1995 Indiana at Ohio State, we won 42-3 on our way to an undefeated season until the Game.
This looks like a good route to try a couple more times.
I've watched both games against Ohio State in prior years, the two Clemson wins over Alabama, and their win over UVA, all on Youtube. I'm going to watch the games against Alabama they lost soon, plus the UNC game again. I'm not sure there's tremendous lessons to be gleaned thus far other than 1) they're good against a mobile QB but run defense is generally more suspect than I expected and 2) the middle of the field is constantly wide open across every game I've seen, more likely to beat them there.
Point 3 was the most salient. His injury made him less decisive, so he held on to the ball and got sacked. Wisconsin sacked him quite a bit the first time too. If he were more decisive, in 50% of the cases he'd make a run for it and pick up positive yardage, probably enough for a first down. In 30% of cases he'd probably take a sack or just maintain the line of scrimmage. In 20% he'd probably see someone open downfield.
With the injury, those numbers flipped from 50% to like 20% and 30% to 60%. It was painfully obvious.
Nobody could slow down Melvin Gordon or Mariota or Amari Cooper either.
LSU is good and Burrow is great but the SEC had a down year and LSU was lucky to face a hobbled Alabama. I think they’re going to lose to Oklahoma.
500 yards total next two games. Guaranteed.
I think you just predicted the likely score of the Clemson Ohio State game, either way.
I just can't take the idea of LSU's defense being fixed seriously when the competition was a terrible Georgia offense and Texas A&M, which had nothing to play for on the road.
After giving up 38 and 37 to the likes of Texas, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt, I just don't see how you turn that around. I am not saying they haven't improved, but there are still glaring weaknesses that were exposed.
Go ahead and downvote me, but then don't use our wins over 3 highly ranked teams to finish this season as a justification for being number one, because if you disagree with this, then you're saying TTUN would be better off being 0-12 and giving us no boost in strength of schedule or style points.
I'd be fine with them losing one other game as insurance so we win the Big 10 East before the Game, like this year. But it's undeniably good for Harbaugh to be their John Cooper.
I'd think we would want Michigan to win every game on its schedule every year except the Game. Makes us look better.
Problem is, that while Clemson has wanted to throw more deep balls this year than previous years because of Trevor's arm, their history and the reason they won national championships is their short pass game, particularly screens and quick play action throws to the side of the field that spread the defense out. I expect they will go back to that much more.
Don't worry, he'll get plenty of time in our upcoming blowouts of Clemson and Oklahoma.
I'd much rather know this team can go anywhere, play anywhere, face tremendous adversity back to back to back, and dominate to win by double digits, than see them playing FCS and cupcake teams in blowouts. Thankfully we get a 3 week break to rest up and fuel up for the big game.
It wouldn't happen, we'd be 3 seed at best. They'd be debating whether to make us the 4th seed and bump up Oklahoma.
Our defense held them to 31 points, which is not bad. You can win a game if the other team scores 31. If you have an offense of course.
So the problem with Michigan must be a coaching gap then, not a talent gap?
Agreed. Multiple missed field goals, fumbles, red zone failures, we had several interceptions of Watson, Watson’s running ability is better than Lawrence, JT’s puny arm and holding on to the ball, etc.
This Ohio State is 10x better.
Offensively, I think if we incorporate more RPO’s, and roll JF out of the pocket, there will be opportunities for him to take off for big runs if he is healthy.
Defensively, I watched Chase Young probably every other play except 3rd and long, because I knew Wisconsin would have trouble there. On all those other plays, they double teamed and shifted the line toward him. It’s a great strategy if the other team doesn’t blitz and overload the other side of the line. Whenever we did, we got to Coan. Do that more.
At least Kentucky is a good basketball school and Vanderbilt helps the SEC academic profile.
Pity us for worrying about a team being beatable because they won by 11, 29, and 13 points over top 10 teams back to back to back.
It’ll be a shootout. Hurts could run for 300 yards on them. Burrow could throw for 600 yards. I think Sooners finally pull it off and win 56-52.