PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl open thread. Direct your displeasure of MSU's offense here.
Please run wild Mr. Bell.
Wayne Woodrow Hayes
I dislike everything about MSU, not just their offense.
I have them 4th on my list of hated B1G teams. Mostly because they ruined my childhood in 1998.
Your list is the same as mine, though at times I'd swap PSU & Wisky around.
Yet another bowl where the B1G becomes a whipping boy by being overmatched and playing in a virtual away game. Maybe I should stop rooting for Big Ten teams outside of the Buckeyes :/
"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes
Watching other B1G teams play in bowls is like being Charlie Brown when Lucy is holding the football. I knw she'll let me kick it this time! Really, she will!
What's your favorite Flavor?
Insert witty remark
Don't think we'll be tasting any tonight though :/
We'll be tasting the frog in 2018, if you can wait that long!
Jamaican Jerk all day.
I'm a Asian Zing guy. Anything hot and sweet is good to me!
Most popular sauces are (in order) Honey BBQ, Medium, Spicy Garlic, Asian Zing and Parmesan Garlic. Per Darren Rovell on Twitter. @darrenrovell
Spicy Garlic. Wild a close 2nd.
Class of 2010.
Snoozer so far
Hoo-boy. Terrible PI call. Guess it's gonna be one of those games :/
Sam the Eagle was none too pleased.
"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter
Should have been a holding call, he grabbed his jersey coming out of the break pretty severely.
Also looked like a fumble by Boyken. He was falling backwards and the ball came out before his ass hit the turf.
Well that one is tough, they called his forward progress stopped prior to the fumble. I think refs often let the play go to long on those and just let the defense rip the ball out long after any forward progress was stopped.
This is a terrible matchup for Sparty. TCU's QB is a poor mans BMiller.
The comparison to Brax made me lol. Boykin has 300 yards rushing, 3 rushing TDs, and averages around 3 yards a carry on the season.
Ok how about homeless mans BMiller?
^Haha sorry, meant the announcer's comparison of Boykin to Brax, not yours! Poor man's fits the bill. Not that the kid's terrible, but he's not even remotely the kind of dual-thread BM5 is.
Exactly. They tried to recoup by saying he has a similar body type, but his skill set isn't even close.
Homeless, crack-addicted, lice-infested Braxton Miller. ;)
I don't think he's been their QB all season...
He moves well and is built like Braxton.
He started 9 of 12. See: the 3.3 yards per rush average, 380 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs vs. Braxton's 5.6 w/1271 rushing yards, 13 rushing TDs. Braxton is on a whole different level as a runner, that's all I'm saying.
He is a true freshman but even then his numbers don't come close to Braxon's freshman year.
He's a (RS)Fresh BB, Brax was the #1, 5* Dual-threat QB in the 2011 class, Boykin was the #24, 3* D-T QB in that class. Not that stars count for anything (see Manziel), but that's why I was originally familiar with him.
EDIT: (Here since it won't let me edit my post prior to this) Boykin started 8 rather than 9. Played extensively in the 9th but didn't start, my bad on that one!
Sun Devils stadium is nice. I've been out there once and I like what Mill Ave., Scottsdale and the campus has to offer. Hope they are enjoying it out there!
Thank god TCU didn't bring that awful train horn they use after home-game td's.
Any chance we'll see another Little Sisters of the Poor Sign outside of Columbus by TCU trolling Gordon Gee? Maybe a BWW bowl victory sign...
The Columbus advertisement agency that allowed that sign to be put up in our house should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town.
It appears that Clear Channel owns that board (like nearly everything else in the media business) so not a Columbus group.
Awful roughing the passer call. About as awful as MSUs secondary on that play
There was no roughing the passer called.
Damn announcers spewing falsehoods...
They didn't falsely state anything, they just thought it was roughing before the ref called illegal hands to the face.
Got it. Kind of half heartedly watching this game so I'm not surprised I missed that.
Every play is basically MSU's secondary blowing coverage while TCU's WRs run go routes repeatedly.
I'm going to reply to my own comment after that play. If I'm Pat Narduzzi, I'm just going to line up all 11 men on the line of scrimmage in hopes of getting to the QB, since that secondary isn't helping at all.
Gotta wonder if they go down 14 whether MSU's offense is even capable of digging out of that sort of hole the way they've played this year.
The defense will def need to win it for them if that happens.
My grandmother, may she rest in peace, is long gone but I'm fairly certain that right now, as a dead person, she could get open long against Sparty's secondary.
If I was MSU, next year I'd bench every WR who started a game in 2012 that didn't graduate and start with a fresh 4-5 haha. Dear lord, rewatched the OSU/Mich and MSU/Mich games recently, and has there ever been a corps of WRs who dropped the ball more often? Turrrrible.
Good God, the B1G is terrible. Sparty looks awful. Not just their offense, but defense. TCU is playing a junior high team.
I've really tried to defend the B1G in years past, but this may be the last year I do that. How can you defend this? It's just pathetic.
At the end of the Bowl season this will all be Ohio State and Penn State fault when the B1G is 0-7. If we weren't banned, MSU would be playing in the Little Ceaser Bowl. Brace yourself for the headline.
Way to hold them to a FG!
Let's call it 0-8. Rutgers choked away their bowl in the final quarter, so they've proven they are ready to be considered part of the conference.
I guess that means the B1G will need to add Oregon State, Nevada, and Duke too.
I think I'm ready to turn off this game. Unless Andrew Maxwell channels his inner Kirk Cousins and repeats this, the BWW Bowl is yet another facepalm for the conference.
I always liked Kirk Cousins...but I respect him much more after this year. I think it's fair to say that this is gonna be another B1G loss...let's see if we can pull one win this year.
Mich st is like watching jv football. It is very brutal watching their offense!.!.
Nice pick, B1G! B1G! B1G!
"...but then again 'Michigan' and 'huge mistake' are synonymous so that shouldn't have been much of a surprise to anybody." - Mark Titus
I don't think this game will end well for ol sparty .. actually I don't think it will end well for any big ten team in a bowl lol. I hate to say that but its lookin that way. Georgia vs Nebraska . Michigan vs South Carolina . Northwestern vs Mississippi S . Minnesota already went down. I don't really think one big ten the will prevail. Good luck .
Dam, the BIG frickin sucks!!
You have to hate losing more than you love winning! GO BUCKS!!
I don't think the B1G will win a single bowl game. This will just add to the struggle of OSU getting respect for dominating our conference next year and the foreseeable future.
This is just painful. Watching Sparty's offense is like drinking some mix of Kool-Aid and motor oil repeatedly and wondering why I don't feel better about the B1G (and why my liver hurts so much). Even when Maxwell doesn't look completely shellshocked, his WRs run around as if they have ping pong paddles for hands.
Man I love that Dantonio is not our coach
Michigan states offense is so terrible
I thought the same thing when TCU played Texas earlier this year, but Gary Patterson is a fantastic coach. If I was the AD at almost any school in the country other than OSU, Bama, or LSU (LSU might be a little questionable haha), I'd kill to have Patterson or Petersen from Boise State. They've done more with less over the years than almost anyone.
This is only a small taste of what's going to happen to the other Big Ten teams
I am so done with this conference
Dantonio and the Spartys must have been hitting the crack pipe instead of hitting the practice field for the last month; they are totally inept and have clue on offense. Right now a toss up as to who sucks more as coach; Dantonio or Kill.
"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"
Ease up on Jerry Kill! The gophers are getting better!
Maybe if he pulled his head out of his butt the Gophers would have won last night. They gave it to Tech with a big red ribbon on it.
I'm sure we all can question his play calling in why he was letting M. Gray throw the ball instead of nelson and why they weren't playing to score the go ahead winning drive and not running the ball with Gray in as WR but face the facts, his team was inexperienced in these situations and young. Nelson will make for a good QB and they will get better!
Basically there is only one real footbal team worth a damm in the BIG and that The Ohio State Buckeyes!!!!!!!!!!!! Period; end of story!
I don't think Maxwell has progressed at all as a passer through the season. Not to mention when he does make a nice throw, or good decision usually his "guys outside" drop the ball. I call them that because in order to be called a reciever you must catch the ball.
Who would have known Le'Veon Bell would be so good though. Impressive.
Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.
Pretty awful when a holding call is an automatic drive killer.
If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. ~ Bruce Lee
If we played them again we would beat them by 3 TD's and that's without the three weeks of bowl practice they have on us.
Does MSU's offensive gameplan remind anyone else of OSU under Jim Bollman? haha. Talk about vanilla.
Somewhere.....right now..... there is a walrus masturbating to this game.
Part of me wanted to (and did) upvote you and another wanted to downvote this into oblivion!
And right when I post that they pull a rabbit out of the hat w/the wildcat RB pass! They need a touchdown though, this drive is taking forever.
I was just about to say. This game was giving me nightmares of 2011 OSU offense. Without Braxton.
Le'Veon Bell should just be QB, haha.
His passer rating is probably higher than Andrew Maxwell's at this point.
1/1 for 29 yards...so probably yes.
For comparison, Maxwell is 6/14 for 28 yards. His QBR is 59.7 and Bell has more yards haha.
Please do not put Maxwell back in
Well to be the best you have to play the best that's another reason why the sec is so good all year long they play tough oppenents week in and week out well once conference play starts. We will be playing less than average ball clubs all year then at the end of the year we really don't know what to expect going into a huge bowl game against say Alabama. Georgia . LSU . South Carolina . Florida . Need I go on lol All of them are very tough teams I'd say for us. And more of course outside of the conference . We need to start scheduling power house teams in our non conference games so we know what its like playing a championship caliber team so we can get the feel for them. The big ten is not lookin so hot when it comes to football. This year was embarrassing conference wise. For us amazing. I just hope we can adapt from playing poor clubs all year to at the end of the year playing a big boy team haha. Never the less Ohio State is going to dominate the big ten. Go Bucks
I thought the exact same thing. In a weird way, I really hope that Michigan continues to recruit the way they are, and develops that talent--so we have at least one really talented team to play against in conference. Otherwise OSU is going to have to go from 0 to 60 when they get to BCS games and play (the first studs they've faced all year) out of conference.
I despise the rest of the B1G with a passion, but know that the conference being down does OSU no favors. I have to walk that thin line between not giving a damn about any of them and hoping they make our in-conference slate look beefy enough for a title run.
CRAP Buffalo Wild Wings
Not much difference.
ER. MAH. GERD.
Sparty's biggest play of the game is from a punt... smh
Knowing the B1G, MSU will mess this up somehow.
I will die if this ends like the Minnesota Game... Minny defense is nothing like MSU so it might be game for them if they can force a quick three and out!
I'm preparing my "Sparty NO!" .gifs for Off Tackle Empire as we speak.
Lol, please post on this thread! I need the laugh after this blown game!
And of course, Roushar follows it up by trying to pass. Idiot.
No kidding. Not the time to get cute.
MSU was given a gift from above (would've been surprised if they could have driven even 30 yards at this point). Let's see how the D (strength of their team) holds up in the last 7 mins!
And TCU just got a gift from the refs on a terrible call.
Pretty weak fair catch interference call.
It's Sparty in a close game. Can't like their odds here.
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
That may be the call that comes back and wins this game for TCU
Still had to drive 65 yards for a TD (or in this case hit a 53 yd FG), hard to say that won the game.
I don't know 53 + 15 is 68, and while that kid has a big leg I don't think it is that big.
Different play calling when you aren't in FG range. Hard to just add them like that.
This freshman kicker for TCU is money, wow.
Dantonio, what are you thinking? Why would you call a TO there?
Those timeouts by MSU were a bit strange, but they definitely paid off going into this drive. Although he just burned his last one with 2 minutes left, not smart in my mind when you need a FG.
I think the TOs were to leave enough time for this drive. Smart play, since the kid easily made a 47-yarder earlier.
By the way I was referencing the last TO with 2 minutes left on 2nd down.
I thnk Bell has one more 15-20 yard run in him. Just a hunch.
Ball game right here. One reason not to burn all your TOs so early.
Holy Crap did this game get interesting.
Glad I stayed up for this one. Not always pretty, but definitely entertaining.
This is a game for fans of the kicking game. Some beautiful kicks!
Good job, Conroy. Now let's don't Gopher this up.
Come on, let's start this drive with a sack
Almost called it... dang
Just got home to tune in and it looks like I am seeing the best parts of the game...
Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...
Well done Elsworth
Wow, B1G 1-1
Sparty saves B1G dignity. Who the hell saw THAT coming?
That's what a good defense will do for you. And just enough helpful bounces.
The B1G won one.
Wow. Congrats msu. Same score is our game except we were the winners haha. Good job boys
Good to see a Freshman QB from Ohio drive them down the field for a game-winning fieldgoal!
Didn't know that. Congrats to Sparty though for not Spartying that away :/
Party on Mill Ave!
Nice Job Sparty!
Great win for Sparty! The B1G isn't dead after all. Go Bucks!
With Sparty's win, the Big Ten is now 1-1 in bowl games (2-0 against the spread) and Jim Delany is feeling it.
Too bad Minny wasn't Minny and could have held on yesterday...2-0 would look pretty good right now. I still like the Northwestern matchup and Wisconsin match up a lot. I think those games will be close. I'm starting to actually like the Michigan matchup as well. If The OSU/ND Purdue shows up, they have a shot. The only matchup I hate is the Nebraska game, but I hated the Minny matchup as well so we will see. That's the beauty of college football, you never know until you play the game!
Good one Jason....it almost really looks like him. Good croping sir...
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987
This win basically means the BIG bowl season was a success. None of the teams were even picked to win any of the games so this works out well for the BIG I guess. I was talking with my stepbrother during this game and before half I told him that I thought they should have kept Cook in for more drives because it just seems like he throws a much better ball than Maxwell. Glad to see they kept him in for that last drive because im not sure MSU would have won this game with Maxwell leading that final drive. He makes god awful decisions with a football. Cook is going to be pretty decent once he gets a little more time in.
Good job MSU. I'd say so far, the B1G has done better than expected in bowls. Maybe it's a sign of things to come? We'll see on Tuesday.
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