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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by Catamount87 View Post
    Furman @ NCSU - Which Furman team shows up? If it's last week's team, this will be ugly.

    The Citadel @ ETSU - The 'Hops trounce the Bucs
    VMI @Robert Morris - If VMI keeps up their current pace this will be the third stop in a possible winless season
    Mercer @ Auburn - A valiant effort but Auburn cruises in the 2nd half
    WCU @ Gardner-Webb - The Cats can move the ball and can score. Defense is much improved over 2016 when the Cats beat the Dogs 44-14
    UT Martin @Chattanooga - The Mocs notch their first W of 2017
    Samford @ Georgia - Oh boy, Uga X may even have a big day

    I've essentially seen the same Furman team both weeks. I'm a little amused by these folks that had us highly ranked last week after almost beating Wofford, and now have us at the bottom after almost not losing to Elon.

    I could say that Furman spotted Elon three touchdowns early and dominated much of the game afterward. I could also point out that the SoCon refs absolutely screwed us late in the game. Those are just excuses. Furman played well enough to win, and lost a disheartening game to a beatable team.

    Furman is incredibly young, with an entirely new coaching staff, and completely new systems on both sides of the ball (not just new coach running a similar system). They are going to have to lean how to close out games late. We are going to see growing pains like we did Saturday.

    The NC State game may be ugly, but the goal is to keep getting better and cause trouble for the meat of the SoCon schedule.
    Last edited by PaladinFan; September 11th, 2017 at 09:19 AM.
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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Furman @ NCSU
    The Citadel @ ETSU
    VMI @Robert Morris
    Mercer @ Auburn
    WCU @ Gardner-Webb
    UT Martin @Chattanooga
    Samford @ Georgia
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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Wofford by 1 point over Open Date.
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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Furman @ NC State - NC State wins by > 30
    The Citadel
    @ ETSU - The Citadel wins by > 14
    VMI @ Robert Morris - I want to pick VMI, but after seeing them lose to Catawba, RM wins by 3
    Mercer @ Auburn - Good luck Mercer
    Western Carolina
    @ Gardner-Webb - WCU wins by >21 and puts up more than 500 yds in total offense
    UT Martin @ Chattanooga - This is going to be a close game. Chatt squeaks out a win by <4
    Samford @ Georgia - This is going to be an ugly beatdown. UGA by >45

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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthChuckSouth View Post
    The Citadel @ ETSU -
    If that happens, I'll be in a state of shock.
    Once upon a time, I was an ETSU alumnus who attended Appalachian State. But then the "evil ones" (Paul Stanton and Dave Mullins) killed it and I became an Appalachian State fan. A few years later:

    - Paul Stanton retired
    - Dave Mullins "retired"
    - Appalachian State moved on to greener pastures in the Sun Belt.
    - ETSU brought back football and came home to the SoCon.

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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by dungeonjoe View Post
    Wofford by 1 point over Open Date.
    ...and the game will be even closer than the final score indicates!
    Last edited by FUBeAR; September 11th, 2017 at 02:51 PM.
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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

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    Quote Originally Posted by chattownmocs View Post
    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: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackNGoldR3v0lut10n View Post
    If that happens, I'll be in a state of shock.
    He was just trolling. He picks against us every week. But far as our game goes, I think the way you guys stay close is by moving the sticks... slowly. We have some issues in pass defense so if you can knock out a few passes here and there and keep the ball away from our O, you can keep it close. Or if you find a way to stop us a few times. If our offense chews up 35-40 minute, it will be tough for you. We seem to be doing a lot of Qb switching as well, and I expect us to toss a few passes again ourselves. I really like having two very capable QBs. You will be better than Newberry and PC so I hope to see even more improvement from our oline. I may try and go to the game, but I may have to go to Chucktown and check on house.
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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    UT Martin isn't bad but I think UTC matches up well with them. We should finally be able to run the ball.
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    Re: SoCon Week #3 Pick 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by PaladinFan View Post
    I've essentially seen the same Furman team both weeks. I'm a little amused by these folks that had us highly ranked last week after almost beating Wofford, and now have us at the bottom after almost not losing to Elon.

    I could say that Furman spotted Elon three touchdowns early and dominated much of the game afterward. I could also point out that the SoCon refs absolutely screwed us late in the game. Those are just excuses. Furman played well enough to win, and lost a disheartening game to a beatable team.

    Furman is incredibly young, with an entirely new coaching staff, and completely new systems on both sides of the ball (not just new coach running a similar system). They are going to have to lean how to close out games late. We are going to see growing pains like we did Saturday.

    The NC State game may be ugly, but the goal is to keep getting better and cause trouble for the meat of the SoCon schedule.
    I just don't get this "almost not losing" thing. They "almost didn't lose" to Wofford too. But FU still has a record of 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the SoCon. A loss is a loss and Elon was a bad loss. I can say that I almost did not lose the lottery...but I'm still not getting any money. Don't get me wrong, I still have mad respect for Furman, both as a good school and a football program with history...God knows they have blistered Wofford's behind many a time. I am quite sure that they will once again be a premiere program in the SoCon and in FCS as a whole at some point. But you can't like what you saw Saturday. Right now the team still has a ways to go, despite their "almost win" at Wofford. They will get there, and when that time comes, there will be hell to pay for the SoCon. But that time is not now...at least not in the eyes of this football fan.

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