Your Afternoon Football Open Thread

By 11W Staff on October 13, 2012 at 3:25p
82 Comments
Is Notre Dame for real?

 

Notre Dame gets Stanford, Alabama gives Missouri another welcome to the SEC and Tim Beckman brings his woeful Illini squad into Ann Arbor.

Time GAME TV INTERNET FAVORITE
3:30pm #1 Alabama at Missouri CBS   ALA (-22.5)
3:30pm #4 West Virginia at Texas Tech  ABC/ESPN (Map) WatchESPN WVU (-3.5)
3:30pm #17 Stanford at #7 Notre Dame NBC   ND (-7)
3:30pm #10 Oregon State at Brigham Young ABC ESPN3 BYU (-5.5)
3:30pm Fresno State at #25 Boise State NBCSN   BSU (-7)
3:30pm Illinois at Michigan ABC/ESPN (Map) WatchESPN UM (-25)
6:00pm #5 Florida at Vanderbilt ESPNU WatchESPN UF (-9)
7:00pm #12 USC at Washington FOX   USC (-13.5)

 

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poop's picture

Texas starting defense flew to Missouri and are now playing for the Tigers.

kr66osu's picture

I'm just going to watch Alabama for a bit to wash away all of the incompetence from that Iowa/MSU game

UrbanCulture's picture

Hopefully Illinois can put up a semblence of a fight vs scUM
 

KE's picture

Possibly a broken wrist for Dennard?

BuckGuy003's picture

Honestly, I want michigan to win every game this season for my own selfish reason...so when the bucks bring back down to earth we will be, without a doubt, The best team in the B1G. Cant wait for revenge.

dbit's picture

No call on the hold on that long TD pass for scum

kr66osu's picture

Why did Missouri join the SEC

BROSEPH's picture

Yeah I'm not sure how there wasn't a hold or block in the back on that long TD screen for Michigan

drumsontheside's picture

Red Raiders coming out strong against WVU

WB

Buckeye Chuck's picture

We get to see Geno Smith playing from behind today. This could be interesting.
Michigan-Illinois is going to be a ritual evisceration.

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poop's picture

ShaggyBevo in meltdown mode. Mack may want to get out of town for the week.

DarthSweaterVest's picture

They should be melting down.  With the talent they can pull in with no effort, they should never lose that badly.  Mack is finished.

poop's picture

Yep, I said earlier in the year that Texas isn't going to be elite again until Mack is out. Dude is out of his element.

DarthSweaterVest's picture

Always was but talent made up for it, but without the supernatural talent of Vince Young will never win the big one

KE's picture

It seems to be raining all over the world today.

kr66osu's picture

WVU just gave up a 2nd and 25
As expected their defense is clearly going to let them down some time this season

lljjgg's picture

I can't wait to see ND play a team w/a passing game (i.e. OU and USC later in the year). Even an ineffective Stanford offense has blown a lot of easy completions w/underthrows and drops, ND's front 7 looks human against a good Stanford OL thus far.

poop's picture

Wow annnnnnd Sparty decided to Sparty today.

partisan's picture

I bet sparty fires a coach over this one. Won't be the big dog though

Bucks43201's picture

clearly Kirk Ferentz used Jedi mind tricks to dupe Sparty into that INT
Geeeenius

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

rdubs's picture

Seeing Denard and Scheelhaase go down makes me thankful for one Kenny G

dja.ohio's picture

Beckman needed to go for it on 4th. It's not like the Illini have a realistic chance of winning a conference game this year.

BuckGuy003's picture

Im going to the illinois game since they usually put up a good fight but this year might be a snoozer. Even still you cant beat the energy in Columbus on gameday

Buckeye Chuck's picture

The West Virginia defense is really terrible, and they're not scoring enough today to compensate. 

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Kirk Herbstreit said it on GameDay this morning, and I think he was dead-on - West Virginia is like a basketball team that lives by the 3.  Sure, when that team is hitting their 3's, they're tough to beat.  But every now and then, a game comes along where they get cold from the field, and then what happens?  They usually get beat, unless they can find another way to win.  Live by the 3, die by the 3.  West Virginia lives and dies by their offense.  West Virginia's offense is amazing when it's clicking, but their defense is terrible.  When their offense struggles, it's become clear that their defense can't pick up the slack. 

Class of 2010.

VHX7's picture

That's a completely accurate comparison. Why everyone was impressed with their 70-63 win over Baylor was beyond me.

VHX7's picture

It truly is unbelievable how bad West Virginia's defense is. 438 total yards allowed. In the first half.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Tech up 35-7 on WVU.  Holy sh!t.

Class of 2010.

rdubs's picture

Stefon Diggs continues to be a stud, we could use him as a playmaker this year.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Has Dantonio ever beaten Ferentz as a head coach?

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

kr66osu's picture

WVU losing 35-7, I can't honestly say I'm very surprised
Their defense has been forshadowing this all season

One Bad Buckeye's picture

I REALLY want ND to lose.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

d.bradfordii's picture

Me too, I think they are way overated (just like scUM is, since when does a 3-2 team get in because they have good losses?).

DEB II

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Is there anyone who can beat Bama?  Yeesh, I'm kinda tired of them.  

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kr66osu's picture

Oregon is the only team with a chance
I still have no faith in South Carolina

cajunbuckeye's picture

Notre Dame implodes in the red zone

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

cajunbuckeye's picture

How far down the list will Texas and WV fall after their respective showings?

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cajunbuckeye's picture

WOW. Great grab for a Notre Dame score

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Question: Has anyone had any issues trying to watch a game on btn2go.com, not live?  I may not be able to watch it live, so will I have to watch it at midnight?  I noticed on the website some are not available until then.  Just wondering...

cajunbuckeye's picture

Damn it man. They took the WV game off the air down here. Just when I was sensing a comeback by the Mounties.

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d.bradfordii's picture

It's still 42-7 with under 7 minutes to go. If Geno Smith pulls this one out he wins the Heisman today!

DEB II

DallasTheologian's picture

That is a bs PF call. That was legit

VHX7's picture

Even in real time it didn't even look close to being helmet to helmet. That was a horrible call.

DallasTheologian's picture

Refs are giving ND this game.

steensn's picture

You had no idea they would be the deciding factor at the end either... hadn't even peaked when you posted!

dja.ohio's picture

WVU should have stuck around in the Big East for another year before making the jump to Big 12. 

nickma71's picture

I knew my WV ranking of 18 was correct about 30 minutes into the OU/Texas beating. That was before the TTU thrashing. Sweet.

Sgt. Elias's picture

This ND/Stanford game is legit. Good defense being played by both teams without making me want to die like the Sparty/Iowa paint-drying spectacular. I hope Stanford can pull this out, I like nerds that can ball.

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

d.bradfordii's picture

The refs are doing everything they can to keep ND undefeated...come on Stanford!

DEB II

Sgt. Elias's picture

Tommy Rees outta nowhere dammit. 

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

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Pretty good OT.  Notre Dame took a big loss on first play of OT and still scored.  Stanford hit for a big loss on their first play in OT and has so far recovered.  Heck of a game.

Class of 2010.

Sgt. Elias's picture

Wow.

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

Sgt. Elias's picture

That looks like a touchdown to me

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

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

That is a TD.  If ND wins, that's BS.

Class of 2010.

VHX7's picture

Oh boy here we go. To me, it is either a touchdown, or a fumble into the endzone recovered by Stanford.

Sgt. Elias's picture

Just has to cross the plain though

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

cajunbuckeye's picture

Touchdown Stanford

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NCBuck1's picture

Forward progress was stopped.  No TD.

VHX7's picture

Love the NBC commentators acting like it isn't completely obvious that it was a touchdown. That was clearly over the goaline before he lost it.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

ARE YOU SERIOUS!?!?!?  The refs really blew that one.  Paper win.  Asterisk.

Class of 2010.

Triv's picture

Wow that's just horrible

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

Sgt. Elias's picture

Whiskey...Tango...Foxtrot. Way to go zebras, smh.

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

KE's picture

Terrible call. Stanford was in.

VHX7's picture

Controversy or not, you cannot deny how good Notre Dame's defense is.
 
EDIT: Though now that I watch the replay a few more times, it was very clearly a touchdown. How can they rule forward progress if they didn't blow the whistle?

cajunbuckeye's picture

And I just puked in my mouth! Poor officiating!

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

dmurder's picture

Doesn't matter how good the defense was they clearly scored!!!!

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

741's picture

BULL SHIT. Touchdown, JESUS!

partisan's picture

He also scored on the 2nd and goal play too.  Stanford got hosed

VHX7's picture

No worries. I have a feeling the Irish will recieve a rude awakening when they travel to Norman in a couple of weeks.

Sgt. Elias's picture

Correct me if I'm wrong but unless they blew the play dead, that's a touchdown? And if they blew it dead due to foward progress being stopped the touchdown is not reviewable? I don't see what the refs saw. I hate seeing great games jobbed like this. 

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

VHX7's picture

I'm by no means an expert of all the technicalities in the rulebook, but I'm pretty sure that if the whistle was not blown, then that was a clear touchdown. Even if they think he fumbled before the ball crossed the goaline, then it was clearly recovered in the endzone by a Stanford player. What confused me is that they didn't explain their reasoning after the replay, they just said the play stands. Was he down? Did he fumble it?
Oh well.

Baroclinicity's picture

Don't the linesmen run in towards the center of the field after the play is blown dead?  If so, you can see the linesman on the side of the play running in far before the last surge where the ball crosses the plane.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

partisan's picture

I thought the ruling on the field was stopped forward progress, looked like the line judge blew the whistle and was running in from the sideline while Taylor was making his second effort.  That's not reviewable.  
 
But clearly thats the call they had to stand by because Taylor never hit the ground, and even if he didnt break the plane when he extended the ball, the fumble was recovered by Stanford in the end zone.  
 
So either they reviewed an unreviewable play, or were so incompetent they couldn't call the play correctly.

VHX7's picture

Yeah, nothing about it really made any sense. I didn't go back to see when the whistle was blown, I was just assuming that since they were reviewing the play that it must not have been. The review was BS, but honestly, I think most refs would have blown the whistle for stopped forward progress too.

highwire's picture

If Florida loses to Vandy I don't think Muschamp will be crowd surfing anytime soon.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Ref was quick to try and blow the whistle before the kid for Stanford scored.  It's a shame that home cooking from the refs costs Stanford a game that they should've had an opportunity to go win in a 2nd OT.

Class of 2010.

Sgt. Elias's picture

This really rustles my jimmies. WTH were they watching in the replay booth? GAH!

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

wmbuckeye557's picture

That's a touchdown!  I would take a fine if I was the coach. 

steensn's picture

Stanford <- Robbed...