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Old 12-09-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default FSU Favored by 8.5 Over Auburn?

Anyone else think this is crazy?
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: FSU Favored by 8.5 Over Auburn?

Not, crazy if you think FSU can stop Auburn's offense, which I don't, but some people do. Also, I think too many are giving FSU too much credit for blowing out bad teams and an overrated Clemson and Miami.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:32 AM   #5
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Default Re: FSU Favored by 8.5 Over Auburn?

On one hand, Auburn looks strong enough to compete with most good teams.

On another hand, they won 2 of their last 3 games on a LOT of luck. 2 plays away from Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

Some people feel like its better to be lucky than good...but some people know luck runs out at some point.

With that said, I still think Auburn wins.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:01 PM   #6
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On one hand, Auburn looks strong enough to compete with most good teams.

On another hand, they won 2 of their last 3 games on a LOT of luck. 2 plays away from Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

Some people feel like its better to be lucky than good...but some people know luck runs out at some point.

With that said, I still think Auburn wins.

I agree 100%
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:15 PM   #7
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On one hand, Auburn looks strong enough to compete with most good teams.

On another hand, they won 2 of their last 3 games on a LOT of luck. 2 plays away from Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

Some people feel like its better to be lucky than good...but some people know luck runs out at some point.

With that said, I still think Auburn wins.
Luck applies to to every game, on every play and when games ares close it is just more noticeable.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:12 AM   #8
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Luck applies to to every game, on every play and when games ares close it is just more noticeable.
Sure. I'm not talking about the luck of a defender slipping so a RB turning the corner can gain a few extra yards for 1st down. Or the luck of a one-handed catch in the last minute of the game to setup a chance at a win with a FG.

I'm talking about back to back games where your back is against the wall and you win by a ball bouncing off a helmet into your hands or returning a short FG 100+ yards for a touchdown. One of those instances only happens a couple times across college football in a season and the other almost NEVER.

That is a different kind of luck.

That's compared to saying on your way to work, "wow, all of the lights have been green and I won't be late like I had though- I sure am lucky"...compared to checking your Powerball ticket one morning and WINNING- then doing it again two nights later!
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Sure. I'm not talking about the luck of a defender slipping so a RB turning the corner can gain a few extra yards for 1st down. Or the luck of a one-handed catch in the last minute of the game to setup a chance at a win with a FG.

I'm talking about back to back games where your back is against the wall and you win by a ball bouncing off a helmet into your hands or returning a short FG 100+ yards for a touchdown. One of those instances only happens a couple times across college football in a season and the other almost NEVER.

That is a different kind of luck.

That's compared to saying on your way to work, "wow, all of the lights have been green and I won't be late like I had though- I sure am lucky"...compared to checking your Powerball ticket one morning and WINNING- then doing it again two nights later!
Hey when you are in close games you give yourself and chance to make at difference. And there is no way I am writing those two "miracle" plays to luck. UGA blew it, they didn't bat the ball down, they help that luck along. Alabama took a risk, going for a long a field goal when there was a dangerous returner back there an they had a bad mismatch with the lack of speed on the field because of the field goal unit. It's not all luck. It's making a play when the other team messes up and being in the right place at the right time. That was a tough catch Louis had to make, most people would have dropped it, but he was clutch.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:40 AM   #10
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Default Re: FSU Favored by 8.5 Over Auburn?

Gonna be awful hard for FSU to dislodge Auburn's horseshoe. That team is has some kind of lucky streak going.
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Default Re: FSU Favored by 8.5 Over Auburn?

FSU's strength of schedule sucks. They beat Clemson and that's it.
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Default Re: FSU Favored by 8.5 Over Auburn?

Auburns version of the running attack is more potent than ANYTHING FSU has seen this year. They have threats to take it to the house all over the field. What was the best rushing attack FSU played this year? GA tech? I also think Auburn will slow them down a little, on offense, just given that there is ZERO defense in the ACC, a mediocre SEC D shuold be more than they are used to. But, we will just have to wait and see.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:21 AM   #13
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Default Re: FSU Favored by 8.5 Over Auburn?

I don't think that's crazy. Florida State is a good football team. Auburn is too, but I think FSU is the most complete team in the country.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:23 AM   #14
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Default Re: FSU Favored by 8.5 Over Auburn?

Hard to predict this one. On one hand you have the most talented offense in the nation featuring one of the best WR corps in recent memory. Then you have Auburn who has played better competition, but gotten by on the skin of their teeth in 2 of their biggest games. I have no idea what will happen other than it will be high scoring.
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Default Re: FSU Favored by 8.5 Over Auburn?

I think it will be high scoring on one side. I think FSU is going to put as many points up as they want to. However, I don't think Auburn is going to move the ball like they have recently. Remember, Auburn was somewhat able to slow them down in 2010 in the National Championship game after a month to prepare. FSU has better talent and a better defense than Oregon did that year.
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Default Re: FSU Favored by 8.5 Over Auburn?

I have seen plenty of good games end up in a 10 to 14 pt contest by the end so I don't think 8.5 is any crazy spread.
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Default Re: FSU Favored by 8.5 Over Auburn?

FSU hasn't played a single team this year capable of smacking them in the mouth. Clemson may have been capable, but they laid an egg similar to us against Tennessee. Auburn is going to get to Winston. If he gets jittery Auburn wins, if not, FSU wins big.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #18
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Auburn's defense is very suspect. They probably have to score 40 or 50 to win. But as they showed last week, they can do it.
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The game is going to be won in the trenches, the past 7 years have shown that the SEC is best at doing that.
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Default Re: FSU Favored by 8.5 Over Auburn?

No.

Both have very good offenses. FSU's defense is a lot better though.

The knock against FSU is they've played a weak schedule, which is true, but you have to look past that. They have been flat out dominant. In their one game against a fairly good team they went on the road and slapped around Clemson like a red headed step child.

However, in the one game they have looked vulnerable, albeit in a 14 point win, was against Boston College and their running game. Now they will face the best rushing attack in the nation, one that ran through Missouri's defense like shit through a goose. They are going to give FSU's defense all they can handle but conversely I see FSU having little trouble against Auburn's suspect defense. In the end with the better defense of FSU you have to give them the edge and see why they are understandably 8.5 favorites.
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