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September 17, 2006

"Seperation Saturday" Blowouts, blind refs, and defensive struggles: Saturday ended with controversial calls, and top five teams falling. A Saturday to remember!!

posted by sgtcookzane to football at 01:48 PM - 23 comments

The OU game was a joke. How do you review bad calls that those of us watching were able to get right on the first viewing and get it wrong AGAIN?! It was an embarrassment to football. I hate OU, but they were absolutely cheated.

posted by fatfryar at 02:53 PM on September 17

Not only did the ref get the review wrong his emphatic call after the review indicated that his mind was made up before the review.

posted by donrico at 03:14 PM on September 17

http://adrian-peterson.com/ Any oregon player, coach, or fan should be ashamed to count this in their win/loss colomn. Forget the penalty about the ball didn't go ten yards....Oregan never recovered the ball.

posted by sgtcookzane at 03:35 PM on September 17

Doe's Michigan's win make them a national title contender?

posted by Lakerfan24 at 04:03 PM on September 17

Doe's Michigan's win make them a national title contender? I don't know about that yet, but it's pretty darn close. I was very impressed with Michigan's offensive attack. Far, far too many years I've seen Michigan play the conservative role, and it was nice to see Michigan display a deep threat for once.

posted by wingnut4life at 05:47 PM on September 17

Doe's Michigan's win make them a national title contender? If they beat Ohio State. Even then, it's a maybe.

posted by roberts at 06:33 PM on September 17

I can't believe that the Florida-Tennesse game wasn't mentioned in the story. Very good game to watch. I also think that Michigan's win over Notre Dame does make them a national title contender. Especially by how much they won by. Notre Dame couldn't even get there "high powered offense" started.

posted by kidrayter2005 at 06:33 PM on September 17

I think being in the top 10 and beating #2 Notre Dame at ND makes you a national title contender and if they beat Ohio State and ND on the road than I would have to put them #1 (if they go undefeated and that's the big if) Michigan still has three top 25 opponents left including two on the road so there is still plenty of room to trip up.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 06:52 PM on September 17

I place the blame on our (OU) loss on our defense. Sure, that was a bad call, but our defense gave up two touchdowns in 72 seconds. It doesn't matter what kind of spot the other team gets. You have to "man-up" and stop them.

posted by igottheblues at 06:58 PM on September 17

The arguement that Michigan is a title contender if they beat Ohio State on the road is pointless. By that time, everyone will know whether Michigan is headed for a BCS Bowl or not. The Ohio State vs. Michigan game is at the end of the season, thus saying they need to beat them to be considered a contender is like saying Auburn has to win the SEC Championship game to be a contender. Its a stupid arguement. Michigan is currently ranked number six in the nation, and if that doesn't put them in the title hunt then there is something wrong with the world. It doesn't mean that they will even make a BCS bowl, there is a lot of football yet to be played, but beating the number two team in the nation has to count for something. Like kyrilmitch said, there is still plenty room for error, just like there is on every other schedule. Ohio State also still has three top 25 opponets left, USC has four, Auburn has two against top ten opponets not counting the SEC championship game. The main thing is that there has only been three weeks of play, and this one has been the only one that has featured quality competiton throughout. The first weeks of non-conference play seperates the contenders from the pretenders; conference play seperates those who are looking for the championship from those who are just looking for a bowl game. Even if there isn't a true title hunt yet, 47-21 looks damn fine on a scoreboard.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:37 PM on September 17

I caught the tail end of the OU/Oregon game. The refs flat blew that one. The best game of the as far as I was concerned was LSU/Auburn. It was a battle from the opening kickoff until the very end. I was impressed with the way Michigan dominated ND. Michigan could move all the way into the top 5 this week. Upset special coming up this weekend. Penn State over Ohio State.

posted by dbt302 at 07:41 PM on September 17

Were they calling Saturday "Seperation Saturday"? I watched ESPN and didn't notice. The only thing this week seperated was week two from week four. I loved Saturday, great, great games, but it's week three. There are nine games to go for most teams, ten for some. I wish we could get the mouse out of ESPN.

posted by SummersEve at 06:30 AM on September 18

The only thing this week seperated was week two from week four. I loved Saturday, great, great games, but it's week three. There are nine games to go for most teams, ten for some. Every loss matters in college football. One loss could completely destroy your national championship hopes. Ask Notre Dame.

posted by bperk at 09:46 AM on September 18

Upset special coming up this weekend. Penn State over Ohio State. Ain't gonna happen.

posted by mjkredliner at 12:14 PM on September 18

While the Big Ten as a whole seems to be ailing a little this year, I still find Michigan to have a pretty tough road ahead of them. Notre Dame went into that game way overrated given their performance against Ga. Tech (Penn State was a non-factor given their performance as well). Right now, West Virginia isn't looking too shabby given what they have ahead of them, nor are the Trojans. Are the Big Ten, ACC, and SEC too tough for their own good?

posted by PublicUrinal at 01:38 PM on September 18

Are the Big Ten, ACC, and SEC too tough for their own good? I might agree with that in other years, particularly about the Big Ten. But, looking at this last weekend's scores, I'd say the Big Ten and ACC are really un-good.

posted by littleLebowski at 02:23 PM on September 18

I will wait to see how ND does this next week before I say how good the Big Ten(eleven) really is. It is tough to play in this league each week and finish undefeated. I have an idea that is why ND choose not to enter the Big Ten(eleven) and Penn State did.

posted by coach at 04:33 PM on September 18

I do know how much ND sucks at this point they'll be lucky to place in the top ten after bowls but anyhow their season isn't over yet and the best of my norwegian luck goes out to brady and the boys for the rest of the season

posted by luther70 at 04:38 PM on September 18

It is tough to play in this league each week and finish undefeated. I have an idea that is why ND choose not to enter the Big Ten(eleven) and Penn State did. Actually, Notre Dame did it for the money. As long as they're an independent, they can negotiate their own TV, radio, and merchandising deals without having to split the cash with anybody. The fact that they regularly have one of the more competitive schedules in college football belies the opinion that they were somehow "scared" of the Big Ten (Eleven, Twelve, whatever), especially since they regularly play at least four schools from that conference a year. Having said that, jeebus, what an ass-kicking that was on Saturday. As an Irish fan, it was extremely hard to watch. Luckily, my alma mater won, which salvaged the day for me, especially since it was the annual hatefest versus those...those...people from Knoxville.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:16 PM on September 18

Both commentators in the Okla/Oregon game went on...and on about the bad call concerning the on side kick play....why didn't they show the TV shots that backed that up? all of the 10-15 shots they aired were never the right angle to show if Oregon was early...

posted by Tomed at 06:29 PM on September 18

They should of showed the angle where Inglasias from Oklahoma recovered the onside kick.

posted by sgtcookzane at 06:53 PM on September 18

Is Michigan a title contender? I am an M fanatic, but its too early to tell. If they beat Iowa and Ohio State, maybe.I've been burned by LLoyd Carr's teams for too many years to get excited just yet. It was a great win over Notre Dame, though.

posted by sickleguy at 07:01 PM on September 18

Ain't gonna happen. I'll have that crow with a side order of fries, please.

posted by mjkredliner at 04:19 PM on September 23

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