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Game Week: @Army
(10-08-2017 03:32 PM)EagleTough Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 09:57 AM)EAGLE KING Wrote:  After watching this defense for 5 weeks I have new expectations for this team. I expect 8 wins. Never in my fandom have I been able to have an expectation like that, however a team with a top 25 defense(21st by one publication) need to win at least 8 games. End of story, done with moral victories, make it happen boys.


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Yes our defense is better, but I think you're forgetting our offense is worse (by about 30-40%, if I had to assign it a number), and our special teams/punting is way, way worse (by at least 50%)...........so that's a real stretch to expect more wins this season than last season. In the last 2 weeks alone, we had the laughable punt block, and at least 3 other shanked less than 20 yards that forced our D to START DEFENDING within OUR OWN 20 yard line!!!!!!!!! Just ridiculous. The fact that the staff didn't see this coming may be their biggest blunder of the offseason.

Love the enthusiasm, but not sure the expectation jives with reality.


I feel ya, but the D is giving up less than 20 points a game, no reason even our offense shouldn’t be able to beat that. Especially with some far lesser opponents coming up.


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RE: Game Week: @Army
BTW, when I watch EMU on Saturday and Detroit Lions on Sunday, I kind of think I'm watching similar teams.

Neither can run the ball. Both will go as far as the QB can take them. I don't see any all-Pro or all-MAC WRs or TEs who can reliably catch a ball (good game, though, Falls).

Getting back to Army: Army isn't going to beat us if we hold them to 3.4 yards / carry (that is what we are doing this season).
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10-08-2017 05:46 PM
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Anyone know Dawson's status as he didn't play at Toledo?
10-09-2017 03:31 AM
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Surprised that Army is say a 5 point favorite.

Even though Army is a good team, we might match up better with them than the experts realize (because of our strength along the DL).

Curious if we modify the defense as a 4 - 2 isn't what one might expect to use vs. Army.
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10-09-2017 06:25 AM
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(10-08-2017 04:47 AM)emu steve Wrote:  BTW, the WMU MBB team failed to score 71 points 12 times last year.

You guys are scoring machines! Army's men's hoops teams failed to score 60 SIX times last year. Army actually won 2 of those. 02-13-banana
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(10-09-2017 08:15 AM)BeatNavy Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 04:47 AM)emu steve Wrote:  BTW, the WMU MBB team failed to score 71 points 12 times last year.

You guys are scoring machines! Army's men's hoops teams failed to score 60 SIX times last year. Army actually won 2 of those. 02-13-banana

And if Army had played EMU MBB say 4 or 5 years ago, they might have failed to score 50 points.

In those days 'first to 50, wins.' and many times, 50 wasn't even necessary...
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(10-09-2017 08:15 AM)BeatNavy Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 04:47 AM)emu steve Wrote:  BTW, the WMU MBB team failed to score 71 points 12 times last year.

You guys are scoring machines! Army's men's hoops teams failed to score 60 SIX times last year. Army actually won 2 of those. 02-13-banana

BTW, do you have any travel suggestions for a visit to West Point?

I saw a member of the EMU radio crew who suggested that this is what West Point looks like during middle October as the leaves turn... 03-cloud9

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Michie...73.9640891
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OT for this week, but Miami's QB Gus Ragland is injured. Back up playing for MU this week.
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BTW, anyone going to the game?
10-09-2017 04:43 PM
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Should be a good one. Any game there is a good one, weather permitting. My son goes to Army, I get up there quite often.
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