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Old 12-26-16, 02:15 PM
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Old 12-26-16, 02:18 PM
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Miami (OH) just blew it with some terrible clock management at the end of the game against Mississippi State. Not sure how some of these coaches can be so dimwitted when it comes to clock management.

Blocked FG with :06 left. Should have been going for the endzone but settled for a 37 yard FG attempt with :20 left and 2 timeouts. From the view on ESPN, the kicker's range isn't even 40 yards. What kind of coach puts that much faith in a kicker with such limited range (plus, MSU already blocked an extra point earlier in the game).

Miss State 17, Miami (OH) 16
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Old 12-26-16, 03:34 PM
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The MAC is now standing at 0-5 with one game remaining. I think this goes back to the too many bowl games thread.
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Old 12-26-16, 03:49 PM
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They really did blow it. They let the clock go for 20 seconds with the ball sitting at the 40. They were lucky to complete the next pass inside the 25, but at that point why not try to get more yards as opposed to falling down in the middle of the field. The QB draw with Ragland was working pretty well, why not try to get 5-10 more yards for the kickers sake.
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Old 12-26-16, 03:52 PM
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Miami (OH) just blew it with some terrible clock management at the end of the game against Mississippi State. Not sure how some of these coaches can be so dimwitted when it comes to clock management.

Blocked FG with :06 left. Should have been going for the endzone but settled for a 37 yard FG attempt with :20 left and 2 timeouts. From the view on ESPN, the kicker's range isn't even 40 yards. What kind of coach puts that much faith in a kicker with such limited range (plus, MSU already blocked an extra point earlier in the game).

Miss State 17, Miami (OH) 16
I would think that a 37 yard FG for a college kicker is a pretty high percentage play. Much more likely to make that than to get into the end zone right? I didn't watch the end, so I might be missing something here, but if you have a 37 yard FG to win the game, I guess you just live with the results.
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Old 12-26-16, 04:25 PM
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I would think that a 37 yard FG for a college kicker is a pretty high percentage play. Much more likely to make that than to get into the end zone right? I didn't watch the end, so I might be missing something here, but if you have a 37 yard FG to win the game, I guess you just live with the results.
In the MAC, I doubt they make 50% of kicks from that distance.

The ESPN green line to show the kicker's range was at the 21 yard line (basically a 38 yard FG). If a kicker can't kick it longer than 40 yards, it's not a good bet to sit on the ball with plenty of time remaining.

They did not run a 2 minute offense at ANY point during the last drive. They got the ball on their 22 with over 3 minutes left. Ran the ball 4-5 times and a couple of passes. Not once did they get up to the line quickly and run a play. Miss St couldn't stop them. The only thing that stopped them was slowly running each play. They actually used one of their last two timeouts after a first down (and the clock was stopped). Ran two negative plays to lineup the kick (Miss St used their timeouts).

With decent clock management, Miami could have run 7-8 more plays on that last drive. With 20 seconds left and two timeouts, they could have easily tried for the endzone a couple of times or even ran a play up the middle. A 30 yard FG would have still been a difficult kick for this team but more more manageable.
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Old 12-26-16, 04:44 PM
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Not a good start to the B1G Bowl season, Maryland getting thumped by a below mediocre BC squad.
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Old 12-26-16, 06:02 PM
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The last two drives by Maryland were pretty bad. Fumbling the ball on the one down 9 points. I believe the drive was about 5 minutes because of penalties and slow play. Maryland just does not look very good or well coached.
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Old 12-26-16, 06:42 PM
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Miami (OH) just blew it with some terrible clock management at the end of the game against Mississippi State. Not sure how some of these coaches can be so dimwitted when it comes to clock management.

Blocked FG with :06 left. Should have been going for the endzone but settled for a 37 yard FG attempt with :20 left and 2 timeouts. From the view on ESPN, the kicker's range isn't even 40 yards. What kind of coach puts that much faith in a kicker with such limited range (plus, MSU already blocked an extra point earlier in the game).

Miss State 17, Miami (OH) 16
Well on the positive side Miami of Ohio won't be losing their coach or staff to better opportunities after that debacle.

Twice taking a knee cost them 5 yards for the FG and while a 37 yard FG isn't a long shot it's far from being a sure thing. Miami should have been trying to drive the ball inside the 10 to make the FG as close to a "chip shot" as possible or to even score a TD. Seems like poor coaching decisions on game day are becoming an epidemic in the college ranks.
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Not a good start to the B1G Bowl season, Maryland getting thumped by a below mediocre BC squad.
I'm kind of shocked Maryland is in a bowl.
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Old 12-27-16, 08:45 AM
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Well on the positive side Miami of Ohio won't be losing their coach or staff to better opportunities after that debacle.

Twice taking a knee cost them 5 yards for the FG and while a 37 yard FG isn't a long shot it's far from being a sure thing. Miami should have been trying to drive the ball inside the 10 to make the FG as close to a "chip shot" as possible or to even score a TD. Seems like poor coaching decisions on game day are becoming an epidemic in the college ranks.
Possibly the worst coaching sequence in history.
Instead of playing for the win (like they were earlier in that same drive) they went into ultra-safe "maybe-win" mode.
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Old 12-27-16, 08:57 AM
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Not a good start to the B1G Bowl season, Maryland getting thumped by a below mediocre BC squad.
Neither team wanted to win that game.
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Not a good start to the B1G Bowl season, Maryland getting thumped by a below mediocre BC squad.
You actually thought Maryland was going to win the game before it started? Maryland is definitely not medicore. Neither team deserved to be playing in a bowl, but they still must be profitable to keep these basement bowl games going.
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Old 12-27-16, 08:08 PM
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N. Texas RB power puking, was that a designed play?
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Old 12-27-16, 10:51 PM
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Nice win by Minny over Washington State.

The MAC and AAC are showing why the playoffs will remain the domain of the Power 5.
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Old 12-28-16, 07:34 AM
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Nice win by Minny over Washington State.

The MAC and AAC are showing why the playoffs will remain the domain of the Power 5.
The "MAC and AAC" are showing that huh?

The "play-offs" are not the domain of the "P5." They are the domain of very few teams within the P5. Did you mean "bowl games?" Sure, when ESPN and the P5 are picking the match-ups. Several of the games are essentially owned by ESPN, part of their package. They are made for tv only and match-ups that show-up their economic base, the P5, are NOT going to happen. WMU and NIU took that out of ESPN's control but for the most part, these bowls are about $, not football, agreed?


MAC losses for example look bad but they've all except CMU been very close and entertaining games. The MAC and the AAC have had their share of regular season wins or competitive games against P5 teams in bigger paying more traditional, non-made-for-tv bowl games.
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Old 12-28-16, 08:47 AM
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Nice win by Minny over Washington State.

The MAC and AAC are showing why the playoffs will remain the domain of the Power 5.
Nice win?!? That had to be one of the most dreadful games to watch this year and it appeared that neither team really had their head in the game. The 2016-17 Bowl Season has been a joke so far.
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Old 12-28-16, 09:23 AM
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I appreciated the Minnesota win. The Golden Gophers were an 11 point dog, had DBs out, and were facing this highly touted passing attack, and shut them down.

Glad to know defense is still played.
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Old 12-28-16, 09:53 AM
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Pretty surprised Minnesota won their bowl game. Just goes to show how bad Washington State is
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Old 12-28-16, 09:55 AM
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I appreciated the Minnesota win. The Golden Gophers were an 11 point dog, had DBs out, and were facing this highly touted passing attack, and shut them down.

Glad to know defense is still played.
Agreed!

Hats off to Minnesota!
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Old 12-28-16, 10:12 AM
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same, hats off to Minnesota, with all the stuff they been going through, they were able to really step it up, especially on the defensive side. Their offense looked horrible. These first dozen or so bowl games were just awful. The 3-4 week break coupled with the fact that most teams were .500 or below make for not very good football.
Really sad part is many of these schools end up breaking even or a net loss with their expenses figured in for these bowl games.
The power 5 conferences are the real winners as the biggest pay days get split among the conferences and the money gets allocated to each school. These folks aren't dumb, they know how to make money and do it very well.
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Pretty surprised Minnesota won their bowl game. Just goes to show how bad Washington State is
I agree some what of what you are saying that the hype the media tried to give Wash St when Wash beat them. Wash St was way overated. I really thought no matter what team it was especially Minn. with their suspensions and alot if those were on the defensive backfield. It came down to who wanted it more and Minn. Showed on offense and defense that that wanted it more. The coaches on Minn were far superior and they coached on the field and on the sidelines. Minn better keep coach Tracy because you are not going to get a better coach that wants to be in Minn. I think Wash is going to get eaten up by Bama.
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Old 12-28-16, 02:51 PM
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Sneaky good bowl game right now between Pitt and Northwestern
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Old 12-28-16, 03:40 PM
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Northwestern has almost 300 yards total offense in a half and only 14 points, turn overs are the great equalizer.
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Old 12-28-16, 03:43 PM
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Pitt blew two opportunities inside the 10 yard line as well, coming away with zero points. It's about evened out now in terms of blown chances. Jackson is gashing Pitt's defense
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Old 12-28-16, 03:44 PM
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NW needs to keep playing ball control offense, because Pitt can score so quickly and easily against them
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Old 12-28-16, 05:39 PM
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NW looks like they have it in the bag.

While I'm no fan of the whole cheering for a conference in a bowl game I do like seeing the "Academic" schools winning bowl games.
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Old 12-28-16, 11:14 PM
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Pretty sure Pitt is an accomplished academic school.
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Old 12-28-16, 11:51 PM
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It's not a terrible academic school by any means, but it's obviously not Northwestern.

Indiana giving Utah all it can handle. Another surprise for me. Thought it was a bad matchup for the Big Ten
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Old 12-29-16, 11:01 AM
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Pretty sure Pitt is an accomplished academic school.
Current US News Ranking has Northwestern at #12 and Pitt at #68. So Northwestern is among Ivy League schools and Pitt is hanging out with Clemson and Rutgers.
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