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Week 3 - Conference by Conference Breakdown

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:52 am

Big Sky

EWU 56-21 FORD
UCD 37-14 PORTST
WEB 31-24 SAC
IDST 30-28 NEV
UNI 21-24 SUU
SAV 3-56 UMT
NOCO 21-41 CU
UND 7-45 SDK


    NConf Record: 4-2
    Overall: 12-21

    vs. FCS: 3-1
    Overall: 8-6


    Best Performance: Idaho St. 30, (FBS) Nevada 28 - I remember all of us saying in the preseason, "The Big Sky will get one FBS win this year, and it will come from Idaho State." :nod: :?

    Worst Performance: Portland St. 14, UC Davis 37 - The seemingly solid Viking defense is shredded by Jake Maier, who put up 316 yards and a 189 efficiency rating.

    Most Surprising Result: Idaho St. 30, (FBS) Nevada 28 - This was the Bengals' first DI non-conference win since 2005, largely because they haven't even played an FCS team out of conference since 2008.


Southland

HBU 3-24 ACU
UIW 31-37 SFA
SELU 6-38 UCA
LAM 28-35 NWST
MCNSE 34-27 ALCORN
PVAMU 13-44 NICH


    NConf Record: 2-0
    Overall: 8-14

    vs. FCS: 2-0
    Overall: 6-4


    Best Performance: (#14) Central Arkansas 38, Southeastern Louisiana 6 - Eight different Bears put up double-digit rushing yardage in a surprisingly easy victory.

    Worst Performance: Houston Baptist 3, Abilene Christian 24 - Huskies put up 129 yards against a defense that was nowhere near good last season.

    Most Surprising Result: Southeastern Louisiana 6, (#14) Central Arkansas 38 - The Lions played an FBS close, but it's been all downhill from there.


Missouri Valley

UND 7-45 SDK
DRAKE 10-51 SDKST
UNI 21-24 SUU
MUR 21-28 MIZST
ILST 44-13 EIU
SIU 35-17 SEMO
INST 41-42 LIB
CCSU 9-59 YSU


    NConf Record: 6-2
    Overall: 18-8

    vs. FCS: 6-1
    Overall: 17-3


    Best Performance: (#23) South Dakota 45, (#10) North Dakota 7 - The Coyotes amass 575 yards and commit 0 turnovers against what is supposed to be one of the best defenses in FCS.

    Worst Performance: (#21) Northern Iowa 21, Southern Utah 24 - The Panther pass defense did better than expected against Patrick Tyler, but the Panther run offense couldn't even stay out of the red.

    Most Surprising Result: (#23) South Dakota 45, (#10) North Dakota 7 - USD has now split the last 4 meetings with UND after losing 13 of the previous 14.


OVC

SIU 35-17 SEMO
ILST 44-13 EIU
MUR 21-28 MIZST
FAMU 13-24 TSU (in Tampa, FL)
TTU 13-28 BALL
UTM 21-7 UTC
MHEAD 13-69 AP


    NConf Record: 3-4
    Overall: 9-16

    vs. FCS: 3-3
    Overall: 6-7


    Best Performance: Tennessee-Martin 21, (#15) Tennessee-Chattanooga 7 - Beating Chattanooga isn't as impressive with Alejandro Bennifield suspended, but this win could still be important for tiebreakers come playoff-selection time.

    Worst Performance: Southeast Missouri St. 17, Southern Illinois 35 - This was SEMO's most lopsided FCS loss in almost 2 years, and it came against one of the weaker Missouri Valley teams.

    Most Surprising Result: Eastern Illinois 13, (#18) Illinois St. 44 - The Panthers suffer their most lopsided loss to ISU(r) since 1992.


Pioneer League

USD 17-27 PRINCE
DRAKE 10-51 SDKST
VALPO 44-10 tiu
tay 21-27 BUT
DUQ 28-23 DAY
MARIST 14-12 GTOWN
guil 21-42 DVDSN
CAMP 16-28 PRESBY
walsh 31-56 JU
DART 38-7 STET
MHEAD 13-69 AP


    NConf Record: 5-6
    Overall: 12-18

    vs. FCS: 1-6
    Overall: 2-17


    Best Performance: Marist 14, Georgetown 12 - After getting whipped by their first Patriot League opponent, the Red Foxes shut down the other one.

    Worst Performance: Morehead St. 13, Austin Peay 69 - The Eagles allow 477 rushing yards to a team that was on a 29-game losing streak.

    Most Surprising Result: Campbell 16, Presbyterian 28 - The Camels fall to 0-3 against the perennial Big South basement.




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Re: Week 3 - Conference by Conference Breakdown

Postby JohnStOnge » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:15 pm

Central Arkansas is interesting. I think the opening season score blowout at the hands of Kansas State is a little deceptive. They were able to run the ball for 223 yards against Kansas State, held a 28 to 16 edge in first downs, and had a 37:13 to 22:47 edge in time of possession. They were tied at 10 at the end of the first and were in the game 16 to 24 in the second until they gave up two big plays in the form of a 62 yard punt return then a 70 yard TD pass in the final 2 minutes of the half. And BTW that punt return was the second big return that resulted in points as Kansas State returned the opening kickoff to the Central Arkansas 4 yard line.

The point, I think, is that Central Arkansas was able to play physically with Kansas State up front. They just couldn't stop the big plays in the passing game and on special teams. In addition to the big kickoff return to open the game along with the big punt return and the 70 yard TD pass just before halftime Central Arkansas gave up a 55 yard TD pass in the second quarter and a 69 yard TD pass in the third.

It wasn't Kansas State physically pushing them around. It was 35 points due to five big plays.
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Re: Week 3 - Conference by Conference Breakdown

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:19 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:Central Arkansas is interesting. I think the opening season score blowout at the hands of Kansas State is a little deceptive. They were able to run the ball for 223 yards against Kansas State, held a 28 to 16 edge in first downs, and had a 37:13 to 22:47 edge in time of possession. They were tied at 10 at the end of the first and were in the game 16 to 24 in the second until they gave up two big plays in the form of a 62 yard punt return then a 70 yard TD pass in the final 2 minutes of the half. And BTW that punt return was the second big return that resulted in points as Kansas State returned the opening kickoff to the Central Arkansas 4 yard line.

The point, I think, is that Central Arkansas was able to play physically with Kansas State up front. They just couldn't stop the big plays in the passing game and on special teams. In addition to the big kickoff return to open the game along with the big punt return and the 70 yard TD pass just before halftime Central Arkansas gave up a 55 yard TD pass in the second quarter and a 69 yard TD pass in the third.

It wasn't Kansas State physically pushing them around. It was 35 points due to five big plays.


UCA is kinda unique right now because they're quietly moving up the rankings while everyone else is jumping all over the place.

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Re: Week 3 - Conference by Conference Breakdown

Postby JohnStOnge » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:25 pm

One never knows. Last year I watched UCA play McNeese and watched Sam Houston State play McNeese and UCS looked better against the Cowboys. A LOT better. A lot more physical. A lot better on defense. I really expected UCA to beat Sam Houston State when the two played because UCA looked like a better, more balanced team that could both run and pass as well as play defense while Sam Houston State looked pretty much like a good passing game and nothing else.

But when they played Sam Houston State blew UCA out.

Kind of like Nicholls State looked a whole lot better against Prairie View this past weekend than Sam Houston State looked against Prairie View the week before. But now what's going to happen when the two play this weekend? History says favor Sam Houston. But it'll be interesting to see if Nicholls State can win.
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Re: Week 3 - Conference by Conference Breakdown

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:01 am

Patriot League

YALE 56-28 LEH
LAF 0-59 NOVA
BUCK 9-30 W&M
COLG 10-33 BUFF
EWU 56-21 FORD
UNH 26-51 HC
MARIST 14-12 GTOWN


    NConf Record: 1-6
    Overall: 5-13

    vs. FCS: 1-5
    Overall: 5-10


    Best Performance: Holy Cross 51, (#9) New Hampshire 26 - Peter Pujals torches the Wildcats by throwing for 367 yards and 5 touchdowns.

    Worst Performance: Lehigh 28, Yale 56 - Playing Villanova tough obviously didn't do the Mountain Hawks much good since they've subsequently been whipped by two unranked opponents.

    Most Surprising Result: Holy Cross 51, (#9) New Hampshire 26 - While the rest of the Patriot League was pissing down their legs, the Crusaders scored 51 points on a team Georgia Southern could only manage 12 against.


NEC

TOW 16-14 SFPA
DUQ 28-23 DAY
VMI 0-23 RMU
WAG 14-17 COLUM
BRY 23-28 BROWN
CCSU 9-59 YSU
SACHRT 7-45 SBU


    NConf Record: 2-5
    Overall: 9-10

    vs. FCS: 2-5
    Overall: 6-9


    Best Performance: Duquesne 28, Dayton 23 - The Dukes survive 13 penalties to finish their 2nd. straight Pioneer League opponent.

    Worst Performance: Wagner 14, Columbia 17 - The Seahawks only amass 50 offensive plays and miss all 3 of their field-goal attempts.

    Most Surprising Result: Sacred Heart 7, Stony Brook 45 - The Pioneers beat SBU by 28 last year.


CAA

LAF 0-59 NOVA
MONM 14-28 ALB
SACHRT 7-45 SBU
UNH 26-51 HC
HARV 10-17 URI
COR 14-41 UD
TOW 16-14 SFPA
HOW 21-68 RICH
BUCK 9-30 W&M
NFOLK 14-75 JMU
CHSO 17-19 ELON


    NConf Record: 10-1
    Overall: 21-10

    vs. FCS: 10-1
    Overall: 19-2


    Best Performance: (#8) Richmond 68, Howard 21 - The Spiders rack up 622 yards and 10 touchdowns to expose the Bison defense.

    Worst Performance: (#9) New Hampshire 26, Holy Cross 51 - The Wildcats now need to prove they can be a consistent team and not just a one-week FBS-killing wonder like Howard.

    Most Surprising Result: Elon 19, (#16) Charleston Southern 17 - The Phoenix have now won consecutive DI games for the first time since 2011.


Big South

MONM 14-28 ALB
WCU 42-27 GWEBB
CHSO 17-19 ELON
CAMP 16-28 PRESBY
KENN 20-14 ALST


    NConf Record: 2-3
    Overall: 5-8

    vs. FCS: 2-3
    Overall: 5-6


    Best Performance: Kennesaw St. 20, Alabama St. 14 - The Owl offense had some surprising struggles in this one, but their defense got the job done by holding ASU under 200 yards.

    Worst Performance: Gardner-Webb 27, Western Carolina 42 - After 3 games, the Bulldogs have a passing efficiency rating of 70.0 while their defense has allowed a rating of 196.7.

    Most Surprising Result: (#16) Charleston Southern 17, Elon 19 - It seems last year's turmoil and Jamey Chadwell's subsequent departure may already be having a major effect on the Bucs.


SoCon

VMI 0-23 RMU
WCU 42-27 GWEBB
FUR 16-49 NCSU
MER 10-24 AUB
SAM 14-42 UGA
CIT 31-25 ETSU
UTM 21-7 UTC


    NConf Record: 1-5
    Overall: 8-12

    vs. FCS: 1-2
    Overall: 5-5


    Best Performance: Western Carolina 42, Gardner-Webb 27 - Following this, the Catamounts are at least guaranteed to be no worse than last year.

    Worst Performance: VMI 0, Robert Morris 23 - The Keydets become RMU's first shutout victim since their NEC title season in 2010.

    Most Surprising Result: Mercer 10, (FBS) Auburn 24 - The Bears keep an SEC game close by forcing 5 turnovers.


Tomorrow: Non-Playoff Folks…

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Re: Week 3 - Conference by Conference Breakdown

Postby dal4018 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:08 pm

Mvemjsunpx wrote:Patriot League

YALE 56-28 LEH
LAF 0-59 NOVA
BUCK 9-30 W&M
COLG 10-33 BUFF
EWU 56-21 FORD
UNH 26-51 HC
MARIST 14-12 GTOWN


    NConf Record: 1-6
    Overall: 5-13

    vs. FCS: 1-5
    Overall: 5-10


    Best Performance: Holy Cross 51, (#9) New Hampshire 26 - Peter Pujals torches the Wildcats by throwing for 367 yards and 5 touchdowns.

    Worst Performance: Lehigh 28, Yale 56 - Playing Villanova tough obviously didn't do the Mountain Hawks much good since they've subsequently been whipped by two unranked opponents.

    Most Surprising Result: Holy Cross 51, (#9) New Hampshire 26 - While the rest of the Patriot League was pissing down their legs, the Crusaders scored 51 points on a team Georgia Southern could only manage 12 against.


NEC

TOW 16-14 SFPA
DUQ 28-23 DAY
VMI 0-23 RMU
WAG 14-17 COLUM
BRY 23-28 BROWN
CCSU 9-59 YSU
SACHRT 7-45 SBU


    NConf Record: 2-5
    Overall: 9-10

    vs. FCS: 2-5
    Overall: 6-9


    Best Performance: Duquesne 28, Dayton 23 - The Dukes survive 13 penalties to finish their 2nd. straight Pioneer League opponent.

    Worst Performance: Wagner 14, Columbia 17 - The Seahawks only amass 50 offensive plays and miss all 3 of their field-goal attempts.

    Most Surprising Result: Sacred Heart 7, Stony Brook 45 - The Pioneers beat SBU by 28 last year.


CAA

LAF 0-59 NOVA
MONM 14-28 ALB
SACHRT 7-45 SBU
UNH 26-51 HC
HARV 10-17 URI
COR 14-41 UD
TOW 16-14 SFPA
HOW 21-68 RICH
BUCK 9-30 W&M
NFOLK 14-75 JMU
CHSO 17-19 ELON


    NConf Record: 10-1
    Overall: 21-10

    vs. FCS: 10-1
    Overall: 19-2


    Best Performance: (#8) Richmond 68, Howard 21 - The Spiders rack up 622 yards and 10 touchdowns to expose the Bison defense.

    Worst Performance: (#9) New Hampshire 26, Holy Cross 51 - The Wildcats now need to prove they can be a consistent team and not just a one-week FBS-killing wonder like Howard.

    Most Surprising Result: Elon 19, (#16) Charleston Southern 17 - The Phoenix have now won consecutive DI games for the first time since 2011.


Big South

MONM 14-28 ALB
WCU 42-27 GWEBB
CHSO 17-19 ELON
CAMP 16-28 PRESBY
KENN 20-14 ALST


    NConf Record: 2-3
    Overall: 5-8

    vs. FCS: 2-3
    Overall: 5-6


    Best Performance: Kennesaw St. 20, Alabama St. 14 - The Owl offense had some surprising struggles in this one, but their defense got the job done by holding ASU under 200 yards.

    Worst Performance: Gardner-Webb 27, Western Carolina 42 - After 3 games, the Bulldogs have a passing efficiency rating of 70.0 while their defense has allowed a rating of 196.7.

    Most Surprising Result: (#16) Charleston Southern 17, Elon 19 - It seems last year's turmoil and Jamey Chadwell's subsequent departure may already be having a major effect on the Bucs.


SoCon

VMI 0-23 RMU
WCU 42-27 GWEBB
FUR 16-49 NCSU
MER 10-24 AUB
SAM 14-42 UGA
CIT 31-25 ETSU
UTM 21-7 UTC


    NConf Record: 1-5
    Overall: 8-12

    vs. FCS: 1-2
    Overall: 5-5


    Best Performance: Western Carolina 42, Gardner-Webb 27 - Following this, the Catamounts are at least guaranteed to be no worse than last year.

    Worst Performance: VMI 0, Robert Morris 23 - The Keydets become RMU's first shutout victim since their NEC title season in 2010.

    Most Surprising Result: Mercer 10, (FBS) Auburn 24 - The Bears keep an SEC game close by forcing 5 turnovers.


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Re: Week 3 - Conference by Conference Breakdown

Postby SuperHornet » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:31 pm

Mvemjsunpx wrote:Worst Performance: Portland St. 14, UC Davis 37 - The seemingly solid Viking defense is shredded by Jake Maier, who put up 316 yards and a 189 efficiency rating.


Say what? A perfect QB Rating is 158.3....
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Re: Week 3 - Conference by Conference Breakdown

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:37 pm

SuperHornet wrote:
Mvemjsunpx wrote:Worst Performance: Portland St. 14, UC Davis 37 - The seemingly solid Viking defense is shredded by Jake Maier, who put up 316 yards and a 189 efficiency rating.


Say what? A perfect QB Rating is 158.3....


I don't think I need to tell you the college efficiency rating formula is completely different. :|

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Re: Week 3 - Conference by Conference Breakdown

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:41 pm

Ivy League

ohdom 24-42 PENN
WAG 14-17 COLUM
COR 14-41 UD
DART 38-7 STET
HARV 10-17 URI
BRY 23-28 BROWN
YALE 56-28 LEH
USD 17-27 PRINCE


    NConf Record: 6-2
    Overall: 6-2

    vs. FCS: 5-2
    Overall: 5-2


    Best Performance: Yale 56, Lehigh 28 - After going 0-3 against the Patriot League last year, the Bulldogs begin 2017 with an unexpectedly dominant victory.

    Worst Performance: Cornell 14, Delaware 41 - Cornell hands the Hens their most lopsided win over a team from outside Delaware since 2013.

    Most Surprising Result: Harvard 10, Rhode Island 17 - In their previous 3 meetings, the Crimson had outscored URI 127-31.


MEAC

DSU 16-59 WVU
MORG 0-65 RUT
HOW 21-68 RICH
lstone 0-59 HAMP
NFOLK 14-75 JMU
NCAT 35-31 CHAR
jcsu 0-41 SCSU
SAV 3-56 UMT
FAMU 13-24 TSU (in Tampa, FL)
BCU 0-45 FAU


    NConf Record: 3-7
    Overall: 9-19

    vs. FCS: 0-4
    Overall: 3-9


    Best Performance: (#25) North Carolina A&T 35, (FBS) Charlotte 31 - The Aggie pass defense gets the job done, registering 7 sacks and a crucial pick-six with 24 seconds left (Charlotte did complete a desperation TD pass with 8 seconds left, however).

    Worst Performance: Norfolk St. 14, (#1) James Madison 75 - The Spartans are outgained 728-91. :shock: :oops: :ohno:

    Most Surprising Result: Howard 21, (#8) Richmond 68 - A bad game for Howard's stars: Anthony Philyaw ran for just 31 yards, while Caylin Newton completed just 5 out of 17 passes (though they did go for 183 yards :? ).


SWAC

PVAMU 13-44 NICH
UAPB 3-48 ARST
JSU 21-36 GRAM
SU 17-51 UTSA
KENN 20-14 ALST
AAMU 0-45 USA
MCNSE 34-27 ALCORN


    NConf Record: 0-6
    Overall: 4-21

    vs. FCS: 0-3
    Overall: 2-9


    Best Performance: (#24) Grambling 36, Jackson St. 21 - Grambling holds JSU to 48 rushing yards as they win their 19th. straight regular-season SWAC game.

    Worst Performance: Prairie View A&M 13, Nicholls St. 44 - Immediately after playing one Southland opponent tough, the Panthers fall behind 34-0 against another.

    Most Surprising Result: Alabama St. 14, Kennesaw St. 20 - The Hornets were held under 200 yards, yet still managed to play a good Owl team close.

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Re: Week 3 - Conference by Conference Breakdown

Postby BDKJMU » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:10 pm

Mvemjsunpx wrote:
NFOLK 14-[b]75 JMU

Worst Performance: Norfolk St. 14, (#1) James Madison 75 - The Spartans are outgained 728-91. :shock: :oops: :ohno:


JMU definitely wasn't running up the score. At the half (44-7) the yardage was 377-37. Starting offense scored with 12:15 in the 3rd qtr to make it 51-7, and the next possession the backups started coming in. By late 3rd quarter (61-7) it was entire backups (2nd-3rd string) on offense. By early 4th quarter it was entire backups on both sides of the ball. On JMU's last TD to make it 75-14 I saw 2nd & 3rd string OL, 3rd string QB, 3rd-4th string WR, 4th and 5th TE, 5th RB..Even on special teams JMU went backups. At 68-7 JMU put their BACKUP kickoff team in (mostly 3rd string guys) and NSU ran the kick back. Postgame Mike Houston said that every non redshirt player on the roster got in the game and saw significant action on the field.

5 TDs have been scored on JMU in 3 games, but the starting defense has only given up 1 TD..Of 5 TDs scored by opponents:
-ECU (25 yd TD drive after INT, only TD given up by starting defense).
-ECU (last possession, score 34-7, drove length of field to score TD with 23 seconds left on JMU's 2nd/3rd string).
-ETSU (Pick 6 TD).
-NSU (Scoop and score TD off JMU fumble).
-NSU (Kick return TD on JMU's backup kickoff team).

Offense is close to as good as last year, defense is better, best the school has ever put on the field, and haven't even gotten the last of the suspended players back (will by the 2nd half of Maine or next week vs UD). Not saying going to win another NC, but this JMU team is better than last year..
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Re: Week 3 - Conference by Conference Breakdown

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:11 pm

BDKJMU wrote:
Mvemjsunpx wrote:
NFOLK 14-[b]75 JMU

Worst Performance: Norfolk St. 14, (#1) James Madison 75 - The Spartans are outgained 728-91. :shock: :oops: :ohno:


JMU definitely wasn't running up the score. At the half (44-7) the yardage was 377-37. Starting offense scored with 12:15 in the 3rd qtr to make it 51-7, and the next possession the backups started coming in. By late 3rd quarter (61-7) it was entire backups (2nd-3rd string) on offense. By early 4th quarter it was entire backups on both sides of the ball. On JMU's last TD to make it 75-14 I saw 2nd & 3rd string OL, 3rd string QB, 3rd-4th string WR, 4th and 5th TE, 5th RB..Even on special teams JMU went backups. At 68-7 JMU put their BACKUP kickoff team in (mostly 3rd string guys) and NSU ran the kick back. Postgame Mike Houston said that every non redshirt player on the roster got in the game and saw significant action on the field.

5 TDs have been scored on JMU in 3 games, but the starting defense has only given up 1 TD..Of 5 TDs scored by opponents:
-ECU (25 yd TD drive after INT, only TD given up by starting defense).
-ECU (last possession, score 34-7, drove length of field to score TD with 23 seconds left on JMU's 2nd/3rd string).
-ETSU (Pick 6 TD).
-NSU (Scoop and score TD off JMU fumble).
-NSU (Kick return TD on JMU's backup kickoff team).

Offense is close to as good as last year, defense is better, best the school has ever put on the field, and haven't even gotten the last of the suspended players back (will by the 2nd half of Maine or next week vs UD). Not saying going to win another NC, but this JMU team is better than last year..



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