture

....
 
 
 
(Maxwellno?)

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

LadyBuck's picture

More apt. Sparty's defense is practically swarming at times, their offense is less than prolific. 

buckeyemitchell's picture

any credibility sparty thought they had at the begining of the season is gone to me. its the sos same old sparty. i hope we embarass that joe bauserman they're calling a quarterback

William's picture

Well folks, South Carolina and MSU are the same team.

schooey's picture

SC has a better quarterback, and runningback. 

Buckeyejason's picture

I looked crazy picking Boise the other day..can't count  those smurfs out!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Matthew's picture

SPRTY PLZ
 

Class of 2010

Run_Fido_Run's picture

NC State big goal line stand, but under review.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Wow. Controversial non-reversal. Looked like it could have been called Tenn TD.

UpNorthBuckeye's picture

We all want/need Tenn to do horrible this year!

"Love my State, hate the football"

Sgt. Elias's picture


This game...

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

William's picture

Haha spitting up beer 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Not quite. Maxwell is incapable of accurately tossing a brick from 8 inches away into the mouth of that appliance.

LadyBuck's picture

I don't think anyone knows.

johnblairgobucks's picture

Sparty's QB is not very good.  Boise St's defense is underated, but Maxwell just looks like a fool. 

LadyBuck's picture

My question is whether it's Boise State's defense being underrated, Maxwell throwing bauser-bombs, or Sparty's O-Line not doing their job.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

At one point last year, MSU's OL lacked depth and was considered a makeshift group. Going into this year, they were supposedly a strength, but that puzzled me. I never really handicapped them, though.

LadyBuck's picture

That's what I thought. However, it looks like Boise State's DL is tearing them apart. Maybe it's more of a weakness than Sparty wanted to admit. Otherwise, I applaud Boise State's defense.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I really think it's more a coaching issue.  BSU D was off balance to start the game but MSU offense has done little to keep them that way.  Drives have been either all pass or all run.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

The pressure is fine.  Sparty QB has no idea how to figure it out before it happens.  His receivers are not helping.  Notice that Bell is going out wide a little too.  

LadyBuck's picture

I haven't noticed that, but I'll look out for it.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

It just happened on the last drive or so.  Bell is an absolute beast.  

LadyBuck's picture

He is a beast. Imagine him with a competent QB.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I think the QB is fine.  The last pick was behind, but the others were off the hands.  Once he gets his stuff chewed in the locker room, he should stop being a deer in headlights and start remembering his coaching.... look around, process, snap, trust the read.

Buckeyejason's picture

Someone on here was bragging that Maxwell was a former 4 star recruit and future star for Sparty..

BUCKEYES BABY!

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Sparty is what happens when you take a team with a talented, stud defense and an excellent power back but you give all the players and coaches on the team the brains of the Kent State punting team. 

William's picture

A fan just fell from the upper balcony in the Georgia Dome at the NC State/UT game. He fell 35 feet...

Run_Fido_Run's picture

First, hope he's okay.
Second, hope he doesn't reproduce.

William's picture

The idiot landed on someone when he fell. Fucking dumbasses this isn't Liverpool..

johnblairgobucks's picture

Imagine sitting in your seat, and having somebody land on you from a 35 foot fall.  Had to have felt like a 1,000lb weight.

schooey's picture

Yeah, imagine breaking the guy's fall, probably injured. 

William's picture

Oh they're supposedly both in the hospital. How that doesn't break someone's neck is beyond me.

Kennywayne34's picture

Why are UT receivers always so tall and lanky?

 

schooey's picture

They think people run like horses?

741's picture

If Little Brother is the best the B1G has to offer (as some have postulated) then the B1G sucks.

johnblairgobucks's picture

check that:
if the first half was Maxwell's best football, then Maxwell sucks.

741's picture

Maxwell is definitely not impressing me in a good way.

LadyBuck's picture

Three yard and a cloud of dust.

Buckeyejason's picture

How big is Dion Sims again mr announcer?

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Godawful commentating!!

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

Then mute it and put on some music or something.

Buckeyejason's picture

Thanks for the suggestions.

BUCKEYES BABY!

D-Day0043's picture

Maxwell reminds me of Bauserbombs..

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

Buckeyejason's picture

How big is Bell again? SHUT THE (censored) UP ALREADY!!!!!!!

BUCKEYES BABY!

schooey's picture

MSU is trying to throw again. 

rdubs's picture

Strange 3rd and 3 call imo... and payed for it with missed FG.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Yea.  why not keep the dink and doink and power run offense going?  Build the pass offense with simple stuff and keep the beast fed.

LadyBuck's picture

I like their defense.

Buckeyejason's picture

Why would you run right up the middle!?

BUCKEYES BABY!

johnblairgobucks's picture

haha Jason.  I know what you mean, with Sparty playcalls.  Also reminds me how many times I have said that same phrase watching OSU the past 10 years.

schooey's picture

Whats the vote on asymmetrical helmets? I'm not a fan. 

cplunk's picture

So, anybody still doubt that the Bucks can go 12-0 this year?
The B1G stinks. Really, really stinks. Michigan will get pounded tomorrow. PSU may lose to Ohio. Iowa is a potential upset (trust me) tomorrow. Minnesota barely beat UNLV.
The B1G is awful. Has been for awhile. It's been us and one other team (rotates) for years, and last year we were out of the picture. 

Buckeyejason's picture

It sucks every year..yet we don't go undefeated every year.

BUCKEYES BABY!

cplunk's picture

True enough. Just saying it is possible

Buckeyejason's picture

I'll be crossing my fingers!

BUCKEYES BABY!

onetwentyeight's picture

We haven't had #URBAN every year. 

rdubs's picture
LadyBuck's picture

You know, sometimes the experts get it wrong, too. This is definitely one of those cases.

Buckeyejason's picture

Blew Bell UP!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I would have been sitting on that too.... but how about that last play.  All Bell.

rdubs's picture

What I've always wondered is why RBs don't just throw that out of bounds when they see they are going to lose a bunch.

LadyBuck's picture

And that is teh beast being fed.

741's picture

God bless Le'Veon.

Buckeyejason's picture

Bad, bad Boise!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

MSU trying with the PA, QB needs to slow down.  Game is too fast for him right now.

johnblairgobucks's picture

Sparty needs to spend so serious money on an offensive co-ordinator for new ideas in the off-season.

Buckeyejason's picture

Haha WOW

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

That was almost an awesome play. Almost. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

QB makes the pass.  Sparty goes sparty

William's picture

Sparty gonna Sparty..

schooey's picture

I think MSU will be a little better than this later in the season... and they have had some bad luck too. But what are they going to do at QB? Bell is awsome but he can't be the entire offense. 

Buckeyejason's picture

Sparty goin to da Rose bowl. Derp

BUCKEYES BABY!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

QB just needs confidence.

Buckeyejason's picture

OPTIMISTIC BUCK... ON 31 AUGUST 2012 - 10:22PM #
QB just needs skill.

Fixed.
 
 

BUCKEYES BABY!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Kid is not bad.  You should watch him without being so biased. I can't fix that for you.

Buckeyejason's picture

LMAO what biased do I have..kid isn't that good.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Ok, I'll give in..he'll be a great one down the line. 

BUCKEYES BABY!

741's picture

Probability of Dantonio having a heart attack tonight: Moderate.

onetwentyeight's picture

TOO MUCH SPARTY-ING for one night. My head hurts. 

Buckeyejason's picture

Trick play it and end this mess Broncos!

BUCKEYES BABY!

schooey's picture

And even Gholston contributes to the muck up. Looking good at home Sparty. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

MSU D where they want to be

LadyBuck's picture

This is all too familiar. Competetitve defense, derp-tastic offense with a few spots of brilliance, resulting in total fustration.

Buckeyejason's picture

Sounds like BIg Ten foozeball!

BUCKEYES BABY!

741's picture

I may be smacking myself John L. Smith style pretty soon.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

and they can't hold.  It's BSUs game now.  MSU scrambling for the short stuff.

Buckeyejason's picture

Stupid, stupid Boise...

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

That was a good defensive possession as far as this game goes. Now, what can Maxwell do?

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

If they get pinned deep, the play calling needs to help.  BSU is sitting on run in the box and is fast enough to go to the hash marks on 1st.

Buckeyejason's picture

Now what can Maxwell do?

Derp.

BUCKEYES BABY!

741's picture

And that, gentlemen, is why Addidas should not be making football uniforms.

schooey's picture

I hear (saw) that. 

LadyBuck's picture

Who's uniform am I looking at? Both Boise and MSU are Nike schools.

741's picture

Nikki Minaj Addidas commercial during the tv time out... Horrific.

LadyBuck's picture

Oh, yeah, that was horrid. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

8 guys in box on 1st.  Got 3 there.

LadyBuck's picture

Nice throw, and even a better catch. You're right, Optimistic, I was probably being a bit harsh earlier. It' just that I'm having horrible flashbacks of the @Nebraska game.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

He's not great, but he's making decent throws other than the end of the half INT.  Still needs to learn how to handle pressure.  Needs a little play call help.  MSU getting outcoached on the offense vs BSU defense side.

Buckeyejason's picture

We all know Sparty is going to win this in the end.

BUCKEYES BABY!

schooey's picture

Well, they sure are going to stick with Maxwell's awsome arm. 

osubuckeye4life's picture

Sparty, you disappoint me. 

LadyBuck's picture

They're doing well for the moment.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Similar to the new helmet rule: when Denard loses a shoe, he should have to sit out a play.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Nice throw on 3rd and short.

William's picture

Man, Lippett sucks.

rdubs's picture

should have stuck with the single reverse...

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Why would you do that?  

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Because you're Sparty?

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

most appropriate answer.  You in Poly Sci graduate level?

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I'm a wannabe political scientist, but actually in another social science.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I thought you were going for poly sci.  but good for you whatever the call.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Unfortunately, I'm all over the board - have a hard time sticking to a discipline.
Are you in Poli Sci?

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

No. I'm not.  Not in Grad school yet?  You gotta pull that trigger.  If you don't you never will.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Yes, yes, so true. I completed my masters and work in a social science-related professional field, but am a closet wannabe scholar. Got into a PhD program a few years back, but had to hold off due to unexpected but happy life developments. At this point, of course, I'd definitely be on the older side of applicants.  

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I believe Aliyah said it best "Age ain't nothing but a number"

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Don't need trickery... need execution.

schooey's picture

UGLY! LOL I have not words. 

FROMTHE18's picture

depending on how OSU looks... the Michigan State game this year doesn't seem too daunting of a task... that game as well as the Wisco game seem to be the ones that the general public feels we lose or struggle with

cplunk's picture

Most dangerous game on the schedule is UCF

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Did you see the smile/smirk on Kellen Moore's face? It looked liked he was thinking, "We're playing a really f'n stupid team!"

William's picture

He has a punchable face.

Buckeyejason's picture

Do you?

BUCKEYES BABY!

William's picture

Wouldn't know. I'll have to ask someone.

Buckeyejason's picture

Good point

BUCKEYES BABY!

johnblairgobucks's picture

If history yeilds any clues, I guess I must have one.
I'm ok with that.

Buckeyejason's picture

Lmaoo + 10000

BUCKEYES BABY!

William's picture

That guy was wide open.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

More dropped pases.  Nice punt.  

Buckeyejason's picture

Nunses is the next Luck!1!1

BUCKEYES BABY!

schooey's picture

When MSU started down here they went sixty yards only to give it away on an interception. Let's see how Boise moves it. 

LadyBuck's picture

Well, at least Sparty can feel good about their defense. I can only imagine their messageboard meltdowns underway.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Good position for the MSU D. 3rd and long.

rdubs's picture

Johnny Adams with two big plays in a row, big 3rd down.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Good defensive series by Sparty. They need one big play in special teams or by Bell.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Big play would help.  Need to eliminate mistakes for a series.

johnblairgobucks's picture

Sparty should run some option, to get Bell on the edges.....not sure if Maxwell could handle tossing him the pitch... this reminds me alot of last year's OSU/MSU barn-burner.

Buckeyejason's picture

Can Sparty score again?

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

They are in good field position to do something. Hopefully, they can get the ball to Bell. He's been their best offensive player all night. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Sparty just needs to go out and execute.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Bell is about to score a TD. I feel it.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

OKay, so I was sorta right in a delayed way.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

WOW.  BSU outgained by MSU 2:1.  Sparty on.

LadyBuck's picture

Doesn't it feel like it's the opposite, though? 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Maybe, if you counts head-bangs on walls.

Buckeyejason's picture

Guys, SIMS IS 6'6 280!!!

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

It seems like Maxwell is starting to settle down a bit. Maybe they can pull this off. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Starting to get confidence with the short throws.  

Buckeyejason's picture

Sparty will punch it in. Boise won't score again..game over.

BUCKEYES BABY!

steensn's picture

Dantonio looks like he is going to murder someone.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

He's been trying to murder his team all game and hasn't succeeded yet.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Sims and Bell are the two good players on offense. 

rdubs's picture

Jake Ballard flashback

LadyBuck's picture

Excellent pass and great catch! Good job Sparty.

Buckeyejason's picture

SIMS IS 6'7" 290!!!!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Keep working the TE and RB flat routes.

William's picture

Bell is a baller.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Sparty beast in the end zone.

steensn's picture

Boise is not a good team compared to years past. MSU is playing like chumps keeping them in the game.

LadyBuck's picture

And we know that the Sparty D is going to be rested. Good charge down the field for Sparty.

rdubs's picture

4 point lead is the worst one in football, but Boise hasn't moved it all night.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

You prefer the 1 pt lead to the 4 pt lead? Sorry, I am a smart ass.

rdubs's picture

I suppose 2 or 1 is bad too, but I still think that it is hard to stop people 4 times in a row.  I'd take my chances with a FG.
I guess what I am saying is that I'd be tempted not to kick the extra point and just stay at 3, at least then you'll just go to overtime.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I know what you were saying - I was being a smary pants. In soccer, they say the most dangerous lead is 2 goals. Obviously, 2 is better than 1, but teams tend to let their guards down a bit. The 4-pt lead gives defenses a little false sense of security because they don't have to worry - at least not if it's toward the end of the game - about giving up a FG. So, you actually make a good point.

Buckeyejason's picture

Let's give Bell 50 carries in the first game of the season.

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

Tell me he didn't earn them.

Jeremy91's picture

Bell has 41 touches... holy crap

"Do not pray for an easy life. Rather, pray for the the strength to endure a difficult one" - Bruce Lee

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

He's going to need 60 for a Sparty W.

johnblairgobucks's picture

Bell may be the first RB in college football history to have 600 carries in a season.

schooey's picture

Sims size is important because that was still not a great pass and nobody else could have caught it. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Sparty crowd has awoken.

steensn's picture

If MSU wins, unless Denard leads some crazy high scoring win over Alabama, I'm thinking Bell is offensive player of the week.

LadyBuck's picture

Probably, but I like to think that if one of our bucks explodes tomorrow, they can contend for the award for it. However, Bell has it right now.

schooey's picture

Or Lattimore. I don't know the stats. 

LadyBuck's picture

Who's favored to win the Northwestern v. Syracuse game? 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

i see pickem and like NW

LadyBuck's picture

Thanks. I've always had a soft spot for NW.

schooey's picture

Don't know but I think it should be interesting. I'll try to squeeze it in during commercial breaks. 

DetroitBuckeye's picture

You have to look back to the ball denard, he is a good corner though and should make up for his mistake.

 
Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Not sure about the PI.  contact all the way by BSU.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Agreed, he stopped up and as of a result the msu guy ran into him.

 
Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

If no contact then yes PI, but BSU guy maintained the contact the whole time only to overrun ball and stop to draw defensive-looking contact.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Dantonio not convinced that he was responsible for destroying Javon Ringer. Retesting the theory on LeVeon Bell. 

William's picture

Hahaha this so much. 

schooey's picture

Astute, but you see that all time. In the end, they just go with who they got. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Peterson is a good coach.

Buckeyejason's picture

RUN_FIDO_RUN ON 31 AUGUST 2012 - 11:03PM #
Peterson is a great coach.

Fixed.

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

Why is Boise State trying to do all these flashes and flourishes? Just get a freaking first down. There's 7 minutes in the game, they have the time to march down, as long as they do it deliberately. Right now, they're going to let Sparty's offense go for another long, frustating, possesion. 

rdubs's picture

well if he was accurate they would have scored.  Dennard keeps getting burned badly.

LadyBuck's picture

I just think it's stupid. You want to win, then do work and keep it simple. Leave the flourishes for when you need them or when you can afford to play around like that. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I agree! What Peterson spotted was obviously a vulnerability, as all three attempts were dangerous to MSU. You can't say because they just missed on connecting that the vulnerability wasn't there. I can promise you MSU's D coord's heart skipped a few beats on those pass attempts.

schooey's picture

Yeah, it's like both teams lack confidence at this point. 

LadyBuck's picture

I think Sparty was confident about their D, and they know they can milk the clock. Boise was trying too hard to look pretty, and it may lose them the game. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Challenge the slide spot

rdubs's picture

It's where the football is when you start your slide, which is always well behind where it looks live on TV

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

So we agree?  MSU should have challenged that?  

rdubs's picture

yeah, sorry, I was thinking of a different one I think... at this point, it doensn't matter much.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Not time for clock running.  Need points now.

LadyBuck's picture

I like to think they're attempting to multi-task.

LadyBuck's picture

With Bell, all thinks are possible -even for Sparty.

Buckeyejason's picture

Well, Boise fought hard. Good win Sparty! 
It was fun y'all 

BUCKEYES BABY!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Do you count last years Wisc game a L?

LadyBuck's picture

Let him go and enjoy the rest of the game. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Maxwell settled down in the 2H and Sims is a beast.

schooey's picture

Sims is a big dude. They just fell off of him. Which Buckeye is going to mess him up? 

LadyBuck's picture

I'm voting Shazier. 

schooey's picture

Hmmm. I hope so but Sims looks like Shazier better hit him just right if that is going to happen. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Shazier could hit 'em in the solar plexus.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

QB won't have time to check down to him?

schooey's picture

Ah, yep that is the way it should go. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

The beast is tired.  Did you see the dead leg cut?

Buckeyejason's picture

One last thing...
Bell should be nice and banged up by the time we get to him.

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

They still aren't clear yet. Wasn't it this time in the wisky game last year that Wisky got a TD?

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

That was precisely my implication.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Although Sparty TD = 2 possesion game.

LadyBuck's picture

I know. That game was something else. A night game, too.

Jeremy91's picture

Bell is a freakin' stud.

"Do not pray for an easy life. Rather, pray for the the strength to endure a difficult one" - Bruce Lee

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Bell has 73 carries in the game.

schooey's picture

Boise played well, just outsized in the end. MSU did not prove much, except that their defense is  OK. Bell is good etc. Boise vs. BYU should be interesting, but I'm glad the B10 is past them. Provided this ends as it appears to be ending. 
Sparty and Minnisota did their part so far, ugly as it was. 

LadyBuck's picture

An ugly win is better than no win at all.

LadyBuck's picture

If he's beat up by the time we see him, it's well deserved. I can see why Bell is a black horse for the Heisman this year. 

LadyBuck's picture

Pretty sure that's what I heard, though I could be wrong.

The Vest-er's picture

60 touches a game: black and blue horse for the heisman.

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Carlos Hyde is watching Bell get 45 carries and thinking, "this is bullshit! If I get 18 carries, I'll be lucky!"

osubuckeye4life's picture

The amount of carries Bell has had so far in the game reminds of Ringer a few years ago. During that MSU vs TTUN game a few years ago I think Ringer had like 50+ carries!
 
Congrats Sparty!

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Any more football on tonight? Sunbelt? Sky conference?

schooey's picture

Stanford is still on. I have it on Pac12HD. Did not know I had that lol. 
As much as I hate Time Warner I can't complain about the football I get. 

LadyBuck's picture

Good game everyone! I'll be a bit late tomorrow, but a big O-H for tomorrow!
Congrats Sparty!

johnblairgobucks's picture

Yep.... Let's Go Buckeyes!!! 
It's like Christmas Eve when I was a child.
Except tomorrow, I wake up eager to see what Urban has brought us.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Nite Ladybuck I-O!
 
 

schooey's picture

Stanford is not looking too great on defense. 

schooey's picture

If Stanford wants to stay ranked, they better win this game. Boise should fall out of the top 25, yes or no? 

O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Less than 12 hours

schooey's picture

I should go to bed but I really want to see Stanford lose first. Don't know why either, as we should probably want them to win. They just deserve it. Also I think that tomorrow will be a walk in the park for OSU and Bama. Northwestern at Syracuse and Ohio at PSU should both be more interesting I hope. Also, Clemson and Auburn. I do not want an "interesting" OSU game tomorrow. 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Well done Sparty.  But I think they showed how you beat them.  Stop Le'Veon Bell, you stop MSU's offense.  They did have a lot of turnovers, though, which is correctable.

Class of 2010.

schooey's picture

It is only 55 degrees F in Stanford. 

William's picture

Didn't Mark Twain say something along the lines of "The coldest winter I ever experienced was a San Francisco summer"?

btalbert25's picture

I watched that game last night and saw 2 not very good teams on the field.  Boise had to replace too much and honestly, they just aren't that good.  MSU's D looked good, but it was against Boise's bad offense.  I don't think Sparty wins their division in the B1G this year.