I honestly don't care which. OU payback would be nice, but not really the same with Douchefield in the NFL now. OSU will whoop either.
It's never actually right at 8, as we all know. You should be good if you're back by 8:10.
At least one set of Tigers got it done. Heartbreaker for the Tygers of Mansfield. I didn't actually go to Mansfield Sr, but I was rooting for them.
Yeah...but as we all know, numbers don't tell the entire story. If OSU didn't slaughter everyone, Dobbins would have had more carries and those numbers would dwarf Taylor's.
That is really terrible. Reputation pick. Dobbins has been better IMO, especially in the biggest games, he's really shined. Taylor had a huge game against TTUN, too...but he didn't against OSU.
Yeah, you really could have given Dobbins the OPOY and I don't think anyone would have batted an eye. Really, they both deserve it...tiebreak usually goes to the QB.
Last year's game did make me reconsider the whole "I want TTUN to go 0-12 every year" thing. It was pretty hilarious hearing the Revenge Tour and all the trash talk from all of their fans that I know...only for OSU to stomp them into the ground even harder than usual. Being the final nail in the coffin of an 0-12 season...I don't know exactly how I'd feel about that...as hilarious as the idea of them going 0-12 is, it wouldn't feel like much of an accomplishment. It's more fun when they're a threat to our boys.
That's good news, overall. I still think it's fucking stupid that he had to sit any time for this...but at least the games he sits are the games against the two biggest patsies on the OSU conference schedule. The season won't be derailed by this BS. Still frustrating, but, we are headed towards a day where the rules will be different and better.
And give me that semifinal with Clemson all day. I think OSU would actually kick the shit out of Georgia...plus, they owe Clemson a beating. And give me the Fiesta Bowl all day. Redemption on the same field as the embarrassment from 3 years ago (and the one from 13 years ago).
Not surprised. LSU beat #3, Texas is back in the top 25, so they've got 4 ranked wins now to OSU's 2. Hey, LSU has been through the meat of their schedule...they've got Ole Miss, Arkansas (trash, they got DESTROYED by WESTERN Kentucky), and Texas A&M left before the SEC championship game. OSU has not. Their three toughest games are yet to come, after one more trash opponent. It's back heavy.
Speaking of teams with back heavy schedules, I bet Minnesota fans would have loved to see them higher than #8, but they've got nothing to worry about. They still got Iowa, Wisconsin, and then either OSU or a PSU that beat OSU in Indy. If they win out, they'll be in, and rightfully so. No fucks given to the Rex Ryans and their "BuT MinNeSoTa CoUlDN't bEaT BaMa or GeOrGiA oN a NeuTrAL fIelD" BS. That said, Minnesota couldn't beat OSU on a neutral field...just in the extremely unlikely event that they actually did, they'd be deserving.
“If we think we’re just going to show up in Piscataway and win the game, that’s not going to happen.”
This guy has no luck when it comes to contact in the head area. Don't think either instance was an attempt at dirty play, but still...damn...hope he heals up soon.
Only if the team knowingly fielded an ineligible player. If they just found out about it like, today - no.
You only have to vacate games if you know a player should be ineligible but let him play anyway. If OSU learned of this last week or this week, then they are not vacating any games.
Season was going to well, so naturally, some shit had to go down. Luckily, now that we know that it was merely Chase took some money and paid it back, it doesn't sound like it's going to be a big deal. It shouldn't go beyond a game or 2. It shouldn't be any suspension, period, especially in the wake of the new rule allowing players to be able to benefit from your own likeness (yes, I know it hasn't technically taken effect and won't for a while, but still, optics)...but if Chase has to sit a game...whatever...they don't need him to beat fucking Maryland. Even if it's two games...Rutgers, LOL, the entire 2nd team could play and beat them.
Last year's defense wasn't that great even before Bosa got hurt if we're being real.
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It is possible because, ultimately, Cincinnati and Indiana are better football teams than a lot of people realize.
I think OSU is probably better than LSU, but I was not expecting OSU to get #1 just because of LSU's signature wins. However, the more I think about it and after hearing the committee's analysis, I understand it. Obviously, eye test is a big part of that...and you're going to win in that department when you've beaten everyone by at least 24 points, haven't given up more than 21, haven't scored fewer than 34 in any game, and have about 3 legitimate Heisman candidates.
And thinking more about signature wins...LSU obviously has Florida, Auburn, and Texas as key big stage victories...except, wait, Texas turned out not to be that good. OSU has Wisconsin, which people will respect...but then there's that win over Cincinnati, who is #20 in these rankings, yet, people might not give that the same level of respect. Their brand recognition might not exactly match their ranking. They should be impressed. Their only loss is to OSU, and OSU blanked them. They went 11-2 last year and could do that or better this year. The other win that nobody talks much about that's more impressive than people might realize is the Indiana win. They're 7-2, and 3rd in the "others receiving votes" category of the AP, which means they're basically the #28 team in the country. They even brought Indiana up on the show.
If you want to compare each team's top 2 wins, Florida and Auburn are ranked higher than Wisconsin and Cincinnati...but OSU DESTROYED Wisconsin and Cincinnati, whereas LSU beat both of them, but it wasn't that dominant. Eye test comes into play here, too. And is Indiana a better football team than Texas? Never thought I'd see the day where that's even a legitimate question. Speaks to how far Texas has fallen.
I can't imagine how much it would hurt to be on the cusp of a dream of playing major college football only for it to be ripped away soon before it happens. I feel for the kid and I'm glad the rival is going to do him a major solid (and the scholarship won't even count against the 85, but even so, they didn't have to do that, so good on them for doing the right thing).
I think 9 wins is what it'll be. They won't have any trouble taking care of Maryland or MSU. Indiana is sneaky good and it's there, so that might be interesting at least for a chunk of it, but I wouldn't bet on Indiana getting the upset. That'll get you to 9-2 for when OSU comes to town.
I kinda hope it plays out that way. You might be a borderline top 10 team at that rate.
I'm shocked that they not only beat ND, but beat the piss out of them. I figured the piss beating would go the other way around. Looking back on it, though, maybe I shouldn't have been so surprised.
For one, Notre Dame ranked something like 81st nationally against the run. They've been porous all year. Secondly, Notre Dame is always good for a clunker like this every year. Thankfully, it happened in the regular season, so they won't waste a playoff bid on them like they did last year. Thirdly, Notre Dame always gets bitched out in the Big House. 2005 I think was the last time they won there.
OSU is still gonna romp 'em...I'll agree with Guarded, since they have been playing better recently.
I think the "don't give them bulletin board material" thing went out the window when the powers that be played Jump Around in the stadium. At least one player for them expressed displeasure about that. Hell, what Fields said may get lost in the shuffle because of that.
I like the confidence. That bulletin board material stuff is kind of overrated, anyway, IMO...you might think about that the first...5 minutes of the game...but once you get settled in, you're more worried about executing than anything else.
I believe our "annual strategies" on the field for The Game itself have worked pretty well the last 4 years. Don't think we need this kind of strategy in addition to it.
On the one hand, he did go out of his way to deny rumors when he didn't really have to say anything.
On the other hand, of course he's going to deny an exit strategy right now, if there is one. What's he gonna do, admit it? In the middle of the season? LOL