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help me!!!!

Postby petertohen » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:13 am

what is going on in the brain of the schedule-makers at Nicholls State? I mean, I sorta get the Pioneer: as a non-schollie/limited schollie conference, there's no chance in Hades they're getting a playoff bid, so if they play during the first two weeks of the playoffs, nobody gives a rip. But Nicholls is in the Southland, one of the major playoff-going conferences. They're playing Oregon State today?!? What the cr@p?!?

Did they just ASSUME that they weren't going to the playoffs before the season started? If they'd had a surprise season, would they have told the Beavers to stuff it and take a playoff bid? Could they have even gotten a nod (short of winning the SLC AQ) a game short?

I think I'd rather take my chances with a D-II on the schedule in a "normal" position (start of the year or maybe even as homecoming) that intentionally kill a season scheduling an FBS DURING THE PLAYOFFS..
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Postby SuperHornet » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:28 pm

OSU has a history of losing to FCS schools, and a FBS win will wipe out a FCS loss, provided that one has at least 6 D-I wins (7 or 8 would be better). That's what happened to IL State last year, when they finished 6-5, yet made the playoffs having beaten Big Ten Northwestern and lost to NDSU AND Youngstown State in consecutive weeks.

Many schools do this as a moneymaker, following it up with a par FCS game and either a low-tier FCS or a D-II at home. Sometimes, it's even a FBS home-and-home or a 2-for-1, with the understanding that the FBS will likely buy their way out of the return game. And the only thing one has to worry about is the potential for injuries. If you can avoid that, you generally come out fine.

Just don't take it as far as UOP did in '95. The Tigers' season that year is kinda comparable, as they were in the Big West at the time, which though I-A was roughly equivalent in talent to the Big Sky. UOP essentially threw away the season by playing Fresno State, Arizona, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, and a bye, all within the first six weeks. Only OSU deigned to come to Stockton, and only OSU became a Tiger win, as UOP went on to a 3-8 finish combined with a decision to drop football a week before Christmas, for which they didn't even bother to call the players in for a private announcement before it blasted from the evening TV news. Injuries killed the season. But with ONE "play-up" game, you're probably OK in that regard.
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Re: help me!!!!

Postby JohnStOnge » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:01 pm

This is weird. It appears to be referring to the 12/1/2012 game Nicholls State played at Oregon State. But it's dated August 2017. Like a time warp going on or something.
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Postby Mvemjsunpx » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:57 am

JohnStOnge wrote:This is weird. It appears to be referring to the 12/1/2012 game Nicholls State played at Oregon State. But it's dated August 2017. Like a time warp going on or something.


Yeah, I wasn't sure what he was talking about either.

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Postby CAA Flagship » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:09 pm

Taylor Heinicke has a good chance of winning the Walter Payton Award. Keep your eye on him.
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Postby 93henfan » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:02 pm

CAA Flagship wrote:Taylor Heinicke has a good chance of winning the Walter Payton Award. Keep your eye on him.


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