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    What would be your dream title game matchup this year?

    Someone posted this article from Hero Sports over on the JSU board and I instantly thought "there are better possible matchups than this".

    First things first, James Madison and North Dakota State head into the 2017 season as clear favorites to meet up in the FCS title game. Both have favorable schedules where more than one loss would be a surprise, putting them as the likely No. 1 and 2 seeds.

    But as much as the consensus is that the Dukes and Bison are the top dogs, a lot can change in half a year.


    *snip*


    As the past has shown, the most popular preseason pick to make the FCS title game usually doesn't happen. This year could certainly be different, as JMU and NDSU look to be a step above the remaining teams. A rematch in Frisco of the 2016 semifinals would be an absolute slobberknocker. Not to mention the Dallas suburbs being overrun with the two most passionate fan bases in the FCS.
    But just in case this season continues the same trend as previous years, let's take a look at 10 other fantasy FCS title games that could happen.
    http://herosports.com/fcs-football/1...17-season-bzbz

    Do I think most of these are likely to happen? Not in the least. But it's still fun to think about.

    My top 5:
    JSU vs UTC

    I personally think a JSU/UTC matchup in Frisco would be fun. End the season where it began with one of the biggest emerging rivalries in the FCS. Not only would it kick the rivalry into overdrive, the JSU/ UTC games have been extremely close and extremely entertaining games.

    James Madison vs. NDSU

    For obvious reasons I don't think I'm alone in saying this would be a fun matchup to watch. Last year's game in the semifinals was a fun one and having both fan bases in Frisco would probably set all the local bar owners up for retirement.

    JSU vs. Eastern Washington

    Traditionally, the two teams here have been offensive powerhouses over the past couple years but rely on different methods to rack up their points. EWU's passing attack vs. JSU's running game. Needless to say, this game would likely be a track meet. I think it would be an interesting matchup just due to how JSU and EWU are built.

    JSU vs. The Citadel

    It would be nice to have something extra to bug Citdog with. Besides, this game would likely be a fun one. I've personally wanted a game with El Cid for a while and I think the matchups with the running games given that both teams have good defenses. Could be a low scoring game.

    JSU vs. NDSU

    Both teams have seen significant changes since their last matchup and I think Grass finally got the memo what doesn't work against hard-nosed Valley teams. I'd personally like to see a rematch. If JSU is able to make it back to the Title game it will likely mean their penalty problem has subsided and we would have a better chance than we did two years ago against Wentz.

    What matchups would you guys want to see in Frisco this year?
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    Grass is a disaster. He has 2 senior RBs and he brought in an auburn reject to be his starter. It's sad how in shambles your roster is right now. And it happened so quickly. Pathetic. I guess you should expect it from a career high school coach. Who btw, underachieved in high school. What a loser.


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    Re: What would be your dream title game matchup this year?

    Never happen due to regionalization, but SDSU vs NDSU. Jacks have been a top 4 team several times in last 6, but mostly get fed into Fargo. Only won up there twice in 50 years, and never in play offs. Would like to play on a neutral field, close to me.
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    Re: What would be your dream title game matchup this year?

    Missouri State vs. Rhode Island. Dream Big! No regionalization issues here.

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    Re: What would be your dream title game matchup this year?

    JMU vs a beatable team

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    Re: What would be your dream title game matchup this year?

    JMU vs Spatters

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    Re: What would be your dream title game matchup this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidRabbit View Post
    Never happen due to regionalization, but SDSU vs NDSU. Jacks have been a top 4 team several times in last 6, but mostly get fed into Fargo. Only won up there twice in 50 years, and never in play offs. Would like to play on a neutral field, close to me.
    Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX is still very much an NDSU home game when they play there. It won't be much less of a home field advantage for them.

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    Re: What would be your dream title game matchup this year?

    SFA vs Sam.
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    Re: What would be your dream title game matchup this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidRabbit View Post
    Never happen due to regionalization, but SDSU vs NDSU. Jacks have been a top 4 team several times in last 6, but mostly get fed into Fargo. Only won up there twice in 50 years, and never in play offs. Would like to play on a neutral field, close to me.

    If NDSU and SDSU end up 11-0 and 10-1 or the other way around....they could be on opposite sides of the bracket. Even with differing records they could still be on opposite sides and meet in the title game.

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    Re: What would be your dream title game matchup this year?

    Chattanooga vs Jacksonville State

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    Re: What would be your dream title game matchup this year?

    San Diego v. Butler. Butler would be the at-large team in this scenario.

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