Posted on: September 17, 2009 3:55 pm
This article shows indisputable evidence that a Stafon Johnson touchdown was incorrectly called on 4 and 1. Without the score, the Buckeyes would have won by the score of 15-11. Of course, this happened 4 minutes into the game so the outcome could still have been the same.
What do you think? Did the Buckeyes get cheated or not?
Posted on: December 30, 2008 8:35 pm
After examining the responses to the previous blog about the Sooners of Gators beating the Lions, it was clear that the Lions where heavily favored to win; for once. But what if the arguably worst pro football team played the arguably the greatest college football team ever? Because the Nebraska team played 13 years before the Lions, use your imagination and pretend that they are from the same year.
Nebraska season record:
Coach Tom Osborne: one of the greatest college coaches of all time.
Oklahoma St. W 64-21
Michigan St. W 50-10
Arizona State W 77-28--> 70 -0 at halftime
Pacific W 49-7
Washington St. W 35-21
Missouri W 57-0
#8 Kansas St. W 49-25
(does not include bowl game)
Total First Downs 298 170
By Rush 212 51
By Pass 70 111
By Penalty 16 8
Total Offensive Yards 6,119 3,235
Avg. Per Game 556.3 294.1
Total Plays 855 726
Avg. Gain Per Play 7.2 4.5
Net Rushing Yards 4,398 862
Avg. Per Game 399.8 78.3
Rushing Attempts 627 341
Avg. Per Attempt 7.0 2.5
Yards Gained Rushing 4,571 1,263
Yards Lost Rushing 173 401
Net Passing Yards 1,721 2,373
Avg. Per Game 156.4 215.7
Avg. Per Attempt 7.5 6.2
Avg. Per Completion 14.0 12.4
Attempts 228 385
Completions 123 191
Completion Percent 53.9 49.6
Had Intercepted 6 20
NCAA Rating 138.14 103.00
Interceptions By 20 6
Yards Returned 369 48
Avg. Per Return 18.5 8.0
Touchdowns 5 0
Punting Avg 38.6 40.8
Number of Punts 29 84
Yards 1,118 3,426
Had Blocked 1 2
Net Punting Avg 38.1 34.2
Punt Returns 50 5
Yards Returned 552 12
Avg. Per Return 11.0 2.4
Touchdowns 1 1
Kickoff Returns 21 65
Yards Returned 441 1,059
Avg. Per Return 21.0 16.3
Touchdowns 0 0
Fumble returns 1 0
Yards Returned 57 0
Touchdowns 1 0
Penalties/Yards 47/434 80/656
Avg. Yards Per Game 39.4 59.6
Fumbles/Lost 28/9 23/8
Total Turnovers 15 28
3rd Down Conversions 66/143 49/165
Conversion Percent 46.1 30.0
4th Down Conversions 15/27 6/16
Conversion Percent 56 38
Sacks By/Yards Lost 32/231 0/0
Time of Poss. per Game 31:56 28:03
Touchdowns 77 21
By Rush 51 6
By Pass 18 14
By Return 8 1
PAT Kicks Made/Att 69/72 18/19
PAT Run-Pass Made/Att 2/4 0/2
Field Goals Made/Att 13/16 2/3
Safeties 1 0
Total Points 576 150
Avg. Per Game 52.4 13.6
Trivia: In the 12 games they played they trailed a total of 13 minutes.
- Tommy Frazier only player to win 3 national championships
- Smallest margin of victory was by 14 points.
All American Players: Tommy Frazier 1995, Aaron Graham 1995, Jared Tomich 1995-1996, Grant Wistrom 1996-1997, Aaron Taylor 1996-1997, Jason Peter 1997
Awards: Tommy Frazier - Orange Bowl MVP 1994 and 1995, runner up in the Heisman, Jonny Unitas Golden Arm Award 1995, #33 player on their list of the Top 100 Greatest College Football Players of All-Time, Big 8 Freshman of the Year 1992, Feista Bowl MVP 1996, 33-3 record as a starter, nominated to Sports Illustrated in their "NCAA Football All-Century Team"
Ahman Green - 4x Pro Bowler, 2x All Pro, 8,751 career yards in NFL, As a freshman rushed for 1,086 yards (still the school's single-season freshman rushing record) and 13 touchdowns on 141 carries (7.7 avg.), freshman All-America selection by Football News.,Big Eight all-conference and 'Freshman of the Year' honors. Finalist for Doak Walker Award 1996
Lawerance Phillips - although he missed sometime early in the season, him, Frazier, and Green still manage to create one the greatest running tandems of all time, 165 yards rushing, two rushing touchdowns in title game
Aaron Taylor - 1997 Outland Award for nations top interior lineman, All American at two different positions, 49-2 record with Huskers, third team offensive guard by Sports Illustrated in their "NCAA Football All-Century Team"
Grant Wistrom - Lombardi Award 1997, Voted as DE on the All-Time Cornhusker team, All-Big 12 Conference First-Team (1996, 1997)
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (1996, 1997), Consensus Academic All-America (1996, 1997), Academic All-Big 12 honors (1996, 1997)
Earned third-team all-America honors by Associated Press and first-team all-Big Eight Conference honors sophomore season (1995)
Selected as Newcomer of the Year by Big Eight conference freshman season (1994), Super Bowl champion as-well.
Mike Minter: All-Big Eight second-team 1994, All-Big Eight first-team 1995,Super Bowl appearance
Kris Brown : Green would have broken the school scoring record for a freshman were it not for Kris Brown, the place-kicker. Brown, like Green a true freshman, scored 97 points, a school record for kicking. 10th most points for place kickers in the NFL 2008, career - 79% for field goals
Other players worth mentioning: Eric Warfield, Chris Dishman, Eric Anderso, Terrell Farley, Tyrone William, Mark Gilman, Aaron Graham, Christian Peter, Tony Veland and Phil Ellis whom all earned recognition when at Nebraska.
Okay, this my best case for a college team beating a pro team. Just compare this 1995 Nebraska team to the Lions of 2008 and tell me if it is possible for the Cornhuskers to pull out a W.
Posted on: December 29, 2008 3:01 pm
Could the Sooners or Gators (assuming that their entire rosters is healthly) beat the 0-16 Detriot Lions. There are plently of future stars on the both the Sooners and Gators but could they match up against an NFL team as bad as the Lions?
Oklahoma: Sam is an eligible sophomore. He plays QB for Oklahoma. In just 2 years he has shown that he has the ability to take over games and become a superstar in the NFL. Sam is 6'4", 220 lbs and he runs between a 4.5-4.6 40 yard dash. His ability to throw his passes accurately and with power on it gives him the chance to be the #1 QB taken and maybe for the Lions the No. 1 pick in the Draft, top 3 pick
Comparison - Eli Manning
Reggie Smith (CB) - Smith is an outstanding athlete who covers a lot of ground in the secondary. He's a versatile defender who can play corner or safety at the next level, 1st rounder
Nic Harris (CB) -Harris is a big-time safety who has the skills to play in coverage or in the box and defend the run. He has great awareness and positions himself well to make plays, 1st rounder
Malcolm Kelly (WR) - Kelly is a big, physical vertical threat who possesses game breaking ability when the ball is in his hands. He gets a quick release off the line, uses his frame to his advantage, and has the ability to make acrobatic receptions with his tremendous athleticism. 1st or 2nd
Other drafties - Juaquin Iglesias, George Robinson, Phil Loadholt, Curtis Loften, and Lendy Holmes.
Side Note: DeMarco Murray - 3rd most yards from scrimmage in the NCAA this year but is out for the national title game.
Florida: Tebow is one of the best college players ever, wining the Maxwell Award twice, the Heisman, and a National Championship as a freshman (with Chris Leak.) He will probably enter the draft this year because next years draft will be stacked with McCoy, Sanchez, Stafford, etc...He is very physical, makes smart plays, but his slow release is what may hinder his success as a pro. ( 2nd or 3rd round)
Percy Harvin: Percy Harvin, junior, Florida, has been selected AP All-American Second Team for the 2008 college football season as voted on by The Associated Press. The versatile Harvin is averaging 103.0 all-purpose yards per game for the Gators and has scored 16 touchdowns in 2008, nine rushing and seven receiving. He has scored a touchdown in each of the last 14 games he has played in, which is the best in the nation. He has rushed for 538 yards on just 61 carries this season, averaging 8.8 yards per rush, second best in the nation. Harvin leads the Gators with 35 catches and 595 receiving yards, averaging 17.0 yards per catch (1st rounder)
Brandon Spikes: He is just a great linebacker, period. Spikes hits like a ton of bricks and has nice size at 6' 3" 240 lbs. He recorded 87 tackles, 8 TFLs, 2 sacks and 4 INTs in 2008.
Other drafties: Carlos Dunlap, Louis Murray,
Now compare: The Detroit Lions struggle @ virtually every position with the exception of Calvin Johnson and Kevin Smith being a few of the bright spots. Both the Sooners and Gators put up points in bunches which could make the game a shoot out. With strong offenses, it helps to cover their slightly suspect defenses. I just saying this would be a good game to have national broadcasted. Picking up what I'm putting down.