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  1. mtdrago

    September 27, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    In one word…………………………………

  2. mtdrago

    September 27, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    FCS Top 25 by mtdrago

    1 Richmond (123)
    2 Villanova (13)
    3 UNI (6)
    4 Montana (1)
    5 William & Mary (2)
    6 New Hampshire (1)
    7 James Madision
    8 McNesse St (1)
    9 S. Illinois
    10 Appalachian State
    11 Weber St
    12 Central Arkansas
    13 Elon
    14 SC St
    15 Umass
    16 SD St
    17 Cal Poly
    18 Eastern Washington
    19 Eastern Kentucky
    20 Holy Cross
    21 Jacksonville St
    22 Texas St
    23 Eastern Illinois
    24 Florida A&M
    25 Colegate

    Once again not many changes as only Liberty and Wofford lose games against teams in FCS(I-AA).

    Richmond manages to pull over nuber 13 in a row with a win over VMI 38-28. Richmond gets a bye next week and then go to JMU, the team they last lost to.

    Villanova gains a few first place votes with there win over Northeastern 56-7.

    Montana wins an overtime game over Northern Arizona. Montana needs to play better, if they want to get back to the Championship game.

    McNesse St loses to terrible FBS Tulane. I though they should have won this game. McNesse St weakness may very well be its Defense.

    App St wins a rainy game over Samford 20-7. This would have been a shoutout if we would have not cause penatlies and the refrees would have made the right plays. App St needs to put it all together and win a game like 50+ to 0.

    Elon beats Ga Southern 28-14. It appears that Elon will battle for the Southern Conference Championship. I can not wait to see how they blow it this year. If they blow it this year I will not be suprised to only see App St in the Playoffs out of the Souther Conference.

    South Carolina State waits to play Florida A&M to prove they are the King of the MEAC.

    UMass continues the drive at a possible sixth team out the CAA to make the playoffs.

    The South Dakota State JackRabbits are still undefeated.

    Cal Poly must beat South Dakota St next week or their playoffs hopes will disappear.

    Eastern Washington and Jacksonville St are good teams. It is too bad they are both Suspended.

    Holy Cross and Colegate will play for the right to see what team will come out the Patroit.

    Wofford says we will se you next year.

    UTC says not so fast App St and Elon.

    Furman says do not forget about us we currently led the Southern Conference.

    Liberty says well, I guess we will have to win the Big South automatic bid in 2010. See you next year Liberty.

    ODU loses to Monmouth.

    Indiana State continues to lose now 31 in a row and 55 out of their last 56. Next up UNI, well that should be UNI 50 Indiana St 0. Hey Indiana State are you going after the record of 80 loses in a row held by Praire View A&M.

    The Undefeated Teams
    1. Richmond 4-0
    2. Villanova 4-0
    3. Montana 4-0
    4. New Hampshire 4-0
    5. William & Mary 4-0
    6. Cornell 2-0
    7. Florida A&M 4-0
    8. South Carolina St 3-0
    9. South Dakota St 3-0
    10. Eastern Illinois 4-0
    11. Colegate 4-0
    12. Holy Cross 3-0
    13. Bulter 4-0

    The Winless teams
    1. Sacramento State 0-3
    2. Idaho State 0-4
    3. Presbyterian 0-4
    4. Northeastern 0-4
    5. North Carolina Central 0-4
    6. Winston-Salem 0-4
    7. Dartmouth 0-2
    8. Pennsylvania 0-2
    9. Brown 0-2
    10. Bethune-Cookman 0-3
    11. Indiana State 0-5
    12. Sacred Heart 0-3
    13. Robert Morris 0-4
    14. Leigh 0-3
    15. Fordham 0-3
    16. Georgetown 0-4
    17. Western Carolina 0-4
    18. Northwestern St 0-4
    19. Alcorn St 0-3
    20. Jackson St 0-3

  3. mtdrago

    September 27, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    The Playoff Picture by mtdrago

    Remeber first round is regional and usually Conferences do not play each other.

    E. Kentucky vs Richmond
    FAMU vs McNesse St
    App St vs W&M
    SD St vs Montana
    Weber St vs UNI
    Colegate vs New Hampshire
    Elon vs JMU
    Furman vs Villanova

    I have App St beating W&M. I have South Dakota St beating Montana. I have a home game for App St, South Dakota St vs App St. I have App St beating South Dakota St, but losing at Richmond in the Semi-Finals. I have Elon as the last team in Playoff, if they make it they will get destroyed by JMU or another CAA team.

    UNI vs Richmond
    Richmond 35
    UNI 31

  4. appfanmidwest

    September 28, 2009 at 3:27 am

    Clearly, Wofford is down this year after graduating some key players. In addition, I imagine they were a little tired and beat up after playing Wisconsin in Madison.

    The SoCon offers no serious competition for App State unless we become unmotivated and undisciplined.

    We need some blowout games because the playoffs are going to be much different than the weak teams we play in the SoCon.

  5. Joe

    September 28, 2009 at 3:29 am

    I didnt know the "refrees" made plays.. I thought they just called the game..

  6. clayton

    September 28, 2009 at 4:11 am

    Luckily, the CAA teams will beat up on each other. That doesn't mean they won't be good but, a 9-2 App team should get a seed.

    Cortez Gilbert will make a push for All-American if he shuts down Roberts this weekend.

    The SoCon is down. But, every team in the league can salvage their season against one particular team.

  7. Dan

    September 28, 2009 at 4:26 am

    Take note from USC the past 6 years, even the most dominant team in a weak conference can fall to a cellar-dweller.

  8. asu7

    September 28, 2009 at 4:40 am

    We just need to take care of El Cid …

  9. Gwaltineer

    September 28, 2009 at 5:06 am

    wait a minute, McNeese St's weakness is their D?

  10. ASUPhan

    September 28, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Chattanooga is going to be a tough game. BJ Coleman is coming from Tennessee, and really should be starting over Crompton up there. He is a great QB with a good eye, and I fully expect them to win a few more games with this outcome. However, if our secondary plays like it did this weekend that arm of his won't be getting quite as much of a workout.

  11. Michael

    September 28, 2009 at 10:37 am


    PLEASE start your own blog. Good grief you must be spending hours on that. You make my long-@$$ posts look like one-liners.

  12. DRM

    September 28, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Midwest, I don't think it's so much Wofford graduation losses as it is key injuries. If that's the case, they could possibly be back to normal by the time we go to Spartanburg.

    But I'm more concerned about Ellen than about Waffles, regardless of their health. But that's down the road; I hope our team adheres very literally to the "one game at a time" cliche.

  13. Zeekster

    September 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Yes NcNeese State has a week defense. App scored 35 points on them and should have scored 10 more. BEc we fumbled the ball on the 1 yard line and missed a easy field goal. So there defense almost gave away the game and hours looked awful that day.
    Apps defense looks much better this past weekend. They looked like college players and not a punch of middle schoolers. I am ready for a good game this weekend. Then an easy game on central the next weekend ( DUKE scored 49 on them.
    ) Then we get to the real meat of our conference with Furman.
    GO APP

  14. appfanmidwest

    September 28, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    None of the SoCon weaklings should come close to beating us…unless we play down to their level. We need to destroy every team we play from here on out.

  15. Michael

    September 28, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    "Take note from USC the past 6 years, even the most dominant team in a weak conference can fall to a cellar-dweller."


    The idea that the Pac-10 is weak is a total myth. That philosophy is in line with the preposterous idea that because the SEC and B12 South are strong, the Big East, Big Ten, ACC, B12 North, Mountain West, and Pac 10 are all, therefore, weak. And, of course, the Sun Belt, MAC, WAC, and C-USA are all pathetic. That line of thinking isn't in line with the truth.

    The reality is that USC's losses, with the exception of Stanford, weren't to "cellar-dwellers." They've lost to Cal, which was led by Aaron Rodgers at the time and proceeded to a 10-2 season the next year; they've lost to Oregon State, which has produced tons of NFL talent lately; and they've lost to the same Washington team that gave #4 LSU a run for its money, despite coming off an 0-12 season.

    As for the SoCon, I'm not convinced it's "weak" at the FCS level, just that it's not as good as the CAA. This year, no league even compares.

  16. Keith

    September 29, 2009 at 6:10 am

    after seeing the kind of beatings the SoCon has taken against FBS schools, I'm convinced the SoCon is down. The SoCon is the 4th highest rated I-AA conference in the country. No way the SoCon gets more than two teams in the playoffs and may only get the conference champ…which better be us!

  17. Dan

    September 29, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Michael, you're right about the Pac Ten being stronger than perceived, but all of SC's losses were to lesser teams, talent-wise. Yes, Oregon State was decent those 2 times they won, but Stanford was terrible, UCLA was mediocre and I believe Washington (like the LSU team they hung with) is overrated. My point, no matter how poorly made, was that we have enough talent to win every conference game comfortably, much like SC, but everybody stubs their toe during the season these days.

  18. DRM

    September 29, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Michael, you'd better check your ACC contract for conflict of interest clauses.

    Keith and Dan, I couldn't agree more. We have to win eight more regular season games to be assured of a playoff berth. And we need to be very respectful of–not to mention very well prepared for–every single opponent.

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