There's no magic power in the whiteout. When the home team is playing like crap, it just sounds like 110,000 really quiet people.
Looked like a TD to me...
They had a few rough calls, most notably an incomplete fourth down pass where PSU got away with interference.
Now it's Michigan's turn to gag.
I haven't gotten to see much of Penn State this season until these last 2 weeks, but there's no way they're one of the ten best teams in the country.
Penn State has been dicking around a lot and is letting Duh Wolverines back in the game.
Patterson, you cannot throw that pass.
If the Nits get that call all night, Michigan might as well go home now.
There's a lot of "This is terrible!" in this thread, under the impression that there's some risk an undefeated Ohio State team has any possibility of being left out of the playoff. Aside from paranoia that's utterly unconnected from recent history, there's no reason anyone should believe this.
Holy Bauserman, Batman. Is this actually Northwestern's best quarterback?
Some Indianapolis style home cooking on that PI.
Our issues stopping the run tonight are going to cease to be a problem soon if they fall any farther behind.
Whew. We've probably looked bad on a majority of our plays so far, offense and defense both, and it's 14-3.
Dammit, it's called home field advantage. The constant whining about the field is beneath you all.
Fields needed to try to keep that alive longer and see if there was a better option. It's not like the Wildcats are going to cover our guys.
Way to catch the ball!
Run after the first down incomplete pass is too predictable.
I guess I haven't been paying close attention because I had no idea anything was up with Alabi and Browning.
Petit-Frere has not looked great to me in the backup role, so I guess we have to hope for the best. I honestly thought we'd be in slightly better health coming out of the bye.
"Let him go?" He left.
I feel bad for fans who live outside the BTN footprint, though I guess this might have been a BTN game anyway had it stayed on Saturday.
If the whole idea of Friday football is extra exposure for the conference, the fact that it can be bumped for baseball rainouts (not an uncommon occurrence) works against that a little bit.
I'm sure Day wouldn't mind a new Curtis Samuel if he showed up on the doorstep, but those players aren't easy to find. We had more Bosas come through Columbus this decade than true versions of "the new Percy Harvin," players who were equally useful running or receiving.
The biggest argument that can be made is that, outside of Michigan, which has always been played at noon during this timespan, most of the noon games were against lesser teams, and most of the night games were against higher quality competition.
That does explain why we've been more apt to lose at night than at noon, but it also helps to explain the main reason given for why people prefer night games: because supposedly the atmosphere is more exciting and the crowd is more up for the game. If we ever played Rutgers or Bowling Green at night, I doubt anyone would find the game more thrilling.
Atmosphere has literally never once been an issue for our noon starts against Michigan.
I've only been here briefly since Saturday afternoon, and since then Iowa lost its second conference game, so I haven't yet gotten to congratulate P.J. Fleck on his inevitable Big Ten Coach of the Year award.
Can't blame the refs or even Muschamp for that one. Just a big old choke.
South Carolina ought to go for it here. If they play for OT, they lose.