Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by defensewinschampionships, Sep 21, 2019.
Wasted Days and Wasted Knights...
has anyone pointed out that this was the first time in forever that they faced P5 competition in back to back weeks??
Only ALL of Twitter
Bianchi won't even mention UCF this time...
He'll talk about the Gators..or maybe even something about the traffic on I-4
The announcers made a big point of it during the game. Kept saying that this was the argument against UCF. It's a lot harder when you have to face good teams more than once in a blue moon.
It was hard to listen to them call Stanford and Pitt back to back tough games. Now UCF fans are trying to spin it as Pitt gave Penn state a game a week before. Doesn't change the fact they were 1 and 2 and unranked. Meanwhile Florida is about to play 3 top 10 opponents in a row.
Cannot stand their whiny lack of logic having, emotional rhetoric using millenial spoiled brat fans.
For the record I am impressed with what they do given what they have. They have speed and they dictate the game speed as much as they can. They can compete with most teams out there. But they cannot compare winning a bowl game 2 years ago with playing an sec schedule week in and week out and the fact they refuse to accept the difference is what is frustrating
That's just it. They played 2 power 5 conference teams back to back, not 2 good power 5 teams. And I don't mean 2 great teams, neither of these teams are even good. Stanford is 1-3 now and Pitt is 2-2 and 0-2 against power 5 teams. They got worked by a Virginia team that nearly lost to Old Dominion yesterday (they were losing for 3/4 of the game).
DAMN!! Stone cold there.
Except that neither Stanford or Pitt are "good" teams. Pitt, maybe, but Stanford no way.
Pitt took Penn St to the wire last week and they did win the ACC division last year (no real biggie)
Truthfully we've beat UK who just took a beat down from Miss St yesterday, Miami who eeked by mighty Central Michigan at home and lost to NC St, and Tennessee who lost to Georgia St...ahhh hell theyre going to lose to everyone. If we want to compare our schedule to theirs at this point Ill say "who cares". No one on either teams win list looks like anything worthwhile. In another 3 weeks we will know what we have...Im not sure we do now. Point fingers all you want but UCF took LSU's best with a guy playing game 3 as a freshman Qb and were an only an onside kick from knotting up the game at the end. They beat Auburn with Milton (I know Auburn didnt care...like Michigan) and theyve probably beat about 6 or 7 top 20 teams over their streak and despite those teams not being SEC blue bloods they were indeed top 20. Im not sure weve knocked off that many during their streak...yet weve taken our share of losses in that same period.
Auburn, LSU and Georgia lie ahead for us...only then we will know what team we have. We we will either be wiping away our tears or staking our claim of being back....and I damn sure want us to be back!
Say what you want but they have lost one game since 2016 by a trick play flea flicker to a Qb on 4th down and another by 8 points to an LSU team in which Burrow had his coming out game. Personally Ive never seen someone like Burrow who was laughably bad early last year flip the switch so fast but kudos to the guy. So remember 8 points is what they lost to LSU by with a freshman QB...weve got our backup who looks a hell of a lot better than Mack and LSU looks as good now as they did at seasons end so there you go....8 points. Lets not lose by 9....
Guys guys guys this result wasn't fair because they should have had McKenzie Milton. I know they said Dillon Gabriel was a Heisman candidate after last week but this week it turns out he's actually a true freshman and if only UCF had Milton healthy...wouldn't have even been a game.
Maybe Disney will give them a Life Participation Trophy.
Pitt has yet to beat a P5 team this year. I wouldn't be surprised to see Penn St have a bad season. Franklin lost the 2 guys that were bailing out his poor coaching since he's been there.
What's up with all the whataboutisms? We're not talking about us here, this is purely about UCF. The announcers were making the point at the beginning of the game. It's a lot easier to prepare for one big game a year or a couple spread out, but what if you have to run a P5 schedule week after week? Could UCF even do it 2 weeks in a row? Can they get up the emotion on a weekly basis? They came out as flat as they possibly could and were lucky to not be in a much bigger hole.
And the whole playing LSU BS. Sorry but we both played LSU last year, we beat them and they lost to them, end of story, full stop.
LOl...Pitt has played all of 2 games against P5 programs and you want to throw that one out there...OK...one ranked #12 and one ranked #18. They played #12 to last minute and whatever prognostication we want to come up with they are still ranked 3 spots behind us currently. Pitt did even play in the ACC championship last year so they are not the horrible team you wish them to be.
We both played LSU last year...true..however you and I both know Joe Burrow in October was awful (worst QBR in the NCAA inside the 20 last year early season) and the offense was the usual LSU potato spaceship ground and pound period. Joe Burrow at years end was an entirely different creature and so was the LSU offense. What happened? Who the hell knows but at the end of last year the guy was a superstar in the making. What flipped that switch? I have no frickin idea...wish I did..wish our coaching staff did......but whatever it was we damn sure could have used it the last 8 years on Felipe, Driskel, Brissett or whoever we hoped we could develop at QB. What we saw in October was as usual old school LSU which we knew how to beat at home...what they saw was entirely a different animal more similar to what they run now and what I am very concerned is a game which can get away from us in BR very easily.
Between October 6th and November 3rd of last year LSU played (20)Florida, (2)Georgia, (22)Mississippi State and (1)Alabama in that order. I suspect quality of opponents had a much bigger effect than you think on his QBR for that time period. At years end they faced unranked Rice, Arkansas and Texas A&M, as well as (7)(lol)UCF. Methinks this is why he looked very good- terrible competition.
Secondly, what happened to the 'best offense in college football' - LSU injury report for Fiesta Bowl vs. UCF
Couldn't keep up with a defense missing half it's starters and playing wide receivers as DBs.
A rival team with their whole season ahead of them will play different than a disinterested one week(s) after a loss.