Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Unleash Hell, Sep 16, 2012.
Kiffin will not let up if possible. They are going to need big blow-outs to get back into the BCS convo, especially if they can find a way to beat the duckers.
80? On Embree & Brown? hmmm... USC is coming up in a few weeks. For them to score 80 on us isn't impossible, but I don't know if that will really help their standings. If this was a late-in-season game, they might really need that kind of push.
Tell me - if USC wins, say, 80-0 or 83-7, and you're an East Coaster that paid attention to the Sandusky-State Penn ordeal, do you notice an 80-point score? I'm not sure. It would, certainly, start a lot of tongues wagging. But that might not be good. "How could you do that?!! That's outrageous!!" Now, late in the season, if Southern Cal needs a HUGE victory, will Kiffin dare to try that?
I think if USC pins 80 on us, it would be detrimental to him, far more than to Embree's coaching expertise.
The next week, we play Oregon. If USC puts up a 63-7 score, what does Oregon do? 70-3?
But Oregon might be shy about a mid-season blow-out, too - again, tongues would be wagging, but not in a good way. I think "end of season" would be the time for a huge "statement" blow-out.
That means, uh, Washington? Arizona? PLEASE NOT UTAH. Utah was brought in as the league's designated loser. Embree cannot possibly lose to Utah, therefore. Please... noooo...
Oregon seems to let off the gas when they get way up. My money is on SC or Zona
Question is will our basketball team average fewer points against than our football team?
Zona probably couldn't care less. An end of season blow-out might start tongues wagging unpleasantly towards them, but they have nothing to lose. Kiffin always creates enough heat with his mouth - would he do that with his scoreboard, too?
And considering that Fresno pulled all starters at half-time, then only had 65 players on their squad and all played, how could Kiffin leave Div-1 Pac-12 caliber starters in, any longer? He could, yes. I mean, he's not known for his sterling character or high moral fibre.
I seriously doubt that Zona has the talent to do that, though. We'd have to give them a half-dozen pic-6's maybe a few rolling fumbled punts into the end zone, things like that. Of course... 70-3 for some teams has that kind of familiarity to it, too. Hmmm...
Seriously, Wash State might have a 70-point day in them, too. They are trying to learn an offense that Mike Leach loves to use. There's nothing like a live target.
I doubt that will happen from either usc or oregon. The reason being is chip has been letting off the gas once he is up 45ish and kiffen wont want to risk more injuries since we have all seen usc has no depth. If a team was to do that it would be a team like arizona or ucla trying to make a statement.
CU ruined some seasons for Leach when he was at Tech, he may not have any issues with laying it on us given a chance.
Mtn, yes... forgot about that. And he could claim "I'm just teaching my new squad and we need the reps." Which is completely true, too "I had no idea how that knife got twisted so badly in the wound, though-!"
Would have happened last night if fresno doesn't let up.
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80+ from anyone left on the schedule is not just possible, but likely.
CU will be 20, 30, 40, 50+ dogs here on out, and CU may easily go 0-12 against the spread this year.
I just ran the history of Leach vs. CU and posted it on the Wash State Prediction thread. Colorado has shut down Leach 3 times for wins, and lost once in a fairly close game. Nowhere did Tech ever score a lot against CU's great defenses. The tradition's there for Embree to take advantage of.
He won't. He has been breaking historic records at Colorado. This will be no different.
If anyone, Oregon. USC is having trouble getting out of their own way.
Kelly doesn't seem like the kind of guy to do it, though.
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