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Let The Big Dogs Eat (12/1)

Ty and Dan walk back through the wildest week of the 2013 college football season, including Auburn’s incredible victory over top ranked Alabama, Missouri’s continued success, Ohio State’s near miss against Michigan, Oregon’s slim win in the Civil War, and Florida State’s march to Pasadena.  Plus, a lively batch of Week 14 Reverbs.

Show Summary

Things got a little spicy in the world of college football this weekend and the week 14 Reverbs reflected that in a special extended version of the Reverbs.

Alabama at Auburn: Obviously, Dan and Ty start with the ending of the Iron Bowl. Dan describes his watching situation and breaks down Chris Davis’ improbable run. He remarks it was an uncharacteristic loss by Nick Saban as his team allowed big plays, didn’t convert third downs and played uncharacteristically poor on special teams. Ty reports that he watched from a one-year-old’s birthday party and observes people have the same reaction to “Two Girls One Cup” as they do the final play of this game. Roll damn chaos.

Texas A&M at Missouri: This game, too, was fantastic and close in the fourth quarter, until Henry Josey sewed up the game with a big run. It was a typical Missouri game we’ve come to expect this season: Casual Dress James Franklin had a nice day, the Tigers took care of the ball and the defense was able to get to Johnny Manziel.

Ty poses the question to Dan: could Missouri or Auburn jump Ohio State if the Buckeyes beat Michigan State?

Florida State at Florida: Florida State started slowly and then sat on Florida for the remainder of the game. The guys agree that Jameis Winston deserves the Heisman.

Duke at North Carolina: The guys pause to think about 10-win Duke being a thing in 2013. This was a fun one and UNC had a chance to win at the end, but dropped an interception that would’ve sealed the game.

Ohio State at Michigan: Dan waxes poetic about the Altar of Dan and notes that Michigan played to its potential in all facets of the game against a good team, something it hadn’t done all year. He loved the decision to go for two at the end of the game, but was disappointed with the play call. Ty says everything we knew went out the window in this football game. The guys gush about how great Carlos Hyde has been this year.

Minnesota at Michigan State: Minnesota had trouble finishing drives against a very good Michigan State defense. No surprises here.

Notre Dame at Stanford: The story this year for the Irish was difficulty moving the ball on offense and it was no different Saturday. Tommy Reesus turned into Tommy Turnover, which Ty called following his first interception. Dan says Notre Dame not getting a push on the defensive line and its struggles running the ball is what doomed the Irish.

Arizona at Arizona State: Arizona State rolls, not looking ahead at all to the Pac-12 Championship. Dan comments on Arizona State’s impressive regular season and its revenge game against Stanford next week.

Oregon State at Oregon: Dan laments Oregon’s inconsistent play calling and the defense’s poor play. He says they played down to Oregon State and notes they look less focused than they have in years past.

UCLA at USC: USC falling behind caused the Trojans to become limited on offense, as they were unable to establish their run game. Dan credits UCLA’s secondary and offensive line for handling USC.

Clemson at South Carolina: All the analysis in all the world could not explain six turnovers out of Clemson. The guys think about what could have been with this South Carolina team had it not blown the Tennessee game. Clemson can’t finish drives Tajh Boyd looks awful, again, against the Gamecocks.

Baylor at TCU:  They guys put the final shovel of dirt on the Bryce Petty Heisman talk. Baylor nearly letdowns following the loss to Oklahoma State with its defense looking porous.

Fresno State at San Jose State: This game had all of the yards (1,300) and Fresno State loses its chance at a BCS game.


Georgia at Georgia Tech: The Bulldogs win in a wild one, coming back from down 20 to get the victory in double overtime.

Mississippi at Mississippi State

Penn State at Wisconsin: Christian Hackenberg has a four touchdown evening and Penn State is the first team all season that was able to key in on Wisconsin’s running game.

To close the show the guys touch on the following topics:

  • Dan runs down some other notes and observations from week 13
  • Patriot League lightening round
  • FCS playoffs
  • Thanksgiving
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