Your right, because OSU's loss was I guess not in large part to missing a major player. It's insane to think that a QB is more important than OL starter. Thanks for clearing that up. BTW what exactly makes Zona a better team than VT besides their record? to which I can say VT has played far better competition than Zona in OOC and can just as easily devalue their wins besides the Oregon win.
Perhaps you should read the OP's post again. He goes on explaining how pollack gives Oregon a pass on the loss for losing an OL starter.... So perhaps if you are going to pick and choose excuses for teams losing. I guess it should apply to a team that lost a heisman candidate as well, no? Once again OP made mention of this. Pollack can have this opinion, but he devalues it by not holding other teams to the same standard as he does OSU
But losing an OL starter = losing a Heisman candidate I guess now.
I don't see anyone not admitting that, it's recognizing that OSU has greatly improved and not taking taking that in account. especially if OSU wins out and teams like MSU, Minn and Nebraska do their part and win before and after OSU. If pollack is still holding the VT game over OSU after they beat what should be two top 10 teams and a top 20 on the road is the main issue the OP has and why pollack is a moron.
Didn't UGA lose to a bad SC team? Also I believe they are in the same boat of limited ranked teams on the schedule.
Kiel 3-3 for 221yds and 3 TDs... That puts him at 18-29 for 131yds and a TD along with 4-11 on third down the rest of the game. If they were not stopping them, then OSU wouldn't have had a 30-7 lead or hold them to 7 for the entire 2nd half. So despite 3 plays that accounted for 63% of Kiels yards and 75% of his TDs he was failing to sustain drives which to me is not shredding a D.
Brewer was 9/17 overall, but he began 7/9 and finished 2/8....He had a short field in every 1st half TD and the last TD drive was kept alive by penalty. Other than keeping drives alive with his feet in the first half, he didn't stand an pick them apart.
Don't forget Herbstreit dropped OSU in his final poll after OSU beat Arkansas.
I am not sure if what Kiel did to OSU was shredding them. He made them look bad on 3 passes, but was shut down through out the rest of the game. Brewer was held under 200, his major contribution was keeping plays alive in the 1st half with his feet.
C: Ask me after the MSU game
Pretty sure MSU beating Nebraska is a better win than what Bama has so far.
I think a better answer is the teams they beat were greatly overrated. TAMU is bad, Bama is inconsistent as is LSU. Auburn may be the best win between the two.
Agreed, this is where I said if this team doesn't regroup and win then it's just like every 3-2 team we've had the last few seasons.
PSU fan, I will apologize about the douche comment you seem like a good guy. But my experience in telling PSU fans congrats on a win vs OSU against Pryor I was to to F' off and that soured me on giving respect to them. Sorry that they couldn't be gracious winner in my opinion. Enjoy the game
I have always been able to tailgate and the cops are usually cool if your not an idiot.
i can handle losing to a bad pro team because at the end of the day the are playing pros and it happens... See STL and SEA today. It what happens next if we go 0-2 then yes like michigan lol
Have fun, it is a great atmosphere stadium wise, but watch out for their fans.
I think someone posed a great question if JT wins the BIG an a bowl does Braxton come in and start next year? Both are good at what they do. But Brax could technically leave and start somewhere else. Does Brax find a calling at h-back, WR or sharing time at QB for OSU? And will he be ready next season? I want him back but what offense is better next year and what is better for him in the nfl if he is not a QB in NFL eyes?
It was all around bad offense and play calling... So many 40+ yard passes when your game is dumping and running. 4th& 1 take the point and go up 9-0 at half. Don't go for it at 4th and 5 at the 45 down 10-6. D held all game miscues on offense led to 24. It was a game where the Browns played outside themselves. Moving the sticks means more for this offense than the home run ball.
But isn't oregons line shaky so still not as good as what they were when facing MSU. Technically MSU lost to a ranked team on the road and Oregon lost to an unranked team at home.... Like OSU.
Let's be honest though, tamu beat a bad sc team and beat 4 bad occ team only to be shut down on offense on 3 straight games. The problem with rankings is they rate on past success and name alone. Maryland honestly should have more respect for losing last minute to WVU and OSU. Minnesota sucked against TCU, however they have beaten more power 5 teams than Marshall whose played two 1-AA teams along with Mac schools. There is a lot of parity this year but it seems that some schools are rewarded more than beating no one over others. I believe Rutgers is mediocre but they had an argument to be ranked over some schools before playing OSU.
So far it's still a ranking based on teams beating teams that were ranked too high. If MSU, Minnesota and NU continue to do what they do OSU will be right there.
If you told me that the Browns would be 3-3 before the season at this point I would call you a liar. It doesn't excuse a terrible loss. It just shows that they can't show up and win like the elite teams. D played good the offense sucked, I would have expected this offense game 1 not game 6. That said, regroup and show up next week and prove that you're not a team that has fizzled after 3-2 starts
The white out and douche PSU fans concern me.... Outside of that we play a team with zero depth and no run game. Also, with a shitty pass D last season they were shut down. So yeah, their psycho fans concern me.
Maryland would be the best win of the season.
He could have put some moves on, but I am looking at the two guys that look like they have an angle on him if he did run.