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    My set up right now!!

    mwhahaha.,

    Black Hills State @ ISU on the right.

    BYU @ Nebraska on the left!
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    Nice. I flipped over for Josh Warrington in the boxing. I'm going back to the football now.
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    Madison Mangum.

    Someone will draft him. 6ft 2. 215lbs. And makes one handed catches look routine. Be it on fourth down, or for touchdowns.
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    Wow. The Mangum bunch are talented. I forgot that Tanner Mangum played for BYU, and he's doing good as a true freshman. Scrambled for his life, and he threw a bomb on 4th and 1.
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    Poor Christian Hackenberg. 10 sacks for Temple! That is painfully bad; not many were his fault too. His line is just awful.
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    http://thebiglead.com/2015/09/05/chr...n-temple-rush/
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    (Original post by Wattsy)
    Poor Christian Hackenberg. 10 sacks for Temple! That is painfully bad; not many were his fault too. His line is just awful.
    WOW.

    Temple's first win against Penn State, since 1941.

    Talk about an upset.
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    MANNNNGUUUUUUUUUUUM!!!

    HAIL MARY!!! Walk off TD on a Hail Mary. The longest college football streak of opening-day wins is OVER.Cracking game. :01 on the clock. That's why I love College football!

    Talk about talented genes.
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    That sounds awesome. I just saw the play. It was pretty awesome.

    I'm just about to turn off ASU v Texas A&M, I'm too tired but this has been another sack fest so far. Surely evaluating pass rushers against these turnstile offensive lines is really difficult?
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    (Original post by Wattsy)
    That sounds awesome. I just saw the play. It was pretty awesome.

    I'm just about to turn off ASU v Texas A&M, I'm too tired but this has been another sack fest so far. Surely evaluating pass rushers against these turnstile offensive lines is really difficult?
    Oh yeah, it is. The thing is, you'd have to evaluate traits, like first step, effort, power, and the arsenal of moves that they use against the offensive linemen. The good news is that they get better.
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    (Original post by SmashConcept)
    Lol a conditional 7th rounder, they would have given any other team a ham sandwich but obviously Chip is too into smoothies to even want one. Barkley is presumably a camp body who will be cut as the Cardinals will go with Palmer, Stanton as their backup and Thomas as their project.

    But yeah, TEBOW TIME.

    Statistically 2 pointers have about a 48% success rate (0.95 expected point per attempt) whereas historically 32 yard field goals are more like 70-80% (0.7-0.8 EP per attempt), so from a statistical/game theory point of view it basically never makes sense to kick PATs any more except situationally. If you can improve that by having a two point specialist and you're going to carry 3 QBs anyway, then it makes sense.
    Literally everything in this post was wrong. I don't get the decision to go with an older, less physically talented guy over Thomas unless he's just an idiot or something. But even then, Ryan Mallett came close to winning a starting job. Oh well.
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    Just watched an advert for nfl on sky sports during the f1 coverage and got very excited.

    It looked immense. Especially on the 4 42" screens together I'm using to watch f1.

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    Damn. The Big Sky Conference is going to be scary.

    Montana downed 4-on-the-bounce FCS champions North Dakota State, of the Missouri Valley Conference.
    Eastern Washington hung 42 on the Oregon Ducks, in Vernon Adams Jr's first game as a Duc, albeit in a 61-42 loss.
    Lowly North Dakota beat Mountain West Wyoming.
    Portland State rally from 10-0 down at the half to beat the PAC12 Washington State Cougars 24-17
    The Southern Utah Thunderbirds only lost 12-9 to Utah State of the Mountain West Conference.
    Even Weber State gave PAC-12 Oregon State a big scare all the way, before a big fourth quarter from Oregon State.

    I almost feel like, the Boise State and UNLV games needed to be out the way, for ISU. It's Portland State, and then @ Boise State and then @ UNLV. UNLV should be a winable game though. A 55-0 win against a D-II team, is however, a good tune-up game, but they have to do well in conference play.
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    I've linked this before but this will be my last post in this thread until Thursday

    http://goodreviewslol.com/2014/11/19...-than-college/
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    I do agree with a lot of that post. I remember watching Florida Atlantic play Bama last year and I'm pretty sure it was 3-72. Those games are not fun. Blowouts aren't fun in American Football and the college system encourages them.
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    (Original post by SmashConcept)
    I've linked this before but this will be my last post in this thread until Thursday

    http://goodreviewslol.com/2014/11/19...-than-college/
    Hilarious. Would read again /10

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    I must admit, I was sceptical of College Ball, but I really got into it from my time in the US. It's not the NFL, and I'm not pretending that the NFL isn't a higher quality product, but ultimately, the best NFL players come from colleges. I see it as an extension of my interest in NFL. It takes time for players to adjust to the rigours of the NFL game. The hashmarks are closer together in the NFL, the posts are narrower, the players themselves are faster as a whole.

    I'm not trying to be funny, but everyone knows Alabama. Everyone knows Texas, Oklahoma. UCLA, USC. Traditional football powers. In comparison, it is the likes of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, and Houston Texans who are much less well known. Could Alabama beat the Redskins? No, they can't, because even a rubbish NFL has 53 good college players, but the product of college football is a lot better. The rivalries are more intense. Alabama-Auburn, Stanford-Cal, Ohio State-"The Team Up North", BYU-Utah, FSU-Florida etc. Pats-Jets, Saints-Falcons and Broncos-Raiders are picnics in comparison.

    But it's all relative. I mean, I support an FCS team, in the Big Sky Conference because I went out on exchange there, and the Mountain West Conference is a big step up. You can see the difference in quality between the Group of Five teams and the Power Five Conferences. The SEC and PAC-12 teams are a cut above. The seeding structure is necessary because of all the different conferences and teams. It would be physically impossible to face every team in the country.
    Good college players really do stand out. The likes of Taysom Hill, Scooby Wright, Derrick Henry, Nick Chubb, Vernon Hargreaves all have NFL skill sets. The likes of Champ Bailey, Charles Woodson, Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders, Deion Sanders, Orlando Pace etc. all stood out in college. With College Football, you can see the players grow as well. A lot of players find their best position in college. Defensive tackles in high school are made offensive tackles.

    College football does have better rules. The NFL overtime rules, are lame, for example. In College, each team gets the ball on the opposing 25. four downs with no game clock. They can get the ten yards, get a TD, kick a field goal or whatever, but the the other team gets the ball back to have its go. The Pass Interference rules are managed a lot better, with just 15 yards given up from the line of scrimmage, not as a spot foul. College football is better because the clock runs a lot faster in college. There's more plays per sixty minutes. Gameday tradiitions are also cooler. What of Auburn Rolling Toomer's Corner after a notable win? Or the Tomahawk Chop? Or FSU burying a piece of the opponent's turf after an away victory? Or West Virginia burning a couch? Or Idaho State firing a cannon before a home game? USC thrusting a sword on to the turf before the game --home or away? And each college has it's own fight song and foibles.

    The blow-outs are not fun, but that happens at every level of American Football. How many TDs did A-Rod have against Chicago and Philly again? A zillion? Furthermore, in these first few games, the conferences haven't started. So what you have is FBS teams paying to beat up on FCS teams, FCS teams paying to beat up on D-II teams, or Power 5 teams paying to beat up on the Group of Five teams in cupcake matchups (aside from the few upsets), or you have sponsors paying good teams to play eachother in NFL stadiums, as is the case with the Chick-Fil-A kickoff games in Atlanta and Dallas. As an aside, the SEC teams generally play FCS teams the week before Rivalry Week. I don't know exactly why, but then again, the likes of Alabama generally play a good out of conference team in the first couple of weeks.
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    Haha, I was just kidding about not posting. I'd have watched Temple vs Penn if I'd known it was going to be a good game. If you recommend me a game next Saturday that should be close, I'll watch it.
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    To be fair the Arkansas Tech 10 men on the field pick six was a really awesome gesture that you wouldn't see in the NFL. The Stanford Sucks incident is also in the conversation for the best troll in the history of the world.

    I think it might be because I'm not American and I've never been to one of their colleges so I don't feel involved or attached to the colleges or the traditions so I'm watching it purely for the game and the game isn't as good.

    I personally think that PI as a spot foul is the only way to stop it being cynically abused at the ultra-competitive NFL level. I also hate the initialisations of names of colleges. Some of the more obscure or generic ones make it almost impossible for me to work out who on earth the team actually is.
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    (Original post by SmashConcept)
    Haha, I was just kidding about not posting. I'd have watched Temple vs Penn if I'd known it was going to be a good game. If you recommend me a game next Saturday that should be close, I'll watch it.
    Utah State @ Utah is interesting because of the rivalry. Utah should win, but this should be a good defensive game. Utah State would be looking to get the upset against a good PAC12 team.

    #7 Oregon vs #5 Michigan State should be a doozy.

    #14 LSU vs Mississippi State is probably the pick of the SEC games this week.

    San Diego State @ Cal should be good as well. SDSU have been one of the better teams in the MWC while California always seem to never live up to their potential. If they are anything near contenders, considering the state of the rest of the PAC12, well, they need to beat SDSU, and handily. Should be a good game all things considered.

    #19 Oklahoma vs #25 Tennessee should be good if you believe the hype on these teams. Both fallen powers which need a good win to pique the interests of the nation, and prove that they are legit.

    #23 Boise State vs BYU should be a good game, considering the rivalry. Can 4* QB (and runner up in the Elite 12 combine) Tanner Mangum get it done against a stingy defense? Can a Boise State offense get it done against a good defense, called by Bronco Mendenhall?

    Minnesota vs Colorado State should be competitive if nothing else, although there has been a lot of turnover for Colorado State. The Golden Gophers would have to win this one to be relevant in BIG10 consideration, although they did suffer a tough loss against TCU.
 
 
 
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