2019 College Football Week Nine

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  1. Shadowlight

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    There won't be a Wednesday TV game this week but starting in November there will be some TV MAC conference games starting on--- drum roll please---Tuesday. Ha.

    I'll skip the couple of pre Saturday TV games. Of course Wisconsin faces off with Ohio State in an early game. Ohio State is nearly impossible to beat at home. At the same time Iowa travels to Northwestern in a non caste friendly game. Iowa has my attention and I hope they continue to play their young white defenders including of course CB Riley Moss.

    I will be getting a local feed of the Yale-PENN game too. So I will be juggling these noon games back and forth just peeking at San Jose State and WR Bailey Gaither and Kansas State who play dreaded Oklahoma.

    At 3:30 PM EST Penn State is at Michigan State. Expect the Spartans to be ready and angry. Penn State is a laugh. Two of their fastest players, WR Chisena and S Hartlaub are primarily used as gunners on special teams.
    Nebraska is at home against Indiana and Texas is at TCU. I hope Nebraska dual threat Noah Vedral gets the call but that is still up in the air. Also playing at this time are Navy with stud safety sophomore Evan Fochtman and Iowa State who play Oklahoma State. Auburn and LSU go at it too. WR Will Hastings where are you? This is not a gimme for LSU whose defense hasn't been great this season.

    QB Mac Jones will get a chance to prove his worth as Bama takes on Arkansas in an early evening game. He will likely shine. Which will annoy the Tua lovers.

    Notre Dame squares off against Michigan in an interesting match up. And UCLA will be on the Pac 12 Network and here is hoping WR Kyle Philips continues his fine play.

    White on white crime game at 10:15 PM as Utah State and stud LB David Woodward faces off against Air Force ( one of my favorite teams) and RB Kade Remsberg.

    Future pro RB Max Borghi will be in action on ESPN at 10:30PM against Oregon.

    Turning the corner in what has mainly been a disappointing season but the bright spots are still there especially on defense. But I can only get so high when the white wide receiver production has been across the board poor this season. Except if you consider the IVY League, the Idaho State trio and JJ Koski of Cal Poly. And perhaps a few other small school gems.

    One other note. Will miss the next two Clemson games because I believe both are on the ACC Network. So no Stud Brothers. By the way Tanner Muse starts and Nolan Turner comes in off the bench but they are out there together more than a few plays too.
     
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  2. Leonardfan

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    Hopefully Wisconsin bounces back and comes into Columbus strong. Leonhard should have a solid defensive game plan. If Wisconsin can run the ball for the whole game they certainly have a chance.

    Iowa - Northwestern - Iowa has had another consistent year - Stanley has been a little uneven but Northwestern just looks bad. Hopefully Fitzgerald can retool the offense. Hunter Johnson is my biggest disappointment of the year.

    Oklahoma - Kansas St - The Wildcats have given issues to quotabacks in the past - the Gremlin and Geno Smiff both lost to KSU. Hoping for an upset here.

    Auburn - LSU - Burrow can continue his Heisman campaign and march to the 1st round with another strong game here.

    PSU - MSU - Spartans have a solid front 7. They have also been lackluster on offense and the exodus of players from East Lansing is interesting. I like Clifford for PSU - Big play QB - perhaps a dark horse Heisman candidate with a strong finish to the season.

    Ok St - Iowa St - Brock Purdy is probably the most overlooked/under appreciated QB in the country

    Washington St - Oregon - must see game for me. Want to see the QB duel between Gordon and the elite Justin Herbert along with Borghi.
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    Slovis just carved up the Colorado defense on a great drive. Really looking forward to seeing this kid develop as a QB over the next 3 years!
     
  4. Shadowlight

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    I wasn't much interested in the SMU-Houston and USC-Colorado games and for good reason. They exemplified everything I disdain about college football this season. Specifically black receivers piling up huge stats. Hell in the SMU game a Houston WR had a 5-211 stat line against a mainly black "so called" ranked opponent. The USC game featured a bunch of huge black WR stat games with three people soaring over 100 yards against hapless all black defensive backfields. All the highlight reels blended into one. A black wide receiver scampering across the field trailed by uninterested black defensive backs. Aren't the defensive backs supposed to be fast? Why do they seem so damn slow trying to chase down their " brothers?"

    What is sorely missing in big time college football this season more than any other in recent memory are the lack of big plays from white wide receivers. Of course there are so few of them to mention but it is startling how anemic the white wide receivers stats are collectively compared to the black wide receivers.This of course has been discussed here at CF this season at length with charts no less but the horrible trend continues unabated.

    This is why I have been in a perpetual bad mood the entire season. Expect the same this Saturday. Why should I expect anything good given the track record of the first eight weeks of the season? And too many of the young talented white wide receivers that were mentioned in the previews here have never seen the field at all this season. Even Texas freshman speedster WR Jake Smith has been cornered into the dink and dunk routine for the most part this season.

    This is how the white corner back became extinct and the white safety is on the verge of going the same route. It starts as a slow drip and then the floodgates open and before you know it in the blink of an eye white players who used to man these positions evaporate into thin air and in the case of the corner back are wiped off of planet earth never to return. Never. I guess some things in life are permanent like death, taxes and zero white corner backs in the NFL. And it astonishes me how few college teams field white safeties.

    Don't think this obliteration can't happen with white wide receivers. It can and at this rate it very well might happen.

    My other bone to pick are these stinking teams that don't field white defenders. One of the reasons I like teams like Iowa, Northwestern and Air Force is because they don't just field one or two white defenders. These all black defenses generally suck with few exceptions. As I mentioned above even the SEC all black defensive teams that many cite as the best in the country have slipped.

    I think one of the biggest problems that has infected this across the board crap defensive play is the recruiting methods used where teams recruit black athletes who look good in high school "camp workouts" but generally look lost when it comes to playing actual defense. This obsession with arm length and other tests masks the fact that they can't play proper defense. We see this in the NFL where fundamental defensive play by so many black defenders is missing. Which is why LB Luke Kuechly is such a standout because he plays defense the way it was meant to be played.

    I also think the powers that be prefer a game where defenders don't bother the "black stars" on offense too much which allows the black wide receivers etc. to become fixtures on the weekly highlight reels and household names.


    Until I see something to improve my mood I'm not going to take solace in the small victories that have sprung up here and there.

    Meanwhile to wash the bad taste out of my mouth I am curious to watch the PENN- Yale game at noon. Last night hot Dartmouth destroyed Columbia. Senior wide outs Drew Estrada ( 4-142-1 on punt returns) and Hunter Hegdorn (4-89-1) stood out.

    Are they the king of the IVY league? Perhaps but a pair of unbeaten teams play today as well as Harvard takes on Princeton in what should be a spirited affair. Not on my local TV feed though.
     
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  5. Bucky

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    Classic Big Ten Showdown with Ohio State vs Wisconsin. Defensive dominant game so far, being played in the pouring rain.
     
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    Noah Burks with a nice sack on OSU QB!
     
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    Wisconsin fortunate to be down only 10 at half. Their offense hasn't done squat.
     
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    Kansas State beating #5 Oklahoma 24-23 at the half.........
     
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    Hopefully they can run the ball successfully in the 2nd half. Their supa afflete rb hasn’t done much. If anything call some play action and get the tes involved
     
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    App State WR Thomas Hennigan nice 19 yard TD catch!

    Yeah Shadowlight ...still not sure how i discovered this Football website ; but a lot of what you said with DB's & WR's have something to do with it!
     
  11. Bucky

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    Beautiful TD throw by Coan to put the Badgers back in this game!
     
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    K State just went up 34-23 on Oklahoma with QB Skylar Thompson’s third rushing TD.........outplaying the chosen one, Jalen Hurts......
     
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    4 rushing TDs by Skylar Thompson! K State up 41-23.......fun team to watch
     
  14. Bucky

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    put a fork in Wisconsin. B1G west is up for Minnesota or Iowa
     
  15. Leonardfan

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    Glad to see KSU defeat oklahoma!
     
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    This made my day! So happy to see this. Also happy to see Iowa and Minnesota playing so goodd.

    In the Pac 12 Arizona has just benched Tate again. Grant Gunnell took the Wildcats down the field with easy to take a 10- 7 lead in the first half. Gunnell is so much better
    in every facet of the game. The U of A has a very special talent in this kid. I could see him playing on Sundays in another 3 or 4 years! :)

    Pumped to watch Orgeon vs Washington St. tonight in prime time. Two of the best quarterbacks in the nation along with the most exiting running back in the country.
    Max Borghi is a McCaffrey Clone. He just doesn't get to run the ball as much as WSU is a pass first team. He can catch as good as he can run. Go Max LamBorghini.
     
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    Living in Atlanta, the Wisconsin loss is a double whammy for me. I’ll have to hear the UGA DWFs moan and groan all week about picking Jame Fromm over the ‘electric’ Justin Fields.........
     
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    PSU’s TE Pat Friermuth with both of the teams TDs
     
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    Chisena was wide open on a deep ball. He didnt haul it in though( it was sort of a tough catch in the rain). That guy can move.

    i really hate rooting for Penn State, but there is not much left.
     
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    Dudek finally carries the ball today. 22-97-3 (I believe).
    The other backs which have been sharing the load barely got any snaps...
    Not sure what the deal is there....The only Yale game I watched was a couple weeks ago...Lamar was the rb and Dudek lined up in the slot often.......No big runs today, but good news for ZD.....
     
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    Clifford looks good - should be rising in the Heisman conversation
     
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    In the Pac 12 Arizona has just benched Tate again. Grant Gunnell took the Wildcats down the field with easy to take a 10- 7 lead in the first half. Gunnell is so much better
    in every facet of the game. The U of A has a very special talent in this kid. I could see him playing on Sundays in another 3 or 4 years!

    The U of A Wildcats keep going back & forth between Tate and Gunnell. This isn't rocket science. Tate is a good athlete but not a true quarterback. Coach Sumlin needs to pull
    the trigger and play Grant Gunnell the rest of the year.

    To show you how good Grant Gunnell is look at his high school stats. Texas is one of the 4 states with the most high school football talent in the country! Grant Gunnell did this against the
    best kids playing at the highest level.

    Grant Gunnell in 4 years of high school threw for 200 touchdowns and over 16000 yards! WOW! How he didn't get a football scholarship to a major football school is beyond be. Wake up Wildcats and play him!
     
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    Here’s my theory on black defenses: you concentrate the top 50 black defenders on a handful of (mainly SEC) teams. That becomes the template for all the other defenses who try to emulate by fielding garbage all black defenses. While the top 50 White defenders are spread around, typically the lone White on a defense will be the best defender on the team. Meanwhile, the rest of the White defenders are not recruited.
     
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    Penn States TE Pat Friermuth has 3 of the teams 4 TDS now
     
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    Phantom PI call on white DB Mike Palmer in the Clemson-BC game
     

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