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Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« on: November 19, 2022, 03:47:44 PM »
 The one reason they would choose us is the fact that we have the NCAA all time rushing leader, or a chance to be the leader in the next game. (I know Jaleel is close).  We also have a receiver that's starting to break out. 

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2022, 03:53:56 PM »
This is the Missouri Valley Football Conference. We won 7 games in the best league in the FCS over the past decade. Our 7-4 is stronger than most teams with 8 wins in other conferences.

There seems to be at least one team a year that sneaks in that surprises you. Let's be that team this year!

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2022, 04:20:42 PM »
Illinois State is the ONLY win we have against a conference opponent with a winning record.  Hope i'm wrong but I think that's an issue regardless of the MVFC strength. 

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2022, 04:37:23 PM »
Illinois State is the ONLY win we have against a conference opponent with a winning record.  Hope i'm wrong but I think that's an issue regardless of the MVFC strength.

But, SIU has beaten Northwestern out of the big 10. That must count for some strength.

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2022, 04:44:50 PM »
To be honest, our odds entering today at 7-4 didn't look great, but some things are happening in our favor...

1. Villanova blocked a punt with under 2 minutes left and shocked Delaware 29-26. Delaware would have had 8 wins had they won, they are stuck at 7.

2. Montana is getting absolutely slaughtered against their arch rival Montana State right now. The Bobcats are up 48-14 in the 4th quarter. Remember the year YSU beat Pitt and started 4-0, then proceeded to lose 4 in a row, before finishing with 3 wins and ending the campaign with 7 wins... did we make it in? No. Well Montana started 5-0 and is on the verge of ending this season going 2-4 down the stretch.

3. Western Carolina just beat a 7 win Chattanooga after scoring a TD on 4th and goal at the 1 with under a minute left. Chattanooga lost 3 of their 4 final four games.

4. YSU did with 5 of their last 6 games to get to this point... call them weak or not.. but this is the VALLEY.

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2022, 04:55:32 PM »
Adding to last post, Mercer out of the SOCON just lost in 2OT at Samford. They would likely have been in with a win, but with the loss they are now stuck at 7 wins in a weaker conference.

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2022, 05:08:25 PM »
Illinois State is the ONLY win we have against a conference opponent with a winning record.  Hope i'm wrong but I think that's an issue regardless of the MVFC strength.

But, SIU has beaten Northwestern out of the big 10. That must count for some strength.


NW is one of if not the worst team in FBS.

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2022, 05:26:32 PM »
To be honest, our odds entering today at 7-4 didn't look great, but some things are happening in our favor...

1. Villanova blocked a punt with under 2 minutes left and shocked Delaware 29-26. Delaware would have had 8 wins had they won, they are stuck at 7.

2. Montana is getting absolutely slaughtered against their arch rival Montana State right now. The Bobcats are up 48-14 in the 4th quarter. Remember the year YSU beat Pitt and started 4-0, then proceeded to lose 4 in a row, before finishing with 3 wins and ending the campaign with 7 wins... did we make it in? No. Well Montana started 5-0 and is on the verge of ending this season going 2-4 down the stretch.

3. Western Carolina just beat a 7 win Chattanooga after scoring a TD on 4th and goal at the 1 with under a minute left. Chattanooga lost 3 of their 4 final four games.

4. YSU did with 5 of their last 6 games to get to this point... call them weak or not.. but this is the VALLEY.

Excellent points. Unfortunately, this is the year that the jealous athletic directors on the committee from weak conferences take their revenge against the MVFC.

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2022, 05:29:05 PM »
Illinois State is the ONLY win we have against a conference opponent with a winning record.  Hope i'm wrong but I think that's an issue regardless of the MVFC strength.

But, SIU has beaten Northwestern out of the big 10. That must count for some strength.


NW is one of if not the worst team in FBS.
You would put NW (has beaten Nebraska) below the Zippy?

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2022, 05:44:27 PM »
Both are at the bottom of the FBS Northwestern and Akron.   Akron is very weak.

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2022, 05:45:00 PM »
Akron may be the worst team in FBS

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2022, 08:06:31 PM »
Our playoff chanced ended when we lost to Missouri st

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2022, 08:46:09 PM »
Akron may be the worst team in FBS

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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2022, 08:49:57 PM »
To be honest, our odds entering today at 7-4 didn't look great, but some things are happening in our favor...

1. Villanova blocked a punt with under 2 minutes left and shocked Delaware 29-26. Delaware would have had 8 wins had they won, they are stuck at 7.

2. Montana is getting absolutely slaughtered against their arch rival Montana State right now. The Bobcats are up 48-14 in the 4th quarter. Remember the year YSU beat Pitt and started 4-0, then proceeded to lose 4 in a row, before finishing with 3 wins and ending the campaign with 7 wins... did we make it in? No. Well Montana started 5-0 and is on the verge of ending this season going 2-4 down the stretch.

3. Western Carolina just beat a 7 win Chattanooga after scoring a TD on 4th and goal at the 1 with under a minute left. Chattanooga lost 3 of their 4 final four games.

4. YSU did with 5 of their last 6 games to get to this point... call them weak or not.. but this is the VALLEY.

Excellent points. Unfortunately, this is the year that the jealous athletic directors on the committee from weak conferences take their revenge against the MVFC.

Are you suggesting that politics may come into play?
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Re: Why they would choose us for the playoffs
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2022, 09:05:51 PM »
To be honest, our odds entering today at 7-4 didn't look great, but some things are happening in our favor...

1. Villanova blocked a punt with under 2 minutes left and shocked Delaware 29-26. Delaware would have had 8 wins had they won, they are stuck at 7.

2. Montana is getting absolutely slaughtered against their arch rival Montana State right now. The Bobcats are up 48-14 in the 4th quarter. Remember the year YSU beat Pitt and started 4-0, then proceeded to lose 4 in a row, before finishing with 3 wins and ending the campaign with 7 wins... did we make it in? No. Well Montana started 5-0 and is on the verge of ending this season going 2-4 down the stretch.

3. Western Carolina just beat a 7 win Chattanooga after scoring a TD on 4th and goal at the 1 with under a minute left. Chattanooga lost 3 of their 4 final four games.

4. YSU did with 5 of their last 6 games to get to this point... call them weak or not.. but this is the VALLEY.

Excellent points. Unfortunately, this is the year that the jealous athletic directors on the committee from weak conferences take their revenge against the MVFC.

Are you suggesting that politics may come into play?

It always does