Posted: 8/31/2014 8:57 PM
The Toppers are coming off an impressive win. The Illini struggled against Youngstown State, a NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-AA) team. The game is at Illinois, and they are a Big Ten team. Exposition is welcome.BTW, I have seats in Section 109. Is anyone else going?
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Posted: 9/1/2014 2:46 PM
robjbrown99 wrote: I think we shouldn't be deceived into thinking that since Youngtown almost beat Ilinois that WKU will come in and man-handle the Illini. I believe Illinois had a D1 transfer at QB that had a bad game but still pulled it out in the 4th quarter. The "ifs" in this game for me are:1. If WKU's OL can give Doughty time to throw we can expect our offense to be very effective. No way we have 700 yards ever again. However, I think it's realistic to believe we can score 35 against Illinois if all cylinders are firing. 2. If WKU can get pressure on the Illinois QB it will be key in giving our Dee confidence. 3. If we can score early it will give us a good confidence boost. If I am being optimistic I would predict a narrow victory for WKU by the score of 35-31. If I stick with my early season prediction I would predict a WKU loss by the score of 31-24.
Posted: 9/1/2014 3:57 PM
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To answer you question Yes on the offense...... We were built bor a west coast offense and to run the ball.... qB has been Thur 2 springs ..... And he has more weapons to throw too
i think the difference will be how we react to adversity.... We lead the whole way and no TO's. Bgsu also had no TO..... I hope it will be much closer and our D will have to make a few big plays...... They did early which helped us to build the big lead
Posted: 9/1/2014 5:13 PM
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Posted: 9/1/2014 9:11 PM
No way did we "relax" and let them score. It's just hard to hold an explosive talented team all night. They just finally clicked and made some plays. I do agree with you that they had no chance of holding us either. We could have scored every possession. It's just a matter of concentration. Dough try's metamorphosis into a poised senior should be our best recruiting tool ever. If I were our guys, I'd show QB recruits the UT game, then last Friday's after Brohms coaching. Not in the same hemisphere.
I'm not sure I agree with the popular opinion that Doughty "can't do it again." We'll play a lot of teams that are inferior to BGSU and I think he could easily replicate that. These were mostly relaxed easy throws with nice separation by receivers. The real question for me is, "Will Coach have as much respect for other teams." He left Brandon in all game out of respect for the Falcon's explosiveness. I think it was the right thing to do and not piling it on, personally.
dough-try? Freaking spell check!
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Posted: 9/1/2014 10:14 PM
WKUSlamDunk wrote: Well Gary I certainly hope that you are right and we are really as good as we looked Friday. But something tells me we will come back to earth a little bit. That's all.
Posted: 9/2/2014 2:01 AM
Posted: 9/2/2014 8:18 AM
garysbrain wrote: By some fans bring luck into this it takes away from a record setting game by BD. I have a honest question I would like someone to tell me the answer to...what pass did BD make that any of you thought was a lucky pass?
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Toe jam I thought that was OSU...... Don't you miss 1aa football. We be playing at wiu this weekend
Posted: 9/2/2014 7:11 PM
garysbrain wrote: That's OK we have a longggggggggggg drop to get back down to earth so I will take a "little bit". I understand what some of you are saying but I think it' takes away from the game this team played by trying to justify the way we won... on luck or the other team dropping a ball or missing a few tackles. If that's the case BG must have got lucky also because tackles we made all game we started missing mid way through the 3rd qt after going up 28.
Posted: 9/2/2014 8:16 PM
Posted: 9/3/2014 3:54 PM
TheOriginalDiogenes wrote:The Toppers are coming off an impressive win. The Illini struggled against Youngstown State, a NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-AA) team. The game is at Illinois, and they are a Big Ten team. Exposition is welcome.BTW, I have seats in Section 109. Is anyone else going?
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