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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 03:09:33 pm »
Yikes!!!! It was only a matter of time but we play JMU next season.

http://caasports.com/news/2017/11/1/caa-football-announces-2018-schedule.aspx

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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 07:53:45 pm »
Yikes!!!! It was only a matter of time but we play JMU next season.

http://caasports.com/news/2017/11/1/caa-football-announces-2018-schedule.aspx

They graduate several starters and we beat them at their place in our first season in the league. I think we'll be ok.


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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2017, 11:16:52 pm »
I took time & reviewed Albany season this year & it will surprise you what i found...

They had  more 1st down then the team they played but 1 game.

They had more total yardage per game then then the teams they played

They have a very balance offence...

They have a good defensive team & they will stack the box this Saturday

They played Richmond & the score was very close; they have a good team.

 They need to use #3 kick returns & #88 more in the play calling.

SBU will go up against 2 very tough teams on D w Albany & Maine; i am hopeful we use all assets in our play calling   Losing our best OL will hurt the inside running game.  Insanity is doing the same thing again again & getting the same negative results...... 

Its gong to be a very good football day weather....

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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2017, 11:34:01 am »
Albany always gives us a tough game.

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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2017, 05:33:32 pm »
Albany is a good team. Everyone in the CAA is good and can beat anyone on any given day...

But the fact of the matter is, we're just a better team than they are this year and we've got the game at our place with everything to play for. We should bury them early. The FCS committee releases their first rankings at half time tonight of the NIU vs Toledo game. If we're in that top 10, our guys will have everything to play for. We have the potential of having a bye and playoff football at Lavalle in December. We better come out and kick their asses.

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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2017, 06:01:59 pm »
Albany is a good team. Everyone in the CAA is good and can beat anyone on any given day...

But the fact of the matter is, we're just a better team than they are this year and we've got the game at our place with everything to play for. We should bury them early. The FCS committee releases their first rankings at half time tonight of the NIU vs Toledo game. If we're in that top 10, our guys will have everything to play for. We have the potential of having a bye and playoff football at Lavalle in December. We better come out and kick their asses.

I hope you are right. I am not saying  a word about this game.

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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2017, 10:14:45 pm »
it looks like the top ten is released at halftime of the idaho/troy game, which just started.  the rest are released november 9: http://www.inforum.com/sports/4351630-fcs-football-committee-release-first-rankings-thursday

more predictions:
https://www.underdogdynasty.com/2017/11/1/16588196/assessing-the-fcs-playoff-picture
https://herosports.com/fcs/football-projecting-fcs-playoff-field-week-9-fcs-championship-byby

Yeah, I got that wrong. I knew they came out tonight, I just thought during the Toledo NIU game. Weird they'd release them at ~11 on a Thursday night, but whatever.

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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2017, 11:15:02 pm »
JMU #1 and Elon #7 in the committee top ten. Pretty reasonable.

https://twitter.com/CAAFootball/status/926283565905731585

Seawolves couldn't make the top ten. I didn't expect them to. Making it would have surprised me. But that's not to say we can't make the top 10, come actual selection day. We just have to win 3 winnable, though not easy games. And hope for some drop outs in the ranking. Lot of the top teams yet to play each other and Elon will definitely get another loss somewhere.

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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2017, 02:06:29 am »
JMU #1 and Elon #7 in the committee top ten. Pretty reasonable.

https://twitter.com/CAAFootball/status/926283565905731585

Seawolves couldn't make the top ten. I didn't expect them to. Making it would have surprised me. But that's not to say we can't make the top 10, come actual selection day. We just have to win 3 winnable, though not easy games. And hope for some drop outs in the ranking. Lot of the top teams yet to play each other and Elon will definitely get another loss somewhere.

Elon and JMU play and nobody is beating JMU, so Elon will lose. Whether or not that drops them out of the top 8 remains to be seen. If it's a one possession game they may remain in the top 8 and get a seed.


The big surprise was NAU. That one surprised me, but the computers like them (8th in the Massey Composite) with a non-conference win over Illinois St. and losses only to ranked FBS Arizona and WIU. They're undefeated in Big Sky play, but have games against both Montana and Southern Utah coming up.

With enough losses by certain teams we could be looking at a seed. I wouldn't be surprised if we were 11-12th in the committee's mind. What helps us is that a lot of the teams around us in the rankings in the hunt for a seed still play each other. That can also break the other way against us, but teams losing late take them out of consideration for that playoff seed. NDSU still plays South Dakota South Dakota St., and Illinois St. All of which either have seeds or are in the running for a seed. We need NDSU to crush those teams, NAU to lose to one or both of the Montana teams, and JMU to crush Elon. Ideally I'd also like to see one or both of those Southland schools lose. No way two teams from that cupcake conference should have seeds, but it is what it is. If the above happens I think we're in a good spot. Historically if you finish 9-2 in this conference, you get a seed. Champion or not.

Just have to win the games in front of us first though. Winning out gets us a playoff home game at Lavalle at worst against a cupcake, and hopefully a winnable road game in the second round (Elon perhaps). If you told me two months ago we'd be talking about potentially receiving a first round bye in the playoffs I'd have laughed at you.


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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2017, 05:41:57 am »
I watched the Richmond game and what I seen has me baffle lets think here for a moment SB is stacked with talent but what good is it if you don't use it or let say don't no how to use it lets think about it the question here is not how to win but how do you lose 1 your best player's are on the sidelines 2 you don't udilize your tightens 3 keep your defense on the field and # 4 which should be #1 keep running the same 6 play's

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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2017, 08:16:25 am »
JMU #1 and Elon #7 in the committee top ten. Pretty reasonable.

https://twitter.com/CAAFootball/status/926283565905731585

Seawolves couldn't make the top ten. I didn't expect them to. Making it would have surprised me. But that's not to say we can't make the top 10, come actual selection day. We just have to win 3 winnable, though not easy games. And hope for some drop outs in the ranking. Lot of the top teams yet to play each other and Elon will definitely get another loss somewhere.

Elon and JMU play and nobody is beating JMU, so Elon will lose. Whether or not that drops them out of the top 8 remains to be seen. If it's a one possession game they may remain in the top 8 and get a seed.


The big surprise was NAU. That one surprised me, but the computers like them (8th in the Massey Composite) with a non-conference win over Illinois St. and losses only to ranked FBS Arizona and WIU. They're undefeated in Big Sky play, but have games against both Montana and Southern Utah coming up.

With enough losses by certain teams we could be looking at a seed. I wouldn't be surprised if we were 11-12th in the committee's mind. What helps us is that a lot of the teams around us in the rankings in the hunt for a seed still play each other. That can also break the other way against us, but teams losing late take them out of consideration for that playoff seed. NDSU still plays South Dakota South Dakota St., and Illinois St. All of which either have seeds or are in the running for a seed. We need NDSU to crush those teams, NAU to lose to one or both of the Montana teams, and JMU to crush Elon. Ideally I'd also like to see one or both of those Southland schools lose. No way two teams from that cupcake conference should have seeds, but it is what it is. If the above happens I think we're in a good spot. Historically if you finish 9-2 in this conference, you get a seed. Champion or not.

Just have to win the games in front of us first though. Winning out gets us a playoff home game at Lavalle at worst against a cupcake, and hopefully a winnable road game in the second round (Elon perhaps). If you told me two months ago we'd be talking about potentially receiving a first round bye in the playoffs I'd have laughed at you.

while i might agree with the logic (JMU Is that good this year), URI did beat albany, and so i tend to think never say never... but yes, i think JMU will beat elon. 

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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2017, 09:30:28 am »
I watched the Richmond game and what I seen has me baffle lets think here for a moment SB is stacked with talent but what good is it if you don't use it or let say don't no how to use it lets think about it the question here is not how to win but how do you lose 1 your best player's are on the sidelines 2 you don't udilize your tightens 3 keep your defense on the field and # 4 which should be #1 keep running the same 6 play's

What did you say!?!

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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2017, 01:03:55 pm »
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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2017, 01:04:14 pm »
rhody!!!

7-3 JMU at halftime...
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