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College FOOTBAW 2021: Will Louisiana Crack the Top 5?

HarleyQuinn

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Biggest upset this week was Stanford knocking off #3 Oregon 31-24 in OT. Kentucky also beat #10 Florida 20-13. Mississippi State beat #15 Texas A&M 26-22. Hawai'i knocked off #18 Fresno State 27-24. Arizona State made their case to be ranked beating #20 UCLA 42-23.

On the FCS side, Rhode Island moved to 4-0 with a win over Stony Brook. SE Louisiana beat McNeese 38-35 behind QB Cole Kelley's 391 yards and 3 TD. Montana State rolled Northern Colorado 40-7. North Dakota State survived North Dakota 16-10. Grambling beat Alabama A&M 37-21 while James Madison stays undefeated beating New Hampshire 23-21. East Tennessee State is 5-0 beat Wofford 27-21. In our shootout game of the week, Fordham beat Lafayette 42-41 behind RB Trey Sneed's 147 yards and 2 TD. Southern Illinois beat Western Illinois 31-30, Sam Houston remains undefeated beating SFA 21-20, and Mercer beat Samford 45-42 behind RB Fred Davis' 276 yards and 5 TD. Finally, Eastern Washington is now 5-0 beating Montana 34-28 behind QB Eric Barriere's 422 yards and 2 TD. Barriere's listed at 6'1" 210 but is a guy to keep an eye on for the NFL Draft as he's been ultra productive throughout his career as he's hit the 71 passing TD mark for his career.
 

HarleyQuinn

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Some interesting conference related FCS matchups this week with the great majority on ESPN+

Delaware (3-1) @ Rhode Island (4-0)
Princeton (3-0) @ Monmouth (3-2) on ESPN+
Yale (2-1) @ Dartmouth (3-0) on ESPN+
Villanova (3-1) @ James Madison (4-0)
Northern Iowa (3-1) @ North Dakota State (4-0) on ESPN+
Southern Illinois (4-1) @ South Dakota State (4-0) on ESPN+
Jackson State (3-1) @ Alabama A&M (3-1) on ESPN+
Abilene Christian (3-2) @ Eastern Kentucky (3-2) on ESPN+
 

Kamala The Simp

Integral Poster
Hey @HarleyQuinn , I am going to Harvard-Cornell tomorrow. Only my 3rd college football game ever. If you got any suggestions of things to do/watch for (besides wandering over to MIT to solve some math problems on a black board) , I am all eyes.
 

HarleyQuinn

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Hey @HarleyQuinn , I am going to Harvard-Cornell tomorrow. Only my 3rd college football game ever. If you got any suggestions of things to do/watch for (besides wandering over to MIT to solve some math problems on a black board) , I am all eyes.
I don't really have much to be honest. Your best bet would be to ask those around you as you often get a lot of "inside" tips of particular places to hit up (or even when) that you wouldn't get elsewhere.
 

909

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I don't know why they hired our drunk reject coach.
 

Sex Machine Gun

Kotzenjunge
Tennessee is the first FBS team in five years (Lamar Jackson's Louisville) to start two games in a row with a 28-0 lead after the first quarter. Both were even against SEC opponents! Next week is a big nut-cuttin' game against Ole Miss.
 

Sex Machine Gun

Kotzenjunge
So yeah, I'm kinda glad Tennessee lost after that display last night. The headline is misleading as the fans tried to riot with about a minute left to play and the game very much still in question. Tennessee had all three of their timeouts still to get the ball back, and they did! The game went down to a Tennessee play from the Ole Miss 21 yard line, TD or bust. Great game where the Vols clawed and fought back from what was a 24-9 beating late in the first half.
It's also worth noting that another reason the fans were pissed. Despite the two offenses on the field being fast as fuck, this game took FIVE HOURS as players for both teams kept taking dives to slow down the other offense. It was probably a 70-30 split with Ole Miss doing it a lot more. Like, every play almost by the fourth quarter. Lane Kiffin also decided it would be funny to do everything legal to troll Tennessee like take all three timeouts in a row (another reason to like the pros more) before halftime to supposedly ice Tennessee's kicker.

But none of that's the story unfortunately. This was our chance to look respectable again and all I got were these clown shoes.
 

HarleyQuinn

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Eric Barrierre went 26/35 throwing for 600 yards and 7 TD in Eastern Washington's annihilation of Idaho.

Other notable weekly performers
- QB Cole Smith (Princeton): 25/27 for 476 and 4 TD. RB Collin Eaddy also ran for 4 TD in Princeton's 56-42 win.
- QB Cole Kelley (SE Louisiana): 31/38 for 396 and 5 TD
- RB Hope Adebayo (St. Thomas - Minnesota): 20 carries for 182 and 4 TD
- RB Aidan Borguet (Harvard): 22 carries for 169 and 2 TD
- RB Kobe Dillon (Southern): 14 carries for 267 and 3 TD
- RB Kevin Daniels (Northern Arizona): 19 carries for 229 and 1 TD
- WR Taylor Grimes (Incarnate Word): 9 for 182 and 4 TD
- WR Cayden Johnson (Charleston Southern): 6 for 152
- WR J.F. Thomas (Tarleton): 6 for 169 and 1 TD
 

Kamala The Simp

Integral Poster
As for the 4 people in New England sports media who care about college football who were wondering if Boston College was actually going to be really good this year, the answer is probably not! They just got steamrolled by NC State.

Silver lining is now they could be middling enough to play in the Fenway Bowl!
 

HarleyQuinn

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Nick Rolovich and several of his staff got fired from Washington State for refusing to vaccinate. Good riddance and fuck them for being morons and putting their players at risk.
 

Dandy

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The AAC seems to be replacing the teams they lost to the Big 12 with even more teams from Conference USA: Charlotte, FAU, UAB, UTSA, North Texas, and Rice. That is three teams from each division of Conference USA; all from larger markets and not at all decided on by results on the football field or basketball court; but also includes a few teams with some real growth appeal. Conference USA seems to be on the brink of dissolving, as the rumors are that my Marshall team and at least Southern Miss are going to the Sunbelt, but possibly Western Kentucky and Old Dominion as well.

Conference USA has been horribly ran for a long time and was a mess geographically. I cannot see them adding teams like James Madison, Liberty, etc. and maintaining at least some semblance of respect. Of course, the AAC is certainly much worse off with their conference after what they lost versus what they (seemingly) will gain. The Sunbelt Conference actually looks like it may come out the best by all this

One of many sources:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cb...a-teams-expected-to-apply-for-membership/amp/
 

HarleyQuinn

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Interesting stuff. So right now the AAC would look like the following. Temple still looks like an out-of-place school though.

Alabama-Birmingham, Charlotte, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Memphis, Navy, North Texas, Rice, South Florida, Southern Methodist, Temple, Texas-San Antonio, Tulane, and Tulsa

Lot of Texas based geography with good rivalries built in for the Carolinas (Charlotte/ECU) and Florida (FAU/USF). Also a bit of South reach with UAB, Memphis, and Tulane still.
 

Dandy

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It is important to note that navy is there for football only, and they could just as easily go elsewhere or back to Independent if things do not fit well for them.

Marshall’s AD of years ago really shit the bed. They were the program that Boise State and others used as a template for success as a rising football program. And then they got a new AD that allowed everyone to leap frog them as they regressed horribly. Marshall still has a lot to offer in several sports. They are the defending National Champs in soccer and are ranked #3 again currently. They have a good name recognition from the movie; Moss/Pennington/Leftwich/etc.; the D’Antonis in basketball (even though there is an extensive history of basketball at Marshall, that is the current brand of the team); and they have a great, passionate fan base given the population and region. But they may be left holding the bag yet again, and this time the bag is completely empty. I am hoping the Sunbelt deal is valid.
 
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