FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

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Who Wins, 3 Selections, One for Each Game, Home Team First

Poll ended at Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:04 pm

NDSU
33
33%
Colgate
1
1%
Weber
18
18%
Maine
16
16%
Kennesaw
6
6%
SDSU
27
27%
 
Total votes: 101

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FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:04 pm

... and then there were 8.

Colgate @ NDSU: Assuming Colgate has all their starters, they will give NDSU a better game than the Kittens did this week.

SDSU @ Kennesaw: I haven't watched any SDSU games. The weird game with Wofford today was a bit anomalous. Expect a much better performance from Kennesaw this coming week. Close contest. Haven't made up my mind yet.

Maine @ Weber: Watched a lot of the Maine v. Jax today and they have a stout defense and showed a balanced enough attack to give Weber trouble. Weber has some athlete's but can't put my finger on their offense. Maine will be a tough out.
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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by LDopaPDX » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:10 pm

I'm riding on the notion that the Sotuhern teams aren't up to snuff with the teams from everywhere else. We've seen teams from the South struggle, and I expect Kennesaw to struggle with SDSU. They were the only team in the final 8 that didn't look very good today. I'll give UC Davis credit on a weird win against UNI and Colgate for beating the best of the play-in teams by close margins.

Anyone see the FG by UNI called in when replay showed it clearly missed wide right?
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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:32 am

LDopaPDX wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:10 pm
I'm riding on the notion that the Sotuhern teams aren't up to snuff with the teams from everywhere else. We've seen teams from the South struggle, and I expect Kennesaw to struggle with SDSU. They were the only team in the final 8 that didn't look very good today. I'll give UC Davis credit on a weird win against UNI and Colgate for beating the best of the play-in teams by close margins.

Anyone see the FG by UNI called in when replay showed it clearly missed wide right?
Ranger and I saw that FG... Hawkins reaction was priceless. He smiled, held his arms open, laughed and looked to be in a state of disbelief. Way better than yelling, foaming at the mouth and being an ass. Glad to have him back in the game.

Your broad brush view looks pretty accurate Dopa.

I've seen and like Kennesaw but they were outside of the best eight teams in my head. Not because they can't beat a better team, they just wouldn't beat them more times in a best of ten games scenario. Wofford would have been a tough out for a lot of teams yesterday in those conditions. That said, if SDSU travels well, they should be the favorites. Someone who's actually watched them should share their evaluation of SDSU. SoCon just isn't the same since App St and GA Southern left either. Southland should be better than it is. There was a lot of parity (mediocrity) in several conferences; mainly the CAA, Southland, OVC, SoCon and general 1 horse races in Big South, Patriot, MVC (did anyone really stand a chance to dethrone NDSU?) and then the have and have not conference, BigSky. Good coaching vs. not good coaching is the litmus test for the BigSky IMO.

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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:55 am

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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:04 am

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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by KJEagle » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:49 pm

NDSU
Weber
SDSU
EWU

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Post by 60s Savage » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:57 pm

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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by EWURanger » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:04 pm

Colgate @ NDSU - Colgate's had a good run but they're no match for NDSU in Fargo.

SDSU @ Kennesaw - Just not sold on Kennesaw. I don't think they'll be able to keep pace with SDSU's offense.

Maine @ Weber - This may sort of a 50/50 matchup, but I'll give Weber the nod in Ogden. Either way this could should be the best quarter final matchup outside of EWU/Davis.
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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:48 am

It's supposed to rain again this weekend in GA. Makes me wonder if SDSU can tread water.
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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by rontheoldwiseeagle2 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:02 am

luckyintheorder wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:48 am
It's supposed to rain again this weekend in GA. Makes me wonder if SDSU can tread water.
They just got to keep those balls dry. It's been a fun ride on the triple option express, but the train stops Saturday.

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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:20 am

rontheoldwiseeagle2 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:02 am
luckyintheorder wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:48 am
It's supposed to rain again this weekend in GA. Makes me wonder if SDSU can tread water.
They just got to keep those balls dry. It's been a fun ride on the triple option express, but the train stops Saturday.
Quite likely. Kennesaw just isn't as physical as SDSU. Road win is tough though. Hooty hoo.. (KSU rally call)

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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by Obzerver » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:24 am

I'll go with the odds makers;

EWU -8.5
NDSU -24.5
SDSU -7
Weber -6.5
*Hope Maine wins

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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:51 am

Maine @ Weber TONIGHT!!! ESPN2

Know most Eagles fans will be interested in the outcome of this game, hope the team gets to bed early and focuses on their game Saturday.

Colgate @ NDSU ESPN

SDSU @ Kennesaw ESPN3

UC Davis @ Eastern ESPN3

WTH... ? Guess ESPN thinks a crappy basketball game that is meaningless is better than playoff football... yuck
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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by Obzerver » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:55 am

My guess the powers in charge know what our visitor's side bleachers translate to on the tv screen.

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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:19 am

NDSU scores early. No holding occurred on the TD run...
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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:56 am

Forgot how whiny NDSU was... Every player and coach must attend special whine to the officials class. Ugh.. Those UGLY uniforms are no excuse
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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:57 am

Still 7-0 with about 11 min in 2d qtr to go..
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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:34 am

luckyintheorder wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:57 am
Still 7-0 with about 11 min in 2d qtr to go..
14-0 at half.. NDSU looks to be biding its time..
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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:05 am

luckyintheorder wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:34 am
luckyintheorder wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:57 am
Still 7-0 with about 11 min in 2d qtr to go..
14-0 at half.. NDSU looks to be biding its time..
Colgate has conceded... 28-0
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Re: FCS Playoff Games Quarterfinals

Post by luckyintheorder » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:09 am

Game of the centur.. moment. KSU v SDSU in pretty good rain and about 40 today.
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