Your Early Games Open Thread

By 11W Staff on November 3, 2012 at 11:30a
45 Comments

KILL FACE

The Golden Gophers throttled Purdue last weekend, jumping out to a 34-7 halftime lead. Is TCF Bank Stadium becoming a tough place to play? Not likely, but let's hope it's imposing for today at least.

Time GAME TV INTERNET FAVORITE
12:00pm Michigan at Minnesota BTN BTN2GO MICH (-12½)
12:00pm Missouri at #7 Florida ESPN2 WatchESPN UF (-16)
12:00pm #14 Oklahoma at Iowa State ABC ESPN3 OK (-10½)
12:00pm Temple at #12 Louisville ABC ESPN3 LOU (-13)
12:00pm #16 Texas A&M at #17 Mississippi State ESPN WatchESPN A&M (-7)
3:00pm TCU at West #23 Virginia FOX   WVU (-6½)

 

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dbit's picture

Supposedly Devin Gardner is taking the majority of the first team warmup snaps at QB, not Denard.

RBuck's picture

Saw a tweet earlier that he was really "laboring" throwing in warm-ups.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

45has2's picture

Jabba The Hoke is a joke. He has been trying to make DeTard a pocket passer. Can't Tie His Shoelaces is not and never will be a pocket passer. Great coaches adpapt to the players they have. Woody promised Arthur he would throw the ball around the yard. And he did. Urb has made and is making changes in his offensive scheme to fit the talent he has. Bottom line: If Joe Willy in his prime is the Weasel QB on November 24 Urb will still out coach The Hoke. Urb was 14-1 against his SEC rivals.

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BuckeyeinAnnArbor's picture

Even if Denard doesn't play, I have a hard time seeing Minnesota winning this game.

cplunk's picture

Really? I actually think Minnie could win even if Denard does play.
 

cplunk's picture

Or I could be totally wrong......

rdubs's picture

Even if he was okay to play I'd be tempted to hold him out because they should be okay against Minnesota regardless.

jfunk's picture

Fellas and ladies, I need some help here. AFN in their infinite wisdom has chosen not to show the Ohio State game tonight. In fact to my knowledge they haven't shown a single Ohio State game all year. Anyone know any relatively reasonable streams I could tune in to? Does ESPN live stream the game??? I know they block it outside the US but I'm pretty sure I can get around that. I'm desperate here and willing to try anything.

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grcunning's picture

I watched OSU-CAL on firtsrowsports...It wasn't HD, but it looked pretty good.

rdubs's picture

Agreed, without BTN here in Bmore, I have used it for many games including ttun/Minnesota right now.  But I'll be that ESPN will show it online too.

Bucks43201's picture

I just turned on the tv & nearly threw up in my mouth --- ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, & ESPN-Plus all SEC games.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

So did I. I'm starting to associate dry heaves with the SEC (and ESPN for that matter).

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

WC Buckeye's picture

Didja notice how the GD staff didn't have the OSU game in their "pick 'em" section to close the segment? Also note that when the UI-OSU score block rolls through the ticker, we have no ranking? This has nothing to do with BCS rankings, either - check out lower-ranked teams to confirm this.
 
The WWL is trying to head off a split vote for NC, folks, plain and simple. Whether or not we believe we belong in the conversation - and most would rightly argue that we don't, even after we run the table - seeing this bullshit spinning from these bastards is too much to take. It is all the proof anyone should need that this is a shill hack network for the SEC.

"You might outsmart me, but you'll never outwork me"

rdubs's picture

Our game is not a very big one and there isn't much to pick so understandable that they wouldn't include it.  Also they have been pretty consistent with using BCS standings for the rankings next to teams, not sure which lower ranked teams you are referring to, but everything I have seen has been BCS.

cplunk's picture

I'm not big on the whole ESPN bias thing, but I will say that ESPN did include USC in their pick'ems during USC's punishment and has left OSU out every week.
that said, there is no way we're getting an AP title. We would have had to road grade all our opponents and we just haven't.
I can't say I care much about an AP title anyway. I want these seniors to go out without losing a game their senior season and I want recruits to see what Urban is cooking up for the future. 

WC Buckeye's picture

LA Tech? Really? If they just want to show relevant rankings, why not only show the top 10 BCS teams, then?
As far as who the WWL chooses to pick is concerned: PSU-Purdue is more relevant? Not.

"You might outsmart me, but you'll never outwork me"

AngryWoody's picture

Minnesota's young qb has been impressive. I hope he can do some damage today.

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wibuckeye's picture

Hoke wants the jug because that's where he keeps his daily gravy serving.

WIBUCKEYE

AngryWoody's picture

How many times does Minnesota have to start their drives almost in fg range to score?

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BeijingBucks's picture

such a pleasure to see UM losing already...

and the Blowverines just look slow without the sept. heisman behind center

jfunk's picture

Hoke's already starting to make that face Flounder did right before he up-chucked in Dean Wormer's office.

BTW, grcunning, thanks for the advice. May many upvotes rain upon you this day. 

Scotch: It may be too early to drink it, yes; but people it is never to early to think about it.

AngryWoody's picture

You have to be kidding me....If you are watching the Minnesota Michigan game then you know why i'm saying that.

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rdubs's picture

Gardner just did his best Braxton impression

Idaho Helga's picture

Just checked in on the TTSUN game.  We're gonna kill them in 3 weeks.  Minny?  Really?

rdubs's picture

Well they are playing without their best player who will likely be back by the time they play us.

Idaho Helga's picture

True, but Minny should have more points on them yet they are inept and scUMs special teams suck too.  Also, that TD is the first passing one for scUM in 9 quarters.  Nope, I think we'll kill them.

KBonay's picture

It's not just ESPN. Other networks use the BCS rankings on their scrolling scores. Before BCS came out, OSU was on bottom line since they used AP before release of BCS. 

AngryWoody's picture

Michigan's back up qb has just completed 6 passes in a row which tops Denards total this year.

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BeijingBucks's picture

well for the record that TD pass was a prayer heave after a 12 second effort. any D Line that gives that much time to the QB deserves whatever they get.

And the vaunted Mich D does not like the triple option!

tampa buckeye's picture

If we don't blow out michigan this year we suck pretty bad.

M Man's picture

But you didn't blow out Michigan State.
I dont mind at all saying that the Buckeyes are playing the best football in the B1G right now; and it looks like a different Braxton Miller.  But you will need to play a very good football game to beat a Denard-equipped Michigan.  I think.  OSU does not suck.  You could lose to Michigan, finish 11-1, and you would not suck.

wibuckeye's picture

Home vs. Away?  Do you think that might change things?

WIBUCKEYE

M Man's picture

I wasn't predicting an outcome in Columbus.  Just responding to the proposal that OSU would "suck" if the Buckeyes failed to "blow out Michigan."  I just think more of the Buckeyes than that.

tampa buckeye's picture

I just think at home Ohio State should win big.  Michigan is still not anywhere near being "back" and Ohio state just has much more talent on both sides of the ball and special teams.

nickma71's picture

But you will need to play a very good football game to beat a Denard-equipped Michigan.

 
No they don't. Michigan will lose 4 regular season games and maybe 5. I had them dropping to your big daddy. Too bad they are as mediocre as they are this year. So my original prediction of 5 absolutely, and 6 possible losses won't happen. And when Mich draws SEC 3 or 4, that is another loss. And Ohio State beat a very enthusiastic Mich State team on the road without a passing game. Mich took them on when the wind was already out of the sails.

BeijingBucks's picture

One Band to rule them all... one band to bind them. AFter the Zelda horse all other halftime bands seem JV.

wmbuckeye557's picture

Round tree just threw the guy down and drew a defensive pass interference. 

wibuckeye's picture

Maybe scUM should make Denard the WR and Gardner the QB.
 

WIBUCKEYE

BUCKfutter's picture

someone needs to teach these scum-minny refs what PI is. couple major gifts to tsun

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

Bucksfan's picture

Brady Hoke ate Minnesota this morning.  This game is what crapped out the other end.

BeijingBucks's picture

if these refs call the Game... who knows what the final result will be.

I can't remember seeing so many PI calls... inconsistently

Bucksfan's picture

Beijing, this is one of my least-favorite B1G crews.

KBonay's picture

FYI. ESPN is rolling undefeated team updates on bottom line & include Buckeyes. 

BuckeyeW's picture

WOW Sparty just jobbed so badly. horrible, horrible pass interference call lets Nebraska win the game instead of playing for overtime. 
every single B1G officiating crew needs to go back to school for pass interference calls. there was at least one egregiously wrong call in every game today.

nickma71's picture

And I am pleased to see Alabama win. Two one loss SEC teams in Alabama and LSU is not what we want. Despite what KSU or ND thinks. Not that either can compete with Alabama. But Oregon can. And will.