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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:09 pm

20-7 Chatt lead
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby WoCo65 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:10 pm

Chat up 20-7 on Sammy in 3Q at the moment. K McKnight out of the game now as well with a dislocated shoulder. Too bad that didn't happen last week!
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby boulder3m on Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:14 pm

Chatty is pressuring Hodges much better than we were. They are rushing three and stunting one or two more virtually every play. I think 19 predicted that Sammy was going DOWN this week.
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby youngterrier on Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:28 pm

Samford hasn't beaten a team that ran a traditional offense yet. chatt has a decent defense and their offense is coming together. They'll be hard to beat next week.
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby WoCo65 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:32 pm

Sammy threatening as 3Q ends but Mocs still up 20-7 with 15 left to play. Sammy has also lost key players on both sides of the ball. Next week will be a big test for us in all phases.
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:54 pm

I think 19 predicted that Sammy was going DOWN this week.


I did my friend....Now hopefully it finishes the way its been for 3 quarters....
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:08 pm

SAmford back in the lead late
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby walliver on Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:14 pm

Why couldn’t Sammy have 6 turnovers against us?
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby boulder3m on Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:16 am

Walliver, your question was too easy a set up. Could it be because we chose to just sit back and let Sammy pick us apart rather than choosing to force their hand?
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby youngterrier on Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:30 am

I think we've seen enough games this year that the stats are helpful. Don't be fooled by last year's final stats, at the end of the year we were allowing just about as much pass yards as this year (200 ypg) we benefited by playing two option teams in the playoffs and our stats went down in that department.

If you look at where we finished last year defensively it's roughly the same from a pass defense perspective, and I would argue that our opponents thus far this year were much tougher than last year. If we don't get torched by USC, we'll be about the same.

The thing that's most concerning to me from a defensive standpoint is our third down defense. Our opponents are converting 44% of the time on our defense. That's terrible, VMI is only worse in the conference. I think that's the biggest weakness we have on defense.
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby boulder3m on Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:54 pm

Well, the coach said all the right things, and the players did as well. If focus is the problem, maybe the coaches need to get in their faces more often; and maybe the coaches need to make sure some coaching things like clock management get some attention as well. It is interesting to note that the fumble and near score came on a delayed blitz up the middle. I could be mistaken, but I think any other time we sent a LB it was from the corner. It would seem that success would breed success, and maybe we should have more stunts-both pass and run- in the jar to try to change up a very predictable defensive scheme.
Also noticed that on one of the ETSU big pass plays we had six DB's or LB's in the camera shot and they only had one receiver and he made a wide open catch. I know there are seams in a zone, but that seems ridiculous.
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby youngterrier on Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:08 pm

I think the team is tired of winning these close ones. Macafee said it in the paper: "it's getting old"

I don't think we've peaked yet as a team and we know we can play better, so I would look out this week
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby T-Dog 4 on Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:06 pm

youngterrier wrote:
The thing that's most concerning to me from a defensive standpoint is our third down defense. Our opponents are converting 44% of the time on our defense. That's terrible, VMI is only worse in the conference. I think that's the biggest weakness we have on defense.


Looking behind this stat, isn’t the reason our 3rd down conversion rate is so poor because our pass defense is so porous? Our opponents know that if they need anywhere between 3-10 yards, that our scheme will willingly give them a generous buffer to get it. See, our results for the last decade + against the up-tempo/2 minute offense.
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Re: @ ETSU 10/28

Postby youngterrier on Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:48 am

I agree with the bit about our scheme...that's the reason our conversion rate on defense is bad (we're 3% worse than last year, statistically pretty much the same). Having said that fast pace offenses have success against everyone
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