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Re: SoCon results

Postby boulder3m on Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:04 pm

Switched over and watched the ETSU/Citadel game. Tied 9-9, ETSU scored a TD. Kicked off to Cit, and the receiver caught it a yard deep in the end zone and for some reason tried to run it out. Then he cut completely across the field and was hammered at the 10; fumbled and lost it (but the officials said he was down). WHY do any kick receivers return the ball from inside the end zone. Guaranteed that if you average the yards gained past the 25 and the yards lost short of the 25 you would have been better off taking it out to the 25. In addition, there are injuries (like the Cit ball carrier) and fumbles lost. If I were a head coach I believe I would bench any returner making that mistake.
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Re: SoCon results

Postby BubbaDog on Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:27 pm

Yeah, they've changed the rules to pretty take returns out of the game, but people still try it for some reason. For every 1 good return there are probably at least 5 that start inside the 15.
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Re: SoCon results

Postby boulder3m on Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:31 pm

Lots of upsets in the national FCS games. It is shaping up like previous years, with SD St perhaps the interloper. Surprising how far Montana and Youngstown St have fallen. The SoCon is wide open, and there are probably 5 teams capable of winning the autobid. Furman is back in the hunt and Sammy is on a mission. ETSU now has the ball in their court. I see that Elon lost their QB and other injuries are beginning to pile up around the conference and nation.
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Re: SoCon results

Postby youngterrier on Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:50 pm

Socon is crazy this year.

This may come as blasphemy on here but I think the best chance we have as a conference to get 3 in (including us) is with Furman as the autobid, us at 9-2 and ETSU at 8-3, with Chatt in the cold at 7-4.

Socon needs to not cannibalize each other and the best way to do that is to not have a seeded team in the Carolinas.
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Re: SoCon results

Postby boulder3m on Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:45 am

Your point is right on. A week ago it looked like the SoCon might be a one bid league. With Eastern Washington getting knocked off and Elon going down we are essentially back to the FCS of old. Not sure anyone can keep up with the Dakotas and JMU.
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Re: SoCon results

Postby boulder3m on Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:30 pm

After today what has cleared up? Well, if what gofurman says is a fact then Furman is through. Furman was either in the lead or close until the interceptions made the roof cave in. Mercer and Western was close most of the way as well, and then Mercer exploded. Is there a team with more heart than VMI. It seems that week in and out they battle to a close loss. Next week Sammy has the bye and Wofford and Mercer play a potential elimination game (again). Even if we beat Mercer next week we have to go the next week to WCU-a very unfriendly place to us. It sure looks as if we could be headed for a winner takes all game against Sammy on NOV 3-just like we thought it might be before the season started. This league makes head scratching feel normal. It is hard to see any team coming out of the SoCon and going far, however.
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Re: SoCon results

Postby Terrier13 on Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:40 pm

Wow. Western Carolina is blowing a 15 point lead in the 4th quarter. Penalties and poor tackling. Shows why they haven't beaten a ranked team in 30+ years. Just awful football.
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Re: SoCon results

Postby boulder3m on Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:13 pm

Yep, they creatively found a way to lose in triple OT. So, all the favored teams won today in the conference, and we go onto the next critical game in a row.
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Re: SoCon results

Postby boulder3m on Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:17 pm

This is the outlier poll that is pretty confusing. With Elon as a measuring stick, it is hard to see how James Madison is #1. Others are pretty interesting, and maybe pretty accurate. The Elon win over JMU, and their blowout of Furman- coupled with Furman's blowout of Wofford-makes for some interesting ranking. Then look where this shows ETSU and Western Carolina!

https://www.ncaa.com/rankings/football/ ... ngs-system
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Re: SoCon results

Postby FollyDog on Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:55 pm

Your link is from games through nov 19, 2017
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Re: SoCon results

Postby boulder3m on Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:57 pm

Ha!!! In the words of Roberto DeVicenzo, "I am a stupid!"

Wait, maybe not as stupid as feared. On that site-NCAA FCS site- it gives the option to select the Coaches Poll, or the AP Poll or the statistical poll (whatever that is). The other two are from last week, and for some reason the statisticl poll is from last year. Maybe it was so wacky that they quit! Sorry for the wrong posting. I've been had...
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Re: SoCon results

Postby boulder3m on Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:59 pm

OK, let me try again. This is the most current, up to date RPI. It shows us the tenth team in the FCS rankings. I find it laughable that Samford is so far down, but their early losses were to very low rated teams, and that is hard to overcome.

http://realtimerpi.com/college_football ... _Full.html
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Re: SoCon results

Postby lawdog on Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:25 pm

122 out of 255 overall not bad for us; Samford is 192.
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Re: SoCon results

Postby Terrier NH Dude on Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:06 pm

UNH leads #2 ranked James Madison 21-3 midway thru 2Q. Locals have ret'd 2 passes for tds in the wind/rain. A NH win will make their season.
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Re: SoCon results

Postby boulder3m on Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:24 pm

Watching that game on TV. NH blew a chance to go up by more than three scores near the end of the half. Elon is tied in their game. It is all on our heads.
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