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Comment 22 Oct 2019

For me, in order, I would think it could be any of these:

  1. Run defense got soft, a la NW averaging wayyyy more on ypc than they should have.
  2. Fields is uncharacteristically pressured into throwing inaccurately all night and turns the ball over multiple times.
  3. Corners and safeties (well, really one corner in particular) gets consistently beat over the top for big passing plays.
  4. Penalties take OSU out of the game.

Again, I think a lot would have to happen for them to drop a game based solely on one of these, but I have definitely had (mild) concerns about all four of these areas at different points throughout the season.

Comment 19 Oct 2019

No snark, no sarcasm--I really like this PSU team. They play sound. The QB-WR relationship of Hamler and Clifford is a great story line. Just a ton of respect for them and looking forward to that game.

Comment 12 Oct 2019

FWIW, I run a model each week that, for the last few weeks, has exactly mirrored the predicted scoring margin in SP+. (And what's razy is the Bucks have still outperformed it all three weeks). My numbers say 38-6 good guys.

Comment 12 Oct 2019

Seems like everyone is watching UGA but honestly, Texas looks no bueno and Oklahoma can’t get it together. I’m very encouraged by this. If Oklahoma comes out of the Big 12, I don’t see them beating an OSU, Bama, Clemson defense.

Comment 07 Oct 2019

And actually, FAU has shot up in the rankings, going from roughly #100 to roughly #70. Miami-OH is the only truly "bad" team at this point.

Comment 07 Oct 2019

I was always taught that 15 decimals was when it got obnoxious. /s/

Comment 30 Sep 2019

I agree with what Herbie said on the broadcast this week, though: away game sandwiched between two great opponents. It's got "trap game" written all over it. The off week will help though, and I don't see NW being a Purdue repeat. They just don't have the offensive weapons.

Comment 27 Sep 2019

Serious question: why do you guys think no one is even mentioning Penn State in conference contender conversations this year? If I was in their position I’d be relishing it. The chance to fly under the radar with a chip on their shoulder and make some real noise.

Comment 25 Sep 2019

My two problems with this argument:

1) I never said we can’t crown conference champions. Don’t forget, less than a decade ago we didn’t have a Big Ten Championship Game and we did quite well at selecting a conference champion.

2) if Pitt had beaten Clemson last year, I agree that it would’ve meant Clemson had lost their shot, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we have to be compelled to let Pitt into the playoff. One does not necessitate the other.

Comment 25 Sep 2019

This is exactly right. And if and when this happens, maybe people will finally quit advocating for “auto-bids.” 

Comment 25 Sep 2019

Great point. We definitely did do it first. Thanks for all your insights on the thread as well!

Comment 25 Sep 2019

I think that's where I'd disagree. The moniker of "conference champ" is kind of already meaningless if we base it on who wins the championship game. Like I said in my post, I will never think a 5-loss team is a "conference champ," even if they do pull of a miracle victory in a championship game. If a team like Clemson goes 9-0 in-conference, it's pretty clear who the conference champ is. And then, even if they did lose the championship game, I think we could all agree there was another team with fewer conference losses than Pitt that could be named "champ." We've made the whole thing too reliant on a postseason game that, most of the time, isn't even necessary to play.