2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

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2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby dungeonjoe on Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:38 am

Week One (9/5)

Tennessee Tech LOST against Houston 52-24
Idaho LOST against Ohio 45-28
Gardner Webb LOST against South Alabama 33-23
Mercer WON against Austin Peay 28-7
The Citadel WON against Davidson 69-0
Western Carolina WON against Mars Hill 42-14
Chattanooga LOST against Jacksonville State 23-20
VMI LOST against Ball State 48-36
Samford WON against Central Arkansas 45-16
Furman LOST against Coastal Carolina 38-35
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby crabbyterrier on Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:20 am

Why do I get the feeling it's going to be a long season? :(
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby youngterrier on Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:30 pm

We played against a better opponent than anybody
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby fgs44 on Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:51 pm

Young Terrier, you are absolutely correct--We played the best team on that list, by far--Not only that, there is no team on that list that we will not be capable of beating--That Clemson team is going to compete for a National Championship--They have got speed and athleticism at every skill position, and great size--I think our performance yesterday is more of a testament to the ability of Clemson, than a statement about our competitiveness at our level--We got beat in 03 40-0 at Airforce and were undefeated in the SoCon.
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby OL FU on Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:09 pm

YT, been long time. How are you?




PS, you are exactly right. I wouldn't take anything from losing to a Clemson team that might be the best team they have had in years.

If anything, my take is the conference might be a little more wide open than original expected. FU's problem is we will probably now start 0-3 (team better keep its head up) and we play Chat, Samford, WCU and WC away. Still looking forward to it. Maybe I will see you and DJ at the game in November.
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby dungeonjoe on Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:32 pm

OL FU,
He is too busy studying :D We are doing fine. I will see you in November, if not before.
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby youngterrier on Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:48 pm

I would be really concerned about Samford. They whooped Central Arkansas, a really good program. Even if Central Arkansas is down, they wouldn't be bottom tier in the Socon, they would be about as good as we were the last couple years, so keep an eye out on them. The Hatch Attack is back.
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby boulder3m on Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:28 pm

I'm moving this post to a new thread that is more appropriate.
I have been online watching most of our 2015 opponents play someone somewhere, and my eyes are wide open. I don't see a cupcake out there anywhere. Not sure where some have gotten the impression Tenn Tech is a pushover, but they are playing Houston tough in the first half. Furman hanging tough with Coastal. Chatty lost to Jack St. GW doing just fine, thank you. Wish we were playing Davidson! We had better get our act together.
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:04 am

If Wofford responds, refocuses on the task at hand, fixes the errors that were exposed Saturday and executes on par with its talent, then every remaining game should be within reach. That's not to say I think we run the table 2003-style, but I think we'll have a chance in each game. For now, the goal is to get past the next two games with wins to build momentum. Everything else is too far down the road to worry about.
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby dungeonjoe on Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:21 pm

Week 2, September 12

Clemson WON against Appalachian State 38-10
Tennessee Tech LOST against Wofford 34-14
Idaho LOSING against Southern Cal 59-9 5:34 in the 4th
Gardner Webb LOST against Elon 21-13 3OT
Mercer WON against Stetson 57-14
The Citadel WON against Western Carolina 28-10
Western Carolina LOST against The Citadel 28-10
Chattanooga Won against Mars Hill 44-34
VMI WON against Morehead State 43-30
Samford WON against Florida A&M 58-21
Furman LOST against Virginia Tech 42-3
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby woffordgrad94 on Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:23 am

dungeonjoe wrote:Week 2, September 12

Clemson WON against Appalachian State 38-10
Tennessee Tech LOST against Wofford 34-14
Idaho LOSING against Southern Cal 59-9 5:34 in the 4th
Gardner Webb LOST against Elon 21-13 3OT
Mercer WON against Stetson 57-14
The Citadel WON against Western Carolina 28-10
Western Carolina LOST against The Citadel 28-10
Chattanooga Won against Mars Hill 44-34
VMI WON against Morehead State 43-30
Samford WON against Florida A&M 58-21
Furman LOST against Virginia Tech 42-3


Several things from these results:

Citadel over WCU by 18 surprises me...how big of an upset is this? Maybe Citadel is a team to really be reckoned with in the conference this season. Or maybe WCU ws rated too highly.

Chatty definitely seeems human after their result against Mars Hill. They are still the favorites until someone in the conference beats them, but they definitely seem beatable. Of course I didn't see their game and that score could be misleading.

I Know USC is a major power, but we really should be able to play with Idaho next week and I will be very disappointed if we aren't able to. Idaho has to be one of FBS's worst teams. The Sun Belt is kind of like a glorified FCS conference to me anyway.
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby WoCo65 on Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:11 am

small correction on Clemson final with App. It was actually 41-10.
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby boulder3m on Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:37 am

A couple of things. First, Chatty was challenged the whole game by what should be a very weak opponent. Second, The Bellhops destroyed Western-wasn't close. Their TO looked strong, and I was very impressed with their defense. It would be very easy to think that they have turned the corner and will be a very good team. I actually thought that Furman would do better against VT. Elon beat GW in OT. Have a hard time not wishing Elon would lose every game.
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby Loyalterrier on Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:35 pm

I watched a little of Idaho and Ohio on espn3. Idaho on paper does not look very good but they still are a dangerous opponent. We will most definitely have to bring our A game. Also watched GW and they look decent too but did not watch more than a few minutes. I did not watch either game enough to make more of a comment that that. Only conclusion is that neither game will be easy and we had better be ready to play. Watched most of Chatt Mars Hill. Chatt was lucky as it was a close game even with Mars Hill a DII program. Mars Hill making it that close was not a fluke. They were actually moving the ball against Chatt. Chatt was unable to stop their offense consistently although MH had some big plays that could possibly have gone the other way. Regardless Chatt did not look good especially while they were on D. Interesting to see what happens next week against Sammy. From looking at Sammy and Chatt games so far this year Sammy looks to be the favorite.

Back to Idaho. If we play well and make no big mistakes then we will have a chance. GO TERRIERS !!!!!
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Re: 2015 Opponents: How They Fared This Week

Postby dungeonjoe on Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:56 pm

Week 3, September 19

Clemson WON against Louisville 20-17
Tennessee Tech WON against Mercer 29-22
Idaho WON against Wofford 41-38
Gardner Webb WON against Virginia Union 13-9
Mercer LOST against Tennessee Tech 29-22
The Citadel LOST against Georgia Southern 48-13
Western Carolina LOSING against Tennessee 55-3 at the end of the 3Q
Chattanooga WON against Samford 31-21
VMI LOST against Richmond 42-10
Samford LOST against Chattanooga 31-21
Furman WON against Central Florida 16-15
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