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RE: ECU game weather
ECU appears to be a more pass heavy offense based on last year. I would think rainy conditions play into JMU's hands more. More potential for turnovers too. It would also hurt ecu fan turnout, making it not as loud.

Are these storms the remnants of Harvey making its way east?
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08-30-2017 07:48 AM
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(08-30-2017 07:48 AM)Potomac Wrote:  ECU appears to be a more pass heavy offense based on last year. I would think rainy conditions play into JMU's hands more. More potential for turnovers too. It would also hurt ecu fan turnout, making it not as loud.

Are these storms the remnants of Harvey making its way east?

No. Harvey is heading north through Kentucky. These are just normal passing showers and t-storms.

Rainy conditions certainly helped at VT. However, there was a lot of other factors there AND...I don't want it to be THAT rainy on Saturday.
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RE: ECU game weather
Side note, Terry Bradshaw always said he preferred playing in rainy/icy conditions (and he did a lot during his career in Pittsburgh) because his theory was that those conditions gave an advantage to his passing game. Meaning, his receivers knew where they were going while defenders did not...which (at least according to him) led to defenders slipping around more and opening up his receivers. Take that FWIW.

I hope the game is played in as dry conditions as possible. Yes, for selfish reasons as a fan in the stadium. But equally important, we are the favorites. I believe we have the better team. I prefer ECU not get any equalizing factors to help them in any way. I assume Houston in prep has had his QB's and receivers throwing/catching some wet balls this week just in case.
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RE: ECU game weather
Bring on the rain, at least then it won't be 100 degrees in the stands (I realize it's not going to be that hot anyway). As long as everything passes by Sunday as I check into my OBX cottage.
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RE: ECU game weather
it's always common to think that rain hurts passing games, but it's really not true. sure, the ball is slippier, but it also really hurts the defense. hard for D-linemen to get explode out of their stance to rush the passer, and hard for DBs to make cuts since they don't know where the WRs are going.

edit: just saw Wear Purple made the same point about the WRs.
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(08-30-2017 08:14 AM)Wear Purple Wrote:  I hope the game is played in as dry conditions as possible. Yes, for selfish reasons as a fan in the stadium. But equally important, we are the favorites. I believe we have the better team. I prefer ECU not get any equalizing factors to help them in any way.

exactly what I was thinking. rain doesn't mean we'll lose, but I don't see it necessarily as a good thing.
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RE: ECU game weather
I seem to recall us playing an FBS team where it rained and we did pretty well.
I would also say we are a much better team this year.

Regardless, I don't see the rain bothering our team. If we were a finesse team I'd be far less confident.
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(08-30-2017 09:13 AM)JMad03 Wrote:  I seem to recall us playing an FBS team where it rained and we did pretty well.
I would also say we are a much better team this year.

Regardless, I don't see the rain bothering our team. If we were a finesse team I'd be far less confident.

That year our offense had questions and our D was our strength, kind of like this year.
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(08-30-2017 09:41 AM)DirtyDukes Wrote:  That year our offense had questions and our D was our strength, kind of like this year.

Our offense had about 5,000 more questions in 2010 than we have this year. That defense wasn't coming right off of a championship good.
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RE: ECU game weather
(08-30-2017 09:45 AM)Potomac Wrote:  
(08-30-2017 09:41 AM)DirtyDukes Wrote:  That year our offense had questions and our D was our strength, kind of like this year.

Our offense had about 5,000 more questions in 2010 than we have this year. That defense wasn't coming right off of a championship good.

While the lack of championship is true, the 2010 D was a great defense, perhaps the best ever at JMU. 162 points given up all season against a CAA schedule and VT.
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