I think as long as the one loss B1G win out they will make it. Us included. I think we are ranked that low because we have one of the worst losses and have not beaten anyone remotely top tier. I think a win against MSU and hopefully a one loss Nebraska could propel us up, I have to imagine that is why Ole Miss is ranked as high as they are, wins against top rated teams and a tough loss on the road. We will see, I am much more concerned about us actually running the rest of the schedule than if doing so will get us in.
These are the first set of rankings we have not seen how the committee is going to adjust for losses from here on out. They also said they place a premium on conference championships. Nothing is decided yet.
The rankings are not bad. The whole thing just seems silly to me when half the teams ranked towards the top are still going to play each other, many in the same conference. This is going to massively change and means little right now. I guess they do it for transparency sake but I would prefer them to just release them later.
sorry about that I didn't see one and wanted to rewatch it.
So when Roby was recording all those tackles because all those passes were completions he should have been praised. Stats don't tell the whole tale. Perry had a great game but Bosa led the charge on the D-line which was the unit that controlled the game.
No MCL is not as serious as ACL and if it is just a minor sprain and not a tear there is no reason he should not be 100% for Saturday.
We have a lot of pics this season. The 50/50 will start to go our way. Many of the throws are not really 50/50 balls but well thrown balls which our defender is just trying to break up.
Disagree. We don't know how the playoff committee thinks. I put a high premium on championship games and winning your conference which is something the B12 and ND don't have. I have a gut feeling that the committee's rankings will have some disparity from the polls. If we run the table the rest of the season I think we are in, but that in itself is a huge challenge.
That is what I was trying to get at a bit. Initially I was very upset with Herman, but I did not take into consideration how much JT being rattled/injured may have affected the play calling.
Eh it doesn't suck anymore. PSU has a decent D line and while the pass protection is not great they did open holes for Zeke. That didn't happen during the V tech game. Also there were definitely occasions where JT held on to the ball for too long. PSU's Defense started creeping up and playing closer and closer to the line as the game went on and we largely abandoned the pass game which would keep them honest. O line isn't great but I don't think they can be flat out abused anymore.
I will say in the first half we were running so well I didn't mind it terribly but would like to see a bit more just to get other guys going.
Because the Heisman has turned into the QB award.
The D was not shutting down every other play. I'll give Herman a bit more leg room because JT was injured and rattled, but after the first half Meyer told a reporter he thought the offense was playing too conservative. By the second half the defense knew we were not going to put anything up past 10 yards and played close aggressive D and it worked as we were shut out of the second half. There are times to go conservative but a 17 point lead is hardly secure for an entire half, he needs to have faith in our players and the plays we run.
I think it was a teammate term of endearment. There is a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGtXoWQOCaw. I think it was Bosa basically saying yea I put the team on my back.
"You're welcome *itch" -Bosa to JT. Yes Bosa we can all only bow down in worship and gratitude. You have all of our praise and sentiments. Truly a masterful performance.
I think that was sarcasm...
"You're Welcome *itch." Yes we all are Bosa.
Uh the defense won us this game. The offense did put them in difficult positions and they came up with the big win. When was the last time you could say that? At this point I have more faith in our D than our offense. I hope this was a learning experience/JT getting rattled. But I am more concerned about our conservative playacting and production on offense than our defense.
Honestly this is a tough one. We as fans don't know how much success is due to position coaches vs. herman vs. Meyer. We have shown excellent development on offense. At the same time Herman seems to go super conservative on offense whenever we face any adversity. Against opponents we have no trouble with the play calling is excellent. It was tough to decide how much of tonight was JT getting rattled vs Herman play calling but we will see. Meyer said he thought the play calling was too conservative so I expect a change.
Well good new is for the first time in a while Defense won us the game. Herman needs to balls up and not go super conservative with the play calling when we face adversity. Still a good win and learning experience. Hopefully with get it together for Nov. 8th.
Everything that can go wrong will go wrong for scUM
I think he is just done. He knows he is going in the draft he is probably fed up with a QB that can't throw and an overall offense that just reeks.
I don't know. I want to think we would dominate both of them but we haven not played a great defense since V tech and while we have played some decent offenses none have been complete, most of them had a passing game but little run game or vice versa. Normally I would say yes but until we play a good complete team I can't be sure of anything.