I root for my bets.
I thought the 3-0 goal was. They had almost killed off the major, and then the tap in. 2-0 is doable, 3-0 is a mountain. Going down 2-0 right before the intermission is not fun though. I enjoyed it, however.
There is certainly a risk there. Plus kickoffs have become almost meaningless (with good reason) due to the rule changes put in place. However, Hamler has a pretty good knack for avoiding the big hit. There's a risk of a guy standing back there waiting to make the catch, but as long as you're smart about it, it's a worthwhile risk/reward scenario.
But they made those plays. And Oruwariye and Taylor didn't make theirs.
If you wan to really get into it, Michigan State was a couple of plays away from not doing anything. A fake punt, a trick play, and a stupid penalty on Thorpe all had to happen to get them on the board at all, and a pair of dropped interceptions kept the game winning drive alive.
It's fun to pull out a play here or there, but plays happen, and they're part of the game. To discount a close loss they very easily could've won "because of a couple of plays" is unfair at best. But you've gotta keep your narrative going.
If Garrett Taylor or Amani Oruwariye don't drop an INT last year, we beat them.
The depth of talent at DE is staggering. Even more when you consider Micah Parsons isn't even playing there. I'm cautiously optimistic about DT. There are a lot of bodies there, and some highly regarded ones at that, but they need someone to step up. The overall youth of guys like Mustipher, Culpepper, Barber, and Hansard (when healthy) is the biggest concern. It's a position where physical maturity is huge, and it's not something you just create.
Just without the massive bigotry!
You have to wager more to win more for the over. A $200 bet on the over wins $100. A $100 bet on the under wins $170. They're trying to get more action on the under with the better odds.
Worth reiterating that the odds are heavily skewed (-200) towards the over.
Matt will be graduating this Spring.
There are so many levels to that one. It was the last game of the day, so there were maybe 2500 people left in the building. PSU gets out to like a 20-2 lead, and then scores 16 points in the last 30 minutes, yet still wins.
Lucky. I was in Indy for that abomination and I still have the scars.
You must have missed the 2011 PSU-Wisconsin Big Ten tourney game. 36-33 win, but it was like 18-2 ten minutes into the game.
By in large, it's been a massive win for Penn State, in my opinion. We of course complain about the refs, or the perceived bias of conference officials, but you'd have those same issues in other leagues. At its roots, Penn State is much more of a Big Ten type of University than ACC or the old Big East.
The biggest benefit has undoubtedly been the financial aspect. No other league generates as much revenue as the Big Ten. You can of course argue whether that money is going to the right people, but it's allowed PSU to not only continue to field a large number of varsity programs, but do so as a high level.
Don't disagree, but the last few weeks of the season are still crucial. Need to continue the momentum.
I believe they announced it was more or less agreed upon, but it needed to be formally approved.