NCAA College Football 2019-20: Official Thread

Badferret wrote:

Worst thing about Clemson winning is two more weeks of having to listen to Dabo.

Daggummit

karmajay wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

I called this! Btw LSU only scored 50 against the Ags.

The Big 12 is 0-fer in playoff history. I hope all of you "conference champs only" advocates are watching closely.

Oh LSU wasn't a conference champ?

They were; they were also one of the four best teams in college football, which is the stated criterion. OU clearly was not. The committee should have done better, and should not prefer conference champs over better teams.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
karmajay wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

I called this! Btw LSU only scored 50 against the Ags.

The Big 12 is 0-fer in playoff history. I hope all of you "conference champs only" advocates are watching closely.

Oh LSU wasn't a conference champ?

They were; they were also one of the four best teams in college football, which is the stated criterion. OU clearly was not. The committee should have done better, and should not prefer conference champs over better teams.

If Oklahoma wasn't the fourth best, which team was? GA was next in the rankings, and LSU beat them by 27. Alabama gave LSUa good game (after falling way behind), as did Texas early in the year. Texas wasn't even ranked at the end of the year, and Alabama had fallen to 13.

I think we apparently have three good teams and a lot of OK teams.

Actually there aren't that many OK teams; I can only think if three offhand. I can name way more TX teams.

Just imagine if LSU wins it all, Ogeron's going to go on Kimmel or Fallon and maybe be forced to sing "C is for Cookie."

I'm torn between joy at OU losing and being angry they didn't represent the Big 12 better. I think we may find that LSU is just a steamroller this year and no one will really give them a tough time. Maybe Clemson, but it's hard to see that happening.

Rat Boy wrote:

Just imagine if LSU wins it all, Ogeron's going to go on Kimmel or Fallon and maybe be forced to sing "C is for Cookie."

Waze has a free voice pack that is indistinguishable from Coach O. Heck, I'll bet he loves cookies, too.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
karmajay wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

I called this! Btw LSU only scored 50 against the Ags.

The Big 12 is 0-fer in playoff history. I hope all of you "conference champs only" advocates are watching closely.

Oh LSU wasn't a conference champ?

They were; they were also one of the four best teams in college football, which is the stated criterion. OU clearly was not. The committee should have done better, and should not prefer conference champs over better teams.

Oh, so if a different team was playing then neither would lose? This is just silly. One of the two teams playing a game will lose. Maybe it will be a close game maybe not. The whole point of the previous discussion is what has a team actually done to be able to get to the championship. Winning the conference championship is a big checkmark over a lot of other things.

These guys are great week in and week out.

MannishBoy wrote:

These guys are great week in and week out.

This was lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Bowl game day for me and for Carl. Hope we both win.

Satterfield 3-0 in bowl games.

Go Bears!

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Look at that nice San Francisco stadium

WKU 52 yard FG to win that would have been good from 60+

Home of the Faithful? That place is a little big for a tent revival unless Joel Osteen and the ghost of Billy Graham are headlining.

(Yes, I know that Niners fans are called the Faithful. But I had to look it up. I thought Niners Faithful was just a fancy Bay Area way of saying "fans." Didn't know it was a proper name.)

Faithful is a loose term since until this season you could get 49ers tickets for under $50. Now it’s the Warriors turn for their shiny new downtown stadium.

Does Louisville always kick XPs with just 10 guys?

I'm watching the Louisville PAT team waving at the bench and then someone says, Ah, screw it, let's kick it.

P.S. Nice scoop and score by Louisville. Looks like the Miss St QB just kinda handed him the ball.

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And another football season done! Cal's 8 wins (inc. the Bowl) is more than we've seen in quite a while. Jared Goff's best season was 7-6 with a win in the Armed Forces Bowl and last year we were 7-5 but lost in the spectacular Cheez It Bowl.

Most of us are in the "what could have been" phase.. fun fact.. our record in games in which Cal's QB Chase Garbers started AND finished the game this year? 8-0...

We will bring back 18 starters next year (including Chase Garbers) assuming no one leaves early/transfers and we have recruited a good group of WRs and offensive weapons, some of whom may be able to step right in and start in 2020.

With new coach at UW, new QB at Oregon.. maybe just maybe... the North is up for grabs next year. Cal is also losing its offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin who is going to be HC at Cal Poly. For most of the year, this would have been a great thing as we were so underwhelming on offense the first half of the season.. but these last 3 games (wins against furd, ucla and now Illinois) showed something we hadn't seen all season and now we'll have to have a brand new offense next year.

Anyways, Cal's next game is going to be the first football game played in the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas as we play UNLV there in September. Enjoy the offseason and keep your eyes open for the 2020 thread!

Congrats to your Bears, Carl. Eight wins is a pretty stout season.

Longhorns showing how to properly represent your conference when you're an underdog. Glad they'll end the season on a high note. Hopefully they won't give up on themselves next season.

Texas is BACK!

I would argue we never left, unlike some schools...

bighoppa wrote:

I would argue we never left, unlike some schools...
;)

Torn on whether to "like" this comment, or fire back with something like "We got promoted to a better league!" ... Happy New Year!

Team of the decade for each state

No surprise Louisville takes care of business there.

Stele wrote:

Team of the decade for each state

No surprise Louisville takes care of business there.

I didn't recognize Mary Hardin-Baylor's logo. I was wondering who was going to win, since neither us nor the longhorns have had a particularly excellent decade. I wondered if they would give it to TCU or what have you, but this is a deeeeeep pick. Hopefully they considered Sam Houston but decided winning D3 was better than being runner-up in D2.

/looks at New York

LOL. Yeah, that's probably about right.

Vols Slay the Taxes and beat Indiana in a game they kept trying to give away.

Wild game ending. Touchdown followed by onside kick recovery with 4:00 left. A run for a first down by our senior receiver that wasn't really a first down that's marked back a yard on a review, followed by the center running up to the line and shifting the ball to earn a penalty. Stopping IU to keep them from kicking a go ahead field goal.

Tenn finishes the decade 1 game above 500. Good thing they switched bowls.

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Tennessee overcomes a 13-point deficit in the final 5 minutes to stun Indiana in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.

Entering this matchup, FBS teams were 0-471 when trailing by at least 13 points in the final 5 minutes of the 4th quarter this season.