Thread: College Football 2019

nebish - 6/13/2019 at 06:55 PM

Week 0 / 1 Lines are out!

From the Westgate in Las Vegas, in order of rotation:

Saturday 8/24

Florida -7.5 vs Miami (Orlando)

Arizona -11.5 at Hawaii

Thursday 8/29

UCLA at Cincinnati -4

Georgia Tech at Clemson -34

Florida International at Tulane -3

Texas State at Texas A&M -34

Kent State at Arizona St -25.5

Utah -6 at BYU

Friday 8/30

Rice at Army -24

Utah State at Wake Forest -3.5

Wisconsin -11 at South Florida

Tulsa at Michigan State -21

UMass at Rutgers -11.5

Colorado State vs Colorado -10 (Denver)

Purdue -8.5 at Nevada

Oklahoma St -16.5 at Oregon St

Saturday 8/31

Florida Atlantic at Ohio St -27

South Alabama at Nebraska -33

East Carolina at North Carolina St -19.5

Akron at Illinois -16

Ball St at Indiana -16.5 (Indianapolis)

Toledo at Kentucky -13

Mississippi St -23 vs UL Lafayette (New Orleans)

Ole Miss at Memphis -6

Georgia St at Tennessee -25

Eastern Michigan -5 at Coastal Carolina

South Carolina -7.5 vs North Carolina (Charlotte)

Duke vs Alabama -31.5 (Atlanta)

Northwestern at Stanford -6.5

Virginia Tech -2.5 at Boston College

Syracuse -17.5 at Liberty

Boise St vs Florida St -4 (Jacksonville)

SMU at Arkansas St -3

Middle Tennessee St at Michigan -30

Miami, Oh at Iowa -21

Georgia Southern at Iowa -25

Virginia -2.5 at Pitt

Missouri -14 at Wyoming

Oregon vs Auburn -2.5 (Dallas)

Louisiana Tech at Texas -20.5

New Mexico St at Washington St -34

Fresno St at USC -10.5

Sunday 9/1

Houston at Oklahoma -25.5

Monday 9/2

Notre Dame -19 at Louisville



nebish - 6/13/2019 at 06:56 PM

More early numbers:

http://www.wagertalk.com/spt-opt/lines.php?sport=ncaafb&period=0


DanB - 6/14/2019 at 10:18 AM

Go Tigers!!

here's your preseason chicken news:

USuC fans were crowing about their big recruiting weekend last week. They beat out Wake Forest, Furman, App St and few other powerhouses on some recruits.

one chickened predicted a 10-2 record and getting in the playoff.

BTW they Georgia, Bama and Clemson this year


leafsfan - 6/14/2019 at 04:29 PM

DUCKS are going on a tear this year!!! Hopefully PAC-12 doesn't do what they do most years and eat their own.

SEC going to play 10 inter conference games this year?


nebish - 6/26/2019 at 01:32 PM

How about that GT - Clemson line? Oh boy, rough first game for a new coaching staff transitioning a team away from the option. I'll be looking to see if Geoff Collins still wears his 'trademarked' flood style pants.

This should be a big year for Oregon. Herbert is a little over-rated, but he is still very good. The OL is excellent. The D should be good. I think they can beat Auburn week 1, will be hugely disappointing for them if they don't. Trips to Stanford and Washington plus at USC could pose a chance to trip up. 10-2 or better should be the expectation with a North division championship. Quack!


nebish - 6/27/2019 at 03:32 AM

ACC Champion
Clemson -335
Miami Florida +850
Virginia Tech +2500
Florida State +2500
Syracuse +2500
NC State +3000
Virginia +3000
Georgia Tech +5000
Boston College +6000
Pittsburgh U +6500

American Athletic Champion
Central Florida +135
Memphis +400
Houston U +560
Cincinnati U +700
South Florida +875
Temple +1525
Tulane +3450
SMU +3750
Tulsa +4500
Navy +5250
East Carolina +20000
Connecticut +50000
North Carolina +7500
Duke +8500
Wake Forest +10000
Louisville +15000

Big 12 Champion
Oklahoma -117
Texas +300
West Virginia +1250
Iowa State +1250
Oklahoma State +2000
TCU +2000
Baylor +2000
Texas Tech +2350
Kansas State +4000
Kansas +10000

Big Ten Champion
Ohio State +110
Michigan +248
Penn State +1000
Wisconsin +1450
Nebraska +1800
Michigan State +2000
Iowa +2500
Northwestern +2750
Purdue +3500
Minnesota +5000
Indiana +7500
Maryland +7500
Illinois +23000
Rutgers +50000

Conference USA Champion
Florida Atlantic +375
Florida International +475
North Texas +475
Southern Miss +500
Marshall +675
Middle Tennessee +875
UAB +975
Louisiana Tech +1300
Western Kentucky +3550
Old Dominion +5750
Charlotte +6600
Rice +8050
UTEP +20000
UTSA +20000

Mid-American Champion
Toledo +250
Ohio +345
Northern Illinois +510
Eastern Michigan +700
Western Michigan +750
Miami Ohio +750
Buffalo +950
Central Michigan +5000
Kent State +5500
Ball State +7000
Akron +10000
Bowling Green +10000

Mountain West Champion
Boise State +105
Fresno State +425
San Diego State +485
Utah State +800
Air Force +1400
Nevada +1800
Wyoming +4000
Hawaii +4500
New Mexico +8000
Colorado State +10000
UNLV +10000
San Jose State +20000

Pac-12 Champion
Oregon +220
Washington +220
Utah +350
Washington State +850
USC +900
Arizona +2100
Stanford +2100
Arizona State +2500
California +2700
UCLA +3300
Colorado +9000
Oregon State +16500

SEC Champion
Alabama -155
Georgia +300
LSU +1525
Florida +1525
Auburn +3000
Mississippi State +4000
Texas A&M +4000
Kentucky +4000
South Carolina +10000
Tennessee +10000
Vanderbilt +20000
Mississippi +20000
Arkansas +27500

Sun Belt Champion
Appalachian State -135
Arkansas State +425
Troy +600
UL Lafayette +1400
UL Monroe +1400
Georgia Southern +1600
Texas State +5000
Georgia State +15000
Coastal Carolina +20000
South Alabama +25000


StratDal - 7/7/2019 at 11:55 PM

Posting on another site about the UCLA - Bama game in 2001 (I was there) and it reminded of this thread. I saw something a few weeks ago that Miami and Florida are playing on 8/24 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of college football. Pretty cool way to start the season!

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2019/6/28/18744509/miami-florida- week-0


leafsfan - 7/8/2019 at 06:34 PM

I think the true first College Football games we're between Queens University in Kingston Ontario and Yale or Harvard. I recall my Uncle (Former Queens guy) stating that on many occasions.

I assume the rules we're closer to football rules and not rugger as he called it.

Long time a go so could be up for debate.

My bad - but I knew it was Ivy League and Cdn university

In 1868, the first recorded game of rugby in North America occurred in Montreal, between British army officers and McGill students,[206][207] giving McGill the oldest university-affiliated rugby club in North America. Other McGill-originated sports evolved out of rugby rules: football, hockey, and basketball. The first game of North American football was played between McGill and Harvard on May 14, 1874,[208] leading to the spread of American football throughout the Ivy League.[209]




[Edited on 7/8/2019 by leafsfan]


nebish - 7/11/2019 at 12:19 AM

Well, at Rutgers they say that is the birthplace of college football. Fans there now are just wondering when football will be reborn in Pascataway.


IPowrie - 7/16/2019 at 08:20 PM

https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/college-football-overtime-rules-ex plained-changes

I like the changes.


nebish - 7/17/2019 at 07:42 PM

quote:
https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/college-football-overtime-ru les-explained-changes

I like the changes.


Thanks for that, just heard about it this week. Sounds good to me as well.

quote:
What changes have been made for 2019?

There has been one major adjustment to the overtime format for 2019. Teams will rotate two-point conversion tries beginning in the fifth overtime, eliminating possessions starting at the opposing 25-yard-line. Each offense will have just one chance to convert the two-point try before the other team gains possession.




Lee - 7/17/2019 at 07:56 PM

quote:
quote:
https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/college-football-overt ime-rules-explained-changes

I like the changes.


Thanks for that, just heard about it this week. Sounds good to me as well.

quote:
What changes have been made for 2019?

There has been one major adjustment to the overtime format for 2019. Teams will rotate two-point conversion tries beginning in the fifth overtime, eliminating possessions starting at the opposing 25-yard-line. Each offense will have just one chance to convert the two-point try before the other team gains possession.






Read an article about it and it doesn't strike me as being too terribly different to what it has been the last several years.

Just my opinion but I really don't like the college OT rule (s). Same with the NHL. I say let them play.


nebish - 7/17/2019 at 07:57 PM

Over / Under Regular Season Win Totals

Air Force 8

Akron 3.5

Alabama 11.5 ov +250 un -300
Alabama 11 ov -150 un +130

Appalachian State 9

Arizona 6.5

Arizona State 7.5 un -185

Arkansas 5.5

Arkansas State 7.5 ov -165

Army 9.5

Auburn 8

Ball State 4

Baylor 7.5

Boise State 10

Boston College 6.5

Bowling Green 3

Buffalo 6

BYU 6.5

California 5.5

Central Florida 9

Central Michigan 4

Charlotte 4.5

Cincinnati 7.5

Clemson 11.5

Coastal Carolina 4.5 un -175

Colorado 4

Colorado State 3.5

Connecticut 2.5

Duke 5.5

East Carolina 4

Eastern Michigan 6.5

Florida Atlantic 8

Florida Internation 7.5

Florida State 7.5

Fresno State 8

Georgia 11

Georgia Southern 6.5

Georgia State 3.5

Georgia Tech 4

Hawaii 5.5

Houston 7.5

Illinois 4.5

Indiana 6.5

Iowa 7.5

Iowa State 8

Kansas 3

Kansas State 5.5

Kent State 4 ov +175 un -210

Kentucky 6.5

Liberty 5.5

Louisiana Tech 7.5

Louisville 3.5

LSU 9

Marshall 7 ov -175

Maryland 3.5 ov -170

Massachusetts 3.5

Memphis 9.5

Miami (FL) 8.5

Miami (OH) 6 un -170

Michigan 9.5 ov -200 un +170
Michigan 10.5 ov +160 un -180

Michigan State 8

Middle Tennessee State 5.5

Minnesota 7.5

Mississippi 5

Mississippi State 7.5

Missouri 8

Navy 5.5

NC State 7.5

Nebraska 8.5

Nevada 6

New Mexico 4.5

New Mexico State 3.5

North Carolina 5

North Texas 7.5

Northern Illinois 6.5

Northwestern 6.5

Notre Dame 9.5

Ohio 7.5

Ohio State 10

Oklahoma 10

Oklahoma State 7

Old Dominion 4.5 ov +165 un -190

Oregon 8.5

Oregon State 2.5

Penn State 8.5

Pitt 6

Purdue 7

Rice 2.5 un -175

Rutgers 3

San Diego State 8

San Jose State 2.5 ov -190

SMU 6

South Alabama 2.5

South Carolina 5.5

South Florida 7 ov +250, un -350

Southern Miss 7.5

Stanford 6.5

Syracuse 7.5

TCU 7.5

Temple 6.5

Tennessee 6.5

Texas 9.5

Texas A&M 7.5

Texas State 4.5

Texas Tech 6.5

Toledo 8 un -175

Troy 7

Tulane 5.5 ov -165

Tulsa 4.5

UAB 7

UCLA 6

UL Lafayette 6

UL Monroe 5

UNLV 4

USC 7

Utah 9

Utah State 6.5

UTEP 2.5

UTSA 2.5 ov -185

Vanderbilt 5

Virginia 7.5

Virginia Tech 8

Wake Forest 6

Washington 9.5

Washington State 8

West Virginia 5.5

Western Kentucky 5

Western Michigan 7.5

Wisconsin 8

Wyoming 5.5


nebish - 7/25/2019 at 02:13 AM

ONE MONTH!


Lee - 7/25/2019 at 11:43 AM

Don't know why but my betting site won't let you bet the over / unders on wins yet. There are a few I'd like. I suppose they wait until the last minute. I did see that my Meeechigan Wolverines are the fifth highest to win it all which really surprises me. They can't even decide on a quarterback.

[Edited on 7/25/2019 by Lee]


leafsfan - 7/25/2019 at 03:28 PM

Over Oregon and Oregon State and under for Wash.


nebish - 7/27/2019 at 12:53 AM

quote:
Don't know why but my betting site won't let you bet the over / unders on wins yet. There are a few I'd like. I suppose they wait until the last minute. I did see that my Meeechigan Wolverines are the fifth highest to win it all which really surprises me. They can't even decide on a quarterback.

[Edited on 7/25/2019 by Lee]


Why wouldn't Shea be the QB again this year?

quote:
Over Oregon and Oregon State and under for Wash.


Think I would agree Mike.

Go Beavs! I'm eyeing the Oklahoma State trip to Corvalis in week 1 as a potential upset. Okie St's run game could be a challenge for the Beavs, but otherwise, I think Beavers have some success in this spot...week 1 home opener vs inconsistent 2 TD favorite breaking in a new QB with a questionable Cowboy defense.

They should get over 2.5 wins, even if they lose week 1. At Hawaii will be tough for them, but I would take them to win that one. Gotta figure they beat Cal Poly and then I'll give them one P12 win in October (Cal?) and one in November (AzSt?).

I do like Oregon this year.

It is hard for me to fade Washington too hard because of their track record. The offense could actually be better with Eason at QB since Browning really fizzled the last 2 years and didn't posses great arm strength. Eason was starting at UGA until injury and he's from Washington I think so he will relish being there to restart his career. UW D is always so good, they have questions this year, but I tend to want to give them the benefit of the doubt. They do get Oregon and Wazzou at home, those are the teams I see contending for the North and Huskies always beat Wazzou and until last year, had beaten the Ducks convincingly back-to-back '16 and '17.

I love how this season shapes up in the PAC 12. It is going to be so competitive and so much fun. Look at the South Division. Yeah, Utah is loaded, but literally, anybody, anybody could finish 2nd or 6th in that division. Colorado could be 2nd, or 6th. Same with UCLA. USC...et all.

[Edited on 7/27/2019 by nebish]


Lee - 7/27/2019 at 11:30 AM

quote:
quote:
Don't know why but my betting site won't let you bet the over / unders on wins yet. There are a few I'd like. I suppose they wait until the last minute. I did see that my Meeechigan Wolverines are the fifth highest to win it all which really surprises me. They can't even decide on a quarterback.

[Edited on 7/25/2019 by Lee]


Why wouldn't Shea be the QB again this year?



I totally agree with that but I guess Harbaugh might split time between him and some kid. I don't get it but that is what I read.


Bhawk - 7/27/2019 at 04:31 PM

Hoping for some parity at the top this year. A few haves an a ton of have nots is not good for college football in the long run.


nebish - 7/27/2019 at 11:56 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Don't know why but my betting site won't let you bet the over / unders on wins yet. There are a few I'd like. I suppose they wait until the last minute. I did see that my Meeechigan Wolverines are the fifth highest to win it all which really surprises me. They can't even decide on a quarterback.

[Edited on 7/25/2019 by Lee]


Why wouldn't Shea be the QB again this year?



I totally agree with that but I guess Harbaugh might split time between him and some kid. I don't get it but that is what I read.


I missed most of Big Ten media days and have not begun to read up on B1G teams yet. So it is like a gadget QB, or is it the typical coach isn't committing to the starter so they compete in camp? It has to be Shea. I really think he can do everything they need of him. Must just be Harbaugh being Harbaugh, you know...the guy that doesn't like to even produce depth charts for game week.

That is one thing though, think about the failure that Michigan QB recruiting and development has been under Harbaugh. It's horrible. Why can't Jim recruit a good QB to run the show? Michigan was pretty much QB-U for alot of years. Not always great NFL success, but you think about the guys that came through their in the 80s and 90s and early 2000s and it is like a who's - who of All Conference Big Ten QBs. This baffles me. Why Harbaugh has relied upon transfer QBs so much rather than his own recruits. Between Rudock, O'Korn and now Patterson...Harbaugh's transfer QBs have more starts and snaps than his recruited QBs I'm sure of it. Harbuagh and Michigan should be able to recruit a certain pedigree QB. Peters transfered to Illinois and McCaffrey has passed for 126y in two years. Maybe Milton (redshirt last year) or this year's frosh McNamara will amount to something? Maybe he actually can't evaluate QB talent and getting Luck at Stanford was...well...luck.


nebish - 7/28/2019 at 12:05 AM

quote:
Hoping for some parity at the top this year. A few haves an a ton of have nots is not good for college football in the long run.


The top of college football has been ruled by dynasties for as long as I can remember. But to your point, I can't quite remember the two same teams being so dominant over everyone else year-after-year.

Here's one you'll like then:

Total Regular Season Losses by Clemson and Alabama COMBINED, Over/Under 1.5

Over +100
Under -130

Under is favored, so the odds makers and the betting public is saying that Clemson and Alabama will probably go no worse than 23-1 combined this year (regular season).


Or, here is another one:


Will Clemson and Alabama meet in the National Title Game?

Yes +180
No -240

Kinda steep odds on no. I mean, I would say no though too. After all, can they actually play each other in the playoff for a 5TH straight year? Every year there has been a playoff there has been a Clemson and Alabama game. 3 of 4 were in the final, the other year was the Kelly Bryant semi-final year.

How about one more?

Teams to win National Championship:

Alabama or Clemson -215
Field +175

[Edited on 7/28/2019 by nebish]


nebish - 7/28/2019 at 12:10 AM

Pick'em League is back for our 11TH season!!

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Bhawk - this will be your year, I just know it!

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2015 - Village Dawg (hoffcl)
2014 - nebish
2013 - DanB
2012 - alloak41
2011 - Wharfrat
2010 - non ABB member (leafsfan friend)
2009 - Bird


Lee - 8/4/2019 at 12:47 PM

Well the rankings came out and seven, yes SEVEN Big Ten teams are in the Top 25. I am a Michigan fan and I can't believe they are seventh given the players that left early. Definitely think Ohio State is also over ranked at five.


Sang - 8/8/2019 at 03:29 AM

I'm in........ just so I can beat DanB .....


sckeys - 8/8/2019 at 04:44 PM

I want to play, you’ve gotta have somebody to hold down the bottom.


hoffcl - 8/10/2019 at 01:08 PM

quote:
Pick'em League is back for our 11TH season!!

https://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/college/register/joingroup

Join private group by entering the following

Group ID#: 1259
Password: ABB

Bhawk - this will be your year, I just know it!

Past winners:
2018 - nebish
2017 - oldcoot
2016 - nebish / kirbyskids (Dannyspell) (yahoo tie break goes to nebish)
2015 - Village Dawg (hoffcl)
2014 - nebish
2013 - DanB
2012 - alloak41
2011 - Wharfrat
2010 - non ABB member (leafsfan friend)
2009 - Bird


Who else misses the good ol' days? (2015)


Lee - 8/10/2019 at 02:50 PM

Aren't you living in the past son?


nebish - 8/11/2019 at 04:03 AM

Two weeks til week 0!

Week 0 not in the pool, but we have 6 signed up so far. Y'all a great bunch!


hoffcl - 8/11/2019 at 12:57 PM

quote:
Aren't you living in the past son?

Ha! Fear keeps me focused on the past AND worried about the future!


leafsfan - 8/13/2019 at 04:08 PM

FEAR THE DUCK!!!! DUCKS SHALL RISE!!!! I am in!!!


porkchopbob - 8/13/2019 at 04:39 PM

Sports Illustrated declares the Badgers's Madison, WI as the best college town.

Because of course it is.

https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/college-football-best-college-town s-cities

quote:
1. Madison, Wisconsin

Nestled around Lakes Mendota and Monona, Madison is about as picturesque as it gets, and the Terrace at Memorial Union on campus at the University of Wisconsin might be the most delightful spot in the Midwest—at least four months out of the year. And when it’s too cold to take advantage of the lakes, Madison offers a great food and bar scene—drink Spotted Cow while you’re within the Wisconsin state lines—plus, it’s worthwhile to freeze for a late-season football game here.


Bhawk - 8/13/2019 at 05:02 PM

That list is completely legit..except for #5.

Columbia?

Um, no.


Lee - 8/13/2019 at 08:16 PM

Madison is a great town. So much fun. I think years ago they were ranked number one in some magazine as the number one party school in the country.

Having gone to Michigan State for grad school I would say they could give them a tussle. A few riots when I was there.

I was surprised about Michigan being number four. I had season tickets there for several years and while it was fun, I wouldn't say it was THAT great. The campus is too spread out. Not self contained like the previous two I mentioned.


nebish - 8/19/2019 at 02:01 AM

We're

Getting

Closer

!!

With this weekend behind us, there will be real live college football every weekend from next Saturday until mid January!!! Bring it!!!!


nebish - 8/19/2019 at 02:04 AM

Lee, I think I might've read or heard or figured what you and Mr Khaki pants is doing at QB. Shea is no doubt the man to lead them this year. But they must be counting on McCaffery on being their guy next year and in this day-and-age of transferring - they need to keep him in the mix and engaged and invested in the program so they don't lose him.


StratDal - 8/24/2019 at 10:34 PM

quote:
We're

Getting

Closer

!!

With this weekend behind us, there will be real live college football every weekend from next Saturday until mid January!!! Bring it!!!!


Go Gators!


Lee - 8/25/2019 at 12:10 PM

Bastards didn't cover.


nebish - 8/26/2019 at 01:19 PM

Those games weren't the best played or executed Saturday, but it was real live meaningful college football.

It's back baby!

G A M E W E E K !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


hoffcl - 8/26/2019 at 08:19 PM

quote:


https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/college-football-best-college-town s-cities

quote:
2. Athens, Georgia
With 80 bars in a single square mile, Athens has more bars per capita than any other city in the United States. And when drinking there, you can feel the truth of that statement. On top of that, you’re going to be drinking great beer—the city is home to an emerging craft brewery scene.

The food is great—go to Mama’s Boy for breakfast—as is the music scene. R.E.M., the Drive-By Truckers, the B-52 and Widespread Panic all made their names in Athens.



Imagine going to see R.E.M. play for a $1 on Thursday nights @ Tyrones. Then watch Herschel shred people on Saturdays.

Gregg comes through town and plays the Mad Hatter in 1983. I got in free. Dangerous Dan on guitar and a whole horn section.

One of the greatest bands you never heard of - The Normaltown Flyers - playing Allen's. .25 beers!

Jason & The Scorchers, Marshall Crenshaw, English Beat, Los Lobos & The Fleshtones all played free concerts.

Pretty cool times to be in Athens GA.


nebish - 8/27/2019 at 01:28 AM

quote:


Imagine going to see R.E.M. play for a $1 on Thursday nights @ Tyrones. Then watch Herschel shred people on Saturdays.

Gregg comes through town and plays the Mad Hatter in 1983. I got in free. Dangerous Dan on guitar and a whole horn section.

One of the greatest bands you never heard of - The Normaltown Flyers - playing Allen's. .25 beers!

Jason & The Scorchers, Marshall Crenshaw, English Beat, Los Lobos & The Fleshtones all played free concerts.

Pretty cool times to be in Athens GA.


Great time to be living the college life at a great place!

You still living in Tennessee? What is your schedule of events this Saturday's game at Vandy?


nebish - 8/28/2019 at 08:10 PM

We are under 27 hours until the first Thursday slate to kickoff the college football season!!! 6 main games and maybe a dozen others involving FCS teams.

There are no Thursday games in our pick'em league, but there are a number of Friday games! We have a smaller group playing this year (7 signed up), so if any of you out there would like to join the college football fun this year...step on up!!

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hoffcl - 8/29/2019 at 06:41 PM




Great time to be living the college life at a great place!

You still living in Tennessee? What is your schedule of events this Saturday's game at Vandy?



Of course, there is the old joke "I live in Franklin. Well, it's about 20 miles....Oh crap! Yeah! Nashville, I live in Nashville!"


Not sure how much detail you want but, to err on the side of giving you way more than you actually want...I plan to wake up around 5:30a as usual. Spend time reading every single Blog about UGA that there is out there while noshing on a bagel...and when I say everyone. I mean EVERY one! I plan to NOT listen to American Top 40 rebroadcast on Sirius XM 70's on 7 as I normally do on Saturday's because it's totally bad luck for the Dawgs. Instead, spend about 4 hours or so driving everyone in the house crazy as I click between games - frequently. My little subtle way of telling the fam "don't f*** with my television on Saturdays during football season." Head to Stoney River Steakhouse around 4p with my dad and father in law. Watch Kirby go all Alice Cooper ("No More Mr. Nice Guy") on Vanderbilt in person with said Messrs. Not get too excited about a win (which I fully expect-in expediate fashion no less) because one day one of their fans could either a) operate on me and/or b) represent me in court.

Not sure if/how much beer I will consume - Vandy will be selling it at the game. 70%ish dawg fans supposedly attending and I think selling beer at that game is just a slightly worse idea than new Coke. What do you think?


Would like to finish the evening with a cigar at home, however, something tells me that we'll be asleep not long after we get home. C'est La Guerre Pac12 football.

Enough? Should I have bullet pointed?


nebish - 8/31/2019 at 01:16 AM

quote:
Enough? Should I have bullet pointed?


Erring on the side of more info was the right call! I like to get a visual.

Man UCLA last night...Strat, your boys! They suck. Actually I thought the D played really well in that 1st H. The lack of O support seemed to deflate their side of the ball in the 2nd. Game wasn't as close as the score implies.

Rice gave Army a good game. USU - WF a good one. Rutgers was down 0-14, leads 38-21 HT! 3 more games yet to KO tonight. I'm excited for the battles of the OSUs.

Leafsfan! Get your picks in!!!!


Sang - 9/1/2019 at 03:25 AM

Oregon sucks.


DanB - 9/1/2019 at 12:39 PM

Gamecock football

"that was a fast season"

dumpster fire, **** hole team claims the ACC sucks yet they can't beat anyone from the conference


Lee - 9/1/2019 at 01:15 PM

quote:
Oregon sucks.


That was a good game. I didn't think they would win.

Purdue blew it against Nevada. I saw my in laws from West Lafayette yesterday and my mother in law wouldn't even mention it. All she talks about is Purdue.

Was bummed about Northwestern. Was hoping they could go out west and do something but they didn't.

North Carolina South Carolina was a good game. Had no rooting interest in it.

Michigan State and Michigan's offenses kind of stunk. I could have taken MTSU getting 37 against Michigan, I waited and they pulled it from the board. That was money in the bank.


Bhawk - 9/3/2019 at 02:54 PM

Nice to see all those great SEC teams shoring up that body of work in Week 1!


nebish - 9/4/2019 at 08:32 PM

So how did everyone enjoy week 1? Pretty well I imagine except for Alanwoods and Leafsfan.

I liked the Friday games. Saturday started and ended well. It's not like me to complain about a Saturday schedule full of games, but the middle of the day kind of left me a little blah. There was the UNC-SC and the GaState-Tenn games, but otherwise, I was....dare I say...a little bored.

But I really love the games this week! Several nice dogs lurking.

Two Georgia fans topped the pick'em this week.

Anyone who didn't play yet, you can still get in and play for week 2 and going forward. Since we drop everyone's lowest single week, you can start in week 2 and be on par with everyone else as your week 1 score of zero would get dropped and not counted.


leafsfan - 9/5/2019 at 08:04 PM

Sometimes I question my allegiances. I cheer for 2 of the biggest let down teams in sports the Leafs and the Ducks. **** en brutal!!


nebish - 9/6/2019 at 01:54 PM

I feel bad for Oregon and Herbert but have to love it for Nix.

Man, that win would've done alot for Oregon. Ducks 2 RBs got injured and they were already down a few key receiving targets who didn't go. But credit to the Auburn D, they really adjusted and settled in after the 2nd qrt. Some blown plays for the Ducks...it's a tough one. Wonder if they will be hung over for Nevada this week? I tend to think not, they better not be.

Buckle up Mike. Run the table from here.

And make week 2 picks. Missing week 1 won't hurt you if you play every week from here out!


Bhawk - 9/7/2019 at 03:22 PM

I admit my Sooner bias, but I hope LSU wins 348-0.


Lee - 9/8/2019 at 12:07 PM

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I admit my Sooner bias, but I hope LSU wins 348-0.


They won by enough.


I did pretty good with my picks. But I lost by one game. There were some pretty good games. Every game I saw that went to overtime made me remember why I hate the college OT rule.


DanB - 9/8/2019 at 01:12 PM

So A&M guys proclaimed there would bean upset but they forgot who they were playing. Per sports radio I thought Kellon Mood was the second coming and Jimbo was the greatest coach ever.

The game wasn't as close as the score indicates. A&M scores on 4th down with 10 seconds left. CU had true freshmen on D in the 4th to get reps.

Post game an A&M defender said they "let off the gas". How do you do that when you never got the engine going?


StratDal - 9/10/2019 at 06:56 PM

Take Oklahoma and the points over UCLA this weekend. The Bruins will get worked big time. Last Saturday's loss was the first ever to San Diego State. Fans are very disappointed in CCK so far in that there hasn't been any improvement on offense especially at QB. Basically the same team as last year.


nebish - 9/19/2019 at 11:29 PM

What's up fellas, everyone enjoying the season so far - except stratdal. How bad does it get that you just stop watching strat?

Pretty good week of games coming up this week.

ND at Georgia. ND hasn't shown ability to compete with the elite teams from the south...except that one night game at Clemson where it was close in the rain, but last year vs Clemson - oh my. ND rolled by like 50 last week but only converted 1-of-10 3rd down? And their running game is exclusively on QB Book.

How about some Michigan at Wisconsin for a noon kick. Nice. Can't think of an early season bye more needed for any team than Michigan this year. Man they look pretty bad. Maybe they get it fixed this week.

Charlotte isn't going to challenge Clemson this week, but I'm a Will Healy fan. Appears to be taking that team to the next level, which they weren't all bad last year under the old coach, felt like he got them to this point and like Healy to continue their improvement. Think they can be a player in CUSA in next couple years.

Utah at USC Friday night. Man, this is THE game for Utah, can they do it? Never won in the Coliseum and had some pretty bad beats here (see 2017 QB failed to see wide open WR in EZ for would-be winning 2 pt conversion).

App St at UNC should be a good one.

Tide always rolls, but Southern Miss isn't your average "cupcake". SMiss might keep it closer than some might think. Given the personnel issues Bama is dealing with on D right now, half their starting front 7 might have to be frosh this week!

BYU is proving to be a pretty fun team. Can they pull a third straight upset?

Gundy has won a bunch of games vs Texas and a bunch in Austin. Spenser Sanders for Pokes might end up being the best QB they've had, and they've had some good ones. Kid is just young, but is pretty dynamic.

Lots of good games this week.

Enjoy!


hoffcl - 9/20/2019 at 07:25 PM

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ND at Georgia. ND hasn't shown ability to compete with the elite teams from the south...except that one night game at Clemson where it was close in the rain, but last year vs Clemson - oh my. ND rolled by like 50 last week but only converted 1-of-10 3rd down? And their running game is exclusively on QB Book.
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What scares me most about this game is the out-and-out "ND has no chance" talk. I remember the last time I went into a UGA game thinking we were gonna roll like a wagon wheel. Jan 1, 2019 against Texas. And we all know what happened. We lost. TO TEXAS!!! Ugh.

The consensus is that, for your average UGA Fan, Kirby has changed the culture. Meaning, we're not hoping to win games like this, but expecting to. Count me among those old fart Georgia fans who can't really enjoy the ride because I'm too busy chewing my fingernails to stubbs. I'm also not an early tech adopter.

Never-the-less GO DAWGS!

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How about some Michigan at Wisconsin for a noon kick. Nice. Can't think of an early season bye more needed for any team than Michigan this year. Man they look pretty bad. Maybe they get it fixed this week.
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Can Harbaugh really win here? What I mean is if he looses - the train will leave the station without him. If he wins, he has to win convincingly. Will a close win over UW make a difference?

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Gundy has won a bunch of games vs Texas and a bunch in Austin. Spenser Sanders for Pokes might end up being the best QB they've had, and they've had some good ones. Kid is just young, but is pretty dynamic.


Not only do I think OSU can win this game - they need to. Otherwise Gundy will only always come in 3rd in the Leach & Miles as the coach most likely to say crazy stuff. I don't like that it's in Austin, but, if Texas does the Texas stuff it's done in the past - this could be interesting.


Ahem...I think you left out A&M/Auburn. This will be a good game in my opinion. Check that, stand by, A GREAT GAME. I keep going back and forth on this one. In the end, I'm thinking the 12th man has got to be the diff here.


What you got for Florida/Tenn? Not only do I think UT will cover...they can win it.


Now you're thinking I'm dropping the mic here but oh no....Here's where I'm going....UCF is real folks. I am on that Band Wagon big time.


Encore....OK, one last one - I think we'll find out this weekend how real the Utes are this weekend too.



Lee - 9/20/2019 at 08:43 PM

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How about some Michigan at Wisconsin for a noon kick. Nice. Can't think of an early season bye more needed for any team than Michigan this year. Man they look pretty bad. Maybe they get it fixed this week.
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Can Harbaugh really win here? What I mean is if he looses - the train will leave the station without him. If he wins, he has to win convincingly. Will a close win over UW make a difference?







To your questions:

1. Dunno but he needs some kind of a big win.
2. Yes it will. I don't think the score matters. Plus it's Wisconsin. They don't play high scoring games (usually Michigan doesn't either for that matter). He can't keep losing to the likes of Ohio St, Michigan State, et al.


My buddy was going to drive here from Michigan to go up there for the game and he basically said what you are saying. Their offense sucks. It's like watching the Bears.


nebish - 9/20/2019 at 11:09 PM

Regarding Michigan and Harbaugh, I have really been wanting and waiting for them to be good again, not the 'hey we won 9-10 games, we're back', but really winning the games that matter.

After I saw how lackluster they started this season with the new OC (who apparently never called plays at Bama...according to the guy who actually called the plays) - Michigan was way off to start this year. It's like on NASCAR when a team shows up on Friday for practice and they just suck off the truck. But the good teams can work on the car and they can get it driving better, get it faster. This MUST happen for Michigan, immediately. If their O from MTSU or Army shows up there is just no way in hell they win this game. Patterson supposedly has an oblique or some kind of injury that happened week 1. He has fumbled a bunch. I think Patterson is good enough QB to get the job done. But either he hasn't grasped what is asked of him in this system or he just can't do what is being asked of him, then there is the injury playing a role. People talk all this about DMC, but I haven't really seen anything better out of him this year, he just hasn't been bad like Patterson has.

But the play calling has been bad. The OL execution has been bad, really bad. One starter has been out there, but it shouldn't matter vs who they've played. And their super talented and hyped WRs haven't lived up to any of that. We've heard how good Black is for how long now? Where is it?

I think Michigan can win this game because their defense should matchup very well vs Wisconsin. Even though they are many new faces and even though some of those new faces are not as good as the guys they are replacing - this style of offense is one that Michigan absolutely should matchup with. But that is the game. Wisconsin is going to do what they do, and they do it well, and are better at the skill positions this year and maybe (we'll see) improved at the QB position this year. So that will fun to see, who gets the advantage UW O or UM D?

Michigan can win this by 1 or 30 (they won by 25 last year), it won't matter as long as they win. Like Lee said, what really matters is winning the division and beating Ohio State.

It's going to be a good one to see how it plays out, I can't decide who to pick really. I want Harbaugh to do well at Michigan still, but man, he loses this game...and really if that happens and then they still underperform the rest of the expectations this year - I don't know, Michigan will just have to come to terms with being a second tier B1G program, because facts will say (continue to say) that is all they are.


nebish - 9/20/2019 at 11:17 PM

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What scares me most about this game is the out-and-out "ND has no chance" talk. I remember the last time I went into a UGA game thinking we were gonna roll like a wagon wheel. Jan 1, 2019 against Texas. And we all know what happened. We lost. TO TEXAS!!! Ugh.

The consensus is that, for your average UGA Fan, Kirby has changed the culture. Meaning, we're not hoping to win games like this, but expecting to. Count me among those old fart Georgia fans who can't really enjoy the ride because I'm too busy chewing my fingernails to stubbs. I'm also not an early tech adopter.

Never-the-less GO DAWGS!


You know me, I'm pretty much the eternal underdog has a chance, upset guy. And....I don't know how ND does it. Book will need to have a legendary type game. ND does have some WRs and a TE who's good (guy hasn't played this year yet). And I do think there are unknowns about Georgia that we kinda just assuming they will be ok...playmaking and dependable receivers, pass rush and QB pressure. Really though, ND lost more impact players I think, atleast off their D. More unknowns for ND than UGA. Not sure ND have what it takes for this game. Dawgs win, Irish might cover.


nebish - 9/20/2019 at 11:27 PM

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Not only do I think OSU can win this game - they need to. Otherwise Gundy will only always come in 3rd in the Leach & Miles as the coach most likely to say crazy stuff. I don't like that it's in Austin, but, if Texas does the Texas stuff it's done in the past - this could be interesting.


Ahem...I think you left out A&M/Auburn. This will be a good game in my opinion. Check that, stand by, A GREAT GAME. I keep going back and forth on this one. In the end, I'm thinking the 12th man has got to be the diff here.


What you got for Florida/Tenn? Not only do I think UT will cover...they can win it.


Now you're thinking I'm dropping the mic here but oh no....Here's where I'm going....UCF is real folks. I am on that Band Wagon big time.


Encore....OK, one last one - I think we'll find out this weekend how real the Utes are this weekend too.


I have zero idea what will happen in the Texas - Okie Lite game. I like Herman, I like Orlando, I like Elhinger. I suppose what it comes down to is that I just don't trust OSU's D, but who ever has? And they've beat Texas plenty before.

Yeah, I was just kind of skimming down through when I was typing games out, but maybe I skipped over Auburn at aTm because...I just think aTm is better, pretty much everywhere except probably DL, but Brown is a little dinged up. It usually means trouble when I don't even want to or consider trying to make the case for the other side, but I feel like I'm 99.9% sure Aggies win this one. Means I should bet Auburn probably! Ha!

I do like Tennessee with the pts. And I agree, they can win it. They are just so young on D, those guys can make mistakes and get pushed around. Think that Trask is better than Franks really. But Mullen does always seem to lose a game he shouldn't, happened at Miss St and happens to him at Florida. I don't care that this is the same team that lost to GaState or BYU, really, if Tennessee plays to their potential and plays a CLEAN game (last year Vols lost 6 turnovers! Including 3 straight fumbles home vs Florida)...this game should be competitive. Interesting that the Game Of Year line on this in August was UF -16.5. Now it is 14. And I know Franks is out, but alot of people think that might be addition by subtraction, I would think there'd be a bigger adjustment for UT getting outrushed big time by GaState and blowing it vs BYU, but the spread has gone down a couple pts. That tells me Tennessee is still respected in the point spread power rankings.

I like Pitt's D better than anything UCF has played yet this year, but it likely won't matter because Pitt can't keep up with them on O.

This has to be Utah's time. I just wonder and worry if they are ready for it because they have really not tried very hard vs Northern ILL and Idaho State, talk about just rolling the helmet out there. Utah's O has some proving to do for me. Utah's D, no proving necessary, they should be lights out. We'll see soon enough.


Sang - 9/22/2019 at 03:47 AM

BOOM!


nebish - 9/22/2019 at 06:30 AM

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BOOM!


Great week Sang!


nebish - 9/22/2019 at 06:31 AM

B R U I N S !

How'd you like that one Stratdal? 32 pt comeback and the seal the win with what? Defense. Crazy crazy crazy game.


Lee - 9/22/2019 at 11:46 AM

That game was something. I got home from the Northwestern / Michigan State game and caught the Notre Dame / Georgia and Texas / Oklahoma St games. I went to bed in the fourth quarter thinking the game was over. UCLA wasn't stopping anyone so figured they were done. Sure wish I had stayed up. What a great night of great games.

[Edited on 9/22/2019 by Lee]


jszfunk - 9/22/2019 at 02:02 PM

The scores of some of these games are obnoxious.


hoffcl - 9/22/2019 at 02:58 PM

So, WOW, woke up really happy this morning. Then I started reading the Georgia boards and Dayum...UGA really sux. According to them.
-"Coley Sux! Will we ever get an OC worth a flip?"
FACT: Do you really think Chaney would have put the ball in Jake's hands in some of those crucial situations? Hell naw. And get over Bobo - he's gone and ain't coming back.

And speaking of Fromm. I'm not going to say he's the best QB from a Heisman perspective, but, the fact is he's run off - that's right, run them off, 2 5* recruits (one of them the #1 recruit in the country). Never been close to being sat. And I'm dang glad he's on our team. Jake, if you're reading this...first, I really dig the fact you're into the Brothers and please come back next year!

-"Kirby is a great recruiter and horrible in game coach - should have gone for it on 4th and one to ice the game."
FACT: There are 4 things in life that are givens - Death, Taxes, Fromm & Hot Rod. That FG put UGA in a position to force ND to have to score 2 TD's to win. Get stuffed and admit it, we've got a history of not making short yardage plays under a previous OC, and ND is in a position to tie the game - easily. Who you want to coach this team instead..Harbaugh? But, for the record, I was livid we didn't go for it. Had I been sober enough to stand and throw with some accuracy, yes, I would have hurled something at the TV when we chose to kick the FG.

Finally, I used to hate ND....with a passion. More than a passion. So much so that when I get really mad I used to refuse to see green. But hell, you folks got class (well except for the fake injuries - seriously?) and you're good (especially at faking injuries with an ACC officiating crew). If you want to fix what's wrong with college football's rankings then you know that ND is going to drop in the rankings when they still deserve to be there in the top 10.

Now, on to some other observations.
I watched the UT/UF game and kept wondering "is UT that bad or UF that good?" Sadly, it's the former. That QB is not good. And living in Tennessee and exposed to the pre-season happy talk - You'd think you'd start seeing some improvement in coaching. That game was more than 2 steps back.

Michigan - dayum son. And you were the great white hope for the B1G to unseat OSU. Talk about not showing up. That's some Richt classic not showing up. And that's not-not giving credit to Wisco. But coach Jimmy, the reason you're standing at the platform with your bag is not because you got their late - the train just left you. Also, see note above about bad QB play.

The Utes,sorry, I mean yyyeeeewwwths, bye-bye. We hardly knew ye.

UCF? OK, OK, give me my mic back and STFU.

A&M...You got that stadium and that crowd? See Michigan comments about not showing up.

Now, back to the Dawgs. Happy bye week. I see the injuries starting to stack up let's hope this rest helps!

Going back to listening to AT40 9-19-70 replay on XM show when rock and roll used to be on the radio. Those were the days eh?

[Edited on 9/22/2019 by hoffcl]


nebish - 9/22/2019 at 08:46 PM

Something quickly overlooked by the announcers (does Gary ever correctly point anything out)...Georgia passed up on that chance to put the game away with that 4th and half-a-yard, which I'm pretty sure they woulda converted and I'm pretty sure they woulda also gone on for a TD and a 17 pt lead. Now maybe ND comes back and still back doors it, maybe not.

But to hear Gary give Georgia credit for kicking the FG because now ND couldn't kick a FG to tie, totally ignored that ND was squarely on the ropes and kicking that FG actually kept ND in the game rather than putting them away.

I was +16.5, so I was quite happy they kicked the FG.

Not sure what all you have read on the message boards Chris, one thing that I can see people saying, is that Georgia doesn't look like Clemson, they don't look like Alabama - who have these high flying offenses that score bunches of points in flurries. Maybe that is what people want out of the Dawgs? Fromm is very good. Georgia is obviously very good. Just because they played a tight game with ND (who nobody who likes the other elite teams nationally ever wants to give any credit to for even maybe being a little good) doesn't mean that Georgia isn't very capable of competing with the other potent offenses. Those people should chill out, give some credit to the opponent, cheer your team on and watch them improve and get better hopefully as the season goes on.


oldcoot - 9/23/2019 at 04:10 PM

Early line Ohio State -17 1/2 over Nebraska.

College Game Day in Lincoln.

Don't see how the Huskers win that game, but if they keep turnovers to a minimum, they probably stay within that line.


Lee - 9/23/2019 at 06:29 PM

Lot of points to lay on the road. Even for a college game. I guess I would take the points as well if I had to put a bet on it.

[Edited on 9/24/2019 by Lee]


nebish - 9/24/2019 at 12:32 PM

Ohio State looks just incredible. I do still think we are waiting to see them tested. Cincinnati I thought would be one, but that is a strong Bearcat team, but still a group of 5 roster and their OL was just overwhelmed among other things. Indiana normally gives OSU trouble, however this year, IU has been strange to me, they only led UConn 10-3 very deep in the 2nd qrt, their game with Ball St week 1 was a head scratcher too. Then FAU and MiaOh...it's just hard to take much from Ohio State's opponents, but for Ohio State's parts they simply look phenomenal.

Nebraska on the other hand, not looking phenomenal, but the potential is there under the surface. They continue to be their worst enemy in alot of respects with unforced errors. They dominated Colorado in the 1st H, but had some really long drives so they only managed 17 pts. Then CU hit a couple big plays in the 2nd H and momentum was theirs and Nebraska couldn't recover. If you want a good laugh, look at the box score of the 4 pt win at Illinois. Nebraska could've won that game by atleast 3 TDs had it not been for the turnovers.

Nebraska is going to need an out of body experience to pull off the upset. But I think it's possible. I think Nebraska pass D can hold up, which will be good because Ohio St hasn't faced any difficulty in their pass game at all this year. I do worry about Nebraska run D and OSU knows how to run it quite well.

Ohio State has some real difference makers and top NFL talent on their D as always, but do feel there are a couple weak spots at LB and NB.

Coot said it best, the key will be the number 1 factor. Nebraska has lost alot of them this year. They do that here they get trucked. If not, then we could see one of the biggest upsets of the young season.


nebish - 9/28/2019 at 12:24 PM

Game Day!

I like the schedule this week and how the games are grouped in time slots.

What happened to TCU's D - Can Les' 'Hawks pull this one off?

Surely Vandy can beat NIU, right?

BC +6 at home? WF has been really good...BC used to be good on D.

ISU @ Baylor should be a good one. Baylor has played all cupcakes, but they might be good this year.

I like the Min-Pur and IU-MSU games. Ski-U-Mah and Go Green.

What an upset it would be...UNC beating Clemson (a guy can dream).

Remember when Ole Miss beat Alabama back-to-back, now the only question is by how many pts will Bama crush them by.

Is Virginia for real? Is the ND D we saw last week for real?

USC's O vs Utah was loft the ball up and let the WRs go get it, pretty simple, it worked! Doubt it works again, but price on UW here is awfully high I think. SC D might keep it close.

SMU, Ponies 4-0, now TD+ road fav

Cincy @ Marshall has alot on the line in the AAC division. Too bad this game is on facebook!

ULL is super hot right now, could be a tricky spot though.

UCF -43...UConn...LOL

Might Oregon State win today? Man Stanford is down and out, at some point they will right the ship ,but Go Beavs!

K St - Ok St pretty nice matchup.

UK @ SCar, both teams really really really need this one.

Go Big Red!!

Y'all hear what went on down at Houston this week. Line moved over 9 pts!

Who bounces back off ultra disappointing losses last week, but where-o-where will Utah get the O from...and where-o-where will Wazzou get the D from? Seems like everyone automatically thinking Utes are the pick here, but Leach has had alot of success vs Utah and think Wazzou will be equally motivated to get that bad taste out there mouth.

Hawaii @ Nevada - super excited for this one. UH is a turnover machine though, last in the nation at -12 margin.

Go Bruins!! 'Zona gonna lay a TD in conference vs a team that just proved they haven't quit. Well...UCLA did trail by 32 at one point last week.

Good luck to all today!


oldcoot - 9/28/2019 at 02:16 PM

Neb, hope there are lots of games you can "bank on" today!


oldcoot - 10/4/2019 at 02:50 PM

Wow!

Perhaps the worst/best outcome in the Temple/East Carolina game last night.

East Carolina scores with 26 seconds left to seemingly get a back door cover. 27-17.

They get the onside kick. With :04 left they complete a pass and the receiver is stopped by two defenders. Receiver just sort of pushes the ball out. Temple scoops and scores. Temple now "covers. " And, the under flips to over.

However.....

Receiver forward progress stopped is the call, no touchdown. East Carolina and under stands.

If that's not enough, there was a power outage with 3:53 left in regulation, making it "official" in the desert. Score at that time 27-10, gives Temple the cover if they decide not to resume.

Weirdest confluence of wagering factors I've ever seen.

Oh yeah, I had the under!


nebish - 10/5/2019 at 02:38 AM

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Wow!

Perhaps the worst/best outcome in the Temple/East Carolina game last night.

East Carolina scores with 26 seconds left to seemingly get a back door cover. 27-17.

They get the onside kick. With :04 left they complete a pass and the receiver is stopped by two defenders. Receiver just sort of pushes the ball out. Temple scoops and scores. Temple now "covers. " And, the under flips to over.

However.....

Receiver forward progress stopped is the call, no touchdown. East Carolina and under stands.

If that's not enough, there was a power outage with 3:53 left in regulation, making it "official" in the desert. Score at that time 27-10, gives Temple the cover if they decide not to resume.

Weirdest confluence of wagering factors I've ever seen.

Oh yeah, I had the under!


That was pretty crazy sequence of events. I had ECU and was thrilled with the backdoor and then my heart stopped with the scoop-and-score, but you could hear the whistle blow, it actually blew after the ball was lateraled, but whatever.

Reminded me of the blk'd FG TD return as time expired that USC had for the cover against Utah several years ago that the refs brought back, keeping it a 2 pt game I think. But then, mysteriously, about an hour after the game was over the PAC 12 ruled the TD was good and they changed the final score. I was wondering how shady the AAC was and waiting til this morning to see what the score was

How about this UCF game. UCF dominated everywhere but the scoreboard in the first half, now after HT they can't move the ball at all. Cincy D doing a number in this half. Played great RZ D in 1st to keep the score low, paying off now as UC O comes to life.


fensranger - 10/7/2019 at 01:17 PM

H Scott

How about those Gators!!!! Now they get LSU and Georgia. Pretty tough in the SEC


nebish - 10/8/2019 at 01:48 PM

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H Scott

How about those Gators!!!! Now they get LSU and Georgia. Pretty tough in the SEC


Making you want to go down to the Cocktail Party maybe this year?

People were getting the cart ahead of the horse on Auburn, heard people saying they should be the number 1 team prior to the Florida game. Gotta let it all play out, freshman QBs are sometimes going to play like freshman QBs, especially on the road vs a D like Gators have.

Now this week at LSU, "Oh My". Pretty excited to see how it goes. Lotta people love the Tigers right now. Will Gators have enough to pull it out? Guess I would lean with the dog and pts per usual.


alanwoods - 10/8/2019 at 02:42 PM

Down here in Knoxville, kinda like the old Jerry Clower gag...

"Just shoot up here amongst us, one of us has gotta have some relief!"

Just when you thought it could get no worse...


fensranger - 10/8/2019 at 08:01 PM

its just nice to see UF playing some meaningful games again. Since UM left for OSU they have not really been competitive in the conference. A few good wins but nothing sustainable. I dont think they escape from LSU and UGA but one can hope--especially being a Jets fan. LOL


nebish - 10/9/2019 at 02:06 PM

This is a pretty interesting weekend. I think in the summer we would've looked at this weekend as an incredible slate of the top programs, but because some of the teams have underachieved or not lived up to expectations it isn't getting quite the hype. Talking about games like:

Virginia (4-1) at Miami (2-3) - top two contenders for the Coastal entering the year

Oklahoma (5-0) vs Texas (4-1) - a little luster came off since Texas isn't unbeaten and banged up. Sooners yet to be tested...OL ?, D ?, Hurts arm ? Teams split last year with Texas winning the Red River Shootout and OU winning the Big Xll Title game.

Alabama (5-0) at Texas A&M (3-2) - everyone knew the schedule was brutal, but aTm should be taking a step this year, they haven't. Ags were one of Bamas tougher games last year (Tide never in danger of losing and won by 3 scores though)

Florida St (3-2) at Clemson (5-0) - FSU still floundering what will they have here? Clemson won 59-10 last year, ouch! Something seems different this season.

USC (3-2) at Notre Dame (4-1) - Nobody quite knew what USC would be this year, but feels like this game is off the radar nationally now. Still think USC D is better than people give them credit for, too bad their QB situation has been in such flux.

Then there are a couple bigger than expected games...

Florida (6-0) at LSU (5-1) - LSU O has surpassed everyone's wildest imaginations and Florida is a surprise to make it this far unbeaten frankly, but this line appears awfully high doesn't it (13)

Penn State (5-0) at Iowa (4-1) - Penn St has crushed some teams, then had some head scratching quarters of play as well (see 1st H vs Buffalo, 2nd H vs Purdue) - Kinnick at night is a bitch

Washington (4-2) at Arizona (4-1) - One team sits atop their division and one team has two PAC12 losses, bet nobody would've guessed the roles would be reversed for these teams

Michigan State (4-2) at Wisconsin (5-0) - cross division game doesn't carry the same magnitude an intra-division game would, but will be good test for Badgers and what can MSU muster up here? MSU should be good enough to compete and possibly win this game.

Looks like a good week.

And don't forget tonight!

App State at ULL! ULL is 4-1 with 5 straight covers, only loss was to Miss State. App State just beat UNC on the road and rolls in 4-0. Rematch from last year's Sun Belt Title game


oldcoot - 10/9/2019 at 03:36 PM

Neb, I definitely like Iowa this week at home getting points. Always seem to play PSU tough in Kinnick.

Doesn't look like Martinez will play against the Gophers, probably a conservative game plan for Vedral. Looking at the under there. I think I saw a real early line Huskers by 2 1/2 and then it flipped to Minn -8. Has come down a little.

Always play the over in UMass games.

Tonight, I'd lean App State.


nebish - 10/12/2019 at 03:06 PM

Thought about our Georgia fans after that Tennessee game. Sure Dawgs won by 25 or something by pulling away late, but first half wasn't pretty. Some of those same fans upset about the way Georgia beat ND probably not happy now too.

Playing that team today from under the state of North Carolina.

Wonder what happens there?


nebish - 10/12/2019 at 03:10 PM

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Doesn't look like Martinez will play against the Gophers, probably a conservative game plan for Vedral. Looking at the under there. I think I saw a real early line Huskers by 2 1/2 and then it flipped to Minn -8. Has come down a little.


Steve, you notice how protective Frost is of Martinez? Always. Always coming to his defense, always propping him up, saying how things aren't his fault. I wonder if he still thinks he will be the best Nebraska QB there? True, there are alot of things not going right and well around Martinez, but personally, I look forward to seeing another QB like Vedral for a full game. Martinez has lots of talent and skill, but in the world of big time college football, he is just a little above average I think.

Crazy to see Minny lined that high for this game. Think I have to take the points just on principle. Until the ILL game, every Minnysota game has been just a 1 score game.


nebish - 10/12/2019 at 03:13 PM

See if Bhawk might be enticed to make an appearance.

This whole Horns Down thing is getting pretty ridiculous. Texas gets offended by it. What a joke.


nebish - 10/12/2019 at 03:13 PM

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Down here in Knoxville, kinda like the old Jerry Clower gag...

"Just shoot up here amongst us, one of us has gotta have some relief!"

Just when you thought it could get no worse...


Vols gonna win today!


oldcoot - 10/14/2019 at 03:30 PM

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Doesn't look like Martinez will play against the Gophers, probably a conservative game plan for Vedral. Looking at the under there. I think I saw a real early line Huskers by 2 1/2 and then it flipped to Minn -8. Has come down a little.


Steve, you notice how protective Frost is of Martinez? Always. Always coming to his defense, always propping him up, saying how things aren't his fault. I wonder if he still thinks he will be the best Nebraska QB there? True, there are alot of things not going right and well around Martinez, but personally, I look forward to seeing another QB like Vedral for a full game. Martinez has lots of talent and skill, but in the world of big time college football, he is just a little above average I think.

Crazy to see Minny lined that high for this game. Think I have to take the points just on principle. Until the ILL game, every Minnysota game has been just a 1 score game.


Absolutely protective, don't know if that is a confidence building issue or not but Martinez has regressed horribly this year. Wasn't surprised MN won but we weren't even in the game. Not impressed with the way this season is unfolding, we should win games like Colorado and Minnesota.

Under play was good on this one as I suspected. The over in any game with UMass is always good too, along with a side bet against them too. They were down 56-14 at half. I guess things could be worse in Lincoln.


Lee - 10/15/2019 at 08:50 PM

Big Ten Prognosis:

I am working the Ohio State / Northwestern game Friday. Not sure why The Big Ten would play a Friday game but they are. There will be more OSU fans there than NU. That are actually opening the beer stands four hours before kickoff. Going to be nuts. Should get home at 4 or 5 AM. NU getting 28 at home. I watched UNLV give them a decent game and Michigan State kill them. And Michigan State sucks. Give the points.

Wisconsin / Illinois. Illinois is so bad they are getting 31 at home. I don't like this game at all but given the size of the spread I will take Illinois and 31.

Purdue / Iowa. This one puzzles me. Purdue knocked around a decent Maryland team last week and now that are going against a team that really doesn't score much. I'll take the 18 points.

Indiana / Maryland. Why is Indians favored on the road? When have they been favored on the road? Ever? One might be inclined to take Maryland but I just don't trust it. Give the points.

Rutgers / Minnesota. Does it matter? Bet your retirement on Minnesota. Rutgers is THAT bad.

Michigan / Penn State. Kind of glad I will be home for this. I don't see UM winning this but I think Patterson can at least keep it under a touchdown so I take the points.

Hey, at least Michigan State isn't playing this week.




nebish - 10/20/2019 at 02:20 PM

Looks like a great day Lee!

Feel bad for Patterson. He played a really good game after a shaky 1st qrt or so. He's been dealt a tough hand this year. The drop in the EZ was brutal.

How was Evanston on Friday?


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