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Re: NDSU and the new FCS landscape

Post by Cat Grad » Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:31 pm

BleedingBLue wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:00 pm
Frustrating game to watch. Neither UND or NDSU has played great but a couple big plays by NDSU has them in the lead. The officials are letting both teams play which is good, but they have missed 2 targeting calls, 1 by each team. They also haven't reviewed some close calls that would have benefited UND if overturned. UND is being outcoached big time. The top half of the MVFC is catching up to NDSU though.
Watching the Jackson State-Alabama State game too. They're much more physical, in my opinion. Lots of hits that'd be called targeting in our conference they review and decide it's just football in their games. Nice to see this many FCS games on the tube.

I guess there's 9500 in attendance watching the Dakota schools.



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Re: NDSU and the new FCS landscape

Post by Cat Grad » Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:38 pm

That was power football.



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Re: NDSU and the new FCS landscape

Post by 91catAlum » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:23 pm

It appears the rumors of NDSU's death were greatly exaggerated...


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Re: NDSU and the new FCS landscape

Post by BleedingBLue » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:43 pm

91catAlum wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:23 pm
It appears the rumors of NDSU's death were greatly exaggerated...
:lol: I will admit I underestimated them, but they still aren’t the same team that everyone is used to seeing. They had 200 yards of offense in the 1st quarter, and 250 the rest of the game. They did look more physical at the LOS Saturday, in the run game. UND made some mistakes early and a bad 4th down call at their own 40 in the 1st half led straight to more NDSU points. Their passing game still isn't good whether Noland or Miller is at QB. Watson had a 60 yard TD that was thrown into double coverage and played poorly by the D. Other than that they couldn't pass the ball. Their pass protection isn't very good. SDSU will be a really good test for them in a couple weeks. They are still great, I just don't think they are going to continue to be a dynasty.



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Re: NDSU and the new FCS landscape

Post by catatac » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:59 pm

BleedingBLue wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:43 pm
91catAlum wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:23 pm
It appears the rumors of NDSU's death were greatly exaggerated...
:lol: I will admit I underestimated them, but they still aren’t the same team that everyone is used to seeing. They had 200 yards of offense in the 1st quarter, and 250 the rest of the game. They did look more physical at the LOS Saturday, in the run game. UND made some mistakes early and a bad 4th down call at their own 40 in the 1st half led straight to more NDSU points. Their passing game still isn't good whether Noland or Miller is at QB. Watson had a 60 yard TD that was thrown into double coverage and played poorly by the D. Other than that they couldn't pass the ball. Their pass protection isn't very good. SDSU will be a really good test for them in a couple weeks. They are still great, I just don't think they are going to continue to be a dynasty.
Plus, do we even know if they're playing starters all over, especially on the lines or just using this as an NFL pre season and letting younger guys audition? Kind of sounds like they're not playing all the key starters\contributors here.


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Re: NDSU and the new FCS landscape

Post by BleedingBLue » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:10 pm

catatac wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:59 pm
BleedingBLue wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:43 pm
91catAlum wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:23 pm
It appears the rumors of NDSU's death were greatly exaggerated...
:lol: I will admit I underestimated them, but they still aren’t the same team that everyone is used to seeing. They had 200 yards of offense in the 1st quarter, and 250 the rest of the game. They did look more physical at the LOS Saturday, in the run game. UND made some mistakes early and a bad 4th down call at their own 40 in the 1st half led straight to more NDSU points. Their passing game still isn't good whether Noland or Miller is at QB. Watson had a 60 yard TD that was thrown into double coverage and played poorly by the D. Other than that they couldn't pass the ball. Their pass protection isn't very good. SDSU will be a really good test for them in a couple weeks. They are still great, I just don't think they are going to continue to be a dynasty.
Plus, do we even know if they're playing starters all over, especially on the lines or just using this as an NFL pre season and letting younger guys audition? Kind of sounds like they're not playing all the key starters\contributors here.
They are. 2 of their LBs, 2 DL and 2 DBs were starters in 2019. 1 corner and 1 safety are freshman and the other LB and DL guys all have a lot of experience. The TEs and WRs have all been starters or have a lot of experience and 3 OL guys were starters previously. I do know they lost Lance, one of their best WRs, their LT and starting RB in the fall though.



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Re: NDSU and the new FCS landscape

Post by Cat Grad » Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:15 pm

Suffice it to say nine true freshmen getting significant playtime is kind of like watching the SEC coaches putting their best players on the field. I hadn't heard anything about this young man:

https://www.inforum.com/sports/football ... uth-Dakota



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