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Let's have an honest moment

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:04 PM

Ok so throughout the game I had all the faith in the world that we would pull it out. My only doubts came when the kicker lined up the first time, if you were at home you could see the ball sail to the right just a little bit. He still made the practice shot of course, but thank God Dabo iced him and it made him a little nervous.... At that time during the time out I was thinking about our NC game vs Bama, the rest of our season, Wilkins blocked kick earlier in the game and I was thinking WHAT IF Wilkins blocks this kick. That's when my faith came back just a little bit. The kicker lined back up, I still had the thoughts of the ball sailing right the first time he barely made it. He lines for the kick, heart pumping, all kind thoughts going thru my head, Ganies Adams Block and return for a touchdown vs WF in 06 even popped in my head for a brief moment. The kicker kicks the ball and it sails right again! This time he didn't make it(thank you God) I screamed so loud and start running thru my house. We all know what happened after that.

My question to you guys is. At that last moment of regulation who had faith that we would block it, or the kid would miss it? Who thought the game was over when he lined up the 2nd time, and who believed we would find some way to win? Honest question and I just want some honest answers.

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Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:07 PM

Felt 110% sure we were doomed and had even settled on possibility we might get back to ACCCG but probably not to Final 4.


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I thought it was over.

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:10 PM

I heard echoes of the Bowden years, but that was not to be, not with THIS team.


I thought he would make it because we deserved to lose-

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:20 PM

Of all the games the last several years that we COULD'VE lost, this is the only one we won that we SHOULD'VE lost.

Auburn, Louisville, Troy in the 4th - all those games we made plays to win even though the games were close. We didn't make a play yesterday to end regulation. They flat out lost it.

We've got to secure the ball, but ever since the 2nd half of last season, we're very prone to turnovers. We can't keep winning this way.

Tell'em Coot...

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 1:52 PM

Smdh still shaking it

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before the kick I was thinking of how now

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:36 PM

We needed to definitely crush FSU and win Out impressively.

But the second he kicked it you could tell it was going wide right. The jock did not look like it was going to be good for even a split second

Re: Let's have an honest moment

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:37 PM

Honest moment!
If their kicker had made just one of those kicks we would be playing for the Meinkie Car Crap Bowl
or the Russell Athletic Bra Bowl.

lol if coming from you who bashes everybody elses ifs

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:39 PM

if we don't turn it over we score about 4 more touch downs

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Re: Let's have an honest moment

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 2:11 PM

An 11-1 Clemson team with an ACC Championship would be in a New Years Six bowl, possibly even one of the two CFP bowls depending on how things shake out. You're seriously overreacting if you thing one loss would have sent us to Meineke or Russell.

There was never a doubt in my mind the we were going

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:41 PM

to lose 20-17. I love being proved wrong!

Let's just say,

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:44 PM

I had more confidence in him missing it, than in this being an honest thread.

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Does this answer your question for what I thought?

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:46 PM


I thought it was over

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:47 PM

once they got inside the 30 yard line or so. They were just moving it and our team, for the first time in a long time, looked like they just didn't have it in them.
Like how many times can you just reach way down and pull out that extra something and make the dramatic stop? Notre Dame, Louisville, Troy, Louisville again, there are some more. But here, right now, they reached down in there and there was nothing.
Then fate steps in. How incredible.
That's our one freebie. Let's make sure it goes to good use. Let's finish this and make history.

Anyone who believed we would win that game with 0:02 to play

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:57 PM

... should stay out of Las Vegas. I saw his practice shot go a little right too, and there's always the possibility that a kicker will miss even a short field goal. But anyone who says they believed that we would win at that moment is either lying or stupid. There was a 90%+ chance that we would lose.

I considered turning off the TV before that kick, I was so sure it was over. But I thought, "I support them when they win, I'll be with them when they don't." Of course I'm happy with the win, but if every game ended with the opponent trying a 33-yard field goal for the win, we'd be 1-11 every year.


Posted: Oct 16, 2016 1:00 PM

My mind left my body.

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Re: Let's have an honest moment

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 1:03 PM

I thought we were done. I was so sad that we were going to lose. I screamed so much I can hardly talk today. Then came the int and I called my buddy and we screamed some more. NC state guy down road had to hear me scream lol


I thought there was a chance he could miss or we could block it

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 1:06 PM

but I thought there was a much better chance he would make it.

Re: i thought after

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 1:15 PM

He made the one we called TO on, it was a done deal. Practice kick good. No way he misses second kick. Glad I was wrong.

Re: Let's have an honest moment

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 1:49 PM

I was convinced it was over and thought to myself, how did we get here?

I knew we would win it in OT!

Re: Let's have an honest moment

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 1:52 PM

I never gave up hope. I watched in UC as fans were leaving. I want to beat the traffic, said one guy. Are you freaking kidding me!!!! It's not over til it's over, win or lose. You stay til the end. You finish the game!!!

Re: Let's have an honest moment

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 2:04 PM

I thought our best hope was a bad snap. Second best hope was a missed or blocked FG, but I thought chances of winning was about 10 percent.

I kept repeating to myself, "I can't believe we're about to lose this game."

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They beat us in the trenches

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 2:06 PM

We fumble bc our running backs have to fight for yards. We can't run the ball. Nobody blocks. Our OL gets beat. All the skill players are fighting for extra yards. That's why we fumble so many times. Our defensive line got beat like a rag doll. They couldn't stop them. Time for the line men to lift weights

Re: Let's have an honest moment

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 2:09 PM

With about a minute and a half left I started thinking maybe we should just let them score to get the ball back with tine for a chance to go down and tie it back up. It was obvious they were draining the clock for a chipshot FG. He had already missed one and had one blocked, I'm thinking no way he misses again. I was thinking State still has FSU and Louisville and how much it sucks not to control your on destiny. Sure enough they drain the clock down to 2 seconds and he makes the practice shot but it was to the right side and I remembered Wilkins block. Didn't really even want to watch the kick sort of watched it with one eye and then it started going right and I yelled o chit he missed it, we got to take advantage. Then in OT we go for it on fourth down and I remembered FSU 2 years ago and how much yesterday's game of that game. This time we made the first down then snap it over Watson's head on the one yard line are you kidding me. Again FSU 2 years ago came to mind. Then finally Watson to Scott for a TD and all was right with the world. I knew our D would get a stop and the W. First play Edmunds pic I jump up and yell THEY WON THEY WON. I turn 50 years old in three days, I was thinking all game I don't want the last time I watch the Tigers play before I turn 50 to be an L, Thank You Tigers for the Win, Go Tigers!

I was so distraught thinking my dream 12-15 game season was

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 2:13 PM

coming down to this. I thought for a second how close his 1st kick was and that he may try to overcorrect and miss... and then I said a prayer and asked the spirit of Gaines Adam's to come help us out on this FG. I'm pretty sure he was down there.

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Re: Let's have an honest moment

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 2:16 PM

I was nervous, hopeful and yelling as loud as I possibly could with 80,000+ of my closest friends trying to cause another false start.

Re: Let's have an honest moment

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 2:21 PM

I thought we would lose BUT I still had hope!


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Was ready to go with 1 min left.

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 9:27 PM

But came with state fans. Sat it out and glad I did

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When he barely got the "practice" kick inside the right

Posted: Oct 17, 2016 7:24 AM

upright, I thought there was a chance he was going to miss the next one. But, due to him clanging one off the right upright earlier, and then barely sneaking in the one that he went through with when Dabo iced him, right side again, I could see him overcorrecting and duck hooking the next one left. Couldn't believe he missed it wide right again.

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