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North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby dal4018 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:46 am

Could this be a potential FCS final????The Bison have a very stingy run defense (80.7 ypg) only Mercer and Harvard are ranked higher nationally.Both are ranked in the top 20 in rushing offense.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby JayJ79 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:47 am

possibly. All depends on how the bracket ends up, and which teams get hot and/or cold during the playoff run.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby bluehenbillk » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:51 am

Bison would win comfy.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby vutomcat » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:53 am

I agree. They are among the best. SHSU needs to be on the short list too. A few others may have a chance as well. The next two weeks should sort this out. But this final wouldn't surprise anyone.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby dal4018 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:41 pm

bluehenbillk wrote:Bison would win comfy.
A potential 3 peat???
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby dal4018 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:42 pm

JayJ79 wrote:possibly. All depends on how the bracket ends up, and which teams get hot and/or cold during the playoff run.
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Next month the playoffs begin.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby dal4018 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:18 pm

If North Dakota St makes it back then Marcus Williams should use this as a NFL audition
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby 89Hen » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:07 pm

dal4018 wrote:
bluehenbillk wrote:Bison would win comfy.
A potential 3 peat???

I don't see anyone beating them. They are the chalk.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby 93henfan » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:12 pm

89Hen wrote:
dal4018 wrote:A potential 3 peat???

I don't see anyone beating them. They are the chalk.


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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby Gil Dobie » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:31 pm

dal4018 wrote:If North Dakota St makes it back then Marcus Williams should use this as a NFL audition


Played High School ball in the Twin Cities, should have been on the Gophers radar, but hey, the Gophers are still the Gophers. :lol:
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby Grizalltheway » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:57 pm

93henfan wrote:
89Hen wrote:I don't see anyone beating them. They are the chalk.


+1


-1. They're a great team, but not invincible. I think someone upsets them and keeps App the only team to have three-peated. :twocents:
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby dal4018 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:42 pm

Grizalltheway wrote:
93henfan wrote:
+1


-1. They're a great team, but not invincible. I think someone upsets them and keeps App the only team to have three-peated. :twocents:

How about Sam Houston getting payback!!!
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby dal4018 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:43 pm

Gil Dobie wrote:
dal4018 wrote:If North Dakota St makes it back then Marcus Williams should use this as a NFL audition


Played High School ball in the Twin Cities, should have been on the Gophers radar, but hey, the Gophers are still the Gophers. :lol:
Nice way of saying he slipped threw their fingers!!!
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby Grizalltheway » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:44 pm

dal4018 wrote:
Grizalltheway wrote:
-1. They're a great team, but not invincible. I think someone upsets them and keeps App the only team to have three-peated. :twocents:

How about Sam Houston getting payback!!!


I was thinking the Griz, ten years after they upset us at home. :thumb:
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby dal4018 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:44 pm

89Hen wrote:
dal4018 wrote:A potential 3 peat???

I don't see anyone beating them. They are the chalk.

I agree they are the " Alabama" of the FCS ranks!!!
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby dal4018 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:46 pm

Grizalltheway wrote:
dal4018 wrote:How about Sam Houston getting payback!!!


I was thinking the Griz, ten years after they upset us at home. :thumb:
The Griz has not been a threat in quite a while.Usually a celebration took place in Montana after they won the national championship.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby Bison Fan in NW MN » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:00 pm

After watching Towson/Villanova on TV, I think NDSU would win the game, but it would be a very good match-up for both teams.

Two teams I would like the Bison to face this year are EIU and EWU. Two very prolific offenses and mediocre defenses. Passing games that would challenge the Bison pass defense.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby Cluck U » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:24 pm

Towson could beat NDSU...last year they also had a chance.

The odd thing about the Bison's run was that they didn't face a balanced offense in the playoffs. Woffy, GSU, SHSU were all very run happy teams. It was almost a custom set up for NDSU to waltz through to the title without having their DBs challenged through the air. Don't give me Lehigh - without their best WR...Lehigh wasn't going very far anyway.

Towson has balance that would force NDSU to play the whole field. Now, despite all their talent, Towson is also very undisciplined...and that might be their downfall.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby Cluck U » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:26 pm

dal4018 wrote:If North Dakota St makes it back then Marcus Williams should use this as a NFL audition


Ahhh...we come to the real reason dal wants to talk about NDSU. :lol:
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby JayJ79 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:44 pm

dal4018 wrote:If North Dakota St makes it back then Marcus Williams should use this as a NFL audition

would a petition help his draft stock?
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby JohnStOnge » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:50 pm

Cluck U wrote:Towson could beat NDSU...last year they also had a chance.

The odd thing about the Bison's run was that they didn't face a balanced offense in the playoffs. Woffy, GSU, SHSU were all very run happy teams. It was almost a custom set up for NDSU to waltz through to the title without having their DBs challenged through the air. Don't give me Lehigh - without their best WR...Lehigh wasn't going very far anyway.

Towson has balance that would force NDSU to play the whole field. Now, despite all their talent, Towson is also very undisciplined...and that might be their downfall.


I'm not one who thinks NDSU is a lock. They had close calls both championship years. Very fortunate to beat Georgia Southern last year. And, heck, Indiana State beat them during the regular season. I think they're the team with the best odds of winning but if I had to bet them against the field I'd probably bet the field.

Having said that, I think they'd be fine playing a balanced offense. UNI is a balanced offense with a very good passing quarterback and some talented receivers. NDSU held the Panthers to 12 o 36 passing (36 percent) for 128 yards. And I think one reason they did that is they can get after the quarterback without having to blitz. They do blitz at times but their defensive line rotation can bring the heat. I think they only had one sack but they harassed UNI's QB pretty good. He did a good job of getting rid of the ball rather than take sacks but you can see what that did to his completion percentage.

NDSU has played a lot of different types of offenses over the past three years, but nobody has reached 30 points on the Bison since they lost 38-31 to Eastern Washington in the 2010 quarterfinals. The maximum they've given up in those 36 straight games is 27. To me they've shown they can play defense against all kinds of offenses.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby JayJ79 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:22 pm

not sure if the UNI/NDSU game can be used as an accurate barometer.
heated rivalry games can skew results. Throw in coach/player defections over the recent past, and it can become more skewed.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby JohnStOnge » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:50 pm

JayJ79 wrote:not sure if the UNI/NDSU game can be used as an accurate barometer.
heated rivalry games can skew results. Throw in coach/player defections over the recent past, and it can become more skewed.


Yeah but you've got 36 straight games now without anybody reaching 30 points to go along with that. I don't know if you can find anybody else who's done that in at least their last 36 games but I'm pretty sure there aren't too many.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby Bison Fan in NW MN » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:16 pm

JayJ79 wrote:not sure if the UNI/NDSU game can be used as an accurate barometer.
heated rivalry games can skew results. Throw in coach/player defections over the recent past, and it can become more skewed.



Coach/player defections?

Klieman taking a better job at NDSU? Is that the reason the Bison have beaten UNI 3 straight years? :rofl: Andre Martin going to NDSU for grad school when UNI didn't have his major?

NDSU was/is the better team in all of those games. UNI was a really good dual threat team when they played.
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Re: North Dakota St vs Towson

Postby JayJ79 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:43 pm

Bison Fan in NW MN wrote:
JayJ79 wrote:not sure if the UNI/NDSU game can be used as an accurate barometer.
heated rivalry games can skew results. Throw in coach/player defections over the recent past, and it can become more skewed.



Coach/player defections?

Klieman taking a better job at NDSU? Is that the reason the Bison have beaten UNI 3 straight years? :rofl: Andre Martin going to NDSU for grad school when UNI didn't have his major?

defect: verb - to abandon one's country or cause in favor of an opposing one
like Sean Connery in Hunt for Red October
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