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Can't disagree with any of that. I was very disappointed in the defense. We have given up soooo many big plays under English...it's hard to remember a game where there wasn't at least one. Some of the young guys, like Pat O'Connor, look encouraging. But simple things like taking proper angles and wrapping up tackles still elude us.

Penn State's offense is pretty terrible, so we might be able to hang around with them for a while like we did against State last year. I just don't trust the defense nearly enough to hold them down at the end. Unless we can put up 34 points again (very doubtful, against their defense), I don't see us really giving them a scare.
09-02-2013 02:41 PM
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Dear EagleSam,
I guess I'm kind of by myself, except for NUPudge, but I think this is one of our best chances to beat a Big Ten team. Certainly we have to play at the top of our game, but our opponent didn't light the world on fire against Syracuse. Pennsylvania State may be better defensively than Eastern, but I think our offense is equal to theirs, and might even have an edge. I certainly don't see a blow out, like what happened to Central this past week end, and if that does happen, then we could be in for a long season
09-02-2013 03:19 PM
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The PSU game notes have been issued by Sports Info.

Pudge Cotton will start at safety. Coleman is suspended for the 1st half because of a foul in the game (high hit on a defenseless player).

The release has the names of newcomers, redhsirts, etc who played their 1st EMU game Saturday night. (there were a lot).

http://www.emueagles.com/documents/2013/...df?id=2901
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09-02-2013 03:29 PM
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(09-01-2013 01:37 PM)wolverineeagle Wrote:  
(09-01-2013 12:32 PM)NUPudge Wrote:  Penn is beatable..
Not for Eastern.

This. I would love for EMU to get out of the toilet and beat a BIG10 team, but it won't happen unless it's IU or something.
09-02-2013 05:19 PM
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(09-02-2013 05:19 PM)george14 Wrote:  
(09-01-2013 01:37 PM)wolverineeagle Wrote:  
(09-01-2013 12:32 PM)NUPudge Wrote:  Penn is beatable..
Not for Eastern.

This. I would love for EMU to get out of the toilet and beat a BIG10 team, but it won't happen unless it's IU or something.
Er, not even IU now days. You see that offense?04-jawdrop
09-02-2013 05:35 PM
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Dear Ken Barna,
I'd like to know what facts or stats you are basing your claim that the Eastern Michigan Eagles have an offense that is "equal to theirs, and might have an edge" to the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions' offense.
09-02-2013 08:26 PM
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Maybe could beat Purdue, just like in hoops!
09-02-2013 08:33 PM
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(09-02-2013 08:33 PM)TimBuck2 Wrote:  Maybe could beat Purdue, just like in hoops!

I think scheduling can be the difference between a 6 - 6 season and say 3 - 9.

Last season EMU had a bad schedule with 7 bowl teams + a good FCS team (and yes it took college FB fans here 12 months to learn that FCS teams can be good).

This year a little better but not too much. Howard over IL State helped.

Army appears to be still down.

UBuffalo seems to be headed in the right direction and will be tougher than folks think. (there were folks on the UB bandwagon BEFORE their game with OSU). LB Mack makes their defense 50% better than without him. He IS THAT GOOD!

I think CMU and WMU will both be down.

BG might be the best team in the MAC East and the ONLY MAC team with a shutdown defense.
09-03-2013 01:24 AM
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Dear timxlydon,
Pennsylvania State's total offense was 353 yards. 278 in passing with two interceptions, and 75 yards rushing. Eastern had 210 yards passing with one interception, and Bronson Hill had 101 yards rushing himself.
Eastern has a much better offense than last year, and if, our defense improves, we will surprise some teams. Hopefully, this week against Pennsylvania State.
09-03-2013 07:46 AM
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(09-03-2013 07:46 AM)Ken Barna Wrote:  Dear timxlydon,
Pennsylvania State's total offense was 353 yards. 278 in passing with two interceptions, and 75 yards rushing. Eastern had 210 yards passing with one interception, and Bronson Hill had 101 yards rushing himself.
Eastern has a much better offense than last year, and if, our defense improves, we will surprise some teams. Hopefully, this week against Pennsylvania State.

BTW, Ken, the PSU offense did nothing until Allan Robinson suited up for the 2nd half. He is a WR who is a real play maker. Hard to believe that a WR can make that much difference esp. since he isn't Calvin Johnson.

I'll be in Vegas this weekend, so I'm reading all of the comments on the game.

Unfortunately for me, the MAC schedule this weekend isn't really attractive.

But UofM/ND is on tap and WolvEgle should be able to help me decipher that one.

Last week college FB had great games all over the place with a lot of upsets.
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09-03-2013 07:52 AM
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