Mvemjsunpx wrote: SDHornet wrote:
Weebs crushing the dungpilers is not a surprise if you saw the PSU-davis game and the Sac-WSU game. davis is not as good as people think (although they are better than last year).
Sac State was a surprise, but Patrick Tyler didn't play for SUU...that said would he have been a 27 point differential? Doubt it. Hornet D has played well all season, they were almost lights out tonight. Thomson went off for 7 TDs which was a surprise.
CP is in free fall mode and with Prethroe (sp?) out (their offensive playmaker). Again, not a surprise as 2 struggling teams met in a 50-50 game.
Now the Griz shitting the bed in the 2nd half is a surprise (at least to me). Saw the halftime score and figured they would close it out. Guess not. Ouch.
Weber was only favored by 3, so—yes—that is a surprise. I picked Weber by 10 and I thought I might've been reaching. I thought Davis might get exposed once teams got film on them, but I didn't think that would happen so dramatically.
davis took 4 quarters to beat a PSU team that doesn't have a QB that can throw the forward pass very well. They should have had that game wrapped up by halftime. I think a lot of folks saw the Hawkins hire and figured thing would turn around immediately...whoops. Things will turn around for them, but not immediately.
NAU with a lame-duck coach and crap run defense beating an option team on the road by 18 was quite surprising, too. Protheroe is gone, but he was gone against UNI too and CP still scored 38 points. Add Emmanuel Butler being out for the season and this result was quite odd. We know Souers won't be around next season—now we need to start wondering about Tim Walsh.
Fair enough. Triple option is a tough offense to stop when the team running it can do it efficiently. I thought NAU would pack it in for the season too, but went with then this week because of the Protheroe loss.
I wasn't aware Patrick Tyler was out, but he wasn't all that good against UNI last week anyway. I didn't expect Suutah's defense to give up 52 to Sac State of all teams, however.
54, but who is counting. I think between this and the prior comment, safe to say that UNI just isn't a very good this year.
The Griz D was great in the first half, but they got dinked & dunked to death in the second. EWU switched to a hurry-up and UM didn't handle it very well—very similar to what the Griz did to SDSU in the 2009 playoff comeback. The lead was actually blown before the third quarter ended. UM answered to retake the lead, but EWU just wouldn't slow down.
Thanks for the info. Suddenly next week's EWU-Sac game is now worth watching.