From The Stands - Maryland 2021

Sep 18, 2021

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I should have stayed up in the pressbox. But we led by 7 with six minutes left and I thought it would be fun to be on the field as we made the big play to salt away the game. We did not make a big play to salt away the game. I went from "please don't let them score" to "oh God are we not even going to get to overtime?" in maybe two minutes of real time. What a disastrous final six minutes.

I started recording before the field goal, hoping against hope that Maryland not setting the kicker up in the middle of the field would be the reason he missed it.

He didn't miss it.


illinizeeman on September 18, 2021 @ 12:49 AM

It's Locksley. They gave us all the chances in the world to win this. Illinois didn't take it.

orangejulius on September 18, 2021 @ 01:28 AM

Lucy yanked the football away. Everyone knew it was going to happen, because it always happens. That's Illini football.

HNLINI on September 18, 2021 @ 01:29 AM

Up 17-10, with the ball, 2nd and 4 with an injury time out. Third and 2, then 4th and 1. Of course you have to go for it.

Just a horribly coached last 4 minutes of the game, coupled with horrible execution from our super senior quarterbacked offense. We pried defeat from the jaws of victory. Yet again.

New coach. The song remains the same.

HiggsBoson on September 18, 2021 @ 05:58 AM

Bielema was probably thinking of meatball subs or something instead of footballat the end of the game. I'm not sure the OC CAN think.

O&B4life on September 18, 2021 @ 08:11 AM

absolutely have to go for that.

It's games (and losses) like this why attendance is so down. It's emotionally exhausting and beyond frustrating to go watch Illinois FB games in person.
Predicting about 30k for the Charlotte game in a couple weeks.

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