Last edited by Skarsguard; 2012-09-02 at 06:56 AM.
Ya they dominated all right, they dominated at turning the ball over (4 times), and getting penalized (10 times for 90 yards). They're lucky to win with those stats. Oh and Syracuse, UNLV, Northern Illinois, and Southern Miss. are all in Division 1.
B1G vs SEC all time series head to head is 108-95-6 with the B1G on top, and this was recounted after the 2011 season. So no. B1G>SEC.
Last edited by muto; 2012-09-02 at 07:10 AM.
Muto what is that record in the last 15 years. Also the BCS title game has been around since 98 and in that time SEC has won 8 out of 14 and the Big 10 has won 1 out of 14. Michigan has the most all time wins but that doesn't mean they are the best team now because they won a ton of games in the 50's 60's 70's 80's and 90's.
the fumble was the fault of Lippett. granted they had lots of turnovers, but tips are tips and you cant really blaim the QB for those.
they also had nearly Double Boise States yards, and never gave up a TD while on Defense despite 3 red zone trips. id say thats pretty dominant.
as far as the penalties go, personally i think the late hit out of bounds was pretty much BS as the hit started while he was in bounds, but yeah, MSU did rack up a lot of penalties.
and yes Skarsgard, UM got DOMINATED by Bama on all sides of the ball, ill give you that hands down, but that MSU BSU game could have easily ended up 31-3.
as for Big 10 versus SEC while yes Big 10 is ahead all time, but thats like saying UM > MSU because there all time record is retardedly one sided towards UM, when in fact, in recent history its quite the opposite. SEC > Big 10 right now, and MSU > UM right now. as in today. you know. when it matters.
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Since MSU joined the Big 10 (i forget when, but it was in the 40's-50's range) MSU has more NC than Michigan does.
Most of Michigans National Championships came before 1950.
as a matter of fact, 10 off 11 came before 1950...
I actually think MSU is in a better spot then UM now but man It's like I said a few post ago they win games they shouldn't win and lose games they shouldn't lose. MSU is also usually a "Sexy" pick for the NC and I usually get fooled into thinking they are going to go but then something crazy happens. Hopefully in a couple years we will see more opening games that pit great traditional teams together like Bama/UM. I would like to see the Sooners v. Florida st. open up a season or USC vs Ohio State something like that.
Last edited by Skarsguard; 2012-09-02 at 07:26 AM.
That Michigan game was embarrassing. I'll say this though, at least Michigan and Michigan State played nationally relevant teams rather than Miami OH like OSU, Northern Iowa and nearly blowing the game like Wisconsin, or Ohio and actually blowing the game like Penn St. Still think they will be competitive in the B10, but it just goes to show how far behind the B10 is from the SEC.
Looks like Vandy and Auburn are the only SEC losses. No surprise there. Wait a couple weeks so we see who really deserves their spot. Bama plays Arkansas, Florida plays Tennessee. But next week should be good too, Texas A&M and Missouri play their first SEC games. Missouri will probably get manhandled by Georgia, not so sure about Florida and A&M.
It was good to be back in Autzen Stadium last night. Mariota looks solid and DeAnthony and Kenjon are just extremely fast as always.
However, our secondary was making some basic mistakes in the 2nd half which has me a bit worried about how much our defense got hyped up. Boyett is great but Ark State made some really telegraphed plays that we did basically nothing about.
I knew Ark State was going to lose last nite but with their new coach I think they will destroy their division.
I also think Ducks have a bit weaker schedule compared to last year which makes it harder for them to get a championship rank even with a undefeated status.
Otherwise it was a excellent season start and I'm a bit sad i wasn't able to make it.. The flight from Finland to Seattle and the train to Eugene were just too much for my budget this year. Maybe I'll make it to the Bowl game or next year's starter.. who knows.
An undefeated season means we've beaten ESPN's sweetheart USC at least once, maybe twice (who knows, maybe Utah wins the south?). Stanford could be ranked again by the time we play in November after they "presumably" lose to USC.
But who knows, it could be another BCS 2001 (Rose Bowl 2002) scenario.
I'm not too aware how the rankings have gone before last year as I discovered college football just last fall but I'd hoped a better non-conference opponent than Arkansas state. Now I think O's need a little help from other conferences to make it top two. Maybe if they go undefeated and win the pac12 championship game convincingly.. I don't know..
Otherwise I glad so see Oregon is as exciting team is it was last year when I first saw it play.
Florida picked a quarterback, but it doesn't matter either way. Both are pretty inefficient, so unless Gileslee stays healthy, we're boned.
Va. tech and Georgia Tech, good game. Both teams seemed to struggle pretty bad on offense. OT win for Va. tech, on a fail interception by G Tech.
alabama looks dominant again. no team was more impressive to me. oregon looks like they always do, tough against teams who can't match their talent or speed. not sure i'd put USC on the same tier as alabama. michigan got whipped about as bad as hawaii did, just that hawaii wasn't a BCS 11 win team last year
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The less you know, the more you believe.
Science has promised us nothing and given us everything, faith has promised us everything and given us nothing.
new rankings are out. suprised Michigan fell all the way to 19. i expected them to end aruond 15.
also sparty leaps over UW but thats not as suprising.
Last edited by conscript; 2012-09-04 at 06:26 PM.