Week 12 Other games

Leading off with a key Coastal Matchup with UNC/Pitt...

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Pitt plays dirty as hell...I opened this thread just to get that out. And FUCK Pat Narduzzi.

NUCK Fat Parduzzi

Go Heels, pass the salt Pat

VB born, class of '14

I feel dirty rooting for UNC, but it helps our guys and F Narduche

30 years after starting grad school at Virginia Tech, I finally defended my dissertation and earned my PhD.
Don't give up on your dreams.

I have to root for UNC in this one. Fuck Pat Narduzzi. At least if you ran into Mack Brown you could get a Werthers off of him

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

That was definitely targeting a few minutes ago

Is it basketball season yet?

At this point, I have no idea what targeting is. Clear helmet to helmet. He even lower his head before contact to lead with the crown.

30 years after starting grad school at Virginia Tech, I finally defended my dissertation and earned my PhD.
Don't give up on your dreams.

And was like 15 minutes late on the hit

Add to that the player was already on the ground...my annual reminder that I hate Pitt so much.

Pitt's inside the 10 offense still as good as ever.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Pitt's inside the 10 3 offense still as good as ever.

FTFY

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

That jacked up UNC dude is amped up lol

Are screens used a lot more in football now? Seems like a super popular play call with a lot of teams lately

Wow. That PI on UNC is shit. I dont know about the catch, but PI was BS

Acc refs..

That entire sequence of events was a train wreck for this officiating crew.

Is it basketball season yet?

Yes, but they simultaneously screwed over Pat Narduzzi and Mack Brown.

ACC REFS =AMAZING

Hard to argue with that logic

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

How does the Pitt guy not get flagged for taunting after he didn't even make the sack there but bends over the QB and gives him crap

I know, I know, ACC refs but come on that is blatant

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

This is an absolute shit show from the guys in stripes.

Is UNC about to get worked?

Where did this Pitt passing attack come from?

Pitt happens.

UNC secondary is decimated with injuries.

30 years after starting grad school at Virginia Tech, I finally defended my dissertation and earned my PhD.
Don't give up on your dreams.

I'm already stressed out about next week

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Unless UNC kills Pickett tonight. Two late hits in one drive.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I'm not. As long as we play like we have been, no one left on the schedule is beating us.

Pitt looked better earlier. They may still win, but im not impressed with them in the second half

Our defense is way better than UNC's too, especially lately. Pitt's defense is stout, but I'll take us any day of the week how we've been playing lately.

Our OL is better too and I like to think Hooker doesn't get nearly as rattled as Howell does.

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"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

or chuck the ball into quadruple coverage.

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Yeah Howell has gotten a lot of praise this season and he's got an arm but his decision making has a long way to go he will bomb into awful looks and if there is pressure he has the tendency to just freeze and tack a sack.

Once he learns to get rid of the ball and come off a progression when its not there he could be a very good QB.

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"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

let's hope that improvement comes in his first year in the NFL on a practice squad!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

If he makes a practice squad those things have been fixed lol. He has all the tangible but there are dozens of college qbs that never develop that mental

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"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

sorry I left off the /s

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

And the receiver still almost caught it!!! That was the crazy part!

How many teams had bye weeks or extra days off before playing us this year? It seems like almost everyone on our ACC schedule has had extra time to prepare for us.

โ€œTHE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!โ€

Miami, UNC, Duke, and UVA has Liberty before us.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

And Pitt plays us next week so they have two extra days after playing tonight.

โ€œTHE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!โ€

UVA has a bye week this week and Liberty next...sooo 2 bye weeks? Or are they the team that looks ahead and ends up losing to Liberty?

Nah, at least..I don't see that happening.

At Liberty, they are praying it happens.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

I can't keep up with all the scenarios - does it help us for the coastal crown if UNC wins tonight?

According to my numbers, we have a 31% chance to win if UNC wins, and a 23% chance to win if Pitt wins. In terms of raw numbers of scenarios, of the 512 that will exist after this game, we would win 188 of them with a UNC win and 148 with a Pitt win.

Edit: furthermore, a Pitt loss removes them from Coastal contention.

Just seconds away from Pitt losing a DB for the first half against us.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

No, he sits the rest of this half + second half of this game. He can start vs us.

30 years after starting grad school at Virginia Tech, I finally defended my dissertation and earned my PhD.
Don't give up on your dreams.

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The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

That defender was making a play on the ball...

I've never seen a play on the ball when the DB lowers his head just before contact.

30 years after starting grad school at Virginia Tech, I finally defended my dissertation and earned my PhD.
Don't give up on your dreams.

He was diving with his arms stretched out..

It's the same as when a receiver sees a defender about to hit him and drops his head. He was driving for the ball and just had a unfortunate natural reaction when he realized he was going to accidentally hit the receiver.

I hate Pitt. We're gonna beat the fuck outta them.

This game wants me to vomit and hate football:

  1. Even with mandatory reviews, there is still no consistency in targeting calls.
  2. UNC's tackling is atrocious
  3. UNC's pass catching is atrocious
  4. The homerism for Pitt from the commentators (mostly Pat McAfee) is disgusting
  5. Howell looks so scared to get sacked he'd rather throw up mini hail mary's and get picked

I am so stoked for the Pitt game two Saturdays from now /s

In all seriousness, though, I hope it is "This One's For Bud, Part II".

All Bud needs for motivation is to play last years Pitt game to the team...

I have no idea what you are talking about. We didn't play Pitt last year.

[Sticks head in the sand]

I haven't been watching but Pat McAfee - homer for Pitt? That's surprising.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

Pat McAfee went to WVU (a school that hates Pitt more than anyone) and got death threats after a loss to Pitt. What makes him a homer for Pitt?

On an unrelated note, I'm switching between the Pitt/UNC game and the Browns/Steelers game. Dammarious Randall on the Browns just got ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit on a defenseless receiver and the Steelers receiver (didn't catch the name) had to be carried off the field and is bleeding out of his ears. Not good at all, hope that one turns out alright.

I just saw where Myles Garrett assaulted Mason Rudolph with his own helmet during that game on sports center. Looked like a street fight. Sounds like the rest of the game was like that too.

That shit was insane

Why does UNC have feet on their helmets? Did we leave those marks?

Must be re-using the helmets from after our 2017 matchup

It's their literal mascot.

Although technically, the actual tarheel was covered up by the ear hole.

So if a lump of tar on a foot is their mascot, how does that translate to a Ram?

We put the K in Kwality

Same way a Hokie transformed into a Turkey....

VT Marketing Class of 2009
Current Roanoke-Hokie
Go Hokies!

Hokiebird.

We put the K in Kwality

The turkey came first...

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This game has been pretty entertaining, can't lie

I was feeling good about this but now not so much.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

As long as we take care of business it doesn't matter who wins or loses.

Go Hokies.

Found the guy that didn't bet this game

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"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

Honestly, we do a lot of things that will mitigate that Pitt pass rush. We haven't made Hooker sit in the pocket for long developing plays too often.

this counts as an "other game," right?

Welcome to Thunderdome

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See ya Garratt. 65 (at the end) should get some games too.

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

So did Trey get the first down?

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Watching Penn State the past 2 weeks tells me we can absolutely beat this team next year if we play our game.

Yeah I don't think they are as good as people thought a few weeks ago. I was never convinced. Great teams don't have 17-10 games with Pitt.

The entire Big 10 benefits greatly from PSU, Michigan, and another team that probably doesn't deserve it each starting the year in the top 15. So when they all beat up on one another they look a lot better than they are. Iowa still being in the top 20 with an offense that can basically do nothing is insane to me.

That and no other conferences are doing much, ACC doesn't have a clear 2nd best team. Pac 12 has only 2 teams. Big 12 has beaten up each other. A week ago no one in the Big 12 had a win against a winning team not in the big 12.

The ACC has a clear 2nd best team now.

Cant not up vote that

Come on, we aren't that much better than Clemson

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

Yikes, Tua just took a big hit, had to be carted off the field.

Seems like a huge mistake by Saban to have a guy that was a game time decision still in the game at 35-7. Miss St had no shot to win short of knocking him out of the game

Tua is out for the season

Bye Bama

Game-time decision for an altogether unrelated injury.

Still, you hate to see it. I like Tua.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

I can't fault Saban for keeping him in the first half. No real difference between giving him 6 drives instead of 5. An incredibly rare, fluke injury unrelated to his ankle.

I am very sad as I greatly enjoy watching him play and now I just hope he makes a full recovery and gets paid.

Yikes, the reports are a posterior wall fracture. Looking this up on the internet, it looks like the 'ball' portion of his hip join broke through the 'socket' part and broke his hip. The info suggests that there are significant blood vessels and nerves in the area too. I thought I had also heard an announcer say that he might have had a broken nose too? I may have seen him with a bloody nose when he was on the cart.

Brutal brutal stuff for Tua. Sounds like the kind of injury that will take a long, long time to recover from.

Can anyone with a medical background shed some additional light here?

EDIT: Reports are suggesting that Tua will make a full recovery but there are comparisons between his injury and Bo Jackson's. Looks like people with unconfirmed expertise are thinking that the speed of identifying and treating the injury give him a better prognosis than Bo ended up with.

Bo's injury was more devastating than it should have been because what happened on field didnt look like Bo really injured himself so it went untreated.

So is Mark Dantonio on the hot seat?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Yes, but mostly for other stuff.

Looking like Minnesota is going down this week. Iowa is definitely playing better ball so far.

I bet heavy on Minnesota to win. Thankfully I also bet heavy on VT, Bama, and Florida so i'll come out on top. Basically I'm saying I'm not mad at Minnesota, just disappointed.

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That was a bad bet, Minnesota was almost a guaranteed loss after using every ounce of energy they had to beat PSU. They will still end up 10-2 which is a great season.

They were playing at Iowa, in November, at night, and all while Iowa wore their black unis. .... Minnesota was never going to win there. No one would. That place is is cursed.

1. Top 10 opponent
2. Night at Killick
3. God rest their souls

Go Iowa St. get UT out of the top 25 so we can get a spot

Matt Rhule has done a great job with the Baylor rebuild. Also, Charlie Brewer is fun to watch. Hoping they can beat Oklahoma tonight.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Michael Brewer's lil bro is having a hell of game thus far.

Lighting them up!

VB born, class of '14

Baylor taking Oklahoma behind the woodshed.

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

There's still time.

Someone should have told Baylor that

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

CeeDee Lamb being ruled out basically right before kickoff ruined my fantasy lineup a bit.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Didn't Gameday do a giant Feature on him?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I'm not sure. My big son had a basketball game during that time.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Wonder if your small son was able to see it

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

Nah, my small son was in the stroller on the sidelines with my daughter while I was coaching my big son in his basketball game.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

They did, and Chris Fowler said the Game Day crew was pretty upset about finding out so late.

LSU letting Ole Miss have some hope. Not gonna Slip up and lose it, but definitely not gonna cover at this rate.

LSU trounces Ole Miss by 21. I had LSU(-21.5). FML

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That fumble might be the turning point of this game. OU needed some sorta spark and that might have lit the explosion.

Texas lost to a kicker names Assalley . . . . That is all

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

C'mon, Brewer

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804.
Rockin the Bakken.
โ€œRight turn, Clyde.โ€

And he just threw a pick. Baylor CHOKED this game away.

Baylor scores zero points in the second half. What an absolute choke.

28-3 strikes again!

Passed out on the couch last night right around halftime of the Oklahoma-Baylor game. Woke up around 12:30, searched the bottom line for the score, went to bed. Woke up around 8 this morning thinking I haaad to have read that score incorrectly. Turns out I didn't. Never sleep on Big12 games. Those offenses are just barrels of gasoline waiting for a match.

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