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Week 6 CFB Open Thread

Discussion in '2020 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS ON SPEED. I've spent countless weekends watching college football, but I'm not sure I've ever witnessed a Saturday that was quite as straight-up nuts like this one.

    Here's a quick rundown, and I"m sure I'm missing things:
    • Oklahoma and Texas played the highest-scoring Red River Showdown in history that went to four overtimes and included a kicker who went 51/51 on field goals last year shanking a 31-yarder.
    • No. 5 Florida got dumped by No. 21 Texas A&M, as its defense looked like a revolving door.
    • LSU go dumped by Missouri (lol) and is the first defending champion to start 1-2 since Michigan in 1998 (lol).
    • North Carolina and Virginia Tech combined for 1,100 yards and 100+ points in a game where the Hokies were missing 15 players.
    • Pitt kicker Alex Kessman hit a 58-yard field goal to send the game to overtime, then missed an extra point to lose the game.
    • Navy's final offensive drive was 15 plays that took 9:06 off the clock and somehow only gained 26 yards.
    • Two weeks after passing for over 600 yards, Mississippi State scored only 2 points in a 24-2 loss to Kentucky. The score could have been even weirder, too, because they had another safety overturned.
    • Ole Miss' defense was almost impossibly bad, allowing Alabama to get 94.6% of its possible yards.
    • Willie Taggart is the only undefeated FBS coach in Florida.
    Cool. Let's run that back next week.

    Just sayin': And 11W neglected to mention the Hog-Auburn SEC officiating fiasco that probably cost the hogs the game.
  2. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

    Either one of them would do in a pinch.
    scarletmike and Jaxbuck like this.
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    • Day said “there's been a lot of teachable moments the last couple weeks“ of crazy things that have happened in college football and the NFL that they've been showing their players as examples of situations that could come up in games. He said the intentional grounding/fumble controversy that happened in the Auburn/Arkansas game was actually something they had talked about with the Buckeyes' quarterbacks last week.
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  4. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Some comments on the end of the Auburn-Arkansas game. Malzahn was crazy to have Bo Nix hurry up to spike the ball. They had 30 seconds left on a running clock with no time outs, and had a third and short on the 20-yard line with over 20 seconds on the play clock. They should either have run a QB sneak, and if they got the first down, the clock would have stopped temporarily and they could have taken their time before spiking the ball. If they come up short, they would’ve had about 25 seconds to get the field goal team out there, which is enough time.

    If they didn’t want to run the QB sneak, then they should have calmly waited until there were less than 10 seconds to go before spiking the ball and setting up a FG attempt. If they had spiked the ball correctly, the field goal would have been good with about 24 seconds left, which is more than you want to leave your opponent when you are taking a 2-point lead. Because of the fumbled snap/backwards spike being ruled as grounding, there was a 10-second runoff and the clock started before the field goal attempt, which was good with only 7 seconds left. So the fumble/grounding helped Auburn burn about 17 seconds due to their own ineptitude. If they had correctly ruled the backward spike as a second fumble/lateral, the non-immediate clear recovery would have given Auburn the ball on the 29, rather than the 22 (grounding moved the ball back 2 yards). The winning kick was tailing to the right as it went through, and likely would have been wide right from 7 yards farther away.
  5. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM


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