Don't look now.......Wofford Defense #1 in Nation.....

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Don't look now.......Wofford Defense #1 in Nation.....

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:51 am

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Re: Don't look now.......Wofford Defense #1 in Nation.....

Postby youngterrier on Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:59 am

We're also number 2 in net putting, top 3 in scoring defense, and if you factor out the Ole Miss game we're top 10 in third down defense.

The stats suggest we're a good team, but I'm just gonna put forth the unpopular opinion that we haven't played anyone yet. Samford will be our first big test of the year of a team that we can beat but could very well beat us too.
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Re: Don't look now.......Wofford Defense #1 in Nation.....

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:34 pm

Also consider that we kept ole miss under 40. Like they scored against Florida state, Alabama and Georgia. We most certainly have a very good defense. Hence why coach Ayers was so salty after the ole miss game. Because he knew we were much better than we showed.
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Re: Don't look now.......Wofford Defense #1 in Nation.....

Postby gofurman on Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:59 pm

Nice!!! Strong. Congrats


I looked at your link and saw 4 teams around top 30 in D

Wofford -1
Chatt. 2
Furman 25
Citadel 31? About there

What's tough w FCS this early is level of comp. and offense style etc

Still, you guys have hit number ONE w Ole Miss ( v strong!!!) , TTU (good?), Johnson C smith (bad) and ETSU (moderate?). Nice!!! You deserve it.
Chatt has number TWO but no FBS to skew it. That's not a heckle. Just w an Ole Miss in there I think they would be fifteenth or whatever. They have played Shorter (bad 66-0), PC (bad this year), my Furman guys (ok, but real bad on Offense) and Samford (good)
My FU guys are number 25 w Michgan State (strong), Coastal Carolina (strong) ! Citadel (good though not a prolific offense?) and Chattanooga (very good FCS)
Citadel is 31? Having played Furman ( ok, but bad offense), Gardner Webb (ok?) and Mercer (good/decent).

So Citadel is probably the least skewed. No FBS or bad D2 yet. Wofford is probably about right w Ole Miss on one side and JC Smith on the other. Chart is probably a little inflated as they played Shorter and PC and two decent FCS but no FBS yet. Furman is probably a little undervalued - I think I am objective here in looking at the above schedules - having one real FBS and one transition FBS and two good FCS teams. Maybe we are worth 15th? But we may quit..

Congrats. You guys deserve it. Strong !!!!!
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Re: Don't look now.......Wofford Defense #1 in Nation.....

Postby lawdog on Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:52 am

Furman certainly must be the most talented 0-4 team in FCS. That is a rough schedule.
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