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Navy over Ohio St. ?

 

BYU over OU?

 

Wash over LSU?

 

Western Michigan over Michigan?

 

 

How about some that really should, or are at least supposed to be good...

 

Miami vs Fla. St?

 

Alabama vs Va Tech

 

Cincinnati vs Rutgers

 

Missouri vs Illinois

 

Georgia vs Ok St.

 

 

 

Any major upsets? Who's gonna surprise today either positive or negative?

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They were real quick in giving the okies that FG. If the 4th down play was called a TD(which was never verified) that called should have been reviewed by the officials, his knee hit before he crossed the goal. but nada nothing repeat 4th down=FG

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They were real quick in giving the okies that FG. If the 4th down play was called a TD(which was never verified) that called should have been reviewed by the officials, his knee hit before he crossed the goal. but nada nothing repeat 4th down=FG

 

Ball crossed the goalline, not sure what you saw. Either way, neither of these offensives look that good yet, outside 1 pass by Okie St and the 1st drive of the game by GA.

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I actually had to check the score on the Auburn game 'cause that was close as well for a while there...

 

I really thought Tech had the talent to win that one and Auburn usually lays an egg early on. I also liked Baylors chance to beat Wake Forest too. Baylor has some great athletes and Robert Griffin is probably the best pure athlete in college football.

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How is playing in another state home field advantage. This is like a bowl game.

 

If this was in Norman, on grass, Bradford probably wouldnt be hurt right now. D-A

 

Just when I want to give you a chance, you run your mouth again and make yourself look :wacko: again

 

OK, I'll let you try to convince me that playing in Dallas was an equal playing field for BYU. I'll wait ..........

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just when I want to give you a chance, you run your mouth again and make yourself look :wacko: again

 

OK, I'll let you try to convince me that playing in Dallas was an equal playing field for BYU. I'll wait ..........

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:crickets:

 

 

First its in Oklahoma, then its HFA. No Prof, Its a neutral site game. This game was originally a OU home game, and they changed the venue to bring in more revenue for both the schools. OU is a different animal in Norman on grass, and I believe Sammy wouldnt be in the condition he is in if this was on grass. Just my opinion. Not making excuses, BYU played well, and won. end of story on that. OU will improve, and its also my opinion if these 2 teams played in 3 weeks, the score might be different as well. OU should have scheduled a cupcake this week, breaking in 4 new OL, and this more than anything I think cost them. If the OL would have done their job, Sammy would have finished the game. I like my chances vs BYU with Sammy playing 4 qtrs. Again, that was not the case, and BYU played well, and won. No denying that fact.

 

 

Your argument is the same I make every year when OU comes to Dallas, and plays Texas, in Texas. IMO, that is home field advantage for Texas, but every year I hear its a neutral site. At least tonight, the game wasnt in the same state as the school, so I wouldnt say its HFA.

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Brent,

 

I read quite a few of you posts this morning, and I keep seeing you post "Not making excuses" , but then you follow that line up every time, with a list of excuses.

 

 

Is there an excuse or not? I don't understand ?

 

I have a sneaking suspicion you do not know the difference between reasons and excuses. Its not like im saying the refs stole the game, which is an excuse. But a major injury is most certainly a big reason the game was close at the end. But the teams still have to play the game, its not like you stop the game, and look at the scoreboard and say, thats it because Bradford is out the rest of the game.

SO YES losing bradford is a big reason OU lost. The OU OL was very much responsible for that. So no, there is no excuses. But there are reasons I think BYU won this game, . But this is why you play the game. My point with not making excuses is Im trying not to take anything away from BYU, they won the game. BUT, I like most feel that doesnt happen if Bradford finished the game. So call it what you want. I gave props to BYU, and I think they are a good team. I also do not think OU is the best team in the country. I had high hopes this season and think the OL get better, and that D is going to be very very good in a couple of weeks. But OU doesnt look like a top 5 team without Bradford, that is for sure. Its a shame Braford, Gresham and McCoy came back this year, for this. I feel bad for them, and I think the Bradford injury changes the way players look at returning to school in the future, when millions are on the table in the NFL. So last night ended a chance for a title this yr, cost those 3 1st rounders the reason they returned to school, and could cost the program top flight players from returning in the future. Which could be worse than just the loss of the game.

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pretty sure that having well over 80% of the stadium supporting OU constitutes the meaning of "Home Field Advantage"

 

That's the same illogical statement LSU fans were giving in the NC game last year playing in New Orleans :wacko:

 

 

Um, that game was in New Orleans, the same state as LSU. No doubt that is HFA.

 

I know alot of people who were at the game last night, who have no rooting interest in either team, or just wanted to see OU lose, here from Texas. Corporate sponsors get thousands of tickets to games like this, and they entertain their clients to 2 top 20 programs in that brand new stadium. So no this was not in Norman, where the Sooners have HFA, it was a neutral site in another state, that was simialr to a bowl game.

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Um, that game was in New Orleans, the same state as LSU. No doubt that is HFA.

 

I know alot of people who were at the game last night, who have no rooting interest in either team, or just wanted to see OU lose, here from Texas. Corporate sponsors get thousands of tickets to games like this, and they entertain their clients to 2 top 20 programs in that brand new stadium. So no this was not in Norman, where the Sooners have HFA, it was a neutral site in another state, that was simialr to a bowl game.

You do realize that you're trying to make this argument to a bunch of guys who were all watching the game and constantly seeing a sea of red shirts in the stands. We understand that it was in a different state, you needn't mention that. So, were all these people who had no affiliation to either school and just there hoping to see OU lose wearing red shirts in some sort of ironic statement?

 

So, I can either take your lame rationale that somehow a state line is this magical force field that prevents fans from crossing (or that I've been given the distinct impression over the years that there's a pretty strong contingent of OU fans currently living in Texas anyway).

 

Or I can recall rather vivid images of the stands last night packed with people wearing OU red and the fact that the announcers, on more than one occasion making a point of saying that, there were actually some BYU fans in the stands. Which would also lead one to believe that it was surprising there were any but that they were still quite outnumbered.

 

Oh, and I'm pretty sure BYU plays on grass as well, so you can throw that bit out.

 

Losing Bradford... massive. No question about it and an absolute shame. But if you refuse to admit that, while not technically a home game, it was hardly a truly neutral site, then nobody is going to take you seriously. Well, I guess that's nothing new.

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