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Getting blown out now. Status quo. Bed time.
 

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Clemson already getting hyped as unbeatable based on their laughable schedule. They’re a top team no doubt, but put them vs one of the other elite teams and they will look human again. Just annoying listening to them get schlonged year in and year out. I cant handle another loss to them.
 

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Purdue's HC tested positive.

Still waiting on PCR test. Hopefully a false positive.

If he is truly positive, but the testing caught it before he could spread it, then I have great faith in the B1G testing policy.
 

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Clemson already getting hyped as unbeatable based on their laughable schedule. They’re a top team no doubt, but put them vs one of the other elite teams and they will look human again. Just annoying listening to them get schlonged year in and year out. I cant handle another loss to them.
for this alone I was hoping Miami could contend for the ACC (lol) or that UNC could knock them out (lmao).

4 weeks in and they just booked a way one ticket to their conference title and playoff game.
 

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The ACC is no better this year than its been the last few. It's still Clemson and a bunch of garbage.

Notre Dame at #3 is laughable. That is not a top 10 team, not even close. Clemson will beat them by 20+.
 

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Unless Fields goes insane, our late start probably keeps us at #3 (where I expect us once we get on the field) until Bama or Clemson actually lose.

If things go according to plan, we will get our first win over Clemson for title #9.
 

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Unless Fields goes insane, our late start probably keeps us at #3 (where I expect us once we get on the field) until Bama or Clemson actually lose.

If things go according to plan, we will get our first win over Clemson for title #9.
Yeah. At this point Clemson is set in stone at #1. Bama/OSU will be 2 and 3 in some order (doesn't matter). 4 will be another team that does not belong, just like last year.
 

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Yeah. At this point Clemson is set in stone at #1. Bama/OSU will be 2 and 3 in some order (doesn't matter). 4 will be another team that does not belong, just like last year.
It is what it is with Clemson having an easy schedule - we had a relatively easy one whatever year and I felt like we weren’t prepared to battle.

Also, it’s no shoe-in that we make it through our schedule undefeated. (Nerd alert) is the probability of victory in our 4 of our toughest games is 80% each, the probability of 4 wins is .8^4 = 41%! .9^4 = 66%. So if you think we have to win them all to get in, it’s still going to be a really exciting season!
 

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It is what it is with Clemson having an easy schedule - we had a relatively easy one whatever year and I felt like we weren’t prepared to battle.
Eh, I'm not sure what you mean here. We've had 3 playoff appearances:

2014 - Won the NCG
2016 - Had arguably the most difficult schedule in the country. Won @ top 10 Oklahoma. Won @ top 10 Wisconsin. Lost @ top 10 PSU. Beat top 10 Nebraska and top 10 Michigan at home. That's nearly half our schedule against half the top 10.
2019 - Not the toughest schedule we've had but certainly better than any playoff team sans LSU. Beat top 10 Wisconsin twice, top 10 PSU, #13 Michigan.

Also, it’s no shoe-in that we make it through our schedule undefeated. (Nerd alert) is the probability of victory in our 4 of our toughest games is 80% each, the probability of 4 wins is .8^4 = 41%! .9^4 = 66%. So if you think we have to win them all to get in, it’s still going to be a really exciting season!
Absolutely, though I think the probability will be (much) higher than that in nearly every game we play. As it should - this team won every game by double digits last season..but it's certainly no guarantee to run the table again.
 

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Eh, I'm not sure what you mean here. We've had 3 playoff appearances:

2014 - Won the NCG
2016 - Had arguably the most difficult schedule in the country. Won @ top 10 Oklahoma. Won @ top 10 Wisconsin. Lost @ top 10 PSU. Beat top 10 Nebraska and top 10 Michigan at home. That's nearly half our schedule against half the top 10.
2019 - Not the toughest schedule we've had but certainly better than any playoff team sans LSU. Beat top 10 Wisconsin twice, top 10 PSU, #13 Michigan.


Absolutely, though I think the probability will be (much) higher than that in nearly every game we play. As it should - this team won every game by double digits last season..but it's certainly no guarantee to run the table again.

1 It must have been a year in which we didn’t make the playoffs. Perhaps we lost in the b10 CG. I thought it was a year that we got stomped but I don’t have the time or energy for figuring it out.
2 yes, the odds in the 95% games were excluded for simplicity. I even accounted for different odds to rebut this very line of thought. You can pick the odds of winning and multiply them together. I tried to make it really simple and then you mentioned last year’s team. I think you know that many of them went to the National Football League.
 

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Games of great import

Good thing B1G is back because the rest of the slate sucks

Iowa St @ Okie St - Okie St is the last hope for the B12. I am sure they'll lose at least 2, and OSU is known for upsets.

Penn St @ Indiana - PSU is without Micah Parsons or Journey Brown. Indiana won 8 games last year an QB Michael Pennix is healthy. PSU has OSU next week so it's a trap game right away.

Michigan @ Minnesota - So much uncertainty surrounding Michigan. Lost a lot on the oline and at WR. Joe Milton was the talk of camp, but has yet to play a whole lot. Minnesota is the current 'it' team in the B1G. Even Harbaugh's good teams have started a little slow. A bad game here and it'll make for some uncomfortable times.

Cincy @ SMU - This is #9 vs #16 because #2020.
 

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Incredible finish in Bloomington. Indiana's first top-ten win after 42 straight losses. When they first signaled I was pretty sure it was short, but on the replay I was amazed how perfect the placement/timing was. "Stands" was the right call.

So proud of Indiana. They've been so close so many times.

Halloween will be interesting.
 
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