Saturday, November 28, 2009

First Round of the Playoffs--11/28/09

Tom Gilmore says the Villanova Wildcats are better than the 2007 and 2008 Minutemen.

The fan who hit a promotional field goal during the UMass-Red Raiders game in 2007 is now the first team kicker for Texas Tech.

Former UMass assistant coach Bob Shoop is thriving at William & Mary.

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Terrance Thomas Sr. reviews the CAA's playoff games in his "CAA Today" essay here.

Chuck Burton looks at the FCS playoff games here.

David Coulson critiques the FCS playoffs committee's choices.

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The CAA "Game Day" page for all the CAA teams in action today here.

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For my picks:

South Dakota State's jack have played the tougher schedule and that leads them to a first round upset of Montana.

Eastern Washington in a close game over Stephen F.Austin.

Richmond's tough defense is the difference in a win over Elon.

Appalachian State should ring up big numbers against South Carolina State.

Wish I could see the Villanova-Holy Cross game. It should be a good one. The Crusaders have an excellent offense, but the Wildcats have strength on both sides of the ball.

UNH is on the road to McNeese. The Wildcats have been in some shootouts recently. Their defense will have to play better to beat the Cowboys at home. UNH loses it's first round game.

William & Mary is usually know for a good offense, but the the Tribe's defense has been stellar this year (see the Bob Shoop post above). The Tribe's "D" will give them a win at home.

BTW, the NCAA didn't bother to do a FCS Championship graphic this year.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Montana will be too much for SDSU; sorry, Frank.

I agree: Eastern Washington in a close game over Stephen F.Austin.

Yes, no question and good call (and I would say a resounding win): Richmond's tough defense is the difference in a win over Elon.

Absolutely: Appalachian State should ring up big numbers against South Carolina State.

This is a tough call, but I have to agree. Villanova is too tough: The Crusaders have an excellent offense, but the Wildcats have strength on both sides of the ball.

I pick UNH over McNeese.

and William and Mary will win.

UMass74 said...

WOW! South Dakota achieves epic failure along with Bill Buckner and the '64 Phillies.

Congrats to UNH. They blew out the Cowboys.

I didn't know much about Stephen F. Austin anyway :)

CAA 4-0.

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UMass74 said...

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