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Thoughts on the Fiesta Bowl, a month and a half later

Posted by Chance on February 15, 2012

So during my lunch break I decided to rewatch the Fiesta Bowl on iTunes.  I don’t know if anyone cares about my thoughts on a game that happened quite a while ago, but here goes anyway.

  1. Only about 10 minutes of it was somewhat enjoyable.  I think OSU had the ball for about 18 minutes, and not all of that time was very good.  But for those 10 minutes…man.
  2. The announcers really talked about Andrew Luck a lot.  I know he’s talented, but it got over the top when the announcers said that the only thing he did wrong was calling heads or tails.  Then again, Stanford had the ball most of the game. 
  3. At the risk of sounding cocky, once Stanford was held to a field goal in OT, the game was already won.  I fully believed we could score a TD from 25 yards out.
  4. Most of the time, the end-around to Blackmon doesn’t work that well.  It worked great against Baylor in 2010, where he ran something like 70 yards for a touchdown, but most of the time since then I don’t believe that play has gained much yardage.
  5. I really wish the pass to Colton Chelf would have been a touchdown to end the game.  It would have been a climactic finish, but instead I was sitting around hoping Squinky wouldn’t have the last laugh as the announcers state that only a “collapse” by Oklahoma State would give Stanford a chance.  At the same time, it was great that Sharp got the winning point.
  6. Gundy made some great calls that makes him relatively worth his pay – the call in the 4th quarter to go for it on 4th down, and icing Stanford’s kicker. 

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