WCU vs. NC State – Semi-Live Blogging

Hello, everyone! I am cooking dinner and this is my first rodeo with ESPN3.com’s streaming video feed.

6:05 – Catamounts start inside their own 15, but pop off a 20 yard run on their first play. I think we’ve seen this movie before. Second play (QB keeper) picks up only nine!

6:10 – WCU converts on 4th and short. Just like last year, we bite on any misdirection or ball fake.

6:12 – Holy f-cking shit. That’s all I’ve got folks. It’s quite possible we suck even more on defense this year!

6:15 – In case you’re wondering (and I know you are!), tonight’s dinner menu is roasted pork tenderloin with saffron rice and baby carrots. Not too bad for a Dad on solo duty.

6:17 – Three and out. I need a shortcut key for “Holy f-cking shit.”

6:18 – But alas, the Catamounts dropped the punt. Wolfpack in field goal range. Woohoo!!!!

6:19 – First play post-turnover is a 26-yard TD pass to TJ Graham. Hopefully WCU muffs the kickoff so we don’t see more of our “defense.”

6:23 – Scoreboard gremlins. That didn’t take long.

6:27 – Things you won’t learn from listening on the radio. Western’s coach is really fat. Almost Mangino fat. Another 8 yard run up the middle. Holy f-cking shit.

6:29 – Dumb bastards tried to throw. On first and third down. Now is the time on Sphrockets when they punt. Pack ball near their own 30. Virtual TV timeout, I go to check on my rice.

6:32 – Owen Spencer makes a routine catch! Don’t see that too often.

6:34 – Dean Haynes does not look very good. Against a weak 1-AA defense.

6:35 – That fumble will be overturned after replay review. Despite what the D-list announcers say, it was not close at all.

6:41 – Another six points for TJ Graham. So, we have maybe two players that would be first team all-Southern Conference.

6:58 – Sorry for the delay (eating). TD pass #3, and the offense is now performing as expected. We just can’t run or stop the run. Like, at all.

7:00 – tvp brings up a good (and very accurate) point. Our OL is pass blocking really well, but the run blocking still sucks. Here’s hoping that when the level of competition increases, we continue to play to our strengths and pass a whole hell of a lot.

7:08 – Warrick Dunn is not good in the broadcast booth. Better than Doc Walker? Sure. But not good. Pack finally gets a good running play.

7:10 – Not sure Wilson’s been touched yet. His uniform sure isn’t dirty.

7:12 – The biggest positive so far has to be TJ Graham. He’s really playing well. First down from the 11.

7:14 – Midnight toker George Bryan gets into the scorebook. 28-7 now.

7:15 – Jacksonville State converts the 2-pointer and stuns Ole Miss in double OT. Not a good day to be Houston Nutt.

7:21 – In case you had forgotten – Russell Wilson is really good. A magician in the two minute drill, and in turning a negative play into something positive.

7:24 – Now is the time on Shprockets when we practice kicking FGs from the hash.

7:26 – Not exactly a thing of beauty, but it stayed inside the left upright. It will be 31-7 at halftime. We will see what the backup offense can do in the second half, I’m sure.

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91 Responses to WCU vs. NC State – Semi-Live Blogging

  1. Statefan1998 09/04/2010 at 5:56 PM #

    Good to see the more things change, the more they say the same.

  2. tvp1 09/04/2010 at 5:57 PM #

    The D Line looks to be getting manhandled up front.

  3. SaccoV 09/04/2010 at 5:57 PM #

    I’m listening on the radio. WCU didn’t have much trouble on scoring on the first drive … 10 plays 87 yards, a missed Brandon Bishop tackle and a TD.

  4. SaccoV 09/04/2010 at 6:03 PM #

    Lucky break and a TD pass. If we don’t at least stop someone, we might look as bad as Southern Cal.

  5. coach13 09/04/2010 at 6:06 PM #

    if western carolina…WESTERN F!@#ING CAROLINA scores again this game, we are going to suck ass ALL YEAR. UN-fing believable!!!!!!!!

  6. coach13 09/04/2010 at 6:07 PM #

    0 improvement on D..ZERO IMPROVEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Statefan1998 09/04/2010 at 6:08 PM #

    Defense sucks again, this is a jv team.

  8. SaccoV 09/04/2010 at 6:09 PM #

    Gary Hahn just bragging on the size of WCU’s offensive line. Thanks Tony. WCU’s OL is SO BIG, that we can’t stop their RBs until their 11 yards downfield!!! This defense is really terrible.

  9. Statefan1998 09/04/2010 at 6:10 PM #

    Mark Richt
    Mark Stoops
    Les Miles

  10. rky 09/04/2010 at 6:15 PM #

    mmmm . . . rice. What’s for dinner?

  11. BJD95 09/04/2010 at 6:17 PM #

    ^ Read the main body text!

  12. mafpack 09/04/2010 at 6:17 PM #

    O-Line isn’t having trouble pass blocking at all… granted its W-Carolina… but I still like to see it.

  13. SaccoV 09/04/2010 at 6:23 PM #

    Can’t get the stream to work, but am enthralled with the end of J-ville State and Ole Miss.

  14. SaccoV 09/04/2010 at 6:24 PM #

    J-ville St scores a TD to cut it to 2.

  15. SaccoV 09/04/2010 at 6:28 PM #

    J-ville St scores on a 2-pt to tie Ole Miss with 19 seconds left.

  16. Statefan1998 09/04/2010 at 6:32 PM #

    Why do dorks like Tony Haynes, think they know everything about football? Like to see try and just throw one. John Clayton anyone???

  17. SaccoV 09/04/2010 at 6:38 PM #

    According to Hahn, WCU had too many men on the field and … of course … NC STATE CALLS TIMEOUT!! O’Brien might need to start looking for a new place to live.

  18. phillypacker 09/04/2010 at 6:40 PM #

    I really appreciate the zeal, but the D is working out the kinks. How many starters are out on D line due to suspensions?

  19. SaccoV 09/04/2010 at 6:42 PM #

    Philly, I heard two Kuhn and Sweezy. The other not dressing was Vermiglio the right Offensive tackle.

  20. packplantpath 09/04/2010 at 6:42 PM #


  21. phillypacker 09/04/2010 at 6:43 PM #

    I am thrilled to see the O not monkeying around with establishing the run and instead, filling the air with passes.

  22. tvp1 09/04/2010 at 6:43 PM #

    Nice throw and catch by Wilson and Gentry, but that sequence was telling. First and goal at the 1, we go into our big formation and promptly get stuffed on first down. Instead of ramming it down Western’s throat, we go play action the next two downs.

    Running game looks really bad early. O line is getting no push. They are doing a fine job of pass protection, but no success running at all so far.

  23. phillypacker 09/04/2010 at 6:43 PM #

    damned espn3 is dragginig

  24. phillypacker 09/04/2010 at 6:44 PM #

    on first down, the back tripped over a lineman

  25. phillypacker 09/04/2010 at 6:46 PM #

    they will gell on run blocking. I would not expect them to be run blocking better than this. They have to get used to each other.

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