Two Near Scalps in Week 2

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Two Near Scalps in Week 2

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I thought we had one with AR State, but apparently they moved up to FBS awhile back, and are in the bogus Sun Belt.

But Campbell nearly beat recent move-up GA Southern, losing 27-26. And Texas Tech barely beat recent D-II call-up Houston Baptist 35-33. I guess the days of referring to these programs as FCSINOs are over. Wow....

Other FCS-involved scores this week:

West Virginia 56, Eastern Kentucky 10

Pitt 55, Austin Peay 0

Oklahoma 48, SW Missouri State 0

South Florida 27, Citadel 6

So, has COVID depleted Peay THAT much, or is Pitt really that good? Peay didn't look all that good in Week 1, either, with OL conditioning issues. I'm wondering about E KY and SW MO also, though the level of this week's competition (surely a COVID-influenced schedule) probably has something to do with that. Are the playoffs going to be legit this year, or is 2020 already a lost cause?
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SuperHornet wrote:I thought we had one with AR State, but apparently they moved up to FBS awhile back, and are in the bogus Sun Belt.

But Campbell nearly beat recent move-up GA Southern, losing 27-26. And Texas Tech barely beat recent D-II call-up Houston Baptist 35-33. I guess the days of referring to these programs as FCSINOs are over. Wow....

Other FCS-involved scores this week:

West Virginia 56, Eastern Kentucky 10

Pitt 55, Austin Peay 0

Oklahoma 48, SW Missouri State 0

South Florida 27, Citadel 6

So, has COVID depleted Peay THAT much, or is Pitt really that good? Peay didn't look all that good in Week 1, either, with OL conditioning issues. I'm wondering about E KY and SW MO also, though the level of this week's competition (surely a COVID-influenced schedule) probably has something to do with that. Are the playoffs going to be legit this year, or is 2020 already a lost cause?
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Georgia Southern was without 33 players. Nuts. I think eventually the FCS will get a scalp because somewhere some FCS team will get knocked down to the level of scholarships less than the FCS max. Well at least we have football.
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Pwns wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:39 am
Georgia Southern was without 33 players. Nuts. I think eventually the FCS will get a scalp because somewhere some FCS team will get knocked down to the level of scholarships less than the FCS max. Well at least we have football.
Yup, the GSU game was one the FCS team should've won - down 33 players and they still won fairly comfortably. I haven't looked at the schedule, but are there good chances for the FCS to get a win this year with schedules being so less? If anything, this could be the year for the Group of 5 - the FBS conferences that aren't the P5. The big story out of the first real weekend was the Sun Belt going 3-0 against the Big 12. Even have several teams ranked right now.
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Two more near scalps that SHOULD have come to fruition:

UTSA 24, SFA 10

UTEP 17, Abilene Christian 13

Also, Campbell should have had a shot against former Big South foe Coastal Carolina (43-21), but that one wasn't anywhere near as much a "should have got it done" as those other two. The Citadel bit off a bit more than it could chew against FBS #1 Clemson (49-0). While COVID-related schedule scrambling likely has something to say with Austin Peay (now 0-3 after a 55-20 whitewashing at the hands of FBS #14 Cincinnati), they will likely now not come anywhere near the playoffs, as they are now pretty much done....
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Props to The Citadel telling Clemson to pound sand when given the opportunity to run shorter quarters after the half.
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Ibanez wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:26 am
Props to The Citadel telling Clemson to pound sand when given the opportunity to run shorter quarters after the half.
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