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dfwabel    993
14 minutes ago, Seadragon76 said:

 

That noise you just heard was Clemson and Louisville seeing their door go from shut to wide open to take the division.

 

A few notes from my end...

 

-Anyone who thinks that the rebuild at Texas was going to be a quick job should be disappointed. 51 points scored by a middle of the pack Big 10 team... In two weeks, they have USC. The Longhorns need to figure it out fast. Speaking of the Trojans...

-Maybe it was the heat, but there's no need for USC to be struggling with Western Michigan. This is not the same Bronco team that went unbeaten and pushed Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl last year. Unlike Texas, who gets a breather to fix the issues (San Jose State), USC gets thrown into the proverbial meat grinder with Stanford next, and remember that the Cardinal dropped 62 on hapless Rice in Australia.

-Baylor and UNLV fans have to be the most ashamed after this week. UNLV losing to Howard is something I don't anyone would of ever imagined... but Baylor's loss stings even more. Yes, Liberty is moving up next season and they do have Baylor's old AD (the same guy involved in the whole sexual assault scandal), but there's no reason why Baylor couldn't curb stomp them... If anything comes out this, is that Liberty will use this as motivation to prepare for next season AND see if they can get more Power 5 teams to come out there.

The Solid Verbal "body blow" theory is what USC will have to deal with against Stanford followed by Texas and it's the Longhorns best chance to win.

 

UNLV now looks just like North Texas circa 2008 after hiring a local, title winning HS coach in Todd Dodge at Southlake Carroll. UNLV has a new AD from VaTech so she'll have to deal with the locals who support Sanchez.

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dfwabel    993
1 minute ago, vicfurth said:

Oh, no. 

 

#FireKevinSumlin

Aggies were up 24-9 in the 4th with 7 minutes left last season before Rosen took it to OT.

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vicfurth    370
8 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Aggies were up 24-9 in the 4th with 7 minutes left last season before Rosen took it to OT.

 

This is why I watch English soccer. 

 

#FireSumlin

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Red Wolf    663

Sweet baby Jesus. That UCLA-A&M game. 

 

Also, who are the dummies that decided to have the only two FBS games go on at the same time?

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dfwabel    993
1 hour ago, Red Wolf said:

Doesn't really explain why the only two games of the day kicked off at the exact same time, rather than being spread apart. 

Both networks wanted their games in primetime for higher ad rates.

 

Tech/WVU wanted to be on Thursday as far back as January, according to VT AD Babcock, but when Fox moved UCLA/TAMU to Sunday in late March, they moved to Sunday a couple of days later as not to have Fox to have a lone primetime game. Spite your competition.

 

Last year, the Sunday Notre Dame@Texas game was unopposed by Fox, and it crushed the competition so much, NBC moved the NASCAR race to cable this year.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tv-ratings-sunday-sept-4-2016/

Edited by dfwabel
added ratings from 2016

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Tracy Jordan    53

I watched most of the first half of the UCLA game and turned it off after A&M went up 44-10... Little did I know I was going to miss one of the biggest comebacks in college football history! Not to mention the game was called by the legendary Gus Johnson! Gosh darnit

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B-Rich    229

Unlike the Texas A&M/UCLA game, Georgia Tech dominated this game but shot themselves in the foot several times- 2 key fumbles that led to Tennessee touchdowns, 2 missed/blocked field goals, and the dumb decision by Johnson to go for 2 after 2nd overtime.

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RockyTopper    75

Classic Vols, having to play from behind and bank on miraculous breaks that sometimes happen in a game they should on paper win solidly. Impressive comeback/2OT thriller or not this team doesn't deserved ranked status. At least they won. I'm expecting another year of getting stomped by Alabama (again), probably lose to Florida (last year was a fluke), inexplicably lose to Vanderbilt in the last week of the season (again, because Vols), finish second in the East (again), and win a middle-of-the-pack Sponsor Bowl game (again). Yawn. How many years are we gonna get of underachieving in the most frustrating but predictable ways possible? At some point it's better to just suck and not have to worry about inevitable disappointment. Go Vols, I guess.

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crashcarson15    978
8 hours ago, B-Rich said:

Unlike the Texas A&M/UCLA game, Georgia Tech dominated this game but shot themselves in the foot several times- 2 key fumbles that led to Tennessee touchdowns, 2 missed/blocked field goals, and the dumb decision by Johnson to go for 2 after 2nd overtime.

Nah, going for two was absolutely the right decision; Tech gets three yards on a majority of their plays -- their whole offense is built around getting four yards on every down.

 

The actual play call was the wrong decision.

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HedleyLamarr    1,311
8 hours ago, B-Rich said:

Unlike the Texas A&M/UCLA game, Georgia Tech dominated this game but shot themselves in the foot several times- 2 key fumbles that led to Tennessee touchdowns, 2 missed/blocked field goals, and the dumb decision by Johnson to go for 2 after 2nd overtime.

Often times, when this decision is made, it's because the coach knows his defense is gassed and/or his kicker is spooked.  And seeing as how Tennessee scored twice pretty easily in overtime, it's a pretty safe assumption that GT was done on defense.  If you got a one-play chance to win the game on offense, it's a good gamble to put all your chips in on.  Especially when they've had issues with the kicking game all night long, as you said.

 

Tennessee allowed well over 600 yards on defense, with like 530 of that on rushing alone...and still found a way to win the game.  That's got to be a bigger "rabbit out of the hat" than that Hail Mary play against Georgia last year.

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