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It was either that or Marshall Tuckers (or Dillons), so I went with Amps.
Independence Bowl update: The Over/Under for this game was 49.5 points. Midway through the 4th quarter and the Under bettors are celebrating.
Louisiana Tech closes out the season with its first 10 win campaign as a FBS program. The Bulldogs led only 7-0 until a late 4th Quarter TD resulted in the final score. The shutout was the first in the 44 game history of the Independence Bowl and the first by a Group of 5 team against a Power 5 team in a bowl game since the start of the BCS era (1998). Terry Bradshaw will probably be talking trash on the Fox NFL set.
Miami (FL) is an absolute mess on offense. The 'Canes managed only 227 yards combined passing & rushing. A trio of QBs combined for 15-34-2 153 yards. The running game was even worse, managing 74 yards on 28 carries. Coach Diaz should just burn the playbook. How can a progam that produced star QBs over the years including Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar, Vinny Testaverde, Steve Walsh, Gino Toretta, Craig Erickson and Ken Dorsey not have a decent QB? It's been that way for a while now, too. Unreal, given the high school football talent in South Florida.
If you be the under (O/U 49.5) in this game, you really laughed all the way to the bank. Just goes to show even the experts in Vegas can miss really badly on setting a line once in a while even when weather and/or player injuries / unavailability are not a factor.
We have a full house here Saturday celebrating christmakah and we are all Ohio state fans
Should be fun
Not sure Ohio can take it to finals but we are all rooting for them
Pitt scored the game winning TD with 47 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter to win a very entertaining game. Unfortunately, a fight broke out with 10 seconds remaining and EMU on the move. In one of the biggest bonehead moves (during a football game) I can recall in a long time, EMU's senior QB Mike Glass III threw punches at 2 Pitt players and was ejected. During the game, Pitt wide receiver Maurice Ffrench set school records with 96 receptions in a season and on a 96 yard TD catch reception. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi won his first bowl game (1-3) and is now officially off the schneid.
If you bet the over (O/U 51.0) in this game, you laughed all the way to the bank. Well, unless you had also taken Pitt -12.5 in the game.
Not much to say about this one. In a battle of teams led by 1st year head coaches*, the Tarnished Heels beat the Owwwwls silly. It was UNC's first bowl game win since 2013. Not really too surprising, since NC law requires all FBS programs within the state to be less successful than their school's basketball program.
If you bet the over (O/U 56.5) in this game, you laughed all the way to the bank.
* This season was the first in his return to North Carolina for head football coach Mack Brown. He had previously been the head football coach at UNC from 1988 to1997.
Very entertaining game so far. MSU had a train wreck of a season. getting blown out by Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan and also blowing a 25 point lead in a home loss to Illinois. Wake Forest is a basketball school best known for all-time NBA great Tim Duncan. Come to think of it, Michigan State is also a basketball school. Somebody named Earvin Johnson played there years ago; he was pretty good, I'm told.
Can't wait for this one. Let's see if USC mails it in, or whether embattled head coach Clay Helton manages to somehow get this team to play to its potential. The Fighting Ferentzs will be ready, even if they fall short on the talent side of the matchup. Hawkeye fans are thrilled to be visiting anywhere warm this time of the year.
Sparty hangs on despite coming away with 0 points in its last 3 drives into WFU territory, including a missed chip shot FG late in the game that would have iced it. MSU was ranked #18 in the preseason AP poll, so finishing 7-6 is probably a big disappointment, At least the program got 15 additional practices and heads into the offseason with a win. As for Wake Forest, outside of Clemson this season, ACC teams weren't very good and its 8-4 regular season record was largely the product of playing a weak schedule (Elon? Seriously?); well, excluding Clemson, which WFU came with 50 points of beating. Let's hope the B1G Ten continues its winning streak over the ACC tomorrow.
If you bet the under (O/U 51.5) in this game, you laughed all the way to the bank.
Old Big XII foes meet up again. Texas A&M might just be the best 5 loss team in the country. The Aggies lost at #1 Clemson (10-24), #8 Auburn (20-28), #1 Alabama (28-47), at #4 Georgia (13-19) and at #2 LSU (7-50). But give A&M credit, it did beat Lamar (62-3), UTSA (45-14) and eeked out a win against hapless Arkansas (31-27). Once again, Oklahoma State football is mostly hot air. Just imagine if Barry Sanders had made the smart college choice and played at Nebraska years ago...
If you bet the under (O/U 55.0) in this game, you laughed all the way to the bank.
This game is still being played. I'll give USC credit, the team is playing hard, but the Trojans are just awful on defense. And once starting QB Kedon Slovis was knociked out of the game, USC had no chance. True, Iowa has Nate Stanley, a tenured (12th year senior?) QB leading the offense, but c'mon, at least force the Hawkeyes to punt once in the first half. That didn't happen, but to its credit USC finally got a 3rd down stop late in the 3rd quarter to force a Hawkeyes punt. Okay, so the Iowa receiver dropped the pass. And now Iowa just scored on a pick 6.
Regardless of the outcome of this game, one thing is a certainty: USC will open the 2020 season playing Alabama (in Arlington, TX). In addition, the Trojans have conference road games at Oregon, UCLA, Stanford and Utah. LMAO, Fight on!
Mercifully, this game has come to an end. Iowa was unstoppable on offense from the opening kickoff. USC has many issues to address in the offseason before it begins the 2020 campaign against Alabama. Former USC great Reggie Bush looked a bit choked up (ok, disgusted) talking about his alma mater after the game in the Fox studio.
Iowa might be a Top 10 team this season. The 3 losses were all close: at #19 Michigan (3-10), the following week #10 Penn State (12-17) and at #13 Wisconsin (22-24). The Hawkeyes best win of the regular season might just have been the final game on the road at Nebraska. The Huskers needed to win in order to be bowl eligible and Iowa won 27-24 on a walk-off FG (with an assist to Nebraska for stupid clock management with under 3 minutes left in the game). Somewhere Hayden Fry is smiling.
If you bet the over (O/U 54.5) in this game, you laughed all the way to the bank. It's the Holiday Bowl -- who bets the under?
Score one for the armed forces, as Air Force unleashed a devastating ground attack to beat Washington State in the Cheez-it Bowl. The Falcons rushed for 371 yards and 4 TDs on 69 carries and dominated time of possession with over 43 minutes. Wazzu had no answer on defense, typical of Mike Leach teams. The Cougars are the Pacific Northwest's version of Oklahoma State -- mostly hot air, beating up on lesser opponents and then often getting beat when lining up against a good team. Air Force finished the season at 11-2, with very respectable losses at #20 Boise State (19-30) and at Navy (25-34), both bowl teams.
If you bet the under (O/U 72.0) in this game, you easily laughed all the way to the bank.
At the half, the teams have already combined for 58 points. Memphis doesn't have the DL to slow down Penn State's rushing attack, which already has 200+ yards. The Tigers need to play 9 in the box and dare PSU QB Sean Clifford to beat them via the pass.
If you bet the over (O/U 59.5) in this game, you have to like your chances of collecting.
Notre Dame is probably a bit ticked off that it wasn't invited to a bigger bowl game. But the Irish played a weak schedule (again) this season and weren't deserving. Its best win was over #23 Navy (52-20) -- solid, but not nearly enough. Traditional rival USC wasn't very good and the Domers barely beat the Trojans (30-27) in South Bend. Stanford had a poor season. The ACC opponents were mediocre (BC, Duke, Virginia Tech) and/or overrated (Virginia). The 2 losses were at #4 Georgia (17-23) -- not bad, until factoring in South Carolina beat the Bulldogs in Athens and later Appalachian State beat the Gamecocks in Columbia; and, even with a bye week, getting steamrolled on the road by #19 Michigan (14-45).
If you bet the over (O/U 54.5) in this game, you're hoping the Iowa State offense got the wake up call at halftime.
Memphis PK Riley Patterson is 5-5 FGs and 3-3 XPs in the Cotton Bowl. He has already made a 51 yard FG and 3 from 40+ yards in the game. Keep an eye on this guy, NFL GMs, given the kicking woes so many teams seem to be having.
Notre Dame used a balanced attack and took an early lead against Iowa State enroute to an easy win. Iowa State was never really in the game after the opening kickoff. Trailing 27-6 in the 3rd quarter, the Cyclones decided to kick a FG on 4th down. Problem: it was still a 3 score game after the made FG. Perhaps ISU coaches took one from Jim Harbaugh's playbook. Not sure what happened to ISU; the team didn't play like the one that lost by a point (41-42) at Oklahoma in early November.
If you bet the under (O/U 54.5) in this game, you laughed all the way to the bank.
Penn State rushed for almost 400 yards and took advantage of multiple turnovers by Memphis to win the Cotton Bowl. The game was closer than the final margin might suggest. A TD & 2 point conversion with 6:31 remaining in the 4th quarter sealed the win for PSU. The Tigers hurt their own cause by not being able to score TDs 6 times, instead settling for FGs. Kicker Riley Patterson set a bowl record with 6 FGs. The combined 92 points set a Cotton Bowl scoring record.
If you bet the over (O/U 59.5) in this game, you easily laughed all the way to the bank.
Not only do ACC teams (excluding Clemson) suck this season, the "all star" officiating crew from that conference working the LSU-Oklahoma game isn't off to a good start. It has already missed a blatantly obvious pass interference call against LSU CB Derek Stingley Jr. Apparently grabbing a receivers arm and taking him down (while the ball is already in the air) isn't PI. Huge blown call, and it cost Oklahoma an opportunity to tie the game at 14.
Getting the first game on a bit late, but I see that Night Attack was right, the Sooners have forfeited.
If this keeps up, the CFP Committee should just say no to Oklahoma -- or any other team from the no defense Big XII for that matter -- for the next 10 years. Giving up 35 points in the 1st half of a CFP game is not the mark of a championship-caliber team. Shades of the 1996 Fiesta Bowl (NC game that season), when Nebraska lead Florida 35-10 at the half enroute to a 62-24 win.
At least the Sooners finally scored again to close the deficit to 35-14. Bad news: still plenty of time left for Burrow & Company to score again before the half.
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Does anyone know what time the Oklahoma game starts?
And LSU needed all of, what, 2 plays to score another touchdown. Now 42-14 LSU.
Back to the porn Eustace.