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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby AshevilleApp » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:18 am

Pwns wrote:First Sun Belt team to reach Bowl Eligibility!

Chad Lunsford has more wins after 7 games than Tyson Summers had after 18.

Also, Sun Belt game of the year coming up on Thursday when we host App State.


Congrats? Actually, it has been an impressive turnaround.

Thursday has me worried after an underwhelming game against UL-Lafayette yesterday.

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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby Ibanez » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:07 am

CCU beat sUMASS yesterday. 24-13


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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby AshevilleApp » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:23 am

Wow, I just saw that App is ranked #25 in the AP Poll this week! I believe that is a first. Kind of shocking to see.

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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby ASUG8 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:13 pm

AshevilleApp wrote:Wow, I just saw that App is ranked #25 in the AP Poll this week! I believe that is a first. Kind of shocking to see.


I hope we can take care of business Thursday and maybe pick up another spot or two next week.

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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby dbackjon » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:58 pm

AshevilleApp wrote:Wow, I just saw that App is ranked #25 in the AP Poll this week! I believe that is a first. Kind of shocking to see.



First for App, second ever for Sun Belt (Troy was also #25 for a week)
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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby AshevilleApp » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:37 pm

dbackjon wrote:
AshevilleApp wrote:Wow, I just saw that App is ranked #25 in the AP Poll this week! I believe that is a first. Kind of shocking to see.



First for App, second ever for Sun Belt (Troy was also #25 for a week)


I was thinking App, but thanks for the information. :nod: I should have known it was a first for us. Hopefully it will be more than a one and done.

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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby Baldy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:35 pm

:mrgreen: :nod:

#HailSouthern :notworthy:

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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby AshevilleApp » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:40 pm

Ouch. Good job GSU, that was an ass kicking.

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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby Ivytalk » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:02 am

Baldy wrote::mrgreen: :nod:

#HailSouthern :notworthy:

Were you and the missus there? I’ll bet the place was rocking. :thumb: 5 takeaways. Looks like total Eagle domination. :clap:
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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby CID1990 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:23 am

So did Troy sit at #25 longer than Appy?


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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby CID1990 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:23 am

So did Troy sit at #25 longer than Appy?


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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby CAA Flagship » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:53 am

GSU helmets looked like shit on TV. :thumbdown:

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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby Baldy » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:30 am

Ivytalk wrote:
Baldy wrote::mrgreen: :nod:

#HailSouthern :notworthy:

Were you and the missus there? I’ll bet the place was rocking. :thumb: 5 takeaways. Looks like total Eagle domination. :clap:

We were there until the end. Hoarse, soaked, cold, and I wouldn't change it for anything. :thumb:

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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby dbackjon » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:08 am

CID1990 wrote:So did Troy sit at #25 longer than Appy?


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Nope - both lost on a Thursday night after the ranking
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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby dbackjon » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:08 am

Baldy wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:Were you and the missus there? I’ll bet the place was rocking. :thumb: 5 takeaways. Looks like total Eagle domination. :clap:

We were there until the end. Hoarse, soaked, cold, and I wouldn't change it for anything. :thumb:



Sounds like a great time - was the stadium full?
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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby AshevilleApp » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:26 pm

CID1990 wrote:So did Troy sit at #25 longer than Appy?


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Nope x 2 (for both times you asked).

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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby Pwns » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:58 pm

CAA Flagship wrote:GSU helmets looked like shit on TV. :thumbdown:

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Yeah with our sub-par lighting those silver parts of the helmet don't look good.

What's worse is both teams wearing those cheap-looking, Pop-Warnerish small numbers.
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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby Baldy » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:57 pm

dbackjon wrote:
Baldy wrote:We were there until the end. Hoarse, soaked, cold, and I wouldn't change it for anything. :thumb:



Sounds like a great time - was the stadium full?

It wasn't packed, but attendance was right at 20K. I think that's pretty good considering the rain, especially since the vast majority of the crowd stayed until the very end.

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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby CID1990 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:56 pm

dbackjon wrote:
CID1990 wrote:So did Troy sit at #25 longer than Appy?


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Nope - both lost on a Thursday night after the ranking


So Troy and Appy share the Sun Belt record for being recognized as sort of not Sun Belt-y for one week each!
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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby Skjellyfetti » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:32 pm

What's the SoCon record?
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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby CID1990 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:28 am

Skjellyfetti wrote:What's the SoCon record?


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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby Pwns » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:23 am

From October of last year:

Lehigh TU Owl wrote:Their program hit rock bottom today in a 55-20 loss to Umass. The Eagles were down 48-0 at half. I know they'll blame their coaching but in reality their program's problems run much deeper than that. I still can't fathom why they threw all that history away for this. They'll never be truly relevant in FBS. Sure they can have a good season in here and there in the SBC but what is the value in that?


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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby Grizalltheway » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:50 am

Pwns wrote:From October of last year:

Lehigh TU Owl wrote:Their program hit rock bottom today in a 55-20 loss to Umass. The Eagles were down 48-0 at half. I know they'll blame their coaching but in reality their program's problems run much deeper than that. I still can't fathom why they threw all that history away for this. They'll never be truly relevant in FBS. Sure they can have a good season in here and there in the SBC but what is the value in that?


Always worth a chuckle to have some Patriot League AGS poster like Lehigh TU Owl or Lehigh Football Nation remind you won't win a national championship so what's the point? :lol:

I mean his last sentence isn't wrong. :coffee:

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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby Baldy » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:41 pm

Grizalltheway wrote:
Pwns wrote:From October of last year:



Always worth a chuckle to have some Patriot League AGS poster like Lehigh TU Owl or Lehigh Football Nation remind you won't win a national championship so what's the point? :lol:

I mean his last sentence isn't wrong. :coffee:

His last sentence is a question. There is no right or wrong. It all depends on what you want.

Aside from the tiny handful of P5 NFL factories, the parity among the rest of FBS seems to get stronger every year. Ten years ago, you would have the 'fluke' Boise State. Now there are multiple G5 schools who compete and often beat P5 (GOOD P5 teams) on a regular basis.

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Re: Sun Belt 2018 Thread

Postby AshevilleApp » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:17 am

App became Bowl eligible yesterday. :thumb:

Big game in Statesboro this coming Saturday.


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