Posted by Creek Devil on November 28, 18 at 19:27:32:
In Reply to: I'll politely disagree posted by Gilbert_Sundevil on November 28, 18 at 14:49:24:
Gilbert, I hear you, I recall being so pissed at a game in the 80ís that cost us a shot at the PAC10 championship when we lost to Washington after beating then on almost every stat in the game. I started reformatting the way football should be awarded points. Points for yards gained was the big one I recall since I felt (and maybe still do) that yards gained was the best indication of beating your opponent. But I soon realized it has itís problems as well. Anyway, you donít get points for stats, you get points for scoring. The UofA got field goals, we got TDís, my question to you is if they were so much better why didnít they score TDís? As Herm said, You play to win the game.... that means you play to out score the other team, yards and stats have never counted. Turning the ball over on your side of the field in a big deal in football, not so much if itís about yards etc. Bad teams make bad plays, that is why they are bad and have losing records. As my original post asked, if we got those turnovers in the first quarter and win a very close 41-40 game (even losing the stat battle) are we still lucky? UofA played their typical game, score a lot, give up even more and have turnovers. The fact that they turned it over is not lucky for ASU, the UofA has had lots of turnovers this year, That is why they are a bad team become regardless of yards the other teams score real points off those turnovers.
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