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Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:39 am

Playoffs

SDKST 16-51 JMU
SHSU 13-55 NDSU


    Best Performance: (#1) James Madison 51, (#5) South Dakota St. 16 - The Duke defense forces 10 turnovers while Marcus Marshall runs for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns in the first 5 minutes of the third quarter.

    Worst Performance: (#6) Sam Houston St. 13, (#2) North Dakota St. 55 - The Bearkats are outrushed 471-63 as they exit the playoffs in humiliating fashion yet again.

    Most Surprising Result: (#5) South Dakota St. 16, (#1) James Madison 51 - What's more surprising: that the Jackrabbits committed 10 turnovers, or that they were knocked out of the playoffs by somebody other than North Dakota State? :lol:


Celebration Bowl

GRAM 14-21 NCAT (in Atlanta, GA)


    Best Performance: (#7) North Carolina A&T 21, (#13) Grambling 14 - Lamar Raynard pulls a Dan Marino and completes a fake spike inside the 5 to set up his own game-winning TD run with 38 seconds left.

    Worst Performance: (#13) Grambling 14, (#7) North Carolina A&T 21 - Devante Kincade accounts for 318 of Grambling's 336 offensive yards in a valiant final-game performance.

    Most Surprising Result: (none)

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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby dal4018 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:57 am

Excellent game in the Celebration Bowl.I predict a shootout with JMU@NDSU!!!!

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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:13 am

dal4018 wrote:Excellent game in the Celebration Bowl.I predict a shootout with JMU@NDSU!!!!


That would be fun, but I think a low-scoring game is more likely. Their defenses are just too good.

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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby Ivytalk » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:37 am

I’ll pick NDSU by a touchdown. The Revenge thing.
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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby dal4018 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:33 am

Mvemjsunpx wrote:
dal4018 wrote:Excellent game in the Celebration Bowl.I predict a shootout with JMU@NDSU!!!!


That would be fun, but I think a low-scoring game is more likely. Their defenses are just too good.

Your correct the defense for both sideds are elite how is this for a final 21-16?????

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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby dal4018 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:34 am

Ivytalk wrote:I’ll pick NDSU by a touchdown. The Revenge thing.

Yes payback will be on the minds of NDSU after last yr again 21-16.

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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby Gil Dobie » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:41 am

Bison loose 3 key players. I told the Sam Houston players to take it easy on us at the hotel, but they didn't listen.

.....and CAA refs

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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby BDKJMU » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:46 pm

Ivytalk wrote:I’ll pick NDSU by a touchdown. The Revenge thing.

Revenge is overrated. It lasts like the 1st 2-3 plays of the game, or something like that. Mickey Matthews said so once..
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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby BDKJMU » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:52 pm

dal4018 wrote:
Mvemjsunpx wrote:
That would be fun, but I think a low-scoring game is more likely. Their defenses are just too good.

Your correct the defense for both sideds are elite how is this for a final 21-16?????

I like 21-16! :nod:
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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby Ivytalk » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:53 am

BDKJMU wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:I’ll pick NDSU by a touchdown. The Revenge thing.

Revenge is overrated. It lasts like the 1st 2-3 plays of the game, or something like that. Mickey Matthews said so once..

Well, then, it must be true if the Oracle of Harrisonburg said so.
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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby BDKJMU » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:15 am

Gil Dobie wrote:Bison loose 3 key players. I told the Sam Houston players to take it easy on us at the hotel, but they didn't listen.

.....and CAA refs

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The MVFC refs in the SHSU/Kennesaw game were terrible..
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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby Grizalltheway » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:40 am

All FCS refs are terrible. That's why they're FCS refs. :lol:

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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby JohnStOnge » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:31 pm

I don't know if it means anything but I noted that South Dakota State was able to run the ball very effectively against JMU early on. I didn't watch the whole game...just the first half then I turned it on in the second half just long enough to see JMU's guy make that long TD run so that I figured it was over...but I felt like early on South Dakota State's offensive line was able to kind of push JMU's defensive front around in the running game. South Dakota State ended up getting sacked five times but if you delete the sacks South Dakota State averaged 5.2 yards per carry.

That kind of thing becomes less important as a team falls behind so that it can't continue to stick to the running game. But we'll see if JMU has some issues stopping North Dakota State's running game.
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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby BDKJMU » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:09 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:I don't know if it means anything but I noted that South Dakota State was able to run the ball very effectively against JMU early on. I didn't watch the whole game...just the first half then I turned it on in the second half just long enough to see JMU's guy make that long TD run so that I figured it was over...but I felt like early on South Dakota State's offensive line was able to kind of push JMU's defensive front around in the running game. South Dakota State ended up getting sacked five times but if you delete the sacks South Dakota State averaged 5.2 yards per carry.

That kind of thing becomes less important as a team falls behind so that it can't continue to stick to the running game. But we'll see if JMU has some issues stopping North Dakota State's running game.


Thats because of 2 factors:
1. The SDSU OL took wide splits to spread the JMU de. Now if JMU was 1st focused on stopping the run that wouldn't have been an issue. But it was because JMU was 1st focused on stopping the pass.
2. JMU was focused on stopping the SDSU passing game spearheaded the projected 1st/2nd rd TE Dallas Goedert and projected 3rd/4th rd WR Jake Wieneke. Those 2 had put up monster #s. Stopping those 2 was the top priority. Stopping the run was secondary. Against NDSU it will be a different gameplan- wtop the run before the pass.

And before anyone says that Goedert wasn't that impressive, remember he was playing with an injured calf muscle. You could see him favoring it. Normal game he probably doesn't even play, so kudos to him for gutting it out, esp since it could have hurt his draft status. But JMU still had to play him like he was 100%.
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Re: Semifinal Week Breakdown

Postby SuperHornet » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:15 pm

Gil Dobie wrote:Bison loose 3 key players. I told the Sam Houston players to take it easy on us at the hotel, but they didn't listen.

.....and CAA refs

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This is a perfect photo to represent the officials who threw that "leverage" flag on the Rams. All the guy called did was shoot the B gap, and that's perfectly legal. If they meant the guy who flew over the center (with a vastly different number, BTW), they blew THAT, too, because he didn't even touch the center, or anyone else for that matter....
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