If HC were to lose on Saturday, but beat Bucknell on the 20th, and Colgate were to beat Lafayette on Saturday and then beat Fordham on the 20th, each of HC, Colgate and Fordham would finish their PL slate at 4-1, each team would be 1-1 against the other two, and each team would be 4-0 against the rest of the league.
If this were to happen, tie-breakers a.) and b.) would be out the window.
With tie-breaker c.) we would bounce Fordham based on our win vs. Monmouth and FU's loss. Fordham would bounce Colgate based on their win vs. Stony Brook and CU's loss. We have no common OOC opponent with Colgate, so the league would invoke tie-breaker d.), a vote by the other four teams' ADs.
Two things appear to be rock-solid certain: If we win on Saturday, all of the above is moot - we are PL champs. Unfortunately, things are equally moot if we lose on Saturday and if Colgate loses to Lafayette - Fordham would win the PL even if they were to lose to Colgate the following week.
Nothing worse than losing to Fordham, then having to listen to that obnoxious bell being rung by the players as you leave the stadium.
Hahaha. Other than that we hope you enjoy the trip!
Seriously, for those of you that make it I hope you enjoy the visit. If you get down early enough or stay after make sure to do a walk around campus and also through Little Italy a bit, particularly if you have time for dinner.
This one has certainly played out the way we hoped it would in terms of circling 11/13 early as the game of the year for us both. I definitely agree with you guys as favorites and your D is amazing. Besides Demorat our OL is the best I've ever seen at Fordham. They played amazing well in pretty much every game, including Nebraska. (The odd one was actually Lehigh for some reason). It will be fun to see how they perform against your stellar front 7. Otherwise our staff has ALOT to prove given that we've typically gone into halftime against you with the lead and several times with a considerable one ... only to be trounced in the second half.
FU & HC have a storied tradition. Wish we played them in other sports. In the 60's I looked up the rivalry in f-ball & b-ball. F-ball:Fu has the more famous, prestigious history. National exposure, Rams, (see LA via Cleveland), Seven Block, Lombardi, Yankkee Stadium in the 30's, etc. Yet at that time in the 60's HC led in the F-ball series. B-ball: HC has had a far superior program -titles in NCAA & NIT, iconic legends Cousy, Heinsohn and other great players. Yet, at that time in the 60's FU led in the B-ball series. Is this Jebbie magic?
On Saturday - Obviously, the FU OL will be a key. If De Morat has the time with those receivers, he will likely pick our secondary apart. He's the real deal - big tall, strong, with great field awareness & a great arm. FU running game might surprise. HC balanced running attack is likely to dominate. Our passing game might surprise. But we cannot ride our offense. Obviously, our D is key for an HC victory. Hopefully, HC's D will dominate. Game could be frustrating - HC dominates, FU wins. Believe HC has the superior talent but FU will have the best player on the field at the most important position. All of the above is overly simplistic.
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Nov 8, 2021 17:28:17 GMT -5
DeMorat is a mighty fine quarterback, no doubt. That's why I was so surprised to see that while he completed 60% of his passes against our four common opponents and averaged 8.1 yards per attempt, HC's quarterbacks completed 71% of their passes and averaged 8.6 yards per attempt. From my point of view DeMorat is a real force but it's not like Fordham has got Dan Marino and we're starting Joe Flebeitz.