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Anonymous Coward

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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2019, 10:51:38 PM »
I am entering the season bullish on Minnesota. This game is giving me slight pause. Not out of snark but just to remind me of context (UW injuries or playcalling): how again did Minnesota whallop Wisconsin last year -- and, specifically, why did Taylor get so few carries?
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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2019, 10:58:35 PM »
Asu has some nice playmakers for this true freshman QB to play with.  Kent st looks hot, out of shape and it's early.

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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2019, 11:06:58 PM »
It's a good thing this is a 1-AA club they're playing against. Gophers are a work in progress...

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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2019, 11:25:37 PM »
I see UT is blacked out to start the season.

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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2019, 12:05:20 AM »
I probably shouldn't be surprised in retrospect how close the Minnesota - South Dakota State game was. They've been similarly strong in basketball as in football.... That said, it does downgrade my opinion of Minnesota. I know they had a similar struggle with Buffalo last year (my bad that was two years ago when they were both mediocre, but my point still stands), but I think them beating Fresno State again would be an upset at this point.....
“When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing”
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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2019, 12:09:12 AM »
Yikes. 

Might want to give the Terps a zero win season if they can't even beat Minnesota this year, after completely dominating them last year, without decent QB play. 

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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2019, 12:12:23 AM »
I wouldn't overreact one way or another.

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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2019, 12:28:00 AM »
I wouldn't overreact one way or another.
Agreed. Week 2 improvements are a thing and can be incredible. To beat FrSU they'll have to get a good chunk of that 

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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2019, 12:31:25 AM »
Whew. 

Game lacked any aesthetic value but it got the job done. 

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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2019, 12:36:38 AM »
Also, once you get past the FCS designation, South Dakota State is probably better than most Week 1 opponents the Big Ten is facing.

Sagarin, who combines FBS and FCS into one ranking, had them #58 to finish last year.  Some teams around them?  Starting at #56 it went Maryland, Vandy, South Dakota State, Cal, Wake Forest, Temple, Baylor, BYU, VT, Arizona, Indiana, Florida State.  We wouldn't be poo pooing a close win against any of those teams, and IIRC, both Temple and BYU, teams worse than South Dakota State, scored wins over Big Ten schools last year

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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2019, 12:38:23 AM »
UCLA really seems to have wasted talent.


Talent AND potential. Recruits in UCLA’s backyard  are instead going to Oregon, Washington, Notre Dame, and whoever else raises their hand. Just an embarrassing showing to blow both games of their series Vs the AAC conference with Chip Kelly as your coach.

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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2019, 12:57:09 AM »
I see UT is blacked out to start the season.

No problem getting them here.

On the other hand, Rutgers, Maryland, and even Penn State and Michigan are blacked out in week 1.  Seems like an odd decision by the B1G not to put any of those games on television.

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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2019, 07:26:50 AM »
Not sure what to make of Minny. SDSU is a strong team, but Minny did get outgained.  Minny was pretty inconsistent last year so tough to get a read on them from one game.

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Re: Thursday Night SOC: A Gopher and a Jackrabbit...
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2019, 09:40:26 AM »
The Gophers lost to the other South Dakota in 2010. 

Brewster lost to a team from each of the Dakotas as HC. 
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

 

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