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    FCS over FBS possibilities - Week 3 2013

    So far, we have witnessed 11 different FCS teams upsetting FBS teams in the first two weeks of 2013, with one team (Georgia State) being the victim twice.

    Here is the list of such games for September 14: (those games with upset potential IMO are bolded)
    WIU at Minnesota
    Fordham at Temple - long shot; Temple lost close to Houston.
    Youngstown State at Michigan State
    Stony Brook at Buffalo - Buffalo lost big to Baylor, and previously to Ohio State.
    Cal Poly at Colorado State - after the humiliation by Fresno State, can the Mustangs rebound by putting the Rams down on the road?
    Delaware at Navy
    Wagner at Syracuse
    Northern Colorado at Wyoming
    Bethune-Cookman at Florida International - FIU is inconsistent in football.
    Southern Utah at Washington State - quite a long shot because Wazzu upset the Trojan Horses using their defense
    Northwestern State at Cincinnati
    Nicholls at Louisiana (Lafayette) - can the Colonels roll once again against another FBS team? However, Louisiana lost by 21 to K-State who lost to NDSU.
    Eastern Washington at Toledo - OK, the Rockets are 0-2 with losses to Florida and Mizzou... and EWU has enough offense for upset potential.
    Lamar at Oklahoma State
    Weber State at Utah State
    The fans' three perpetual questions to the Ivy Presidents:
    When will you increase the number of games we are allowed to play in every season?
    Will you allow our champion to play for the FCS' grandest prize?
    Will you allow the major-conference schools (FBS and FCS alike) to schedule us without any fears or restrictions?

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    Re: FCS over FBS possibilities - Week 3 2013

    I like Stony Brook and Eastern Washington.

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    Re: FCS over FBS possibilities - Week 3 2013

    Any of the bolded games are possible

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    Re: FCS over FBS possibilities - Week 3 2013

    YSU beat Pitt last year 31-17 and the year before it was 21-6 midway into the 4th quarter against the Spartans before Hess threw a pick-six to make it 28-6. Think YSU will keep it close against MSU for the simple fact the Spartans offense is rather bad this year and the Guins do not need to stop Le'veon Bell.

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    Re: FCS over FBS possibilities - Week 3 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyTalk View Post
    YSU beat Pitt last year 31-17 and the year before it was 21-6 midway into the 4th quarter against the Spartans before Hess threw a pick-six to make it 28-6. Think YSU will keep it close against MSU for the simple fact the Spartans offense is rather bad this year and the Guins do not need to stop Le'veon Bell.

    I concur with that. However it will be extremely difficult to score on that defense. MSU defense has scored 4 of the 6 td's that MSU has scored this year. Some teams don't get a single defensive touchdown in an entire year let one 4 in 2 games. The have a national championship leave defense.

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    Re: FCS over FBS possibilities - Week 3 2013

    Eagles over Rockets. Book it.

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    Re: FCS over FBS possibilities - Week 3 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Screamin_Eagle174 View Post
    Eagles over Rockets. Book it.
    After what I saw last weekend, I would say this is probably one of the safest bets a person can make. I thought EWU would be pretty beat down this year after losing some key players but it looks like I may be wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by MplsBison View Post
    So let me just cut you off before you even start:

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    Re: FCS over FBS possibilities - Week 3 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Vitojr130 View Post
    After what I saw last weekend, I would say this is probably one of the safest bets a person can make. I thought EWU would be pretty beat down this year after losing some key players but it looks like I may be wrong.
    Pass rush is the main concern. The young backups at LB are proving to be more than capable, and we of course reloaded at WR. Just need to stay healthy. If we only win one of the next two though, I'd rather it be against SHSU.

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    Re: FCS over FBS possibilities - Week 3 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by penguinpower View Post
    I concur with that. However it will be extremely difficult to score on that defense. MSU defense has scored 4 of the 6 td's that MSU has scored this year. Some teams don't get a single defensive touchdown in an entire year let one 4 in 2 games. The have a national championship leave defense.
    It is a relief for me that we are going up against a mediocre MSU offense. Our defense, granted it's against lackluster competition, still looks like it has the potential to be much better than what we saw under years 1-3 under Wolford. In their last 5 games dating back to last season, 5 straight wins may I add, they have given up just 46 points, which equates to 9.2 points per game. In the four games preceding this winning streak, all 4 of which were losses, the defense gave up 162 points, or 40.5 points per game. Hell they gave up 48 alone in Fargo last year to #1 NDSU at the time.

    Now I know come MVFC play we won't be at 9.2 points per game, but I don't see us giving up 40.5 either. If we can average 21 points per game this year on defense, we have a chance at making the playoffs for the 1st time since 2006!

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    Re: FCS over FBS possibilities - Week 3 2013

    I'll add another vote for YSU over MSU. MSU looks absolutely horrible.

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