Win or lose this team has exceeded my expectations after Braxton went down. The old saying playing with house money applies here. Bottle up all of that emotion and leave it all on the field Saturday night, and I'm poitive we walk away Big 10 champs.
Didn't Iowa state ruin it for Oklahoma state a few years ago?
Yeah we got straight boxed out of the playoffs without a loss ahead of us.
Too many of these QB post surgery pics this year. Get well soon!
I'm more worried about our defense than Cardale at this point.
56-27 Ohio State with the win
The committee has already shown that a win is not just a win. Don't go out and try and impress them when you can at your own peril. FL State being at 3 behind a 1 loss team should be a sign that when you can stomp on that throat you do it. I'll take the win, but just think we missed an opportunity to smack down a common opponent of a team ahead of us. The B1G doesn't have the luxury of missing opportunities to impress that often.
We have had no real return game to speak of this year. Can spencer or smith have a shot back there to at least hold on to the ball? Oh and can we go a game without kicking one out of bounds?
No style points today. Should have been a complete stomping. We let them stay in the game with those turnovers.
He may be great as a head coach or he may suck, who knows for sure, but what I do know is that there is some school out there that will give him a chance. I personally don't think Withers was a very good coach, but he got a head coaching gig. Now take a look at a guy like Ed who has been successful wherever he's been. He will get a shot to be a head coach soon. The only way he doesn't become a head coach is if he just doesn't want to in my opinion.
Man the day we lose him to another school will be a sad day. He has meant so much to this team.
I still don't see how with this new playoff format, the Big 12 can get away without having a conference championship game like every other conference.
Texas a&m in the top 25 is an absolute joke!
I like the way the offense has been working with J.T. in there. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like we are getting way more people involved with J.T. in there and that will pay dividends later. I love Braxton, but simply can't see how you reward J.T. with the bench next year after the season he's having.
Coach Herman, I'm sorry I doubted you! Great game plan last night.
Bummer, but on to the next one. Good Luck at Georgia!
I've banged on Herman for his big game performance, but I'll give him another shot here. He needs to have a plan, and then a back up plan this go round. It can't just be run the QB if plan A fails. He should already be planning for MSU blitzing everything, including the kitchen sink. They'll blitz early and often.
It will be interesting waiting to see how ESPN and the selection committee justify keeping the looser of the auburn ole miss game in the top 5. I can see it happening already.
Sorry didn't know I had to subscribe to every thing that was written in the article. I dont discount the VT game so in my mind VT was the downer game!
Was Saturday’s game at Penn State the downer game of 2014?
Um no the VT game was the downer of the season.
So you're saying that Penn State could find a way to adjust on defense during halftime, but Herman could not adjust once Penn State started having some success on D in the 2nd half? That to me is the crux of the problem with Herman. He cannot adjust at all. If the main game plan falls apart his adjustment is to run the QB that's it. I can't think of a single game in which Herman has been able to adjust his game plan in reaction to a D having success against us.
Can someone, anyone please get on the coaches call in show on 97.1 and ask urban why in the hell do we not have the ability to line up under center on 3rd and 1 or 4th and 1. Why do we need to be in the gun on those downs.
Sorry but Herman must only have confidence when we play the cup cakes because any d with a pulse causes him to go into the same old conservative shell.