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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

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MSU—40
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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

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WIU 10


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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by 110010110 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:35 am

MSU 28
WIU 9

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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by The Big Meowski » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:11 am

Since WIU is 21-21 at home since 2011, I'm not buying that its a tough place to win at. Not saying it's not a pain to get to, but obviously not that tough to win.
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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by 91catAlum » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:05 am

Mr Lisle wrote:
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Interesting. Vegas has MSU -3 which is way less obviously.


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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by Grizaddict » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:14 am

This is a much different team than last year. They lost 23 seniors and literally every single skilled position stud they had last year. UNA dominated this team and we saw what the Griz did to UNA once they made adjustments. Cats should win this one very easily, by like 3 scores if not more. The only difficult part of this game is getting to Macomb.



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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by luckyirishguy25 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:36 am

Grizaddict wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:14 am
This is a much different team than last year. They lost 23 seniors and literally every single skilled position stud they had last year. UNA dominated this team and we saw what the Griz did to UNA once they made adjustments. Cats should win this one very easily, by like 3 scores if not more. The only difficult part of this game is getting to Macomb.
I'd say that's a fair assessment. Especially with our history of botched travel. I personally think our D line will shred their Oline like we did to SEMO, maybe even worse. Their QB is going to be running for his life.

God it feels good to have a defensive team again.



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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

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91catAlum wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:05 am
Mr Lisle wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:42 am
Bobcats by 16.76----Saragin
Interesting. Vegas has MSU -3 which is way less obviously.
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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by cats2506 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:44 am

I watched both games, (WIU@UNA & WIU@ CSU) they looked really bad against UNA, they played a lot better against CSU even thought the score was worse. There was a lot of talk after the UNA game about a 9 hour bus ride. They have been missing their best 2 RB's in this first 2 games, I haven't heard if they get them back this week or not. My advise is to throw out the UNA game, this is a much better team than that game might indicate.

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Max Norris and Vic Johnson have yet to play while Deontez Thompson missed last week’s game at Colorado State.
Kendon Walker, who went down in the CSU game late with an injury, is the team’s leading rusher, carrying the ball 19 times for 103 yards (51.5 yards per game) this season.
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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by WalkOn79 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:36 am

luckyirishguy25 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:36 am
Grizaddict wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:14 am
This is a much different team than last year. They lost 23 seniors and literally every single skilled position stud they had last year. UNA dominated this team and we saw what the Griz did to UNA once they made adjustments. Cats should win this one very easily, by like 3 scores if not more. The only difficult part of this game is getting to Macomb.
I'd say that's a fair assessment. Especially with our history of botched travel. I personally think our D line will shred their Oline like we did to SEMO, maybe even worse. Their QB is going to be running for his life.

God it feels good to have a defensive team again.
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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by StatedImprovement » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:56 am

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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by luckyirishguy25 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:29 pm

StatedImprovement wrote:
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Cats 24
WIU 27
Its awesome when you come on here and post your crap and you're always wrong. I hope you're ready for an extended streak cause this year will be 4 in a row. That should send you back to your hole for another year.



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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by technoCat » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:24 pm

This game looks like a huge trap game. WIU is on the ropes. We're riding high. Its a crappy trip. We "should" dominate on the lines. I hope with our new culture our guys are taking it as serious as SEMO. We don't want to be the one's drug into deep water...

Maybe I'm just too used to disappointment after a big game given our last 20 years.


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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by ilovethecats » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:26 pm

technoCat wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:24 pm
This game looks like a huge trap game. WIU is on the ropes. We're riding high. Its a crappy trip. We "should" dominate on the lines. I hope with our new culture our guys are taking it as serious as SEMO. We don't want to be the one's drug into deep water...

Maybe I'm just too used to disappointment after a big game given our last 20 years.
This team is a different animal. They'll show as much as every weekend passes.



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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by catatac » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:35 pm

ilovethecats wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:26 pm
technoCat wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:24 pm
This game looks like a huge trap game. WIU is on the ropes. We're riding high. Its a crappy trip. We "should" dominate on the lines. I hope with our new culture our guys are taking it as serious as SEMO. We don't want to be the one's drug into deep water...

Maybe I'm just too used to disappointment after a big game given our last 20 years.
This team is a different animal. They'll show as much as every weekend passes.
This is what I'm thinking and hoping. I can tell you I'll be on pins and needles with this one and hopefully we can put them away. On paper, it looks like our lines should win the battle of the trenches on both sides which should lead to a lopsided victory in the 4th. However, we all know what can happen. I often wonder what Choate, and other head coaches REALLY think when they're done watching film and preparing for the game. Obviously it's all coach speak and opponent respect all week, but I wonder if in his head there are times when he's thinking, "We're gonna kill these guys." :lol:


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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by Buckaroo Bonzi » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:21 pm

technoCat wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:24 pm
This game looks like a huge trap game. WIU is on the ropes. We're riding high. Its a crappy trip. We "should" dominate on the lines. I hope with our new culture our guys are taking it as serious as SEMO. We don't want to be the one's drug into deep water...

Maybe I'm just too used to disappointment after a big game given our last 20 years.
I'm with you and 2506 , after watching the Colorado Game , they still have some play makers. If we play like the
2nd and 4th quarters of Semo, it will be a ballgame. If we play like the 1st and 3rd of Semo, it won't be a problem.
I'm sure maintaining Mental Focus will be a big part of preparation this week. When this team puts together 4 good
quarters in a game , they will be dangerous for anyone in the FCS.


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Re: MSU vs WIU predictions

Post by TomCat88 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:52 pm

Buckaroo Bonzi wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:21 pm
technoCat wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:24 pm
This game looks like a huge trap game. WIU is on the ropes. We're riding high. Its a crappy trip. We "should" dominate on the lines. I hope with our new culture our guys are taking it as serious as SEMO. We don't want to be the one's drug into deep water...

Maybe I'm just too used to disappointment after a big game given our last 20 years.
I'm with you and 2506 , after watching the Colorado Game , they still have some play makers. If we play like the
2nd and 4th quarters of Semo, it will be a ballgame. If we play like the 1st and 3rd of Semo, it won't be a problem.
I'm sure maintaining Mental Focus will be a big part of preparation this week. When this team puts together 4 good
quarters in a game , they will be dangerous for anyone in the FCS.
WIU has a lot of transfers this year, so if they're going to get good you'll see it on a weekly basis as they build chemistry and find their groove. Sounds like they made a jump from week 1 to week 2, so they could be a team on the move.

MSU looked very dynamic against SEMO, but they have a ways to go. As Choate mentioned, they have a lot of people to get the ball to, so it takes some time for everyone to get enough reps, so they can feel comfortable and in a rhythm. You could see that in the SEMO game. When they looked good, they looked extremely good, but when they didn't it was messy.

WIU could catch MSU on an upswing for the Leathernecks and downswing for the Bobcats. Early season games can go in so many directions. MSU needs to not have many more stretches like after the second drive to the end of the half vs. SEMO.


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