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Misery Loves Company (11/10)

Ty and Dan discuss Oregon’s perceived “Stanford Problem”, Baylor’s defensive performance against Oklahoma, Alabama’s continued dominance, and Florida State’s strength of schedule.  Plus, a spirited batch of Reverbs and sitcoms as a metaphor for college football programs.

Show Summary

The last time Oregon and Notre Dame lost on the same day was Sept. 3, 2011. Woe is Ty and Dan.

The show leads off with the Reverbs that saw a record number of calls.

Oregon at Stanford: Dan’s disappointed with the outcome, but was impressed by Stanford executing a game plan that no other team in the Pac-12 can. Dan refutes the “Stanford problem,” saying nearly every other team would have the same issues against the Cardinal. Ty thinks it’s reasonable to point out that in all of Oregon’s losses during the last four years, the common thread is they faced a strong defensive line.

Oklahoma at Baylor: Baylor is able to hold off Oklahoma with defense until the offense was able to gain traction. Ty says it felt like there was no plan for what Oklahoma was going to do. Dan points out Baylor was able to shutdown Oklahoma by only rushing four and agrees once the Sooner run game was shot, they were a brick.

LSU at Alabama: Typical Alabama domination. Ty says Alabama is almost boring good and Dan just says it’s a machine. Ty remarks that even when Alabama was down at Texas A&M, it still felt like they had the upper hand.  Dan asks Ty which two teams he’d like to see matched up for pure entertainment purposes.

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Florida State at Wake Forest: The Noles punch their ticket to the ACC title game. Dan doesn’t think the ACC should get a pass when Ohio State and Baylor are dismissed for playing in a weak conference or not playing anyone good to date, respectively.

Missouri at Kentucky: Missouri still controls their own destiny with Maty Mauk and Dorial Green-Beckham having an outstanding day. They probably won’t win, but they’re one of the few teams who can still get a crack at Alabama.

Auburn at Tennessee: Auburn only throws the ball seven times and bludgeons Tennessee on the ground. Dan thinks Auburn can get up early on Alabama because they have the advantage of Gus Malzhan calling plays.

Kansas State at Texas Tech: Texas Tech is looking a lot like 2011 West Virginia. Kansas State is on the rebound.

Vanderbilt at Florida: Florida continues it’s downward spiral and is looking at 5-7 with Florida State and South Carolina on the schedule. Dan wonders how Florida is going to get better and both the guys agree Will Muschamp is on the hot seat next year.

Nebraska at Michigan: Michigan fans are sore losers. Ty implores Wolverine fans to be realistic about what they’re watching. Dan says Michigan could lose its final three games and he’s not optimistic about next year’s team.

Notre Dame at Pitt: Ty told everyone this would be close and take the points. Also, Tommy Reesus throws two puke-inducing interceptions.

Wisconsin at BYU: This was a sort-of-domination-win for the Badgers over the Cougars, who still looks like a 10-win team.

Penn State at Minnesota: The Gophers are most quiet eight-win team in the country, which is truly remarkable when you consider the emotions they must be feeling with Jerry Kill’s health situation.

Mississippi State at Texas A&M: Johnny Manziel will be leaving at the end of this season.

Virginia Tech at Miami: Virginia Tech blows the Coastal Division wide open and makes things very interesting.

Texas at West Virginia: If West Virginia can score 40 points on the Texas defense, Baylor will be able to score a lot more. They look like an eight-win team.

UCLA at Arizona: Converted linebacker Miles Jack, already one of the best freshman defensive players in the country, makes his first start at running back and runs for 120 yards.

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