Your Afternoon Games Open Thread

By 11W Staff on November 10, 2012 at 3:25p
181 Comments

Nick Saban and Johnny Manziel in No Country for Young Quarterbacks

Young Johnny Manziel makes his first trip to Tuscaloosa. Will he get processed?

Time GAME TV INTERNET FAVORITE
3:00 PM Arizona State at #21 USC PAC-12 Network PAC-12 Now USC (-10)
3:00 PM #13 Oregon State at #16 Stanford FOX   STAN (-5½)
3:30 PM Maryland at #10 Clemson ESPNU WatchESPN CLEM (-27½)
3:30 PM Minnesota at Illinois BTN BTN2GO MINN (-2½)
3:30 PM Penn State at #17 Nebraska ABC/ESPN2 (Map) WatchESPN NEB (-8½)
3:30 PM #15 Texas A&M at #1 Alabama CBS   BAMA (-15½)
3:30 PM West Virginia at Oklahoma State ABC/ESPN2 (Map) WatchESPN OKST (-7½)
3:30 PM Baylor at #14 Oklahoma     OKLA (-19½)
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O-H Kee Pa's picture

Dammit, I just want to go to sleep and wake up and have it be 11/17. This sucks; let's get this final stretch going.

Whosisbrew's picture

Florida scores on a blocked punt. Can nothing cool happen today?

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I saw that, couldn't believe it, They got handed the game.

 
MediBuck's picture

Is it too early to annoint Will Muskrat Les Milles 2.0?

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

Alhan's picture

Let's go AZ St, TA&M, and Nebby!

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Woah, look at Johnny football with that stiff arm that was NASTY.

 
poop's picture

Yes! Fuck you Saban!

poop's picture

I've never had a 2.5 hour boner before but I'm going to if A&M keeps putting it to the Sabans.

Pam's picture

If it lasts longer than that call your doctor. Or me

Alhan's picture

Yowza! Good call on the first part. No judgements here on the second!

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

Pam's picture

Looks like I might take the lead in helmet stickers with that one

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Alabama's secondary has been getting exposed lately...

 
Earle's picture

We may be seeing the Manziel Heisman coronation.

setman's picture

Now we know why Saban thinks spread offenses are unfair.  It has been nice to see A&M be able to compete this year in the big bad SEC.  I really hope they can continue this for the next few hours.

Earle's picture

Its actually the no-huddle he thinks is unfair. Plenty of spread in SEC

Braxton2Devin's picture

What a great day of CFB it would have been if NU had beaten scUM, UL-Lafayette had beaten UF, and Kansas had beaten Texas Tech. Would have been even better if FSU had lost to VT the other day. Oh well... GO AGGIES, BEAT BAMA!

Braxton2Devin's picture

Wow Manziel is legit. If he pulls off this upset, look for him to be right in the Heisman talk. Even if he doesn't win, he's still putting up some great numbers against this 'Bama defense, which could still get him in the top 5 watch list.

jkrk's picture

Jeez, he'll probably knock Braxton out of NYC.

wside buck's picture

Nick Saban is going to start whinning that Texas AM is going too fast. Its not fair!!

Powers's picture

Johnny Heisman
 

larzdapunk's picture

With OSU off, all I wanna do is root for chaos. 

#JOHNNYFOOBALL  !!!!!!!!!

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I can't believe what i'm seeing. lol

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Ok I say let Manziel go for the QB sneak on 3rd down. Don't go for it on 4th. Bama can stop you at the 1. Get what they give you when you play Bama. 17-0 is just fine.

Ohio1St81's picture

You just don't see the sneak as often as you should, to me it's a no-brainer when you have less than a yard to go, particularly when it's only 2nd down. 

poop's picture

He's in. They better reverse that.

wside buck's picture

Good explanation for the video review process. "You can't use logic"

Borrowed Time's picture

yeah when I heard that I was wondering why not? they're just trying to make it as unsubjective as possible, I think, but that's still pretty lame

Braxton2Devin's picture

I have no idea why, but I because of that missed PAT, Bama has the momentum now, and I feel like they are gonna come back and win this one now.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

There's a concerted effort to protect the SEC's higher-ranked teams this late in the season. The fact that they're at home is just a bonus. (Bama was victimized by this a few years ago when they blew that big lead against Auburn.) I won't be shocked if you're right.

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Earle's picture

I have a feeling that's gonna come back to haunt A&M.

BME_Buckeye's picture

UPSET ALERT 20-0

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

It's vewwy quiet in Bama.
And because I didn't get the chance to say it earlier: Northwestern sucks.

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Alhan's picture

If it can't be Braxton, then Manziel for Heisman baby!

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

Borrowed Time's picture

let's go A&M! expose this damn Bama team.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Off topic, but Wisky looked really good today, especially on the ground. Expect a hard one next week.

partisan's picture

Kind of scary to think of what A&M will look like in a few years when all that 5 star talent down there stops going to UT.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Also off topic, but Stefon Diggs is 2nd in the ACC in all-purpose yards. He would've been a beast at OSU.

Poe McKnoe's picture

Agreed.  Just saw this yesterday.

Ohio1St81's picture

Am I nuts or is there a distinctive stupid Alabama haircut? They all look like they have Lego hair. 

poop's picture

Will Muschamp has one. Maybe it's a southern thing?

Alice in Aggieland's picture

Apparently, these are known as "'Bama bangs." My officemate went to Georgia and was schooling me on SEC culture.

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

The cut I generally notice is about two inches above crossed eyes and six above an open-breathing mouth.

poop's picture

As long as Aggie keeps scoring we're good.

cplunk's picture

Between this team that was middle of te road in the Big Twelve last year playing Bama tough, ULL almos beatin Florida, and ULM earlier this year, it's almost like ranking so many SEC teams in the top ten was completely ridiculous and based on past years rather than this one.....weird......

Braxton2Devin's picture

Oh my god. That was a Braxton Miller-play right there by Manziel

wside buck's picture

These guys are in the zone!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

This has definitely not been the vintage Tide defense these last couple of weeks.

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Doc's picture

Thanks for nothing Nerds!  Go Aggies

"Say my name."

Braxton2Devin's picture

Daheck? Pass it on 3rd and 7

cplunk's picture

That giant sucking sound you hear is the sound of the big time recruits in Texas being sucked away from the Longhorns.
A+M was genius to move to the SEC. Only way they would ever have had a chance to get out of Texas's shadow.

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Was thinking the same thing.

MediBuck's picture

Agreed. At first, I thought it was a dumb move because they'd be cementing their role as SEC bottomfeeders, but then I realized that (1) they get paid more, (2) they get more TV coverage and default higher pre-season ranking due to being in the SEC, (3) they shuck the Texas' little brother image. At this point, the Texas recruits have two choices--play for A&M to go to the SEC or go to UT to play in the XII. Well played, R.B. Loftin, well played indeed.

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Remember when they were beating LSU and Florida? Lets wait for the 2nd half.

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wside buck's picture

Exactly. Last year their M.O. was to blow huge first half leads.

poop's picture

I'm afraid oversigning is eventually going to shift this in Alabama's favor. A&M just doesn't have the depth.

Alhan's picture

Not sure I agree with going for it on fourth and long at all.

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

BME_Buckeye's picture

In other news West Virginia is getting exposed by Oklahoma State. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I thought Baylor did that in Week 3.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

BME_Buckeye's picture

They did. Don't look now but if OSU wins, WVU will probably be on a 5 game losing streak with Oklahoma up next. Welcome to the Big 12. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Alhan's picture

Also, pretty obvious late slam of Manziel by a player on the sideline...hit him high then made no effort to keep him from dropping flat on his back. Classy.

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

wside buck's picture

Classic Big 12 defense by Texas A&M. Can't get away from their roots.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

So Bama's Oline is great because they get away with holding 90% of the time.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

So Bama's Oline is great because they get away with holding 90% of the time.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

poop's picture

That's why Wisconsin's line is always so good. Ridiculous.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Saban-Bot had a busy week and its circuits needed rest.

If it were a human that could feel emotion, it would apologize for the slow start, but it is a robot and does not feel emotion and therefore sees no reason to apologize. Its circuits are now well rested and Saban-Bot is ready for the second half.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

A list that doesn't mention Braxton. I'm SHOCKED!

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Son of a Vondruke's picture

I noticed that as well

Then I met some friends for a beer. We went to a Bodeans concert. And son of a Vondruke if I didn't leave him at the concert hall.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Manziel is averaging 7 yards a pass--and that's with just one incomplete pass. I think he needs to start running again to open some things up.

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cplunk's picture

Bama is a mess against up tempo. Oregon has got to feel good watching this game.

Borrowed Time's picture

hopefully this ends all the silly "can Bama beat a pro team?" discussions

J.Mo's picture

Is it just me or are these CBS announcers really rooting for 'Bama?

VHX7's picture

Nope. You could hear their dissappointment when A&M got those two favorable 3rd down spots.

gwalther's picture

Danielson seemed extremely pro bama until the end.

Class of 2008

rdubs's picture

A 6 point lead, the most dangerous one in football.  Also Martinez coughs it up, but their D steps up.  Come on Brasky!

VHX7's picture

McCarron: Heisman Contender. Seriously? He completes checkdown after checkdown and then misses wide open receivers like that. This is the second week in a row that he's been completely outplayed by the opposing team's QB. Swap him with Manziel and I have no arguments. That guy is legit.

wibuckeye's picture

Nice catch Swope.

WIBUCKEYE

Buckeye Chuck's picture

That missed FG is gonna be big.

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ih8rolltyde's picture

I'm gonna drive the 4 hrs north to beat up that missed xp when this game ends with a 1 pt roll tyde yall win.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

wibuckeye's picture

Time for McGloin to add to Pick Six University.  Just as good.

WIBUCKEYE

BME_Buckeye's picture

Fumbles by Bama and PSU.... Awesome. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I keep thinking that as long as it stays within one score, Bama is fated to win...but that's two straight drives where they've come up short.

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rdubs's picture

I love Coach Vrabel!

cplunk's picture

It is crazy how biased the announcers have been. 

rdubs's picture

Hey Northwestern!!  That is how you punt the ball to win the game!

Ohio1St81's picture

My timing is impeccable. I switch to Penn State/Nebraska and just miss a fumble, now under review, only to switch back to Alabama/A&M to see the Aggies start a possession just after a fumble.
Sean McDonough and Chris Spielman seem certain PSU's fumble came after breaking the plane, but the ball does appear to be coming out and since the original ruling was a fumble the benefit of the doubt goes Nebraska's way. It seems to have become a weekly ritual that this officiating pair questions calls that I am not sure sure are really that questionable. 

ih8rolltyde's picture

Classic.

That swopes kid is TOUGH

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Earle's picture

Give. Him. The. Heisman.
Now.

Buckeye06's picture

well...it's clear now that OSU couldn't play with A&M either haha

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Not sure if serious.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Buckeye06's picture

The haha didn't give away the sarcasm?  i was lambasted in the Oregon thread for saying OSU could play with these other teams.  I didn't say we'd win, but said we could play with anyone

ih8rolltyde's picture

*Swope

Manziel looks damn good for a frosh in a really tough environment.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

cplunk's picture

If A+M holds on, that whole "would a one loss SEC team get in over two or three undefeateds" question might not be a hypothetical.

wibuckeye's picture

McGloin does the safety dance.

WIBUCKEYE

rdubs's picture

BSD must be pooing themselves hardcore...

larzdapunk's picture

Like I said earlier this week: Why isn't Manziel in more Heisman conversations? 
Hoping in 8:31 he will be... 

Triv's picture

Question is did he bobble it. Toe came down first, rediculous that announcers are saying its out of bounds

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

J.Mo's picture

Columbia 'BamaBroadcast System. 

argyle182021's picture

Are toes enough?  Because his toe was in

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Penn State got screwed on that fumble.

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Alhan's picture

'Struth, but the intentional grounding was the correct call.

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

Alhan's picture

Apparently the Bama TA&M announcers don't realize that you don't have to have your whole foot in bounds as long as you touch in bounds first. Complete B.S. verification of the non interception.
#conspiracytokeepbama1

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

kevinfrenchfry's picture

WOWOWOW isn't this amazing no one here is talking about how basically a big 12 team is about to beat bama, and not exactly a nail biter either, and that it only makes the big ten look WORSE, i understand the whole root for the underdog but i think it only makes our conference look worse if the big 12 has teams that can run with these dogs, sorry for the pessimism but this isn't necessarily a great thing for the team this WHOLE BLOG is devoted to

Alhan's picture

We're going for maximum chaos. That and most people here hate Saban.
And the national impression of the B1G isn't really going to change based on the outcome of this game. The rest if the conference has done a bang up job of becoming the laughing stock all on their lonesome.

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

kevinfrenchfry's picture

yeah i dont think so either, but watching the game was thought provoking as an ohio state fan, as well as a fan of a B1G conference member, i cant beleive there aren't more ohio state fans that aren't thinking could we (or any other team in the b1g) be on the same field with bama this year, OR NEXT because i dont see a huge turnaround happening

VHX7's picture

Who. Cares. About. The. Rest. Of. The. Big. 10.
And besides that, the Big 10 has sunken so low this season that most people have forgotten we exist. I don't think many people are going to be thinking about the Big 10 when this game is over.
I cheer for Ohio State, not the Big 10. Now that a playoff is coming, how the rest of the Big 10 does with be as irrelevant as ever.

cplunk's picture

Exactly. F the B1G. Just win our games.

kevinfrenchfry's picture

ROFL you dont care how the rest of the b1g does? its bad enough we usually only have 3 formidable teams this year we have ONE, and we STILL dont know (and never will) how good this team really is because of their schedule, how to play to the level of their oppponent, and of course the bowl ban, you people need to understand the greater and greater impact, YEARLY, of strength of schedule

VHX7's picture

Referees hand Alabama the ball back of course. That was very obviously caught inbounds.

Triv's picture

A&Ms D is trying to keep Bama in this game

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

wibuckeye's picture

The BCS fix is in.

WIBUCKEYE

Triv's picture

Bama's to lose now

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

ih8rolltyde's picture

Gd mf'ing 4 letter words.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Alhan's picture

Great tackle on punt coverage.

#Bamatam

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

argyle182021's picture

After giving up a 50+ yd TD on the previous play, how do they let any receivers behind them?

wside buck's picture

Big 12 defense strikes again for A&M

rdubs's picture

I can't believe that A&M is letting these guys behind their safeties at will

wibuckeye's picture

The Ohio State University - 2012 Leaders Division Champions.  At least a share of the championship.

WIBUCKEYE

rdubs's picture

Urban gets his nice fat bonus!

wibuckeye's picture

Worth every penny.

WIBUCKEYE

wmbuckeye557's picture

The SEC is rigged. LOL. 

Triv's picture

Surprised to see Lacy back in. He looked way out of it after that hit

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

VHX7's picture

Texas A&M doing their usual choking. Nothing new here.
 

Kennywayne34's picture

Ohhh my gosh holding

 

wmbuckeye557's picture

There was the old lineman clip. 

Alhan's picture

Mfing INTERCEPTION!!!

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

VHX7's picture

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
AJ McCarron is a Heisman contender, they said! Alabama could beat an NFL team, they said!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!

wside buck's picture

Just hold on to the ball now A&M. Please

rdubs's picture

God exists, I have proof.  I used to be an atheist and not even those roaming Jehovah's Witnesses could sway me.  But Saban losing is all of the proof I need.

rdubs's picture

Yikes, I hope I didn't speak to soon.  I bailed on the NW game too....

rdubs's picture

They self-destructed!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!

Triv's picture

NW showed us earlier in the day that this game is still easily chokeable. I won't celebrate just yet.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

wibuckeye's picture

All hail aTm.

WIBUCKEYE

Buckeye Chuck's picture

WOOHOO
Bama can still get the ball back, but I can't believe they can hit a bomb on a fourth straight drive, and they will need one.

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Kennywayne34's picture

HANG ON TO THE FOOTBALL 

 

wmbuckeye557's picture

Any tears for this one. 

Alhan's picture

I'm sure McCarron will have a few win or lose.

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

ih8rolltyde's picture

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Same guy they overturned on the other pick.
plz hold on to the ball

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

wibuckeye's picture

Danielson about swallowed his tongue.

WIBUCKEYE

wmbuckeye557's picture

How do you not run Manzell?

ih8rolltyde's picture

Ugh. Shoulda got Manziel on the edge.

Plz, for the love of everything that is good, just block for your punter and kick it out of bounds.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Triv's picture

GAME OVER

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Can't believe Manziel handing it off was the best option there for A&M.
Bama needs a repeat of what Michigan did today, except they can't settle for the FG.

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Kennywayne34's picture

Yesssssssssssssssssssss

 

VHX7's picture

Offsides on Alabama to seal the game. Wow!

jkrk's picture

Loved Saban whining about that penalty. 

ih8rolltyde's picture

HAaaaahaaaaahaaaaaahaaaaaahahahahaha

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

onetwentyeight's picture

@CPLUNK WHERE ARE YOU WE CALLED THIS 

cplunk's picture

@Onetwentyeight
right here, my friend, right here. Oh so happy.

wmbuckeye557's picture

Wooooooohooooooooooo!

Alhan's picture

CBS announcers: "Important to note that even with a loss, Alabama can still make it to the Championship game."

#Nosecintitlethisyear

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

Tim's picture

I would love it if no SEC team made the championship game.  There might be a Civil War, but at least we could take a year off all the SEC talk.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

SEC-FREE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BABY

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rdubs's picture

And CBS is already lobbying for Alabama in the title game.

VHX7's picture

Amazing! They don't even talk about Texas A&M pulling the upset, they talk about the ways that Alabama can still get to the title. So freaking biased it's unbelieveable.

wmbuckeye557's picture

Sad Bama fans make me Happy. 

cplunk's picture

I'm a little surprised at how happy I am. Oh so very happy.

Buckeye06's picture

The SEC is far from out of the title game as of now.  If 2 of 3 of the remaining teams lose, the SEC is guarenteed the other spot.  Oregon still has Stanford, Oregon State, and either UCLA or USC again.  ND is still @USC and KSU still has texas

ih8rolltyde's picture

I'm so happy for their awful, terrible, obnoxious fans.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Buckeyeholicwompa's picture

Well I failed at posting a pic of McCarron crying

Buckeyeholicwompa's picture


 
Bahahahahaha....figured it out!! Sweet tears of a loser!!

Alice in Aggieland's picture

Wow. Definitely the highlight of my 2.5 years as an Aggie. I said two weeks ago Johnny Football needs to be in the Heisman discussion - I think beating #1 will finally get him there. 
In related news, Kevin Sumlin has balls of steel. I don't think he broke a sweat.

nickma71's picture

I will keep Alabama number 2. They just aren't as well rounded as....Oregon. Those Ducks are tought. As long as the Vest isn't on the other side.

jkrk's picture

Honestly, if by some freak occurrence Bama ends up in the BCS Championship, I think that their D has been exposed enough in the last two weeks that there are a few unbeaten teams out there who could probably put up some big points on them.

BuckeyeFanInBoulder's picture

Agreed.  I don't think Oregon's defense would stand up to Bama like A&M did today but I think they would be able to score more than Bama as well or better than A&M did.

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

I dont care who plays for the NC, I just want to see the SEC shutout of the chance. Maybe this will be the first of many as the balance of power moves back north and/or west. I'm sure ESPN will complain to Congress that the season has been unfair to their interests and that they should enact a law that requires an all-SEC title game every year to protect their precious SEC football broadcast contract. Because, naturally, the SEC is the greatest football conference in the history of the known universe and ESPN thinks they're God.

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

BuckeyeFanInBoulder's picture

I seriously do not need any gifts for birthdays or holidays for a while.  No SEC team in the BCS title game?  Best.  Day.  Ever.  Did you see how angry Mark May was about that possibility?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48H34ukFe8g

gwalther's picture

.... WHOOP. From a Houston raised Buckeye.. Gig Em Ags. Great win.

Class of 2008

MediBuck's picture

Best Ohio State bye-week I could ask for: Get to go to the Stanford game and watch them win a thriller, then make my way back just in time to watch A&M spank Bama at home. Oh, and Penn State delivers Coach Urbs the defacto B1G championship. O-H-!!

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes