Bama probably will stomp OU, and I'm not a fan of the teams in that game, either. But you still said Re-al Mitchell is a better quarterback than the guy who won the Heisman on Saturday. Now there's a reason for a giggly face.
Yes, in full motion, he was slowing down! Doesn't matter. Bryce is one cool customer and would have led them down the field anyway.joefutbol wrote:Here is your "late hit" penalty --
Still think that was the right call?
Yes, jb914, you have to watch the whole play; definitely helmet to helmet, Young was even
slowing down on the play going out of bounds, DLS player should have been ejected.
End of story.
I thought the late hit was given because of the presumption of it being out of bounds when you consider how far Bryce went sliding. Often as an official you assume something based on the reaction/flight/sound when you didn't actually see the spot where it took place.
On the last MD punt where the punter was obliterated, no flag was thrown. They did decline an earlier running into the kicker back near their own goaline. The official on the MD sideline had some real problems finding the correct spot to place the ball on several plays. Much of it seemed to be on option plays or sacks where they had trouble determining forward progress, but a few including back to back plays at midfield were yards off where they should have marked them.
MD has been their own worst enemy in every game I've seen of theirs this year; most of it stupid PF type stuff.
DLS tried to play their linemen both ways but in the second half when MD went a bit more uptempo they had to rotate the DL out and you saw MD handle them up front for those 3rd qtr scores. Not sure why DLS went with so much veer option in the second half when it was a disaster all game but the misdirection stuff was frequently a shoe string tackle away from breaking big. MD may need to re-evaluate what they are doing on special teams. They have the dudes to be elite, but the schemes or time spent on them seem to let them down every week. It is telling just how good they are that they can overcome the Raider-esque penalties & the special teams to win each week.
One last gripe, I haven't seen so much smoking in the stands since SC games back in the early 80's! Perhaps I've just gotten used to (and enjoyed) how smoke free California is that I was blown away by the numbers of people who just openly smoked with others right around them. Crazy.
It's ok, watcher, we know you know.
Space between the helmets the entire time. Facemask square in the shoulder.
While IMG arguably may be the most talented team they ever beat, that is a far reach to say it is the best victory for the program ever. You have to consider championships as greater. Off the top of my head there are 3 in particular where MD was a prohibitive underdog and won. 1991 vs Eisenhower, 1994 vs Bishop Amat and this year versus Bosco. All 3 of these wins are greater wins for the program IMO.Exocet 98 wrote:The best 2018 game / victory for the 2nd Natty was the Mater Dei's win against IMG. Better than the Mission Viejo, BG, Cen 10, SJB and DLS conquest victories. I would rate the IMG victory the best in the Mater Dei storied history.
"Mater Dei plays under whole different set of rules..."
"The open division competition is now analogous to comparing the difference in productivity between organically grown crops and GMO super-crops..."
"MD has completely compromised all principles for the sake of winning..."
"Transfers and cheating with garbage refs get you the win in state..."
"It's sickening to me how DLS is getting the shaft..."
"The "best" means nothing if it is not accomplished with integrity and MD has zero..."
"Within the highly competitive Trinity League, Mater Dei is No. 1 with 71 (!) transfers listed..."
"Mater Dei transfers included...Bru McCoy who is 5 star WR, think this is his third school..." ( )
"MD o-line held on every single play. Foski was in a chokehold all night and no calls. Egregious..."
Apparently there's lot of pent up frustration that didn't get relieved by winning their league games by an average score of 52-6...I wonder what those teams think of De La Salle?
Oh, and this was interesting as well:
"...a lot of local folks sitting with us on DLS side...met some Bosco folks who were definitely rooting for the Spartans"
"How stupid is our country?"