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The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:38 am
by Gil Dobie
Any hen fans traveling to Fargo?

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:55 am
by AZGrizFan
NDSU by 24

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:20 am
by kalm
I was going until we lost to Rhodey.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:26 am
by andy7171
kalm wrote:I was going to until we lost Rhodey.

We?


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Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:21 am
by 93henfan
AZGrizFan wrote:NDSU by 24


That’s low. 50-10 NDSU

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:31 am
by 93henfan
A Delaware team eight years removed from the playoffs who struggled against an Ivy team opening on the road, beat a historically bad Laughayette squad, and lost to Rhode Island at home

VS

The all-time greatest FCS program.

A major mismatch here.

If NDSU doesn’t win by 40, they should get chewed out after the game.

This game is not a “big game” and the result should be lopsided.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:05 pm
by JohnStOnge
I think at this point we know that Rhode Island is pretty good.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:46 pm
by 93henfan
JohnStOnge wrote:I think at this point we know that Rhode Island is pretty good.


Barely beat a terrible Delaware team, handily beat an even worse Albany team, and lost close to a terrible FBS team.

Jury’s still out.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:11 pm
by kalm
93henfan wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:I think at this point we know that Rhode Island is pretty good.


Barely beat a terrible Delaware team, handily beat an even worse Albany team, and lost close to a terrible FBS team.

Jury’s still out.


Well then wouldn't jury still be out on Delaware, Clenz?

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:20 pm
by 93henfan
kalm wrote:
93henfan wrote:
Barely beat a terrible Delaware team, handily beat an even worse Albany team, and lost close to a terrible FBS team.

Jury’s still out.


Well then wouldn't jury still be out on Delaware, Clenz?


Wut?

Delaware sucks balls. How many times do I need to say it? I’m not the one voting for Delaware in Top 25 polls (go see the preseason poll thread when I told people voting for Delaware was idiotic). Anyone voting for Delaware at this point is voting for a name. It would be like voting for Texas in FBS.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:48 pm
by kalm
93henfan wrote:
kalm wrote:
Well then wouldn't jury still be out on Delaware, Clenz?


Wut?

Delaware sucks balls. How many times do I need to say it? I’m not the one voting for Delaware in Top 25 polls (go see the preseason poll thread when I told people voting for Delaware was idiotic). Anyone voting for Delaware at this point is voting for a name. It would be like voting for Texas in FBS.


So the jury is still out on URI who had a close win against Delaware. What if URI finishes 8-3 or 9-2 against a decent schedule with a win against a couple of ranked opponents? The URI loss for Delaware would be considered a "good" loss and if they finish 7-4 they wouldn't exactly have sucked balls. Maybe went down the shaft to the base but not sucked balls.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:46 pm
by Gil Dobie
If Delaware wins, most of the message board fans in 10 years will say, "I was there". I'll take a picture of the Delaware fan section, which is next to the end zone where I sit. If I'm alive in 10 years, I'll post it as proof.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:21 pm
by JohnStOnge
I think it's an interesting match up and hope to be able to watch it.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:47 am
by 93henfan
Gil Dobie wrote:If Delaware wins, most of the message board fans in 10 years will say, "I was there". I'll take a picture of the Delaware fan section, which is next to the end zone where I sit. If I'm alive in 10 years, I'll post it as proof.


Delaware will have 200 fans there, tops. Our fanbase doesn’t travel anymore, particularly to North Dakota in September. The product (on our end) doesn’t justify it.

We never really got any fans from out that way in the games here either. SDSU brought hardly anyone to a regular season matchup in Newark. UNI and SIU brought hardly anyone to playoff games in Newark.

I would expect NDSU to bring a few thousand here, kind of like Georgia Southern did. That’s kind of the benchmark for long distance travel to me. Good FCS teams bring a few thousand. UD is not a good FCS team this decade.

If Wentz is healthy and the Eagles are in town that same weekend next year, NDSU attendance could go way up. That’d be a great double-header.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 am
by GannonFan
93henfan wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:If Delaware wins, most of the message board fans in 10 years will say, "I was there". I'll take a picture of the Delaware fan section, which is next to the end zone where I sit. If I'm alive in 10 years, I'll post it as proof.


Delaware will have 200 fans there, tops. Our fanbase doesn’t travel anymore, particularly to North Dakota in September. The product (on our end) doesn’t justify it.

We never really got any fans from out that way in the games here either. SDSU brought hardly anyone to a regular season matchup in Newark. UNI and SIU brought hardly anyone to playoff games in Newark.

I would expect NDSU to bring a few thousand here, kind of like Georgia Southern did. That’s kind of the benchmark for long distance travel to me. Good FCS teams bring a few thousand. UD is not a good FCS team this decade.

If Wentz is healthy and the Eagles are in town that same weekend next year, NDSU attendance could go way up. That’d be a great double-header.


Yup, 200 is the high number for UD fans there (and I won't be in the 200). We just don't travel like we did, and even back then getting 1,000 folks out there would've been big. Like 93 said, I wouldn't expect NDSU to have more than 1,000 folks our way next year. Of course, you guys have to watch expenses since you have to factor in the cost to get down to Frisco every year.

This isn't a great UD team - the QB is the best we've had since 2012, so that's a good thing, but we couldn't run the ball effectively against Cornell and while our defense looked a little better against Cornell, our tiny defensive line is going to be pushed by NDSU. Keeping this game under a 40 point spread would be a victory for UD in what's likely to be an ugly game.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:19 am
by 89Hen
93henfan wrote:particularly to North Dakota in September.

in any month. Hell, can you even get to NDSU in less than 10 hours? Seriously.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:20 am
by Gil Dobie
89Hen wrote:
93henfan wrote:particularly to North Dakota in September.

in any month. Hell, can you even get to NDSU in less than 10 hours? Seriously.


How long does it take to fly to Minneapolis or Fargo?

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:59 am
by Silenoz
"Big" game

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:09 am
by 89Hen
Gil Dobie wrote:
89Hen wrote:in any month. Hell, can you even get to NDSU in less than 10 hours? Seriously.


How long does it take to fly to Minneapolis or Fargo?

10 hours.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:48 am
by 93henfan
Silenoz wrote:"Big" Sky


:coffee:

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:23 am
by Winterborn
About how I expect the game to go for Delaware.


Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:16 pm
by Gil Dobie
89Hen wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:
How long does it take to fly to Minneapolis or Fargo?

10 hours.


Just a quick look, I see Delta from Philly to Fargo, 4hr & 26 minutes.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:19 pm
by Gil Dobie
Coach K, says Delaware should have beat Rhody, just too many turnovers and bad breaks.

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:23 pm
by 93henfan
Gil Dobie wrote:Coach K, says Delaware should have beat Rhody, just too many turnovers and bad breaks.


:lol:

Re: The Big Game: Delaware @ NDSU

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:26 pm
by Gil Dobie
93henfan wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:Coach K, says Delaware should have beat Rhody, just too many turnovers and bad breaks.


:lol:


You got these big uglies in the back field, 400 lb QB, RB and TE?