I didn't see the game, was out in Boston tonight. Yeah, it's normally orange and black. I assume Nike decided to do the wild jersey designs for OSU now too.
I really wish that USC waited a few weeks to fire Kiffin.
I checked online. It seems like they were actually a solid orange. It just looked more red on my TV for some reason which is odd because every other color looked fine.
The USC coaching search will be fun at least. I saw my first "Could they get Gruden?" article tonight. I know that was fun times for UT, and I bet it will be even better watching some other fanbase whip themselves into a frenzy over him.
Stanford has a really really good defense, and it shut down Mannion and Cooks fairly well.
OSU doesn't have a good defense, so if a team with a decent offense comes along - it'll end up in a shootout most likely. Though how good is USC on defense to hold Mannion and company to just 14?
Despite injuries, their defense has been playing well, but it's not like they have faced a murderer's row of opponents so far. 9 games into the season, and they have yet to play a ranked team. The two offenses they have played that put up good ppg (Arizona and Arizona St) both put a bunch of points on them.
FSU is the real deal, if they don't get to play for the championship it will be the shame of shames.
FSU were 21 point favorites before this game, so it's not like this game should be a total surprise. 12 points separate Miami from being 4-3 going into this game. Sure, they were 7-0, but it seemed a consensus that they were a weak top 10 team.
I saw a nice article the other day about how this would have been a great year for the 4 team playoff to have started with Alabama, FSU, Oregon and Ohio St all looking good. There's still tough games left for all of them. Alabama still has LSU, Auburn and whoever they play in the SEC Championship (though the Championship game is probably the softest of the three games). Oregon has Stanford. Ohio State has Michigan and probably Michigan St in the Big 10 Championship. FSU has the easiest road it seems with it likely only being a rematch with Miami in the Championship game, and FSU seems to be handling them easy tonight.
Even if they all end up 13-0, I think FSU will get the same treatment that Clemson was going to. Alabama is an SEC team in the midst of a dynasty, so they punch an automatic ticket if they go undefeated. Oregon is a team that has been a bridesmaid for several years, and they also create an interesting match-up with Bama. I don't see voters going against that unless FSU or Ohio State just dominates the rest of their schedule.
Edit: Did Herbstreit just say he wanted Bama-FSU as 1-2?
Post by Mista Don't Play on Nov 2, 2013 22:31:32 GMT -5
It'll be a shame for either Oregon or FSU to be left out. I really think FSU is the most complete team of the three, but I don't really know who would win if any of them played. We can speculate a bit more on how things will shape out after next week's games.