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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:27 PM
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This Weekend's College Football Thread
Edited on Fri Nov-25-11 01:31 PM by fishwax
Plenty of great games today and tomorrow, including ...

Today:
#8 Houston at Tulsa (winner goes to the Conference USA Championship Game, and Houston has a shot at a BCS bowl)
Iowa at #21 Nebraska
#3 Arkansas at #1 LSU
Colorado at Utah (Utah goes to the Pac-12 Championship game if they win and Arizona State and UCLA both lose)
Arizona State at California (Arizona State goes to the Pac-12 Championship Game if they win this game and UCLA and Utah both lose on Saturday)

Tomorrow:
#13 Georgia at #23 Georgia Tech
#2 Alabama at #24 Auburn
#5 Virginia Tech at Virginia (winner plays Clemson in the ACC title game)
#19 Penn State at #15 Wisconsin (winner plays Michigan State in the Big 10 Championship Game)
#17 Clemson at #12 South Carolina
Oregon State at #10 Oregon (Oregon must win to go to the Pac-10 Title Game; if Oregon loses, Stanford goes to the title game)
#22 Notre Dame at #6 Stanford
UCLA at USC (If UCLA wins, they go to the Pac-12 Championship Game; if they lose, and Utah loses to California, they still go to the championship game; if UCLA wins, Utah wins, and Arizona State beats , then Arizona State wins a three-way tie with UCLA and Utah and goes to the championship game)

My Sooners play Iowa State Saturday. The Illini have a chance to end a 5-game losing streak against Minnesota.

So who does your team play? what games are you looking forward to?
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:04 PM
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1. Conference Title Pictures (from simplest to most convoluted)
Edited on Fri Nov-25-11 02:04 PM by fishwax

ACC
Clemson has won the Atlantic Division.

The winner of Saturdays game between Virginia and Virginia Tech wins the Coastal Division.

Big 10
Michigan State has won the Legends Division.

The winner of the Wisconsin-Penn State game wins the Leaders Division

Big 12
If Iowa State beats Oklahoma Saturday, Oklahoma State wins the conference title.

If Oklahoma wins Saturday, next weeks Bedlam Game between OU and OSU is for the conference title.

SEC
Georgia has won the East Division.

LSU wins the West Division if they beat Arkansas on Friday.
Arkansas wins the West if they beat LSU on Friday and Alabama loses to Auburn on Saturday.
If Arkansas and Alabama both then Arkansas, LSU, and Alabama will be tied for the lead, and the BCS rankings would determine who goes to the championship.

In the case of a three-way tie, the SEC removes the lowest-ranked team from consideration and then uses the head-to-head result to determine the winner. Presumably Arkansas will jump LSU if they win, so it will depend on who is ranked higher between LSU and Alabama. If Arkansas and Alabama are the top two, then Alabama goes; if Arkansas and LSU are the top two, then Arkansas goes.

Pac 12
If Oregon beats Oregon State, they win the North Division. If they lose to OSU, then Stanford wins the North Division.

USC has won the South Division, but is ineligible for the Conference Championship Game, so either UCLA, Utah, or Arizona State will play in the championship game.

UCLA goes with either a win against USC on Saturday or a Utah loss to Colorado on Friday.

Utah goes if they win, UCLA loses, and Arizona State loses to California on Friday.

Arizona State goes if they win, Utah wins, and UCLA loses.

Big East
There are two teams at 4-2 (Rutgers and Louisville), three teams at 3-2 (Cincinnati, West Virginia, and Pitt), and one team at 2-3 (Connecticut). I believe all six still have a shot to win. Theoretically, there could be a five- or six-way tie.

Rutgers plays their final game Saturday against Connecticut. If they win, they are league champions if Louisville loses their final game and if West Virginia loses one of their two remaining games. If they lose, they might still have some slim shot at the title, I dont know.

Louisville plays their final game against South Florida Friday. If they win and Cincinnati and Pitt both lose at least one more game, then Louisville wins the Big East title.

Cincinnati has games against Syracuse and Connecticut. They lost to Rutgers and West Virginia, so if the Bearcats win and both those teams lose, then Cincinnati wins the Big East.

WVU has games against Pitt and South Florida. If they win both of those games, then they win the Big East title if Louisville loses today to South Florida.

Pitt has games against WVU and Syracuse. They already lost to Rutgers and Cincinnati, so if both those two teams get one more loss and Pitt wins their remaining games, then Pitt will be champions.

Connecticut has games against Rutgers and Cincinnati. If they win both games and the other three teams all lose one more game, there could be a six-way tie. I dont know if there are any scenarios that UConn could actually win the tie-breaker, though.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:35 PM
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2. On Wisconsin!
The thought of State Pen in the B1G title game makes me urgently want to :puke: .
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:47 PM
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3. LA-Lafayette (8-3, 6-2 Sun Belt) vs. Arizona (3-8, 2-7 Pac-12)
Edited on Fri Nov-25-11 02:48 PM by Ptah
LA-Lafayette (8-3, 6-2 Sun Belt) vs. Arizona (3-8, 2-7 Pac-12)

vs.

Tryouts for Rich Rod's team.

Bear Down, Arizona!

Montana State Bobcats and Montana Grizzlies have bye weeks in the

Playoffs!






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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 03:08 PM
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4. California at Arizona State
Picky, Picky, Picky



;-)

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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 04:00 PM
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6. d'oh! too late to edit
but thanks for the correction :hi:
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 04:10 PM
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8. Know how a Northern California cable TV challenged Bears fan can view the game?
I got the radio to fall back on, but like Chance the Gardner said, "I like to watch".
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 04:15 PM
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9. depending on your internet service, you may be able to get it through
ESPN 3: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/source/espn3 /

It's not available through all ISP's, though, because ESPN charges the service provider to make it available. If that link works for you, the game should be available on there tonight, I think ...
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 04:37 PM
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10. Cool beans
I got my resident teen computer whiz to chase down the skinny on piping it through the X-Box into the television. Looks like it's a go. My whiz kid even set a reminder so I won't miss the kick-off!

Thanks.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 04:40 PM
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11. cool -- glad to hear it
:thumbsup:
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LeftOfSelf-Centered Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 03:33 PM
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5. I'll be getting up at 4:15am...
to watch the Sun Devils play (9 hours time difference), but it could get pretty ugly. Erickson has always allowed the team to be completely undisciplined, but lately they also seemed utterly unprepared. There's talent on the team, but no control.

His time may very well be up, even if they stumble into the conference championship game.

Go Devils!
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 04:02 PM
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7. yikes -- I hope they make it worth your while
:)

From what I've seen of ASU this year, I agree with your comments about talent and discipline.
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LeftOfSelf-Centered Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:56 PM
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16. They were worth it in the first half of the season...
...lately, not so much! :)

But that's what it's like to be a Sun Devil fan, it never goes unpunished! :evilgrin:
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 04:44 PM
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12. #1 LSU 21 - #3 Arkansas 14 - a little into the 3rd.
Also: Let's Go USC Trojans! Beat those Care Bears! :o

And C'mon Wisconsin - down down down with Penn State.

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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 05:35 PM
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13. LSU 31 - Arkansas 17 - with 11 minutes to go.
LSU just picked off the Arkansas QB at midfield.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 05:54 PM
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14. 41-14 now
Looks like LSU is running away with this ...
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 06:19 PM
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15. Yeah, they want to run up a bigger score on AR than Bama did.
Edited on Fri Nov-25-11 06:19 PM by trof
crap
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:20 PM
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17. backyard brawl going down to the wire
West Virginia up by 1 with 1:50 left. Pitt has the ball near their own 25 ...
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:46 PM
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19. Oh, but to be a fly on the wall in the Mountaineers' locker room at halftime
The ghost of Bill Stewart has finally been ostracized. Holgorsen is officially the Big Dogg.
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GaYellowDawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:32 PM
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21. Go DAWGS!
Georgia Tech can kiss my hairy Bulldawg ASS.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:23 AM
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39. Well WVU managed to win by one point.
What a sloppy game. The worst team lost. Gotta give the Mountaineer defense credit though.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:44 PM
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18. badgers rule!
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:56 PM
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20. The Wesley Wolverines are going . . . down
Although, once again the NCAA shows its bias against the West Coast as the undefeated Linfield Wildcats are forced to travel across the country to play the one-loss Wolverines. The game starts at the ungodly hour of 9 a.m., which is hardly enough time to get my buzz going. Looks like corn flakes and Coors for the pre-game warm up.

Go Cats!
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:21 PM
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23. Poor Wolverines!
First half winding down, the Mighty Wildcats lead 20-7.

Hey NCAA! We play a little football on the west side of the Mississippi, too. I strongly suspect LynneSin had something to do with this game being played in Delaware . . .
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:24 PM
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24. And just before the half
The Cats score again! 27-7 with a half minute to go in the half.

Let the butt-whippin' begin.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 02:14 PM
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26. That last second "by the way" touchdown was a good thing
Cats fumble the kickoff to start the second half, give up a gimme six points. 27-14.

But you can't keep a good team down. They're back and driving in the red zone.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 02:16 PM
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27. And . . . a 100 yard pick six
Son of a bitch!

It's a game after all, dammit. 4:02 to go in the third quarter, 27-21 Linfield.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 02:29 PM
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29. Wheels come off in the third quarter, Linfield trails 28-27
Time to own the fourth quarter.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 02:49 PM
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30. Linfield forgets to come out for the second half, now 42-27
Damn.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 12:18 PM
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22. Ohio State scores first against Michigan
7-0 ...
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:46 PM
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25. Ohio St. 24 - Michigan 23 at the half.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 03:26 PM
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32. Ohio State 34 -- Michigan 40 with two minutes left
Ohio State will get one more shot ...
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 02:18 PM
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28. QUACK!
fingers crossed
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 04:10 PM
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33. QUACK!!


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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 03:24 PM
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31. Oklahoma beats Iowa State -- next week's Bedlam game is for the conference championship
And, depending on how this afternoon's games go, could still be for a chance at the BCS Championship Game for OSU ...
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 10:19 PM
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34. Wisconsin 45 - Penn State 7
Wisconsin will play Michigan State for the Big 10 Championship next weekend.

TPenn State interim coach Tom Bradley was frustrated by turnovers and poor tacklingbut insists that his team deserves to go to a bowl game despite a scandal that has tainted the entire program.

They didnt have anything to do with it, Bradley said. They werent involved in any way. And I think they deserve an opportunity to play in a bowl.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recap?gid=2011112...
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 10:20 PM
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35. USC - UCLA at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum starts with a quick USC touchdown.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 10:51 PM
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36. USC 14 - UCLA - 0 -end of the 1st Quarter.
SC stopped the Bruins a the Trojan 1 on UCLA's first drive.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 11:16 PM
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37. USC is running up the score - now 29-0 with 5 minutes left in the half.
Edited on Sat Nov-26-11 11:17 PM by ellisonz
They went for a two point conversion and succeeded and now they went for a 4th and Goal and got the TD.

I actually kinda feel bad as a USC fan at this lack of sportsmanship. I didn't go to SC, but growing up in SoCal you pick a side and growing up in Pasadena you especially get into the rivalry with the Rose Bowl game. My apologies to UCLA.

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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:46 AM
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40. USC 50 - UCLA - 0 starting the 4th.
All kinds of USC and Pac-12 records being broken.

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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 01:14 AM
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42. And that's your final score...
If Matt Barkley stays - watch out for USC next year - coming off a baloney two-year bowl ban USC will be on a warpath. You don't mess with Troy!

:woohoo:
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:05 AM
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38. Finishing off my day with Hawaii-Tulane
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:48 AM
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41. Go Rainbow Warriors!
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