Maybe a case of being "Not Ready for Primetime" by our Saders on the Jersey Shore yesterday. Taking nothing away from a great PL Title winning season. Guys played hard and never quit and will no doubt build on this season's success moving forward.
A rough, rough day here for the prognosticators who wanted to venture outside the PL. Only a couple of guys ovah .500, with Deep Purple winning the week at 6-2. Let's see how we fare this weekend as the top 8 seeded teams host yesterday's winnahs.
Sweet 16: (all games Sat)
Kennesaw St at Weber St SE LA at Montana UNI at SDSU Albany at Montana St Austin Peay at Sacramento St Ill St at Central Arkansas Nicholls St at NDSU Monmouth at JMU
Weber State Montana SDSU Sacramento State (Sentimental Reasons, 50th Anniv.) Central Arkansas ( Check out their Field Turf, alternating gray and purple. First Security Field at Estes Stadium. View at your own risk.) stadiumjourney.com/stadiums/estes-stadium-s1743 NDSU JMU Montana State.
Last Edit: Dec 6, 2019 20:51:00 GMT -5 by Crucis#1
Looks like a barn-burner brewing between Monmouth and JMU. Dukes with a 21-14 leader with 4:21 left 1Q. Monmouth has scored on a long run by Guerrero on the first play from scrimmage and a kickoff return TD.
JMU pushing hard to go to D 1-looking for the right conference
They've been FBS-ready for 5-10 years. They are just looking for the right fit. Sun Belt, CUSA and the MAC would all take JMU tomorrow.
Speaking of the MAC, I actually watched some of the Miami (OH)-Central Michigan game (went back and forth between that, Big 12 and JMU-MU before it got ugly). Was fun to watch but James Madison and North Dakota State would KILL those teams. Its almost worth asking why that league is still FBS. Miami, who won the title, lost to Ohio State 76-5.
MAC would be a great league to have in FCS IMO. If I were those schools, I would probably find the chance to play for a national title more compelling than having a ceiling of the Motor City or GMAC Bowl.
These playoff games are basically drawing flies across the country....majority of them in both rounds have been blowouts....it's nearly preordained to be a JMU-NDSU final....it's really a very unappealing format...Ivies are right to avoid them imo.