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B-Rich    229
1 hour ago, HedleyLamarr said:

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.

 

1 hour ago, crashcarson15 said:

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.

 

Good observations... 

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rams80    2,752
11 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.

 

Starting with the next OT period you are forced to go for 2.  Plenty of teams in GT's situation go for 2 in that situation with that very thing in mind.

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See Red    752
11 hours ago, crashcarson15 said:

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.

 

The play call wasn't even bad, in my opinion.  If he pitches that ball instead of keeping it and cutting towards the goalline, the RB probably scores.  The WR blocking on the edge had outside leverage on his man.

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mamiller99    83

Because we got moved to 11, despite beating a competent opponent, here's to OSU beating the absolute crap out of the University of South Alabama

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dfwabel    993
22 hours ago, dfwabel said:

The Sumlins received hate mail at home and his wife posts the letter.

https://mobile.twitter.com/courshel/status/905942396831191040

 

Now Aggie message boards upset she made the letter public. FFS!

http://thebiglead.com/2017/09/08/texas-am-fans-angry-kevin-sumlins-wife-went-public-with-racist-letter/

 

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She released that knowing it reflects poorly on A&m. How does it help your husband or the team?

Thats a low blow. Lets ignore for a moment where or whom created the letter. She knows how it would look.

So please explain to me why were accepting of that going out to the world ? Thats unacceptable.

 

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stumpygremlin    133

I didn't get to watch this game, but FIU needed a 4th-quarter drive in the penultimate minute to beat Alcorn State 17-10. I get that they had Irma on their mind and had to travel for what should've been a home game. Even so... yikes. It's gonna be a long year for Butch Davis and co.

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dfwabel    993
12 minutes ago, stumpygremlin said:

I didn't get to watch this game, but FIU needed a 4th-quarter drive in the penultimate minute to beat Alcorn State 17-10. I get that they had Irma on their mind and had to travel for what should've been a home game. Even so... yikes. It's gonna be a long year for Butch Davis and co.

It's FIU who is 57-123 since 2002. All seasons but two have been " a long year".

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Red Wolf    663

Georgia Southern lost to New Hampshire today. So Georgia Southern is now worse as an FBS than they were as an FCS.

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dfwabel    993

Auburn's defense was  screwed by the offensive genius Gus Malzhan, his new OC Chip Lindsey and QB Jarrett Stidham.  Auburn had 1st&10 at the CLE 45 and dude took three sacks (10  overall).
 42 rushes...38 yards*.

 

*Sacks count as rush attempts/yards.

 

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Still MIGHTY    1,866

If Oklahoma can be the Big 12 team that plays defense, well then go ahead and give them the conference title and a playoff spot

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Red Wolf    663

UTSA is up 10 on Baylor in the 4th. Not totally surprising after Baylor lost to Liberty, but still. 

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DScruggy729    266
40 minutes ago, Still MIGHTY said:

If Oklahoma can be the Big 12 team that plays defense, well then go ahead and give them the conference title and a playoff spot

TCU also held Arkansas to 7 on the road. Oklahoma State looks extremely explosive so far as well. The Big 12 is looking a lot more promising than it did 2 weeks ago. 

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dfwabel    993
20 minutes ago, HedleyLamarr said:

Georgia wins at Notre Dame, and Ohio State got the hell beat out of them.  Fun night!

Notre Dame Stadium looked 45% red.  Lots of folks sold their season tickert seats for big $$$$.

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dfwabel    993
22 minutes ago, DScruggy729 said:

TCU also held Arkansas to 7 on the road. Oklahoma State looks extremely explosive so far as well. The Big 12 is looking a lot more promising than it did 2 weeks ago. 

Don't worry, Kenny Hill will quickly start to disappoint.

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