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UCF vs. PSU open thread

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture
August 30, 2014 at 8:38am
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Here it is. 

buckeyedexter's picture

I'm not worried about the Penn St game now, their O line is terrible, they can't run the ball and Hackenberg might not be alive by the time they play us.

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PSU looks weak on the OL. UCF generating pressure and PSU looks hesitant to run between the tackles. 

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Yes, Penn State's offensive line is a mess...kind of hurts you if you do great recruiting skill players but don't build an offensive line.

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I'm pretty impressed with hackenberg. 

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BassDropper's picture

Hackenberg will be a 1st round pick if he keeps developing. Big10 has some pretty good QBs this year.

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BuckAlum35's picture

Yes, Hackenberg is a stud...he is gonna be on his back a lot this year though...

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That roughing the punter call was BS...should've just been running.

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PSU looking weak in the trenches on BOTH sides of the ball. If it doesn't improve, they will be in trouble in conference play 

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Silver Bullet 10's picture

Penn State looking strong on the defensive line. Great goal-line stand. 7-0 Penn State ball

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I think it was more bad play calling by UCF. Too slow developing. 

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I know haha, I just said it because of your comment.

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Although as soon as I posted it, they made that stand. 

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BassDropper's picture

I know UCF is replacing Bortles, but they still have talent. Im impressed with Penn State's defense.

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Findog5's picture

Gesecki sighting. Franklin played him early!

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That's because the TE we missed on the year before, brenneman, is hurt

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Mike Patrick is one of the worst announcers on television.  

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WezBuck28's picture

I don't know what to think so far...is Penn state playing really well? Or is UCF playing that bad?

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bit of both, but definitely the latter. I get the UCF was more than Bortles but they are pretty horrendous without him.

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Yea. Now PSU isn't afraid of UCF passing game and they are really focused on the run and doing a good job at stopping it. 

Both teams are one dimensional, but only PSU is having success. 

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Wow. Terrible call on the offensive PI. 

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Given the discrepancy in yardage, UCF sitting pretty

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Frimmel's picture

You don't get points for yardage.

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Looked like a penalty on UCF OL there. Pretty important play. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

This game now just got exciting

Faded Trey's picture

gonna be a long year for the nits

Sightlygrain6's picture

UCF starting to show some life. Momentum shifting their way 

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TheAFBuckeye's picture

Not even a guy in the area... bite on pump fakes much?

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3rd and 17 too. That was the throw they should have allowed. 

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WezBuck28's picture

UCF is making Penn state look unstoppable.. lol

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I'm seeing a lot of plays in this game that I hope I don't see in our game. Tons of mistakes.  Palms are starting to sweat. 

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OSUlewis's picture

What did O'Leary see in DiNovo over Holeman in camp?

Seattle Linga's picture

Never seen pitch forks being used to repair the field until now. Maybe they know something in Dublin that we don't

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Seattle Linga's picture

HAHA - Aren't they always

Knarcisi's picture

Red zone play calling for UCF has been brutal. 

Groveport Heisman's picture

UCF just handed the game over.

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This game won't be over until PSU learns to defend a slant. 

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Wow. PSU is lost. Ship is taking on water. 

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Groveport Heisman's picture

Who would of thought it would be easier to score from the 11 then the 6inch line. PSU very lucky this QB hasnt played all game.

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KBonay's picture

Whelp. We have a game now. 

Knarcisi's picture

Wow. What was #3 doing?  Ole. Go ahead, just run your route here to the goal line. I won't come close to ya. UCF QB stared him down the whole time. No concerns at all with PSU this year, boys. 

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KBonay's picture

Thinking as long as JT can throw a decent pass this could be another high scoring affair. 

And CH is not dealing with the pressure very well. Our D-line will crush him. 

Knarcisi's picture

An affair would involve both parties. High scoring for us, for sure. 

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PSU isn't able to work the clock. They can't run the ball. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

And there is your INT

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Oh man. Big time mistake by a young QB. 

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Groveport Heisman's picture

Hakenburg just threw a ball to a WR that had 5 gold jerseys around him for an easy INT.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Should have thrown it in the fifth row aka Bauserman style

Knarcisi's picture

Way too much off his back foot. Have to realize you can't get the zip like that. 

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These are the days of our lives. 

No way that just happened. 

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Knarcisi's picture

How long has Belton been at PSU?

Knarcisi's picture

He was the guy before Silas Redd?!?

OSU069's picture

Hackenburg doesn't look big time to me. Makes too any bad decisions. 

Seattle Linga's picture

Or that turnover

Knarcisi's picture

Is Shugarts playing for UCF?

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Groveport Heisman's picture

If  the kitties can pull this one out will the cult members be screaming "playoff bound"?

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FROMTHE18's picture

yeah, then realise they are still on probation 

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Wow

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KBonay's picture

Bad throw. Great catch

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It was a catchable ball. It wasn't perfect but I wouldn't call it bad. 

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A FG doesn't do a lot of good

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KBonay's picture

makes it a 2-score game

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These announcers are drunk. I swear. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

I have them muted while listening to 97.1 pre-game

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KBonay's picture

Right?!

the 'wisely under threw' on that last pass was stupid too. If he didn't under throw him, he's in the end zone.

I agree with your earlier comment, not a bad pass. But a good one gets him 6. 

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Yea. I think Hackenberg is hesitant. He's in his own head. Trying too hard to play mistake free. 

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Burnsy's picture

Just said, field goal for PSU to take the lead. My ears are burning, but if they keep playing this Irish music I'll be tanked by the time tOSU starts. 

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Hackenberg is wide open on the sideline when they run the wild cat. Watch for it. 

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Groveport Heisman's picture

If they can hold them too a field goal a just a 6 point game this is going to be very interesting. I dont have faith they  can though.

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Terrible play calling by PSU. 

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Groveport Heisman's picture

Hack got his leg rolled and a field goal. 23-17PSU with 3:30ish left.

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Gobucks2204's picture

Here we go! Let's get a winning drive from UCF, and put the brakes on the Franklin hype machine.

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Where did that kick come from?  

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UCF is playing 4 down football 

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stittracer99's picture

But they will need to play Stanford football to win

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PSU is blitzing. Call screen 

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Groveport Heisman's picture

Wow that was P.I.

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

No way. There was no contact. He doesn't have to turn. 

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KBonay's picture

Wow. Could-a been flagged there. 

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I like a hook and ladder call right now

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Groveport Heisman's picture

Holy shit I think Franklin  is  going to shit the bed early.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Great grab - TD - PSU is in trouble

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KBonay's picture

Franklin is now experiencing 'shrinkage'

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Gobucks2204's picture

Please fail Penn State!

NH-IO's picture

I'd like to see Penn St win this, actually.  Need the B1G to be better.

KBonay's picture

The B1G will be better. But F-PSU & Franklin. 

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Groveport Heisman's picture

I  refuse to subscribe to that crap after watching them beat us head to head for several recruits this year and claim themselves King.

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NH-IO's picture

Regardless of that, the reality is that perception of conference strength matters in terms of getting into the play-offs.

Patriot4098's picture

Except they didn't claim themselves King. They just beat us for some recruits.

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KBonay's picture

Those 15 UCF fans are going crazy

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Groveport Heisman's picture

He better not take a sack

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Gobucks2204's picture

I see your point I am just sick of hearing about Penn States recruiting success.

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OSU069's picture

This Hollman guy has been phenomenol. If he had started the game, it might already be over. 

Knarcisi's picture

Threw into coverage again. 

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Don't understand that deep ball

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KBonay's picture

Why not pick up the first down? Stupid. 

Gobucks2204's picture

It's gonna be close. Field goal could win it for Penn State.

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Should have called a TO

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Seabass1974's picture

Comes down to Ficken.

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OSU069's picture

Still only at the 37. Need to get closer. 

OSUlewis's picture

FG or 1 more play?

nvm the clock kept running

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Run it for position. TO. FG. 

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OSU069's picture

Terrible play for UCF there. 

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Side line official signaled stop clock ?!?!?

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Gobucks2204's picture

Doggonit, Good job by Hackenberg.

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Wow. What a game. 

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Knarcisi's picture

You're lucky, Franklin. 

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Seabass1974's picture

Good for Sam. PSU doesn't look good though.

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TLB's picture

Damn

Wait, I wanted the B1G.   

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I was cheering for the kicker. 

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Groveport Heisman's picture

Well that win looks better for the B1G but I wouldnt feel too confident if  I was a Nittany Kitty fan.

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FROMTHE18's picture

Time for the Buckeyes. Come on JT and Defense. 

Patriot4098's picture

If you look at that stats, it is shocking that this was not a blowout. Penn State had OVER twice the yardage. 24 to 11 in first downs. And like 10 more minutes time of possession. Penalties and turnovers stuffed their side of the stat page too.

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