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NCAA Football 2017 Week #5

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Gaolee, Sep 24, 2017.


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  1. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    WSU takes on USC in Pullman. That's going to be the big one for me this week. Washington plays Oregon State. They should arrive for the game awake this week instead of waiting until halftime. The conditions ought to be a bit better in Corvalis. That will help.

    Dartmouth starts their Ivy schedule with Penn. Harvard and Yale are back to non-league games for a week.
     
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    That Dartmouth game is at Penn, and on Friday night. Interesting.
    I'm not sure what to expect from the Gators. It's a mess in Gainesville.

    -Mike
     
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I doubt WA will have trouble with OSU, they're not doing well.

    The Wazzu-U$C game is probably THE biggie in the PAC-12 this week, and I believe it's a national game. Unfortunately the Cougs have a track record of underperforming in nationally televised games. Still, it's the test that will tell us if they're really a contender or not. Take down U$C and a path to the BCS opens up.
     
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  4. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    USC is the evil empire, even if my son got an outstanding musical education there. I sure hope WSU takes 'em out.
     
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  5. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Bucky's Big 10 op'ner vs Northwestern. Never count NW out, but it's at Camp Randall so advantage Bucky.
     
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    WSU/USC this week?
    I'll make some time to watch that game.

    -Mike
     
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  7. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I'm just glad USC has been fairly well-tested leading into the WSU game. WSU hasn't had a real test yet, but it's gonna be rockin' in Pullman Friday night. I think SC pulls it out, though. The game's on ESPN.
     
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  8. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Rival night game for the Wolverines after the bye. Michigan State gets Iowa. I might watch that one just for scouting purposes :)
     
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  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Those nine suspended players won't be playing for the Gators again.
    They may be going to jail.

    -Mike
     
  10. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I saw that. I don't know what they did, but it sounds like a complete mess down there.
     
  11. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Credit card fraud and identity theft.

    -Mike
     
  12. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Ah. That would do it.
     
  13. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I forgot to mention, the Dartmouth game is on national TV Friday night, NBC Sports (NBCSN).

    -Mike
     
  14. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    BIG game tonight!! Washington State vs. U$C!

    Want to learn more about Mike Leach? What a character! He fits into Pullman so well it's amazing. I tend to chuckle all the way through these stories.
    Two days on the Palouse with Mike Leach

    WSU-USC predictions – TONS of good links from this article, including the one above.
    Washington State - USC prediction roundup

    Can you name the last time WSU beat a top-5 opponent in the regular season?

    That last time for the Cougars came five U.S. Presidents ago, in the 1992 Snow Bowl Apple Cup, when George H.W. Bush was in office and the Drew Bledsoe-led Cougars thumped No. 5 UW 42-23. (All the better; any win over the arch-rival Huskies makes a season complete for the Cougs.)

    That was literally an entire generation ago – Bledsoe’s son, John, is now a freshman quarterback on the WSU football team. So if the Cougars manage to upset the Trojans in Pullman, they’ll have pulled out the sort of once-in-a-generation victory that people will talk about for decades.

    GO, COUGS!!!
     
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  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I agree. :)

    -Mike
     
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  16. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I, um, see what you did there...... :confused:
     
  17. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
    I'm somewhat of a Sam Darnold skeptic. He's averaging almost 2 INTs per game so far, and the competition hasn't been stellar. The only impressive game he's had was vs. Stanford, which isn't even ranked after losing to San Diego State.

    Last year, he had the luxury of two strong wideouts and being one of the least-sacked QBs in football, plus he wasn't the starter at the beginning of last season so teams had less time to prep for him. This year, everyone has tape and the receiver talent at SC is down a notch. So far, blitzing has reduced his effectiveness and caused him to turn it over more. Will the trend continue? It'll be interesting to see.
     
  18. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Lets hope Wazzu has him nailed down. We will know soon enough.
     
  19. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    The Ivy League delivered a great game tonight.
    Dartmouth with the TD from the one foot line on fourth down as time expired. Final score, 16-13 Dartmouth.
    The Big Green are 3-0, and 1-0 in Ivy League play.
    Wow, that was a fun game to watch. Ivy League is good fundamental football.

    -Mike
     
  20. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Nice job refs on the Darnold grounding call. I was yelling at the TV.

    -Mike
     

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