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    Re: High Espectations For These FCS Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by JSUSoutherner View Post
    Yeah, you definitely went to Samford...
    High Espectations For These FCS Teams

    Is that Spanish?

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    Re: High Espectations For These FCS Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by VandalBasher View Post
    High Espectations For These FCS Teams


    Is that Spanish?
    No, but probably can be blamed on old age.

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    Re: High Espectations For These FCS Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by SU DOG View Post
    Please note that this is NOT a team ranking, but a confidence listing as explained in the preface.

    https://herosports.com/fcs/rankings-...on-elon-bzbz#1
    The unseeded Paladins were not two points away from advancing to the FCS quarterfinals. We lost 24-23 in the opening game of the season, not the playoffs.

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    Re: High Espectations For These FCS Teams

    Expectation for the OVC this year:

    JSU breezes thru the conference season undefeated and gets an undeserved top 4 seed. Proceeds to lose its first game in the playoffs......again!


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    Re: High Espectations For These FCS Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by VandalBasher View Post
    The Idaho offense will be suspect. Our D will be some of the best in the FCS. Mark it down.
    First I'm not trying to "prove you wrong" but I was genuinely curious about Idaho's D. I'm very interested in Idaho's transition to FCS overall and will be watching them a little more closely then I would any other team nationally, especially an unranked team.

    I figured, lets compare their 2017 stats to FCS level stats, although I acknowledge that is by no means a perfect metric as they are different levels, recruit types and talent, size, speed and just 22 more scholarship players.

    Anyways, here are the four big defensive stats in 2017.

    Passing Yards Allowed:
    222.3, that would rank 70th in FCS.

    Rushing D:
    168.1, would rank 81st.

    Scoring D:
    25.8, would rank 60th.

    Total D:
    390.4, would rank 78th.

    I would say among the best would be top 25 in every major statistical category. The Big Sky is also known on here as an "all O and no D" conference. Weber State was their best defensive team last year and still only ranked 40th in total D in 2017.

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    Re: High Espectations For These FCS Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by RootinFerDukes View Post
    First I'm not trying to "prove you wrong" but I was genuinely curious about Idaho's D. I'm very interested in Idaho's transition to FCS overall and will be watching them a little more closely then I would any other team nationally, especially an unranked team.

    I figured, lets compare their 2017 stats to FCS level stats, although I acknowledge that is by no means a perfect metric as they are different levels, recruit types and talent, size, speed and just 22 more scholarship players.

    Anyways, here are the four big defensive stats in 2017.

    Passing Yards Allowed:
    222.3, that would rank 70th in FCS.

    Rushing D:
    168.1, would rank 81st.

    Scoring D:
    25.8, would rank 60th.

    Total D:
    390.4, would rank 78th.

    I would say among the best would be top 25 in every major statistical category. The Big Sky is also known on here as an "all O and no D" conference. Weber State was their best defensive team last year and still only ranked 40th in total D in 2017.
    Might as well compare the statistics of the Cleveland Browns.

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    Re: High Espectations For These FCS Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by PAllen View Post
    Might as well compare the statistics of the Cleveland Browns.
    Thank goodness I put that second line of text in my post...

    Additionally, the Browns would be MAYBE top 115 in FCS statistics. Idaho would beat them handily.

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    Re: High Espectations For These FCS Teams

    All I'll say is that Idaho clearly had a defense last year that was far superior to Lehigh's. Of course, having any defense at all pretty much qualifies you for that category.

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    Re: High Espectations For These FCS Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by PAllen View Post
    All I'll say is that Idaho clearly had a defense last year that was far superior to Lehigh's. Of course, having any defense at all pretty much qualifies you for that category.
    Yup.No doubt that we have had the most offense friendly D for the last 4 years. This was particularly true for 2nd string RBs last year. I keep expecting us to soar up to a mediocre level. Maybe this year.

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    Re: High Espectations For These FCS Teams

    https://static.bigskyconf.com/custom...7/confldrs.htm
    http://www.espn.com/college-football...meId=400944827
    http://www.espn.com/college-football...d/16/year/2017

    I can only go off of one game. Sacramento St. vs. Idaho. Yes, the Hornets were on the road.

    SAC ST. #1 Scoring Offense and #4 Total Offense in the BSC. In our game against them no touchdowns, 2 of 3 FGs.
    Rushing Offense #4, as a team they gained 95 yards on the ground.
    Passing Offense #10, again 95 yards between two QBs.
    Passing Efficiency #1, 10/25 against the Vandals.
    Red Zone Offense, #1, no touchdowns.

    Sacramento St. ended the season at 6-2 in conference and 7-4 overall. Their losses were to Weber (OOC), EWU and Northern Arizona. They lost to the Wildcats by a touchdown and manhandled Southern Utah. The loss to the Lumberjacks is an odd one. Even in this loss, the Hornets scored two TDs and a FG. They moved the ball against every other team in the Big Sky with ease.

    I love stats. I will still say, the Vandal defense will be the area that shines this fall.

    I welcome all feedback.

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