Illinois 30, Nebraska 22 Postgame

#253      
Chevy Chase, Maryland
I chuckled at the BT headline trumpeting the Illini sweeping player-of-the-week in all categories, when only one other team was in contention, and no one on that team particularly covered himself in glory.

I'll grant you, however, that Cam Taylor-Britt and Connor Culp were battling it out between themselves to best Blake Hayes for Special Teams POTW.
 
#254      
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Good one. Doesn't that seem like a long time ago?
Mad props for that. [EDIT: Sorry. RedRocksIllini gets the credit]

“You take out 21 points on three plays and we’re in this football game.”

That made me rofl. Our program was a sitcom with that guy in charge.

Tim Beckman. Wes Lunt. Yes, thank goodness that does seem like a long time ago.
 
#255      
Morrison, CO
Mad props for that. [EDIT: Sorry. RedRocksIllini gets the credit]

“You take out 21 points on three plays and we’re in this football game.”

That made me rofl. Our program was a sitcom with that guy in charge.

Tim Beckman. Wes Lunt. Yes, thank goodness that does seem like a long time ago.
Man, I miss that lovable buffoon. (and by "miss", I mean not in the least)
 
#257      
One thing that I thought about was Tank and the Illini conditioning. Seemed were were able to punch them in the gut and they looked spent - especially on defence - in the second half. Lots in play - heat, time of possession, and so on - but our guys held up. Good rotation of players and good conditioning seem to come into play in the game.
 
#263      
Is it just me but I think it is rather generous of these sports reporters to say Neb got it within 1 score. I mean I understand that technically they could score 8 but if they were down 24 points (8*3) would you say they are only down 3 scores?
 
#264      
Is it just me but I think it is rather generous of these sports reporters to say Neb got it within 1 score. I mean I understand that technically they could score 8 but if they were down 24 points (8*3) would you say they are only down 3 scores?
I would, it is accurate because Nebraska still had a chance to tie. It would still be a one possession game if they had gotten it down to 7 with making one of the extra points they missed.
 
#265      
Is it just me but I think it is rather generous of these sports reporters to say Neb got it within 1 score. I mean I understand that technically they could score 8 but if they were down 24 points (8*3) would you say they are only down 3 scores?
I would say 1 score is safe to say with an 8 point loss. I would shout it from the rooftops if the illini were down 16 and scored as time expired, made a 2 point conversion, and still lost by 8 to ohio state. I'd run around buckteeth land shouting that we were a score away from winning.
 
#266      
I thought the same about the conditions on the field. You didn't see a lot of guys falling and cramping. Now maybe when they went to the sidelines. I love the Beckmanisms. They are a hoot. I don't remember, but who else was in the running for the HC when Beckman took over with his lasagna meals. I am glad we have moved on to BB. What a breath of fresh air for the football program, recruits, and the school.