2022 B1G Thread: Westward Expansion

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  1. Lip

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    Do better
     
  2. spagett

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    You see instead of boat, it's botox
     
  3. Celemo

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    I got ya
     
  4. herb.burdette

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    8/27/22

    Northwestern Nebraska -13.5 (Dublin)
    Wyoming at Illinois -10

    9/1/22

    Penn State at Purdue +3.5
    NM State at Minnesota -38

    9/2/22

    WMU at MSU -18.5
    Illinois at Indiana -5.5

    9/3/22

    SD State at Iowa n/a
    Buffalo at Maryland -21
    Colo State at Michigan -27.5
    Rutgers at BC -7.5
    ND State at Nebraska n/a
    Illinois State at Wisconsin n/a
    Notre Dame at Ohio State -14.5
     
  5. 20/20/20/20

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    Nebraska plays North Dakota, not North Dakota State. This is an important distinction because we probably lose to ND State.
     
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  6. herb.burdette

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    Everything in the Dakotas kind of blends together for me.
     
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  7. The Fuck Lion

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    Purdue favored?

    Ohio State is gonna beat ND by 21

    I’ll take NW and those points
     
  8. Corch

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    Unless Herb was making shit up again it looks like PSU is a 3.5 point favorite
     
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  9. Jimmy the Saint

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    Purdue should be favored. +3.5 is stealing.
     
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  10. Corch

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    I'll likely take Purdue and the points but this game just screams PSU with a late cover.

    On the surface it doesn't seem like a marquee opening weekend game but I think it'll be highly entertaining. Penn State has the more talented roster but Aidan O'Connell is legit and weird shit happens in West Lafayette.
     
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  11. herb.burdette

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    Penn State seems particularly sand-baggy this offseason.
     
  12. Corch

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    Maybe they've gotten really good at it but I have a hard time thinking they're overly excited about an 18th straight season of Sean Clifford.
     
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  13. Anison

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    Goddam. Ohio State opened a 2 TD favorite against ND? Goodness.
     
  14. Jimmy the Saint

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    We have a fourth year starting QB who is, to be charitable, not very good and shackled ourselves to a coach who is 11-11 the past two seasons. Where exactly are we supposed to draw optimism from?
     
  15. Constant

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    Golden shackles too.
     
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  16. pez

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    im pretty excited about it
     
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  17. herb.burdette

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    Penn State has had a better recruiting class than Purdue every year in the last five. Your roster is better than their roster.
     
  18. herb.burdette

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    On paper, ND has a new QB and is thin at WR. They’re very solid on the OL and TE, so they’re likely going to try to borrow Harbaugh’s playbook to see if that recipe still works against us.

    The question is how well the cover our passing game.
     
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  19. RockHardJawn39

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    Yet osu lost to them. What the hell is your point, Herb?
     
  20. VaxRule

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    Ohio State has had a better recruiting class than Michigan every year for a while now.

    And yet …
     
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  21. Jimmy the Saint

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    Our roster is also better than Illinois, yet we lost to them. Curious!
     
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  22. Corch

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    Better talent usually wins.

    Hope that clears up any confusion.
     
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  23. Corch

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    Unless it's snowing
     
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  24. VaxRule

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    Or there’s a kid dying from cancer.
     
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  25. Corch

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    Some things cannot be accounted for
     
  26. herb.burdette

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    My point is that Penn State fans should stop their incessant whining about the depths of their despair. We only beat you by 9 at home.

    Top to bottom, you’re favored because your better than Purdue.
     
  27. herb.burdette

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    FG block run back for TD, imo.
     
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  28. RockHardJawn39

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    Fuck off, herb.

    edit: with all due respect
     
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  29. Goose

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    We’ve played them 4 times since 1995 and the closest game we won by 13. It will be a bloodbath unless Freeman is the second coming
     
  30. goblue31602

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    So it will be a bloodbath
     
  31. Goose

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    I’m not one to point at history and say it will always repeat itself but yes. Too many crackers on that team and it won’t be snowing
     
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  32. Constant

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    Oh, Goose :facepalm:
     
  33. goblue31602

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    Gonna need a ruling on cancer stricken ND fans before I decide
     
  34. The Fuck Lion

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    Freeman is going to recruit his ass off, but fall short on the field.

    Day is going to hang 50-60 on him. Something like 55-31, it will be reminiscent of those Don Brown Michigan / OSU games.
     
  35. Goose

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    Agree glad we're all on the same page
     
  36. Celemo

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    yeah ND doesn't have anybody that can cover JSN...OSU in a landslide
     
  37. herb.burdette

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    I think the Ohio State-ND line is justified, but until I see Ohio State actually play competent defense, I’m going to question the line.

    In theory, we should be much better on defense, particularly with all the 2021 true freshmen who played significantly returning as sophs.

    We still gave up 40+ in our last two games.

    This could be the best offense we have ever had though.
     
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  38. The Fuck Lion

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    Personally don’t think ND will be able to keep up, just the nature of normal CFB offenses - they eventually fuck up. And OSU has enough talent on D to get *some* stops. ND could have a very good offense and still get beaten by multiple scores.

    It’s crazy, but as the Rose Bowl showed - you can’t afford one possession without scoring against OSU.

    I know we joke about it, but ND needs to hope for a downpour.
     
  39. herb.burdette

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    If an opposing defense doesn’t stop our big plays, we blow them out. If they do, then we struggled last year when the field got short.

    We had five possessions against Oregon that went inside the Oregon 40 and failed to yield points, lost by seven.

    Penn State and Nebraska forced us to kick four FGs in each game and stayed close. Michigan forced us to kick two.

    We were used to the Fields run threat in the red zone. Stroud is not a runner.
     
  40. DrTomOsbourne

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    Hi, it's me, a guy who cries in fear on airplanes.

    I have just purchased my flight tickets to husk in Ireland in August.

    AMA

    Also, where can I get Busch Light in Dublin?
     
  41. buckwild

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    Wtf
     
  42. Lip

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    He took a lot of hits. This will be interesting.
     
  43. spagett

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    What a thread title.
     
  44. Rabid

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    i just got the text alert. Fuck.
     
  45. Goose

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    Those Minnesota backfields were fun to watch for a few years there between Barber, Maroney, and Gary Russell. RIP to a great player
     
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  46. Rabid

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    There was an incident a couple years ago involving guns that sounded like he was having some mental health related issues. He definitely had a number of concussions. Could definitely be CTE related.
     
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  47. herb.burdette

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    Glen Mason early 2000’s we’re fun to watch.
     
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  48. Rabid

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    It really doesn’t do them Justice but it’s something.
     
  49. Rabid

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    Somebody is either losing their standard or really wants revenge.