2020 College Football Week Eight

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  1. Shadowlight

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    So this is the big week where the Big Ten ( and Mountain West) jump into the fray. Interesting games abound. But there is a problem. Isn't there always? All the juicy games are packed in during the day but the early evening games aren't much to write home about. I might veer off to watch the World Series. And once again BYU is on what I call the "Midnight Special." Air Force plays a late night one too.

    My clicker isn't as fast as the one I used to have making it a chore trying to watch multiple games and once. It is much easier to watch one main game and watch a secondary back up when the chance allows.

    No need to go over the plethora of games except to say the marquee Big Ten game out of the chute is the Nebraska-Ohio State matchup. Instead of the Clemson game I will get NC-NC State. Normally that game wouldn't be of big interest but after watching the NC State defense last week I will keep an eye on LB Payton Wilson and the boys.

    Although most of my attention will be on the Giants-Eagles game tonight I will give a look in on the Arkansas State- Appalachian State game. Senior WR Brandon Bowling and junior WR Thomas Hennigan are off to solid starts this season but they are not on the NFL draft scouts radar. I'll translate that into English. They were never born and don't exist.

    Enjoy the games. Almost a normal week for a change.
     
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  2. Bucky

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    Wisconsin vs Illinois is on tomorrow night, about time!
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    Lincoln Pare with a 48 yard rushing TD, Zac Thomas answers with a 60 yd rushing TD.
     
  4. Bucky

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    Pare continues his strong year and Thomas is a sleeper prospect QB from outside power 5.
     
  5. white lightning

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    Is Mike Epstein still going to be the starter for Illinois? I hope so. His talent is imense but the kid just can't stay healthy. If he has even a slight chance at the nfl he needs to shine and stay healthy in his final 2 seasons. Illinois is a 20pt underdog
    against Wisconsin. We could see two very good white running backs tonight on national tv. Mike Epstein and Garret Groshek of Wisconsin. Hope they both put on a good show.
     
  6. white lightning

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    Mike Epstein fumbles on his first carry. Noah Burks recovers the fumble. This is gonna be a fun game to watch! :)
     
  7. Bucky

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    Nakia getting first carries
     
  8. Bucky

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    Stokke! FB is still alive and well!
     
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    Damn he did get the ball punched out by a 6'7 300+ DL but rough start
     
  10. Leonardfan

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    Nice drive capped by the white man TD! Too bad it was off an Epstein fumble though.
     
  11. Bucky

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    Excellent blitz by Badgers on 3rd down! Jim Leonhard is a defensive Wizard!
     
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    Nice burst from Dunn on that screen. Still no Groshek...

    Badgers new Punter from D3 Dubuque with a 60yd punt downed inside the 5 welcome Vujnovich!
     
  13. Leonardfan

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    I like this Mertz kid.
     
  14. white lightning

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    Yes and he is the first freshman qb to start for Wisconsin since 1978!

    I'm pissed about how Groshek only has 2 carries. The kid deserves a legitimate shot to be the starting running back. If Wisconsin can't be fair we are in trouble. The other 2 more hyped backs haven't done anything in the first half. Let's look at the stats so far:

    Nakia Watson 8 carries for 22 yards.
    Issac Gurendo 5 carries for 12 yards.

    Garrett Groshek 4 carries for 15 yards. He is averaging the most yards yet they won't let him run the ball. On the receiving end Groshek has 3 receptions for 21 yards.
     
  15. white lightning

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    Go Wisconisn. Jake Ferguson with his 2nd td and Mertz has has went 13-13 for 137 yards & 3 tds in the first half.
     
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    Freshman QB Graham Mertz is 14/14 with 190 pass yds and 4 pass TDs in the first half of his first career start:eek:
     
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    It's amazing that Epstein is still running and running well after all his injuries. He was such a talent and he will probably never achieve his full potential because of what happened to him.

    Still hoping for a great Senior year and after that who knows...
     
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    WR Bryce Miller TD catch for So.Florida! Nice story from NAIA school! QB Cade Fortin finally plays ...BEST SERIES of the game a few nice runs too ; leads them down field; then hurt shoulder/arm on run

    Thanks for the Updates! Do not get the Big 10 Network down here in Louisiana. Is DB Scott Nelson getting to play for Wisconsin?
     
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    Wanted more carries for Groshek. Ferguson has looked good this far at TE as well. Top3 round talent !
     
  20. Bucky

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    Mertz off to quite the start.
     
  21. white lightning

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    Unless the official team website was wrong Mike Epstein is only a junior. I believe he was credited with a medical redshirt for last year as he only played half of one game. He has 6 rushes for 30 yards so far tonight but won't get much more chances
    to run as the Badgers are blowing Illinois out in this game. He still has that burst. No doubt about it!
     
  22. Bucky

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    Groshek with a couple nice runs and a reception!
     
  23. Leonardfan

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    Pretty sure all players have an extra year of eligibility due to the "pandemic". So even if he is a senior he can come back next year.
     
  24. Leonardfan

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    Chryst should just hand the keys over to Mertz. Wisconsin doesn't get QBs with his ability often.
     
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    Epstein playing decent the rest of the game after the fumble. At least Illinois isn’t a fan base that overly attacks him on Twitter for the funble
     

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