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So what did we learn Saturday?
I think we proved:

1) we're demonstrably more athletic than a winless FCS team that gave up 47 points to Grambling

2) given how we weren't demonstrably more athletic than Grambling when we played them last year, the roster is obviously and markedly improved

3) Keyes is an effective QB when playing inferior talent

That's all I got. The W certainly beats the alternative, but it's hard to tell much when your opponent would probably finish in the bottom half of the MACJC.
09-18-2022 09:21 AM
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RE: So what did we learn Saturday?
Wha' happened to Northwestern La? I was unfortunately there when we lost to the Demons 22-0 way back when and hastened Jim Carmody's demise.
09-18-2022 11:55 AM
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RE: So what did we learn Saturday?
(09-18-2022 11:55 AM)eaglebeaver Wrote:  Wha' happened to Northwestern La? I was unfortunately there when we lost to the Demons 22-0 way back when and hastened Jim Carmody's demise.

A lot can happen in 38 years.
09-18-2022 12:23 PM
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RE: So what did we learn Saturday?
(09-18-2022 09:21 AM)HarborPointe Wrote:  I think we proved:

1) we're demonstrably more athletic than a winless FCS team that gave up 47 points to Grambling

2) given how we weren't demonstrably more athletic than Grambling when we played them last year, the roster is obviously and markedly improved

3) Keyes is an effective QB when playing inferior talent

That's all I got. The W certainly beats the alternative, but it's hard to tell much when your opponent would probably finish in the bottom half of the MACJC.

I think that's very accurate. I can't draw any other conclusions from the game, as Northwestern was no challenge for Southern Miss. I think the only takeaway from the game is that Keyes will be the QB for the Tulane game.

It looks like Tulane will be a much bigger challenge than I originally thought with a 3-0 record and a victory against Kansas State on the road. That would make it a great game for Southern Miss to turn its season around with a win. I'm afraid a loss might result in a mediocre to sub-mediocre season. Hopefully they can take the positives from the close Liberty game and 1st half of the Miami game to pull out a win.
09-18-2022 05:17 PM
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RE: So what did we learn Saturday?
I think we're seeing ebb and flow with our QBs.. We have options.
09-19-2022 06:39 AM
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RE: So what did we learn Saturday?
(09-18-2022 09:21 AM)HarborPointe Wrote:  I think we proved:

1) we're demonstrably more athletic than a winless FCS team that gave up 47 points to Grambling

We won by an appropriate, expected score, which is one of the many low bars I have set for this team.


2) given how we weren't demonstrably more athletic than Grambling when we played them last year, the roster is obviously and markedly improved

At this point, most noticeably on defense. Offense still seems like a quagmire.


3) Keyes is an effective QB when playing inferior talent

Another low bar that was met.


That's all I got. The W certainly beats the alternative, but it's hard to tell much when your opponent would probably finish in the bottom half of the MACJC.

My 2 cents, start Keyes and play a slow, ball control type offense. I haven't seen enough of either QB to say one is definitively better than the other so roll with your named starter for now.

Defense is clearly our strength so offense needs to minimize turnovers and give them time to breathe because I think depth is suspect.

Unfortunately, I think we lose to Tulane in front of their tens of fans. I have nothing to base this on other than their record and the fact that we're still trying to figure things out. I hope I'm wrong, it sucks to lose to a team who has less fans at their home game than we bring as visitors but these are the state of things. Also, 1-3 will be really demoralizing to everyone.
(This post was last modified: 09-19-2022 08:48 AM by Big Dub.)
09-19-2022 08:47 AM
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RE: So what did we learn Saturday?
(09-18-2022 12:23 PM)FairwayEagle Wrote:  
(09-18-2022 11:55 AM)eaglebeaver Wrote:  Wha' happened to Northwestern La? I was unfortunately there when we lost to the Demons 22-0 way back when and hastened Jim Carmody's demise.

A lot can happen in 38 years.

No sh!t 03-lmfao
09-19-2022 09:31 AM
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RE: So what did we learn Saturday?
Keyes is ahead of Wilkie.

I'm getting concerned that our offense looks this way because...this is how our offense is supposed to be.

Some series we have some really questionable play calls.
09-21-2022 01:24 PM
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