College Football Games, Sept. 12

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  1. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    I'm sort of borrowing this idea from another discussion board I used to frequent. I'm going to post a list of college football games for this Saturday, and see if you can guess who will win. The tie-breaker will be predicting the winner and final score for the Georgia-SC game.

    The prize for winning? Bragging rights and you get to wear a powdered wig for the next week.

    Here are the games:

    1) USC v. Ohio State
    2) Michigan v. Notre Dame
    3) UCLA v. Tennessee
    4) Auburn v. Mississippi St.
    5) North Carolina v. Connecticut

    Tie-breaker: Georgia v. South Carolina (winner and score)
     
  2. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    1) USC
    2) Michigan
    3) UCLA
    4) Auburn
    5) North Carolina

    Tiebreaker
    Georgia 30 - S. Carolina 17

    -----Added 9/12/2009 at 11:49:18 EST-----

    I miss that--Glad you brought it over!
     
  3. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    My apologies for not getting these out before Saturday morning. In the future I'll have to put them out by Thursday -- lots of good games on Thursdays (like Georgia Tech v. Clemson) sometimes.
     
  4. Romans922

    Romans922 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    1) USC
    2) Notre Dame
    3) Tennessee
    4) Auburn
    5) North Carolina

    Georgia 35, S.C. 10
     
  5. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    USC
    Michigan
    Tenn
    Auburn
    NC
    SC 34-17
     
  6. jwithnell

    jwithnell Puritan Board Graduate

    1) Ohio State
    2) Notre Dame
    3) Tennessee
    4) Auburn
    5) North Carolina

    Georgia 17 v. South Carolina 14
     
  7. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    USC
    Michigan
    Tennessee
    Auburn
    North Carolina

    Georgia 21 / South Carolina 10
     
  8. Bookmeister

    Bookmeister Puritan Board Freshman

    1. USC
    2. Michigan
    3. Tennessee
    4. Mississippi St.
    5. NC

    Tie Break
    Georgia 31 SC 14
     
  9. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    You are hereafter forbidden to post anything on future football threads. :judge:

    J/K :D
     
  10. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    Since one game has already started, I am cutting off all picks at this point. Thanks for playing. I shall hopefully have the games up earlier next week, and I plan to post the winner on Monday.
     
  11. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    I'm a Georgia fan, but they got out-coached last week. I can't be optimistic about their chances against Spurrier, although beating him would make it a successful season even if they lose all the other games.
     
  12. Romans922

    Romans922 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    You apparently didn't see SC and NC St. play.
     
  13. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    They were very flat last week. The timing was all off on the passing game (how many of those quick releases over the middle were overthrown or dropped? That's just bad execution). The coaching aspect came in the fact that they completely got away from the running game. If you are able to run the ball down the opposition's throat, why do you move away from that?

    I too suspect that if they can only put up 10 points against Oklahoma State's defense, they will mightily struggle against Carolina. But, they should be able to keep USC out of the end zone (the defense did play pretty well last week). We could very easily be looking at a 7-3 type game. It might be reminiscent of that horrible performance a couple of years ago when they only put up 12 points (four FGs) and lost because of a dropped pass in the end zone near the end of the game.
     
  14. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    I made my picks scientifically: I flipped a quarter. For the tie breaker score I multiplied the first two sets of single digit numbers I saw when I looked up. JK :)

    For all I am able to keep up with ball this year I may as well have!
     
  15. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    Tim, you really gotta come out with these threads a little earlier. I really look silly picking winners at 7:30p on gameday. :lol:
     
  16. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    Well, that Georgia/USC game has turned into a barn burner! Those tie-breaker predictions aren't going to stand for long!

    To be honest, Michael, it occurred to me to do this around 11 am this morning. Better late than never. :lol:
     
  17. jwithnell

    jwithnell Puritan Board Graduate

    You ain't kidding -- I really wasn't expecting such a high-scoring game between the promise of UGA's defense and the quality of the coaching at SC.
     
  18. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    Well, apparently Georgia's defense is just as porous as it was last year...
     
  19. D. Paul

    D. Paul Puritan Board Sophomore

    Buckeyes lose...again.
     
  20. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    And this week's winner:

    Tripel, who picked all five games correctly!

    Here's your powdered wig for the week: :judge:
     
  21. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    I LOVE College football! I can't see how anyone can argue that the NFL is better than the games I watched today. PSU blew out Syracuse so maybe that's comparable to an NFL game, but no way I'll see a game in the NFL this week that's as exciting as the Notre Dame vs. Michigan game or the Ohio State vs. USC game, or even the Georgia Tech vs Clemson game. NO WAY.
     
  22. SolaGratia

    SolaGratia Puritan Board Junior

    SC Baby!
     
  23. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    The Big Ten needs a NEW representative.
     
  24. jwithnell

    jwithnell Puritan Board Graduate

    I'm looking for the junkyard dawgs of old! Still, I'm glad to see a win.
     
  25. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    I don't understand Willie Martinez's defensive strategy (and pine for the days of van Gorder). If a) you aren't generating any pressure on the QB and b)he keeps burning you over the middle because you are playing too soft of a zone, why would you keep doing the same thing on defense play after play?
     
  26. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    Wooohooo!

    And Wooohooo for Meeeeechigan! There's nobody I'd rather them beat. Nobody.
     
  27. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    No kidding. Ain't that the truth.
     
  28. ColdSilverMoon

    ColdSilverMoon Puritan Board Senior

    You could add Georgia-South Carolina to that as well. Very exciting weekend of college football.

    And the Big 10 does have a new representative - we both know who that is!
     
  29. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor

    Daniel, didn't you use to win regularly on the other site, too? :)
     
  30. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    I noticed you didn't mention the boring finish to the Georgia - SC game.
     
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