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(09-14-2022 06:43 PM)owl at the moon Wrote:  
(09-14-2022 04:18 PM)mebehutchi Wrote:  
(09-13-2022 12:04 PM)Ourland Wrote:  I'm sick of Mike Bloomgren, and I'm sick of Joe Karlgaard. I'd love to go 'negative,' but I won't.

I'm going to stick my neck out, and believe the head coach and radio broadcast team when they say that 'this is a good football team.' If we are who they say we are, then we should be able to beat an above average Sun Belt team at home, so the Owls win this one 34-27.

If we lose this game, we are the same sorry Rice team that we've been under Bloomgren since he took over. We'll start the season 1-4, and limp to a 5-7 finish. The fans will give Bloomgren pure hell, and he will not get a new contract.

If I have my affiliations correct the Sun Belt beat A&M, Notre Dame and Nebraska last week. Above average in that conference probably beats Rice.


Last time we played one of those three Sun Belt Giant Killers was a season and a half ago, and we won 20-0.

Ahhh! The glory day (singular) of the Bloomgren era.
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(09-14-2022 04:05 PM)tanqtonic Wrote:  Typically to get game info I just type 'Rice' and the name of the opponent ----

'rice mcneese' got me right to the game info.

'rice louisiana' breaks that method really badly.

I got the best story link results with:

rice football louisiana ragin cajuns
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McNeese State running backs ran for 157 yards on just 14 carries (11.2 yards/attempt).

Louisiana's running backs have had a slow start with their usually strong running game, with a combined 64 carries for 274 yards (4.3 yards/attempt) in their first 2 games.

I would expect a concerted effort by them to establish the running attack, based on Rice's poor effort last Saturday.
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(09-15-2022 08:21 AM)WRCisforgotten79 Wrote:  McNeese State running backs ran for 157 yards on just 14 carries (11.2 yards/attempt).

Louisiana's running backs have had a slow start with their usually strong running game, with a combined 64 carries for 274 yards (4.3 yards/attempt) in their first 2 games.

I would expect a concerted effort by them to establish the running attack, based on Rice's poor effort last Saturday.

Well over half of those 157 rushing yards came on 2 carries.
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(09-15-2022 09:05 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 08:21 AM)WRCisforgotten79 Wrote:  McNeese State running backs ran for 157 yards on just 14 carries (11.2 yards/attempt).

Louisiana's running backs have had a slow start with their usually strong running game, with a combined 64 carries for 274 yards (4.3 yards/attempt) in their first 2 games.

I would expect a concerted effort by them to establish the running attack, based on Rice's poor effort last Saturday.

Well over half of those 157 rushing yards came on 2 carries.

3.5 YPC if you remove the 62 and 38 yd rushes. I hate to cherry pick data, but those do look like outliers. That said, are we susceptible to big plays?
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(09-15-2022 09:09 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 09:05 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 08:21 AM)WRCisforgotten79 Wrote:  McNeese State running backs ran for 157 yards on just 14 carries (11.2 yards/attempt).

Louisiana's running backs have had a slow start with their usually strong running game, with a combined 64 carries for 274 yards (4.3 yards/attempt) in their first 2 games.

I would expect a concerted effort by them to establish the running attack, based on Rice's poor effort last Saturday.

Well over half of those 157 rushing yards came on 2 carries.

3.5 YPC if you remove the 62 and 38 yd rushes. I hate to cherry pick data, but those do look like outliers. That said, are we susceptible to big plays?

Yes.
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(09-15-2022 09:09 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 09:05 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 08:21 AM)WRCisforgotten79 Wrote:  McNeese State running backs ran for 157 yards on just 14 carries (11.2 yards/attempt).

Louisiana's running backs have had a slow start with their usually strong running game, with a combined 64 carries for 274 yards (4.3 yards/attempt) in their first 2 games.

I would expect a concerted effort by them to establish the running attack, based on Rice's poor effort last Saturday.

Well over half of those 157 rushing yards came on 2 carries.

3.5 YPC if you remove the 62 and 38 yd rushes. I hate to cherry pick data, but those do look like outliers. That said, are we susceptible to big plays?

The 62 yard run came at the start of the 2nd half while up 31-0. Definitely a lack of concentration, but something to be aware of.
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(09-15-2022 09:05 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 08:21 AM)WRCisforgotten79 Wrote:  McNeese State running backs ran for 157 yards on just 14 carries (11.2 yards/attempt).

Louisiana's running backs have had a slow start with their usually strong running game, with a combined 64 carries for 274 yards (4.3 yards/attempt) in their first 2 games.

I would expect a concerted effort by them to establish the running attack, based on Rice's poor effort last Saturday.

Well over half of those 157 rushing yards came on 2 carries.

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?
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(09-15-2022 07:27 AM)greyowl72 Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 01:47 AM)Ourland Wrote:  I'm curious to see how their fans show. From what I remember in the 80's, they love supporting their team, and back then they were a terrible FCS program. I anticipate a good crowd. Maybe 16k real butts in seats?

I remember that Louisiana travels well. I’m guessing they bring a big, colorful and rowdy crowd. And I hope we do the same. This game is really important. Sorta the early season pivot for us. Lose and things are really difficult. Win and our road to a bowl widens up considerably.

Rice wins a game that is tight from start to finish. 23-21.

Well stated. Very big game. I hope they bring their band.
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What was the official attendance at the McNeese game.I thought it was around 15k?
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(09-15-2022 03:55 PM)Texasowl Wrote:  What was the official attendance at the McNeese game.I thought it was around 15k?

18,875 I believe
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What was it really? 7k?
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(09-15-2022 08:21 AM)WRCisforgotten79 Wrote:  McNeese State running backs ran for 157 yards on just 14 carries (11.2 yards/attempt).

Louisiana's running backs have had a slow start with their usually strong running game, with a combined 64 carries for 274 yards (4.3 yards/attempt) in their first 2 games.

I would expect a concerted effort by them to establish the running attack, based on Rice's poor effort last Saturday.

In their first game, the same two McNeese backs ran 11 times for 147 yards. And they lost that game 40-17.

In both games, their two QB's have run the ball 26 times for 50 yards (I'm not counting the plays that resulted in sacks). The QB's were 20 of 44 with 4 interceptions through the air (they were better at Montana State than at Rice).

This seems to be more of a McNeese State play-calling issue, than a Rice defensive issue IMO. We may be slightly susceptible to the run, but I think as the linebackers get more experience, we should be okay there - not great, but serviceable.

If our secondary plays as well as they did last Saturday, we'll see a lot of teams run the ball on us. If we play like we did against USC, we'll see a lot of passes.
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(09-15-2022 07:27 AM)greyowl72 Wrote:  Rice wins a game that is tight from start to finish. 23-21.

I like Rice winning.

I don't mind a tight game.

But 23-21 sounds to me as though we will have to kick a last play FG to win. I don't like going into the last 2 minutes trailing 21-20.
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The Louisiana game will probably around 20K to 22K then.
(09-15-2022 03:57 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 03:55 PM)Texasowl Wrote:  What was the official attendance at the McNeese game.I thought it was around 15k?

18,875 I believe
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(09-15-2022 05:28 PM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 07:27 AM)greyowl72 Wrote:  Rice wins a game that is tight from start to finish. 23-21.

I like Rice winning.

I don't mind a tight game.

But 23-21 sounds to me as though we will have to kick a last play FG to win. I don't like going into the last 2 minutes trailing 21-20.


How about almost (but not quite) blowing a 23-0 halftime lead?

Either way I’ll take it over that twiddly 22-21 win we had in 1983.
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(09-15-2022 01:47 AM)Ourland Wrote:  I'm curious to see how their fans show. From what I remember in the 80's, they love supporting their team, and back then they were a terrible FCS program. I anticipate a good crowd. Maybe 16k real butts in seats?


If there’s one thing you can count on from Louisiana, it’s that all of their butts will be real. We’re definitely not in Hollywood anymore, Sammy!
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(09-15-2022 02:29 PM)Ourland Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 07:27 AM)greyowl72 Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 01:47 AM)Ourland Wrote:  I'm curious to see how their fans show. From what I remember in the 80's, they love supporting their team, and back then they were a terrible FCS program. I anticipate a good crowd. Maybe 16k real butts in seats?

I remember that Louisiana travels well. I’m guessing they bring a big, colorful and rowdy crowd. And I hope we do the same. This game is really important. Sorta the early season pivot for us. Lose and things are really difficult. Win and our road to a bowl widens up considerably.

Rice wins a game that is tight from start to finish. 23-21.

Well stated. Very big game. I hope they bring their band.

Pep band to play in the stands.
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(09-15-2022 07:39 PM)owl at the moon Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 01:47 AM)Ourland Wrote:  I'm curious to see how their fans show. From what I remember in the 80's, they love supporting their team, and back then they were a terrible FCS program. I anticipate a good crowd. Maybe 16k real butts in seats?


If there’s one thing you can count on from Louisiana, it’s that all of their butts will be real. We’re definitely not in Hollywood anymore, Sammy!

That boudin isn’t good for the waistline, that’s for sure.

Hopefully their fans bring the best boudin out there - Best Stop makes a damn fine product. But something tells me some of their fans have strong opinions counter to that statement.
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(09-16-2022 05:37 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 07:39 PM)owl at the moon Wrote:  
(09-15-2022 01:47 AM)Ourland Wrote:  I'm curious to see how their fans show. From what I remember in the 80's, they love supporting their team, and back then they were a terrible FCS program. I anticipate a good crowd. Maybe 16k real butts in seats?


If there’s one thing you can count on from Louisiana, it’s that all of their butts will be real. We’re definitely not in Hollywood anymore, Sammy!

That boudin isn’t good for the waistline, that’s for sure.

Hopefully their fans bring the best boudin out there - Best Stop makes a damn fine product. But something tells me some of their fans have strong opinions counter to that statement.

I'm a huge fan of Kartchner's, Johnson's, Borque's and Nunu's.

I'll be there tomorrow, though I'm now a Cajun lost in Texas resident, so the boudin will have to be pulled from my freezer.
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