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Unread post by Woodstovegang » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:34 pm

Big 12 losses X3, Conference USA from us this was a good weekend for the Sunbelt argument for NY6. We could own our own destiny.


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Unread post by AppStFan1 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:55 pm

Glad to see it! The Sun Belt should also have another league first this week when we have 2 teams ranked in the top 25 (App and Louisiana).

If we have a full season and run the table then we could own our destiny but I just want to win next week by 20+ right now. Campbell gave Georgia Southern a huge scare. We have to be ready for sure. The target on our backs is huge right now. We are getting the absolute best shot from every team we play this year.



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Unread post by AppDub » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:23 am

AppStFan1 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:55 pm
Glad to see it! The Sun Belt should also have another league first this week when we have 2 teams ranked in the top 25 (App and Louisiana).

If we have a full season and run the table then we could own our destiny but I just want to win next week by 20+ right now. Campbell gave Georgia Southern a huge scare. We have to be ready for sure. The target on our backs is huge right now. We are getting the absolute best shot from every team we play this year.
Marshall won't be an easy one. Let's smack them around then beat Campbell by 20 plus.



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Unread post by ASU3432Mi » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:55 am

Stink barely had enough players to field a team yesterday. Campbell QB is tough. Marshall on the road will be a big challenge. Can't make the mistakes we made yesterday or we won't win.



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Unread post by ASU3432Mi » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:27 am

ESPNU talking up Sun Belt right now.



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Unread post by hotrod2001 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:17 am

Tbatchelor1977 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:01 am
USA Today giving Sunbelt some love

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 782472002/
"...Appalachian State and a potential rebound season from Troy and the conference has the makings of an impressive top tier than can come close to matching other Group of Five conferences."

They still act as if we're the FBS doormat. Apparently USA Today hasn't been paying attention to the last few seasons and bowl games. We're a solid #2 or #3 G5 conference.



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Unread post by AppStFan1 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:58 am

AppDub wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:23 am
AppStFan1 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:55 pm
Glad to see it! The Sun Belt should also have another league first this week when we have 2 teams ranked in the top 25 (App and Louisiana).

If we have a full season and run the table then we could own our destiny but I just want to win next week by 20+ right now. Campbell gave Georgia Southern a huge scare. We have to be ready for sure. The target on our backs is huge right now. We are getting the absolute best shot from every team we play this year.
Marshall won't be an easy one. Let's smack them around then beat Campbell by 20 plus.
For some reason I had Marshall and Campbell inverted on our schedule in my head (late post) but I still hope we clean things up and win by 20 or so. I don't think we will but that is my hope.

As for Campbell, they are a good enough FCS team that if we had 30 players out they should play us close but I would still expect to win by 14 or so. I was disappointed that it took GSU so long to wake up. They made a lot of errors and still found a way to win. I think if GSU has everyone they win that game by 40+. I thought the game would be close but more like 10-14 instead of 1 with those suspensions.



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Unread post by Stonewall » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:05 pm

Cut out the mental errors and we will be fine.



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Unread post by asu1978 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:14 pm

I had the unique opportunity to watch the game on a nice new LG tv in a new.....hospital room at Mission Hosp./Asheville after kidney stone surgery.The doctors & nursing staff were very complementary on the Mountaineer football program,including the UNC grads. 8-)



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Unread post by NashvilleNeer » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:43 pm

AppStFan1 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:55 pm
Glad to see it! The Sun Belt should also have another league first this week when we have 2 teams ranked in the top 25 (App and Louisiana).

If we have a full season and run the table then we could own our destiny but I just want to win next week by 20+ right now. Campbell gave Georgia Southern a huge scare. We have to be ready for sure. The target on our backs is huge right now. We are getting the absolute best shot from every team we play this year.
we don't need to worry about Campbell, but Marshall will be tough. That QB is very solid



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Unread post by NashvilleNeer » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:45 pm

hotrod2001 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:17 am
Tbatchelor1977 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:01 am
USA Today giving Sunbelt some love

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 782472002/
"...Appalachian State and a potential rebound season from Troy and the conference has the makings of an impressive top tier than can come close to matching other Group of Five conferences."

They still act as if we're the FBS doormat. Apparently USA Today hasn't been paying attention to the last few seasons and bowl games. We're a solid #2 or #3 G5 conference.
Might be able to debate #2, but no worse than #3. National writers don't really know much about the smaller conferences though. They just assume the AAC is the SEC of the G5 and continue to just vote them ahead of everyone else



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Unread post by WataugaMan » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:28 pm

NashvilleNeer wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:43 pm
AppStFan1 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:55 pm
Glad to see it! The Sun Belt should also have another league first this week when we have 2 teams ranked in the top 25 (App and Louisiana).

If we have a full season and run the table then we could own our destiny but I just want to win next week by 20+ right now. Campbell gave Georgia Southern a huge scare. We have to be ready for sure. The target on our backs is huge right now. We are getting the absolute best shot from every team we play this year.
we don't need to worry about Campbell, but Marshall will be tough. That QB is very solid
Maybe, maybe not (concerning Marshall's QB). He/they will not be facing a weak FCS team this weekend. We'll see.
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Unread post by AppStFan1 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:29 pm

NashvilleNeer wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:45 pm
hotrod2001 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:17 am
Tbatchelor1977 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:01 am
USA Today giving Sunbelt some love

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 782472002/
"...Appalachian State and a potential rebound season from Troy and the conference has the makings of an impressive top tier than can come close to matching other Group of Five conferences."

They still act as if we're the FBS doormat. Apparently USA Today hasn't been paying attention to the last few seasons and bowl games. We're a solid #2 or #3 G5 conference.
Might be able to debate #2, but no worse than #3. National writers don't really know much about the smaller conferences though. They just assume the AAC is the SEC of the G5 and continue to just vote them ahead of everyone else
Indeed. SBC is not the doormat it once was. With that said, I think the additions of App, GSU, CCU, and Georgia St along with Arkansas State, Louisiana, and Troy and the SBC is better than CUSA and MAC and competing with the others.
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Unread post by asu66 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm

AppStFan1 wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:29 pm
NashvilleNeer wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:45 pm
hotrod2001 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:17 am
Tbatchelor1977 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:01 am
USA Today giving Sunbelt some love

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 782472002/
"...Appalachian State and a potential rebound season from Troy and the conference has the makings of an impressive top tier than can come close to matching other Group of Five conferences."

They still act as if we're the FBS doormat. Apparently USA Today hasn't been paying attention to the last few seasons and bowl games. We're a solid #2 or #3 G5 conference.
Might be able to debate #2, but no worse than #3. National writers don't really know much about the smaller conferences though. They just assume the AAC is the SEC of the G5 and continue to just vote them ahead of everyone else
Indeed. SBC is not the doormat it once was. With that said, I think the additions of App, GSU, CCU, and Georgia St along with Arkansas State and Troy and the SBC is better than CUSA and MAC and competing with the others.
Let's not leave out the Ragin' Cajuns. They could be the team to beat for the SBC title this season. They'll have to beat us at KBS in three weeks or so to improve their chances. They should have plenty of motivation; as they're "O-fer" all-time against App football. Sooner or later they'll hit us for a "W" and this could be the year. They're settled into a rhythm in Napier's system while our kids are playing under their third "new" head coach in three years and under yet another handful of new assistant coaches. That could bite us where it hurts sometime this season. I hope not, but... :shock:


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Unread post by asu66 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm

AppStFan1 wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:29 pm
NashvilleNeer wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:45 pm
hotrod2001 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:17 am
Tbatchelor1977 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:01 am
USA Today giving Sunbelt some love

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 782472002/
"...Appalachian State and a potential rebound season from Troy and the conference has the makings of an impressive top tier than can come close to matching other Group of Five conferences."

They still act as if we're the FBS doormat. Apparently USA Today hasn't been paying attention to the last few seasons and bowl games. We're a solid #2 or #3 G5 conference.
Might be able to debate #2, but no worse than #3. National writers don't really know much about the smaller conferences though. They just assume the AAC is the SEC of the G5 and continue to just vote them ahead of everyone else
Indeed. SBC is not the doormat it once was. With that said, I think the additions of App, GSU, CCU, and Georgia St along with Arkansas State and Troy and the SBC is better than CUSA and MAC and competing with the others.
Let's not leave out the Ragin' Cajuns. They could be the team to beat for the SBC title this season. They'll have to beat us at KBS in three weeks or so to improve their chances. They should have plenty of motivation; as they're "O-fer" all-time against App football. Sooner or later they'll hit us for a "W" and this could be the year. They're settled into a rhythm in Napier's system while our kids are playing under their third "new" head coach in three years and under yet another handful of new assistant coaches. That could bite us where it hurts sometime this season. I hope not, but... :shock:


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Unread post by AppStFan1 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:19 am

asu66 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm
AppStFan1 wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:29 pm
NashvilleNeer wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:45 pm
hotrod2001 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:17 am
Tbatchelor1977 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:01 am
USA Today giving Sunbelt some love

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 782472002/
"...Appalachian State and a potential rebound season from Troy and the conference has the makings of an impressive top tier than can come close to matching other Group of Five conferences."

They still act as if we're the FBS doormat. Apparently USA Today hasn't been paying attention to the last few seasons and bowl games. We're a solid #2 or #3 G5 conference.
Might be able to debate #2, but no worse than #3. National writers don't really know much about the smaller conferences though. They just assume the AAC is the SEC of the G5 and continue to just vote them ahead of everyone else
Indeed. SBC is not the doormat it once was. With that said, I think the additions of App, GSU, CCU, and Georgia St along with Arkansas State, Louisiana, and Troy and the SBC is better than CUSA and MAC and competing with the others.
Let's not leave out the Ragin' Cajuns. They could be the team to beat for the SBC title this season. They'll have to beat us at KBS in three weeks or so to improve their chances. They should have plenty of motivation; as they're "O-fer" all-time against App football. Sooner or later they'll hit us for a "W" and this could be the year. They're settled into a rhythm in Napier's system while our kids are playing under their third "new" head coach in three years and under yet another handful of new assistant coaches. That could bite us where it hurts sometime this season. I hope not, but... :shock:
I meant to include them so edited it. At first I was just talking about the newer teams but then accidentally left them out when I was mentioning teams who have been in the league a while. This could be the year that Louisiana beats us but if we clean up special teams then I think we can take down Louisiana. I feel much better about that game because they have to come to Boone. It is still going to be a tough one.



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Re: sunbelt gaining respect

Unread post by rbarthle17 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:45 pm

Woodstovegang wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:34 pm
Big 12 losses X3, Conference USA from us this was a good weekend for the Sunbelt argument for NY6. We could own our own destiny.
Not even a little bit. AAC Champ controls their own destiny until they lose 2 or more games.



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Unread post by Apple@chin1 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:54 pm

rbarthle17 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:45 pm
Woodstovegang wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:34 pm
Big 12 losses X3, Conference USA from us this was a good weekend for the Sunbelt argument for NY6. We could own our own destiny.
Not even a little bit. AAC Champ controls their own destiny until they lose 2 or more games.
I would agree with you in any other year but 2020. I’m not surprised at anything any longer. Let’s shoot for the National Championship!
#WhyNotUs



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Unread post by citroknight » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:46 pm

Apple@chin1 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:54 pm
rbarthle17 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:45 pm
Woodstovegang wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:34 pm
Big 12 losses X3, Conference USA from us this was a good weekend for the Sunbelt argument for NY6. We could own our own destiny.
Not even a little bit. AAC Champ controls their own destiny until they lose 2 or more games.
I would agree with you in any other year but 2020. I’m not surprised at anything any longer. Let’s shoot for the National Championship!
#WhyNotUs
2020 is a wild year so why not?!

But it will be tough since right now (before the B1G and others jump back) the AAC's top 3 are all ranked above the SBC top 2. And all 3 play each other in the regular season and with no divisions, the best two will rematch in the title game. Back of the napkin math, assuming the champ doesn't have surprise losses to someone outside of the top 3, the AAC champ will have gone either 2-1 or 3-0 against two ranked AAC teams. Seems unlikely for the SBC champ to jump that. Especially if it's 3-0.



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