Ball (So Hard) State .gif Preview

Watford connected on what seemed like 3 of 45 passes last week but might be able to have a better week this week if the team finds that stick-em my players in Madden '99 used to use - Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The .gif preview is 3-1 so far this season in calling the games. Let's see what the internets say about this week's matchup with the Ball State Cardinals.

Let's recap last weekend's game against Pitt:

When the defense was on the field: Yay!

When the offense or special teams were on the field:

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So the boys moved to 2-2 and certain sections are calling for Coach London's job. We should all be used to that by now; we can't have nice things (God, please just don't let JOE HARRIS or Derek Fisher get hurt this year. Thanks). But let's turn our attention to this week when the Cavaliers return to the friendly confines.

Things start out well for the boys. The Cardinals take the ball first and are promptly stopped, like we all expected. The punt is caught (YAY!!!!!) and Watford takes over on his own 35. 10 plays later and he throws a 22 yard TOUCHDOWN!!!! OHMYGODTHEYHADADECENTOFFENSIVEDRIVEDEARGOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The defense stops the Cardinals again and AGAIN WATFORD LEADS THE OFFENSE ON A TOUCHDOWN DRIVE!!!!! 14-0!!!!!! THE ROUT IS ON!!!!1!!!! NOBODY KNOWS WHAT IS GOING ON

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But wait, things can't go this well, right? They can't possibly keep this up and run away with this game and give us all happiness, can they? Of course they can't.

The defense holds serve the rest of the half, but of course being up 14-0 means they can take their foot off the gas on offense. 22 play drives turn into two handoffs up the middle and a WR screen.

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Defense finally breaks a little and gives up a FG. With the score 14-3 you'd think the offense would wake up, but WE ARE.....uva :-(. A Watford pass into triple coverage is promptly picked off.

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Ball (So Hard) connects on a 38 yard TD pass off of blown coverage and people everywhere start to lose their minds. The wheels are falling apart and it's only a matter of time before the lead is given up. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS LIFE!

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Another three and out gives the Cardinals an opportunity to take the lead. Fortunately for UVa's defense, they bend, but they don't break, only allowing a field goal to maintain the 14-13 lead. We all know what's coming....

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With only 1:35 left in the game the Cardinals try an onside kick and the HOOS PICK IT UP! All that they need to do is run the clock out! THREE FIRST DOWNS KILL THE CLOCK AND THE HOOS HAVE HELD ON TO WIN!!!!

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WE BEAT THE VAUNTED CARDINALS! THE GREAT CHAMPIONS OF THE MAC (they're in the MAC, right? Not the USAA or Conference USA or the Big Ten?)! BUT WHO CARES?!?!? WE WON.......14-13. gawd i dont want to play a real team

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Let's drink.

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