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Friday September 13
#20 Washington State 31 at Houston 24

Saturday September 14
Miami (OH) 13 at Cincinnati 35
#21 Maryland 15 at Temple 20
Stanford 27 at #17 UCF 45
Oklahoma State 40 at Tulsa 21
ECU 10 at Navy 42
Memphis 42 at South Alabama 6
SC State 16 at USF 55
Texas State 17 at SMU 47
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And the AAC conference slate kicks off in week 3 with the intriguing matchup of Navy and ECU... A battle of "probably finishing 4th or 5th in our divisions" teams...

Yay.


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PeteRasche wrote:
And the AAC conference slate kicks off in week 3 with the intriguing matchup of Navy and ECU... A battle of "probably finishing 4th or 5th in our divisions" teams...

Yay.

Two programs trying to convince their fan base they can get back to 6 wins this year. Both teams need this game to get there. So it is an elimination game in a way.

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Not a gambler but even I’d be tempted to bet big on SMU and Memphis covers.

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Wazzu by happiness? Is that some kind of zen thing? :lol:


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GretnaGrn wrote:
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Wazzu by happiness? Is that some kind of zen thing? :lol:

Coolness. Wazzu by coolness.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:12 am 
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Got some big ones this week.


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Would be great to take 2-4 of four from the CFP access conferences. Houston might be able to pick off Washington St., but I'm looking at UCF over Stanford and Temple over Maryland as best bets. Not much hope for Tulsa over OK St.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:22 am 
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The UCF/Stanford game is a perfect example of the post I made earlier in the week about fate determining how good an opponent is when you play them as opposed to when you scheduled them. UCF has talked several times about the difficulty of getting good teams to play them; in the past 20 years, has there been any P5 program that has seen the massive ups and downs of Stanford? They've been a top 3 team and a "meh" team, seemingly 2 or 3 times each in the past few decades. While they are enough of a "name" that scheduling them is never bad, you just don't know whether you'll be getting a "#65" team or a "#2" team, or something in between.

Long story short, if Stanford were now what they were only a couple of years ago (probably when the game was scheduled), the UCF game this weekend would probably be hosting College Football GameDay and a win by UCF followed by an undefeated season could very well lead to a CFP berth. Instead, it's "just" a win against a P5, but in the eyes of B10/SEC apologists and likely the committee voters, "not a very good one".


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PeteRasche wrote:
The UCF/Stanford game is a perfect example of the post I made earlier in the week about fate determining how good an opponent is when you play them as opposed to when you scheduled them. UCF has talked several times about the difficulty of getting good teams to play them; in the past 20 years, has there been any P5 program that has seen the massive ups and downs of Stanford? They've been a top 3 team and a "meh" team, seemingly 2 or 3 times each in the past few decades. While they are enough of a "name" that scheduling them is never bad, you just don't know whether you'll be getting a "#65" team or a "#2" team, or something in between.

Long story short, if Stanford were now what they were only a couple of years ago (probably when the game was scheduled), the UCF game this weekend would probably be hosting College Football GameDay and a win by UCF followed by an undefeated season could very well lead to a CFP berth. Instead, it's "just" a win against a P5, but in the eyes of B10/SEC apologists and likely the committee voters, "not a very good one".

Stanford is even more variable than you describe...your 20 year timeframe encompasses the Buddy Teevens era (Buddy would aspire to "meh"), and I believe they won 0 or 1 game before Harbaugh took over.


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PeteRasche wrote:
The UCF/Stanford game is a perfect example of the post I made earlier in the week about fate determining how good an opponent is when you play them as opposed to when you scheduled them. UCF has talked several times about the difficulty of getting good teams to play them; in the past 20 years, has there been any P5 program that has seen the massive ups and downs of Stanford? They've been a top 3 team and a "meh" team, seemingly 2 or 3 times each in the past few decades. While they are enough of a "name" that scheduling them is never bad, you just don't know whether you'll be getting a "#65" team or a "#2" team, or something in between.

Long story short, if Stanford were now what they were only a couple of years ago (probably when the game was scheduled), the UCF game this weekend would probably be hosting College Football GameDay and a win by UCF followed by an undefeated season could very well lead to a CFP berth. Instead, it's "just" a win against a P5, but in the eyes of B10/SEC apologists and likely the committee voters, "not a very good one".


This is more right than you know. Hurricanes canceled UCF-GT in 2017 and UCF-UNC in 2018. Even if those games had been played, pundits would have said UCF simply beat bad P5s because those teams weren't very good those years. However, if they had looked they would have seen UCF scheduled those games in the springs of 2015 and 2016 respectively. That means UCF scheduled those schools right after they had 11 win seasons. Georgia Tech had just won the Orange Bowl in 2014 and UNC had just finished runner up in the ACC to Clemson. Those were high quality opponents when they were put on the schedule. It isn't UCF's fault they got bad in the intervening years.


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Houston 15% chance at game time.

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Did not think it would take 22 minutes for someone to score.

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14-7 Houston at halftime. Washington St odds still 51.1, because experts.

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How about kansas going on the road and doubling up BC, 48-24? This is the same Kansas that less than a week ago lost to Coastal Carolina 12-7 at home. I know this is an AAC themed week 3 thread but that's a wild result


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How about kansas going on the road and doubling up BC, 48-24? This is the same Kansas that less than a week ago lost to Coastal Carolina 12-7 at home. I know this is an AAC themed week 3 thread but that's a wild result


:shock: last score I saw was BC 10-0.

You just never know, even when you think you do.

And of course I made a (rare) prediction on Tulane this weekend. We’ll see how it goes.

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Experts looking better, WSU up 21-14 in the 3rd.

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So our punt returner just needs to run into the closest kick coverage guy to draw a penalty. Even if not in the direction of the punt

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WSU pulling away. 31-17 late.

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UC took care of biz

Temple just stopped Maryland on a 4th and goal from 1 (2nd time in game) with 330 left. Ahead by 5. Looks like Md will get ball back midfield but have burned all timeouts

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Punting from their 3, temple punted to.....the 10. Doh.

3 minutes left. mD 2 and goal from 10. Temple up 5

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Maryland can't convert. Temple will likely hold on.

MD had ball inside the 10 three times and got nothing. Good Temple D, inept MD offense, or both?


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Not so fast Pete. Temple 3/18 from their own 3 with 90 seconds left. Which offense wants to lose this game more?!?!

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