Another Wack Ballot Mention

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I'm going to plead ignorance regarding my latest blogpoll ballot. Air Force slipped past my radar. I have no idea how that got on there in the first place, but it looks ridiculous.

They got me there.

N. Ill. Game Notes

Monday, September 10, 2012

Here you go. (pdf)


Blogpoll Balloting Week 2

Alabama is looking more and more like they will be 8-0 heading to their Nov 3. game with LSU. Oregon will likely be 8-0 the same day when they face USC. The difference to me is Oregon's loss of Safety John Boyette to injury - I don't think Oregon can be the same team defensively without Boyette.

Here's my week 2 ballot. Just a little bit of shuffling, most notably at the top. Oregon may soon fall out of my top 5 depending on how they respond to the injuries.

Florida, TCU, Cinci and Oregon State are the newcomers.


Army 0-1

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Describing the Army San Diego St. game as a letdown would be an understatement. Army looked unprepared and over-matched. If you told me a 42-7 score would have gone in favor of San Diego State last year, I might even have believed you. Today, even coach E. didn't expect the thrashing that the Aztecs delivered to the Cadets. 

"I am stunned," Army coach Rich Ellerson said. "I didn't anticipate or couldn't visualize us playing like that. I don't want to take anything away from San Diego State. It's a good football team and they played well. They were precise, they were physical and we were not.
"Yes it was our first game and all that, but there are so many veteran football players that were doing things that we can do in our sleep and we looked like we were trying to do it in our sleep. I'm just stunned."
 At 0-1 Army doesn't need to worry about their record; they will move on quickly and - with any greater semblance of tackling - will play themselves into much better situations than they realized earlier today.

At the very least, 2012 makes the 3rd straight year we can confidently say that Army would beat Pitt, and only now do I realize that when both teams suffer I take a bizarre solace in Army's perceived ability to size up.

Sal has a brief video recap up.

The Army/San Diego State story and stats.


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