2017 College Football Week 11

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  1. Shadowlight

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    First off I want to thank 22 for his superb weekly comprehensive stats layout and notes which are a great help. His latest can be found near the end of the College Football Week 10 thread. On another note 22 had the best line in the week 9 NFL thread saying that the lack of white starters in the Dolphins-Raiders matchup would make the SEC blush.
    So about the SEC. I don't like Nick Saban and I suspect most here don't as well. He is pretty much full steam ahead caste but oddly he did bring in not one but two white WR transfers the past few years and now he is "forced" to start Junior LB Keith Holcombe due to injuries this week against dangerous Miss State. Holcombe has been a bit of a no show lately (injured?) but against LSU he played the entire second half. Anytime I have seen him play this year he has done extremely well so don't expect Alabama to lose a step this week. He is athletic and plays down hill and if Bama are going to be front and center down the stretch at least they have a white LB worth rooting for which is more than I can say for these teams that have ZERO white defenders like Oklahoma. Give me a break.
    I want to see Auburn knock off caste Georgia for a number of reasons. Like Holcombe, swift WR Will Hastings is another odd white player in a sea of black teammates. Hastings is rarely targeted but when he is he pushes the ball way up the field with his electric quickness and genuine speed averaging over 20 yards per catch which I prefer to the standard dink and dunk it to the white wide out syndrome which has infected so many programs. He has no NFL profile partially because he doesn't get targets but he will have a senior campaign as well as the rest of this season to change that perception. One announcer compared him to Ryan Switzer which could help his profile.
    Still the SEC seems more caste than ever overall. Look around and even teams that used to be marginally white friendly like Vanderbilt and Arkansas are fully caste now. Always astounded that teams like Tennessee, Kentucky and LSU don't have more of a white presence but that has been the trend . Look for two coaches perhaps three to be canned at some point soon. Obviously Florida is looking for a new coach but Davis will be out at Tennessee and Sumlin at Texas A @ M looks to be gone too. Sumlin, who was a touch less caste several years ago with Johnny Football and WR Ryan Swope, (forever RIP in NFL terms) is losing more and more as his team becomes iron clad caste.
    As the MAC starts up Tuesday night, it is annoying enough that college teams don't have white WR's but this having an all black defense trend is really grating on my nerves. There is no reason in hell teams should not have some white presence on defense. I am so sick of watching lousy all black college defenses get burned and shredded like brainless, useless ,wimpy matadors week in and week out.
     
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  2. celticdb15

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    Not much to cheer for in tonight's Maction.
     
  3. Shadowlight

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    Even though they lost Bowling Green's WR Scottie Miller had a solid night with a 10-108-1 stat line. He came into the season as a first team all MAC player but has been up and down mainly due to what else when it comes to white WR's--lack of targets. Purely a slot due to his size Miller has an outside shot of being drafted in 2019. A strong finish to what's left of this season and a strong senior season should get him at least into the conversation. Has terrific speed but Bowling Green is a bad team so he gets lost in the clutter at times.
    The other three white WR's from last night, Martin and Murphy for Miami (Ohio) and Wolf from Akron all showed promise early on in their careers but have not built up enough of a resume to have any shot at the next level. Doesn't help that Miami (Ohio) force feeds so many balls to a black WR.
    Tonight Eastern Michigan has RB Eriksen and he is real good and possibly a pro. I think Central Michigan's sack master DE Ostman will play but will find out game time.
    The other earlier game features Ohio who has two exciting WR's, speedster senior Brendan Cope and Andrew Meyer. This would have been a real humdinger if WR and pro prospect Cody Thompson was suited up for Toledo. What a bummer he went down earlier in the year.
    For whatever reason the night MAC games were unkind to white WR's last season. With Scotty Miller's solid night hopefully Eriksen and the white WR's from Ohio put on a show.
     
  4. Leonardfan

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    Ellis with a forced fumble!
     
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    Desmond Howard is a pretty bad commentator.
     
  6. rockybleier

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    Watching both Mac games late....I dvr a lot and watch them afterwards......
    Ouellette and Eriksen on a Wednesday.....
    Great night for running backs....AJ on,pace for 1000.....
    Eriksen has been strong down the stretch....
     
  7. rockybleier

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    Ohio Bobcat note......After the game was out of hand, Ohio had 2 guys come in for mop up duty.....AJ is a junior, DBrown is a senior.....They do have a freshman back in the works that has been out for a month.....Next year AJ should start again and 2 of the next 3backs should be our guys......
     
  8. Leonardfan

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    The Sophomore QB Elliot looks pretty good for UNC. Hopefully he is starting for UNC for the next 3 years.
     
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    Every time I say I am pumped up for a college football Saturday the jinx works it's way in and most all of the teams and players I root so hard for come up empty so hopefully by mentioning the word 'jinx" I de--jinxed things---but it never fails I brag about a certain player and he dives bombs the next game. I am turning into a basket case good grief.
    These are truly three crucial weeks coming up not only for teams but for prospective draft choices as well.
    As for the games last night NC QB Nathan Elliot has wheels according to high school reports. ( 4.5 speed!) Also their former starting QB Chaz Surratt was as bad a QB I have seen this season yet they stuck with him. Suddenly with this new QB NC looks like a team again and LB Cole Holcombe led the team in tackles as they beat Pitt a severe caste team I do not like. Also last night Northern Illinois hybrid DE/LB Sutton Smith #15 had a couple of more TFL's to add to his impressive number for the season. Just a sophomore!
    I would love to see Auburn mess up Georgia and Will Hastings make some big plays. Georgia makes me sick as the media laps up their "athleticism" and all black D. Also the battle with TCU will be Baker Mayfield's most important game for the NFL scouts. They want to see how he performs against what they consider a top rank D. If he comes up small it will drop his rating. If he knocks it out of the park he could move up the draft boards like quick silver. I like Mark Andrews--a big play TE. Not a big fan of TCU but they do have a couple of white players on D and that keeps me from completely despising them see Georgia.
    West Virginia -Kansas State has two WR's I love and hope play well, Sills and Schoen.
    All of a sudden Northwestern is coming on and mobile QB Thorson could vault very high with a strong game. How can you not like a team that fields 3 white WR's? And a stud freshman MLB? Purdue has another Anthrop playing WR and he has had a solid freshman year but too many dink and dunks for him. Would like to see him catch deeper passes.
    ND- Miami. Miami has a white WR but nobody else ( another all black D which I hate). ND at least has a few white defensive players. Who do you root for in this game? I am going with ND by a hair unless Barrios has a great game.
    Iowa, a team I am fond of plays Wisconsin. Have to admit I am rooting for Iowa even though it would mess up Wisconsin's season although again if back up RB Groshek and Celtic mentioned a white WR for Wisconsin making his debut so that could change my thinking but Iowa is a team that upsets the caste apple cart with two starting white WR's for starters as well as numerous white defenders!
    Michigan State and Ohio State on paper sounds like a good old fashioned defensive slugfest but the Big Ten has been very unpredictable so who knows. Key white defensive players on both teams.
    A huge week starting tonight with Washington vs. Stanford. I just hope my DE-JINX is working and things work out well and especially would like to see big games from key white WR's. Last week was disappointing in that area. If you are wondering SMU ( Trey Quinn) plays Navy at 3:30 EST on CBSSN and QB Josh Allen of Wyoming will be on at 10:30 EST against Air Force on ESPNU. Allen has been shaky but improving with each game.
     
  10. Heretic

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    I am going with ND over loathsome Miami whose literal "bright spot" is only Barrios (whom I hope has a great game in a losing effort). ND has one loss and Miami is undefeated. Last thing I want is Miami at 9-0. Some good games this weekend. Wash vs Stanford tonight should be fun to watch.
     
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    Good thinking Heretic. Barrios has a great game and ND wins. Best case scenario.
     
  12. Leonardfan

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    It's hard to figure out who to root harder against when it comes to ND vs. Miami. ND has two probably top 15 picks in McGlinchey and Nelson but Kelly's love of quotabacks has pretty much made very anti-Notre Dame. On the other hand Miami is the reason that affletes are they way they are and the caste system is so greatly entrenched in football. I really do not want to see either in the playoffs - Miami at least will have to play in a conference championship game whereas Notre Dame only has to face off against Navy and Stanford. They could easily lose both of those games. Miami has UVA and Pitt so their schedule is a little more favorable. I dislike both teams so I guess the silver lining in that one will have to lose.

    I found it odd that Herbie said Wisconsin should not be awarded for going undefeated so far in the rankings yet has no issue with Alabama being undefeated against an easier schedule than Wisconsin. The committee also thinks it is acceptable to Clemson to be in the top 4 after losing to a 4-5 Syracuse team.

    As for the rest of the games:
    Washington - Stanford should be an entertaining game tonight. Browning has had somewhat of a down season compared to last year. Both teams play whites on defense. Harrison Phillips vs. Huskies run game should be fun to see.

    Michigan St. vs. Ohio St - The Spartans are built very similar to the Hawkeyes. Would love to see them defeat Urban's Blackguys tomorrow in Columbus. Lewerke is really coming on and will hopefully out perform the overrated JT Barret.

    Oklahoma St vs. Iowa St - Pulling for Mason Rudolph in this one to bounce back after the Bedlam loss and improve his draft stock.

    Iowa vs. Wisconsin - Bittersweet that they have to face each other and one will have to lose. Should be an entertaining game with alot of our guys all over the field for both teams.

    WVU vs. KSU - Hopefully the Grier to Sills connection gets going again after last week's disappointment.

    USC vs. Colorado - It's all about Sam Darnold! Best QB in college football.

    Alabama vs. Miss St. - It's a longshot but it would be great to see Fitzgerald pull out a victory against Alabama.

    TCU vs. Oklahoma - an important game to keep Mayfield's Heisman momentum going into the right direction.
     
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    Staying home this fine Friday night?
    Check out Dartmouth vs Brown on NBCsports (directv/220).
    Dartmouth has Ryder Stone at running back worth watching.......
     
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    At Fenway Park even.......
     
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    BYU on late......Austin Kafentzis sighting.....Had a nice run via the wildcat....
     
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    It's a good game between Stanford and Washington. It's mid 4th quarter with Stanford trying to pull the upset. This has been a very fun game to watch for those of you who are still up. :)
     
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    It was nice to see Shaw open up the offense a little. Costello looked very good and I think Stanford has found their QB for the next few seasons. Stanford moved away from it's TE heavy offense so hopefully Irwin continues to get more passes thrown his way. Harrison Phillips is an absolute beast - they showed a comparison between Phillips and the Washington Poly Sumo. Phillips was 6'4 295 compared to the 6'5 350 lb sumo poly. Phillips had the better numbers across the board. He has 70 tackles which is unreal for a DT - especially one in a 3-4 defense. He should be a first rounder. Greg Gaines for the Huskies also flashed - he will be another interior D-Lineman playing on Sundays.

    Stanford is well equipped to beat Notre Dame imo.
     
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    Just a reminder to everyone that Harrison Phillips is a Nebraska kid that the Nebraska coaches showed just scant interest in and wanted him to play OL. He made the right decision to go to Stanford while Nebraska's program continues to wane because of their discrimination to well-deserving White defensive in-state players.
     
  19. Leonardfan

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    Let's go Sparty!
     
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    Oklahoma St's defense is awful.
     
  21. rockybleier

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    Nate Cottrell just a a long ass run for Army.....69 yards.....
     
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    Not sure if anyone mentioned this yesterday but EMU DE Maxx Crosby had 3 sacks and a fumble recovery against Central Michigan, white WR Matt Sexton also added a TD. Crosby has 8 sacks on the season and has great size at 6'5 270, could be a potential NFL prospect in the near future as he is only a redshirt-sophomore!
     
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    Army?? He plays for Georgia Tech...need to see a highlight...he really needs to be used more...after the nice opener vs Tennessee he's barely had any carries. Frustrating!

    EDIT...Nice run!

    Big 10 Football...Interesting
     
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  24. Leonardfan

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    So much for Sparty today
     
  25. rockybleier

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    Switching between the two games.........oops......Davidson actually has some quality carries so far. 5-41 in the first half.....
    Cole Gest 7-57 in the first half for Indiana......I kind of slowed down watching GTech.. QWeimerskirsh and Cottrell get so few carries, good to see him take off for a long one....
    Just turned on the Yale game, Dudek off to a layman start (8-32-ish)
    Checking on Epstein since his injury, his backups haven’t produced at all......
     

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