The Great Unwashed, on 05 September 2012 - 08:19 AM, said:
Just wanted to address this since OSU is getting quite a bit of flak for this. Gundy played all 95 players on the roster on Saturday. All the starters were pulled before the end of the 1st quarter. So it isn't like he was trying to run up the score. Hell, if he had, OSU could have easily scored 100+. And the only reason Savannah State was scheduled was because OSU had an open date they needed to fill late in the season because of conference realignment.
Fair enough, I think SSU play FSU this week, It won't be much better.
Ferrum Aeternum, on 05 September 2012 - 09:27 AM, said:
Anyone with sense knows that "running up the score" can't be easily avoided when one team so obviously overmatches another. The players who are sent out there by the superior team still want to play, and play hard. These are competitive kids, some of whom may never see the field again, and they're not going to lay down because the other team isn't physically or schematically capable of stopping them.
The real problems I have with it, is that these games get set up. I live in Savannah(I am a Georgia Southern fan, not SSU) and I know why these games got set up. Last year Wright Stadium (which also host HS games, I played there once) had a lot of work done last year and they had to play off campus. I do get that OU and FSU will each pay them more money then they will make in a full year.
SSU was a crappy div II team, that never should have moved to 1-A. The last time I remember them having a winning team was when Shannon Sharpe played for them. The only 2 other people that played for them I can name were Tahj Mowry (child actor, younger brother of Tia and Tamera) and Ernest "The Cat" Miller( known more for Wrestling).
NCAA should stop games like this from ever happening.