End Of Season BlogPoll

January 8, 2006

Here we go, for the final edition of the BlogPoll for this Football Season.

  1. Texas
  2. Southern California
  3. Penn State
  4. Ohio State
  5. West Virginia
  6. LSU
  7. Alabama
  8. Georgia
  9. Virginia Tech
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Florida
  12. TCU
  13. Oregon
  14. Auburn
  15. UCLA
  16. Wisconsin
  17. Miami (Florida)
  18. Boston College
  19. Clemson
  20. Texas Tech
  21. Louisville
  22. Oklahoma
  23. Florida State
  24. Tulsa
  25. Nebraska

Others:

  • Cal
  • Toledo
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • Fresno State
  • Boise State

Dropped Out: 

  • Michigan (#22)
  • Georgia Tech (#24)

As for an explanation, I think It’s fairly self-explanitory. I’ve seen most of these teams play, If not in the regular season, in a bowl, and for me they fell into place fairly easily.

See the full edition here:

Beaver Believer Blog Ballot, Week 16

TBBB’s All America Team

January 7, 2006
Offense
QB-  Vince Young, Texas
RB-  Reggie Bush, USC
RB-  LenDale White, USC
WR-  Mike Hass, Oregon State
WR- Dwayne Jarrett, USC
TE-  Garrett Mills, Tulsa
OT-  Jonathan Scott, Texas
OT-  Marcus McNeil, Auburn
OG-  Taitusi Lutui, USC
OG-  Max Jean-Giles, Georgia
C-    Greg Eslinger, Minnesota
Defense
DE-  Mario Williams, NC State
DT-  Haloti Ngata, Oregon
DE- Mark Anderson, Alabama
LB-  AJ Hawk, Ohio State
LB-  Paul Posluszny, Penn State
LB- DeMeco Ryans, Alabama
S-  Michael Huff, Texas
S-  Jimmy Williams, Virginia Tech
CB- Anthony Trucks, Oregon
CB- Aaron Gibson, Oregon
Special Teams
PK- Alexis Serna
P-   Ryan Plackemeier
KR- Maurice Drew, UCLA
PR- Willie Reid, Florida State
Most Valuable Fan
Laura Quinn, Ohio State/Notre Dame
“And her boyfriend sacks her brother yet again, folks”              

Notes:

  • I hate to put two Ducks at the same position, but they were the two best DB’s that I’ve seen all year.
  • AJ Hawk at Linebacker was a gimme, as well as the “MVF” award. She sure got some airtime out of that. More coming later.
  • The second RB position was a tough call, but I think LenDale White proved himself the most after the Rose Bowl. Picking Reggie Bush first was automatic.
  • As for the Beavers: Mike Hass and Alexis Serna- They’re the best I’ve seen all year.
  • Isin’t It Ironic that all the USC players on my list are on Offense?
That’s it for this year’s edition of the All-America Team. While we have a minute, lets go out to Pasadena for next year’s Rose Bowl preview.

Bowl Week Culmanation

January 6, 2006

There’s the end to College Football for the 2005-06ish year, and here’s what’s coming up in the next few days.

  • BCS Bowl Recaps
  • TBB’s All America Team
  • TBB’s Final BlogPoll Rankings
  • Another Recap of how good video games are at predicting football games.
  • And, Lastly, Bowls that should be added in 2006

Stay Tuned.

Rose Bowl is Finally Underway

January 4, 2006
Well, there’s the kickoff, signaling that the Rose Bowl 15 day pre-game show is now over. Few. If only Keith Jackson wasn’t broadcasting the game.
“This is the game they’ve been waiting for, the game we’ve all been working for.” “This is like a heavyweight fight”
-Dan Fouts

Rose Bowl: Simulation

January 4, 2006
USC 20, Texas 18
In a back and forth game, dominated by long drives and penalties, USC pulls this one out of the hat. The score was 13-12 USC late in the fourth, when USC’s Matt Leinart connected with Reggie Bush on a swing pass- that went for 47 yards. The extra point was good, and our score 20-12. Texas obviously needed a TD and a two point conversion. They got the touchdown easily, but USC’s Defense stopped a diving Vince Young on the two point conversion.
Tonight 5:00 ABC

Orange Bowl: Simulation

January 3, 2006
Penn State 27, Florida 24
This game came down to the last second. Florida State tied the game at 17 late in the third with a 42 yard touchdown pass. The two teams then traded touchdowns in the 13 seconds following that, tying the game at 24. The fourth quarter was mostly a field position game as both teams punted twice each. With 1 second remaining on the scoreboard, Penn State kicked a 51 yard field goal to take the win.

Sugar Bowl: Simulation

January 2, 2006

 Georgia 17, West Virginia 3

In this game, West Virginia could never get their offense rolling. They only had 4 first downs, they were 3-11 on 3rd downs, and 0-2 on 4th downs. They only reached the red zone once, in which they kicked a 23 yard field goal, their only points of the game. Georgia could never really get their offense going either, but they had just enough to get by West Virginia. Georgia relied heavy on their running game, and because of it, they had possession of the football for 7 more minutes than the Mountaineers.

tune in after the Fiesta Bowl at 5:30 on ABC

Fiesta Bowl: Simulation

January 2, 2006

  Ohio State 35, Notre Dame 28  

Ohio State jumped out to and early 21-0 second half lead, but Notre Dame rallied back in the third. They scored a touchdown early in the third to push the score to 14-21, before Ohio State rallied back with two of their own. With 3:35 left in the game, Brady Quinn threw a bullet 60 yard TD pass to Rhema McKnight, putting the score to 21-35. The onside kick was recovered by Ohio State. Notre Dame forced them 3 and out, and Notre Dame regained possession. With about 2 minutes left, down 14, Notre Dame ran 11 run plays in a row, gaining 42 yards. That ran the clock to 7 seconds. Their last play Quinn completed touchdown on a hail mary pass to Maurice Stovall, with one second on the clock. 28-35. The Irish kicked an onside kick and recovered, but the clock ticked to zero and the game was over. Without the run plays, they could of tied, or won. Brady Quinn had the best day of both teams by far, throwing for 358 yards and three touchdowns. 

 

tune in at 1:30 on ABC

BCS Bowls Simulation

January 2, 2006

Heading into the BCS Bowls, I thought I’d put an end to all this talk and analysis of the games and just lay it on the line here. Using one of my new games, NCAA Football 2006, I will predict the future and simulate all 4 BCS Games.

Of the two games that I used my old game, NCAA 2K3, It’s record was a stunning 1-1. The game correctly predicted: Cal. The game falsely predicted: The Civil War. 40-0 in favor of Oregon State was the final verdict in that simulation, but reality proved that wrong.

Stay Tuned for the first matchup between Notre Dame and Penn State. 

‘Capital One’ Bowl Week: So Far

January 2, 2006

 Here are all the Non-BCS Bowls. I only caught a few of them, those being the Las Vegas Bowl, MPC Computers Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Capital One Bowl, Gator Bowl, and the Cotton Bowl.

 

New Orleans Bowl: Southern Mississippi 31, Arkansas State 19 

GMAC Bowl: Toledo 45, Texas El-Paso 13 

Las Vegas Bowl: Cal 35, BYU 28 

Poinsettia Bowl: Navy 51, Colorado State 30 

Fort Worth Bowl: Kansas 42, Houston 13 

Hawaii Bowl: Nevada 49, Central Florida 48 

Motor City Bowl: Memphis 38, Akron 31 

Champs Sports Bowl: Clemson 19, Colorado 10 

Insight Bowl: Arizona State 45, Rutgers 40 

MPC Computers Bowl: Boston College 27, Boise State 21 

Alamo Bowl: Nebraska 32, Michigan 28 

Emerald Bowl: Utah 38, Georgia Tech 10 

Holiday Bowl: Oklahoma 17, Oregon 14 

Music City Bowl: Virginia 34, Minnesota 31 

Sun Bowl: UCLA 50, Northwestern 38 

Independence Bowl: Missouri 38, South Carolina 31 

Peach Bowl: LSU 40, Miami 3 

Meineke Car Care Bowl: NC State 14, South Florida 31 

Liberty Bowl: Tulsa 31, Fresno State 24 

Houston Bowl: TCU 27, Iowa State 24 

Outback Bowl: Florida 31, Iowa 24 

Gator Bowl: Virginia Tech 35, Louisville 24 

Cotton Bowl: Alabama 13, Texas Tech 10 

Capital One Bowl:
Few. Onto the BCS Bowls.

Simulation Results Coming Soon


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