E="AE 87, post: 78641, member: 195"]A "trap game" is not simply "a VERY difficult game." That's just a misunderstanding on your part. The phrase "trap game" refers to a game in which the opponent is overlooked by the players because of their presumed weakness and their location on the schedule. Your "So what" is the whole point of what it means to label something a trap.
So, for example, if you swap Wofford and GaSouth on our schedule, then the Wofford game could easily be seen as a trap. They're an FCS team right before our main Coastal rival, VPI. They're also a very good FCS team who could come out and bite us. If we had beat Southern and Tulane by 20+ pts each (maybe, looking better when doing it), I could see our guys overlooking Wofford on the way to VPI. That's a trap.
Two things stood against seeing GaSouthern as a trap. 1) We had not played very well against an FCS option team makes it harder to look past a presumably better option team and (2) they're an in state university where our HC used to coach. In other words, we had good reason to think that GT would not be looking past Southern to VPI, and the first half proved that they weren't.
Compare VPI vs ECU: the week after a big win vs tOSU and the week before GT. That's an example of a trap on steroids. And what happened? They got torched for 21 pts in the 1st qtr and barely escaped 21 more in the 2nd. That's what a trap game looks like.[/QUOTE]
funny, that's why it is called a trap GAME and not a trap "half"-- you get surprised in the GAME,the whole game score