The Official '16-'17 NCAA Football Thread.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Doug, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Starfire22

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    So, OU won 66 to 59 against TT..

    I love the win, but come on Mike. COME ON.
     
  2. Rusty24

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    ABC's coverage is being so bipolar today. Commercials and other games are interrupting the game I'm trying to watch. This isn't ESPN Goal Line!
     
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    I was hoping LSU would upset Alabama. They were closer than I expected, but they just couldn't quite get the job done.

    Hopefully, Nebraska's quarterback pulls through alright. It's usually a scary thing when a player is unconscious on the field.

    Penn State dominated Iowa in every way imaginable. Saquon Barkley is an incredible athlete, and I'm glad we have him for at least one more year. Mark my words, all the hype Ezekiel Elliott is getting in the NFL now will transition to Barkley in a few years. The defense made some amazing short yardage stops too. An away game at Indiana is the "toughest" game left on the schedule, and I'm ecstatic at the possibility of a 10-2 season. With Florida and Nebraska losing today, that means a potentially bigger Bowl game.
     
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    Yesterday was proof that Washington should've been #4.
     
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    That was a close one today, but this Penn State team just refuses to go down easily after the Michigan game. Everyone came through in the end. Let's get to 10-2!

    Holy crap Pitt! I don't even like Pitt due to the in-state rivalry, but that was an impressive upset. Clemson's luck finally ran out this year. This should push them out of the top four. Pitt is a better team than their record shows though. Only one of their losses wasn't a close game, and I have to admire the talent and tenacity of James Conner. He just beat cancer last year, and he is putting up big games like this. He won't be a Heisman contender, but I at least hope for the best for him.
     
  6. Doug

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    It would not surprise me if Clemson is drop to No.5 or 6.
     
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    Upset weekend wasn't over yet apparently. Washington just lost too. Let's see if Michigan can pull off a win to see how much the rankings change.
     
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    Michigan lost too! Take that Harbaugh. Even though Washington lost too, they'll benefit from this since they lost to a ranked team. Better yet, if Ohio State manages to beat Michigan at the end of the season, Penn State goes to the Big Ten Championship Game!
     
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    AutoBobby The Collector

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    What a great day of college football.

    It'll be interesting to see how my Badgers factor into all of this. Even with two losses, they're not out of it yet.
     
  10. Rusty24

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    Down does Louisville too. With a blowout loss like that, they're going down in the rankings for sure, and I have to wonder if it hurts Lamar Jackson's Heisman chances (they heavily weigh November performances).
     
  11. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    If it had been close maybe not but the way they lost it's definitely a killer. I'm not sure who you put above him though. The whole game I was thinking "Tom Herman got his team to play like that to get him a better paycheck elsewhere."
     
  12. Rusty24

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    Sure, Rutgers has not been that good this year, but Penn State did a great job tonight. It was Senior Night on the road (in a surprisingly hostile environment), and they still managed to shut them out. It's hard to believe this is the same defense I criticized in weeks 1 and 2. The offense does a terrific job learning from the first half, and correcting mistakes in the second. Just one more win, and we're in the Big 10 Championship or a very nice New Year's Bowl Game.

    Michigan and Ohio State kept it close today. That will definitely be the game to watch next week. I would have to give a slight edge to Ohio State since it's a home game, and Wilton Speight is banged up even if he plays.
     
  13. Cascadia

    Cascadia Mt. St. Hilary

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    I am not going to lie...for the last 10 seasons I was beginning to lose hope on my Alma mater. For awhile I truly wondered if Colorado made the right choice in moving from the Big12 to the Pac-12 conference. Their first seasons in the Pac-12 were very bad...just a few wins a season. Now they are 1 win away from being in the Pac-12 conference championship and playing good football.
     
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    Damn, WV was full of bad losers.
     
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    They played Michigan very close this year too.
     
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    Yep...they did very well against Michigan this year.
     
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    It feels weird wanting Ohio State to win for once, but it and a Penn State win are necessary for Penn State to go to the Big 10 Championship game.
     
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    It happened! I expected Penn State to be better this year since it's the first season post-sanctions. I never expected them to do this well though. Thanks Ohio State for the win today and the upset a few weeks ago. Now let's go beat Wisconsin next week!
     
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    Fixed that for ya. Go Bucky!!! :lol 
     
  20. Rodimus74

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    Washington deserves to be in the playoff.