Week 5 - Other Games Thread

johnnybb

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I mean, it's clear that NW isn't going to win this game (you generally have to score points to win), but it gives me some hope that both teams are beatable. Is our offense better than NW's?
 
Northwestern giving Wisconsin all they can handle right now. This is the brutal defensive battle I think we expected out of Michigan last week. Coan is struggling as well.
I think (hope) Wisconsin is showing that they are still very one-dimensional. Northwestern didn't seem to have much of a rushing defense coming into this game, but they appear to have the right gameplan. They just have no offense.
 

johnnybb

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A Wisconsin defender runs through untouched, strips the ball from Hunter Johnson, leading to a scoop and score. 14-3 sconnie.

I hope the NW offense is this bad when we play them.
 

MNVCGUY

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A Wisconsin defender runs through untouched, strips the ball from Hunter Johnson, leading to a scoop and score. 14-3 sconnie.

I hope the NW offense is this bad when we play them.
NW offense has really struggled all year. And yeah, they look awful on offense. Their defense is playing well but the offense is giving them zero help of any kind.
 

johnnybb

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Wheels coming off for Northwestern. Switched over to the barn burner between 1-2 Northern Illinois and Purdue opponent 0-3 Vanderbilt, who are holding off the Huskies 24-18 in the fourth!
 

Pompous Elitist

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And just like that Aidan Smith throws a TD strike to make me sound like a (bigger) ass. Fitz is pulling some wierd Kiffin 2 pt bs and they’re getting stuffed. Man. Now down by 9.
 

MNVCGUY

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Why the F would Northwestern go for 2 when you could put the game to 8 points by kicking the extra point? Makes no sense at all. They probably weren't going to make the comeback and win anyway but that was just a stupid decision that makes zero sense.

Will be interesting to here what Fitz says when asked about that decision because I can't think of any possible justification that will make any sense.
 

Urbandale

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Why the F would Northwestern go for 2 when you could put the game to 8 points by kicking the extra point? Makes no sense at all. They probably weren't going to make the comeback and win anyway but that was just a stupid decision that makes zero sense.

Will be interesting to here what Fitz says when asked about that decision because I can't think of any possible justification that will make any sense.
I disagree. If you make the two-point conversion, whether now or later, you're in the same situation either way. But if you miss the two-point conversion, you're significantly better off knowing that you need another possession with more time left to do something about it.

They missed the two-point conversion with about 4:00 to go. It's a lot better to have that information at that point rather than with a few seconds left.
 

johnnybb

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Everyone is gonna see the highlights anyway, but worth mentioning for posterity's sake that UNC is up on Clemson 7-0 as the 1st quarter ends.
 

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