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2 hours ago, HOF2013 said:

I read their game time forum.  They think we are slow, no run game and throw only slants and Jeff will be on his back all day....... And they will pound us.  Maybe, but...... I agree with JIMBO!

 

Only slants? They must not have a clue of what we are because I WISH we only threw slants. I've been yelling for more slants for 6 years!

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1 hour ago, DanesRGood said:

DanePound, some of their fans are trying to create accounts.  Let them in!

Yes! They seem upset! Must have been the middle-of-nowhere comment lol. What...do they have 2 red lights on the main strip as opposed to 1 (think of the cartoon Cars).

I kid, I kid.

I'm perfectly happy with where we are and won't be upset if we lose (unless we lose by shooting ourselves in the foot badly where we let a win get away). If we lose (blown out or otherwise), no big deal, we weren't supposed to be there. If they lose (in any fashion), they are going to have a TERRIBLE winter and spring. CAA being down and all (their words). I love these types of games...go out swinging and just ball ya'll!

Anyone know how we will be watching this game? I don't see any info RE: ESPN3, ESPN+, Flo, etc.

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1 hour ago, DanesRGood said:

 

Let them talk and bash away. Hopefully the team will shut them all up come Saturday. Mofor didn't have a great game today but did lead the conference in rushing yards. Green leads FCS in receiving TDs, JU broke the record for TDs by a freshman, Mencer had 12.5 sacks, etc.  Our team is good and that should be our focus.  Let them talk!

Have to correct myself. Mencer has 14.5 sacks. 

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22 minutes ago, Eli said:

Yes! They seem upset! Must have been the middle-of-nowhere comment lol. What...do they have 2 red lights on the main strip as opposed to 1 (think of the cartoon Cars).

I kid, I kid.

I'm perfectly happy with where we are and won't be upset if we lose (unless we lose by shooting ourselves in the foot badly where we let a win get away). If we lose (blown out or otherwise), no big deal, we weren't supposed to be there. If they lose (in any fashion), they are going to have a TERRIBLE winter and spring. CAA being down and all (their words). I love these types of games...go out swinging and just ball ya'll!

Anyone know how we will be watching this game? I don't see any info RE: ESPN3, ESPN+, Flo, etc.

All playoff games next week are ESPN3.

 

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It’s nice to know Montana St fans are checking out the board. Just a brief recap for you.  We had a couple of very down years. No QB play worth mentioning so it was a constant struggle to get points. Most of us were ready to chuck the coach overboard.  Then a 6-5 HS QB and pitcher arrived....did he ever.  So it’s fun to talk a little smack again.  When your team is picked to finish dead last in the conference and is now going to Rd 2 of the playoffs, this season has been a crashing success already. We’ve only been a full 63 scholarship program since 2013 and a D1 school since the 90s. So we don’t have the 100+ year traditions of the Cats and the Griz. So for us, we are going to enjoy the fact that our Danes will be playing a meaningful game in DECEMBER for the first time ever. And maybe, just maybe, if they put it all together and get some breaks, they can go out to Big Sky country and steal one...while the burglars are busy....

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2 hours ago, jimbo said:

It’s nice to know Montana St fans are checking out the board. Just a brief recap for you.  We had a couple of very down years. No QB play worth mentioning so it was a constant struggle to get points. Most of us were ready to chuck the coach overboard.  Then a 6-5 HS QB and pitcher arrived....did he ever.  So it’s fun to talk a little smack again.  When your team is picked to finish dead last in the conference and is now going to Rd 2 of the playoffs, this season has been a crashing success already. We’ve only been a full 63 scholarship program since 2013 and a D1 school since the 90s. So we don’t have the 100+ year traditions of the Cats and the Griz. So for us, we are going to enjoy the fact that our Danes will be playing a meaningful game in DECEMBER for the first time ever. And maybe, just maybe, if they put it all together and get some breaks, they can go out to Big Sky country and steal one...while the burglars are busy....

Perfectly stated! 

"The Great Danes (9-4) earned the first NCAA playoff victory in their 20-year Division I history, just a year after they finished last in the Colonial Athletic Association."  Key phrase, of this "...20 year Division I History,..."

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Interesting read over on the Danes site. So far my impression is we a bunch of over confident fans living in a middle of nowhere cowtown waiting on the super volcano to erupt, but at least we have elevation.

Really? Upstate NY thinks we're a cowtown in the middle of nowhere? That's rich. I really hate east coasters sometimes.

Yep. Confirmed upset.

Lighten up, Francis. :D

I can't wait for this game, regardless of result. I have never experienced a UA game that even remotely approaches the level of UA/Siena on the hardwood in my 6 years of being a season ticket holder. I LIKE IT. Not sure why they can't join the site...maybe they are still on 28.8kbps dialup out there with 20 free AOL hours? (that's a joke for you Bozeman lurkers)

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I registered on their board so I’ll try and field their queries as best I can. 

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Fun little exercise to compare the teams. I'm no Eli so I couldn't really get things to line up.

Some things to note. They are a very heavy run first team. We passed a lot more than them this season. 
3316 yards passing for us vs 1990 for them.  Rushing yards 3241 for them vs 1780 for us. 
We do have the 9th best rusher yards wise in FCS where as they use much more of a RB by committee approach. 

UA
Mofor: 1239
James: 593

MSU
Logan Jones: 788
Isaiah Infanse: 518
Travis Jonsen: 432


I keep reading on their site that they will get heavy ammounts of pressure on Undercuffler. 
That might happen but I was expecting better sack stats than 17th in the country from what I was reading. 
Only two more sacks than we got all season.

They have Bryce Stark who had 13.5 sacks this year, another guy with 6.5 sacks and 33 overall sacks as a team.  
We have Mencer with 14.5 and 31 total as a team.	

I'll let you guys analyze the rest...

	3rd Down Conversion Defense									
RANK	TEAM	G	OPP 3RD CONV	OPP 3RD ATT	PCT					
3	Albany (NY)	13	53	178	0.298					
50	Montana St.	12	68	185	0.368					 
										
	Completion Percentage									
RANK	TEAM	G	PASS COM	PASS ATT	PCT					
80	Albany (NY)	13	247	435	0.568					
81	Montana St.	12	172	304	0.566					
										
	Defensive TDs									
RANK	TEAM	G	FUM RET TDS	INT RET TDS	TDS					
5	Albany (NY)	13	3	1	4					
	Montana St.	12	0	0	0					
										
	Fewest Penalties									
RANK	TEAM	G	PENALTIES	PYARDS						
35	Montana St.	12	63	547						
89	Albany (NY)	13	84	653						
										
	Fumbles Lost									
RANK	TEAM	G	FUM LOST							
14	Montana St.	12	5							
102	Albany (NY)	13	11							
										
	Fumbles Recovered									
RANK	TEAM	G	FUM REC							
2	Albany (NY)	13	16							
41	Montana St.	12	9							
										
	Passes Had Intercepted									
RANK	TEAM	G	PASS ATT	INT						
2	Montana St.	12	304	4						
34	Albany (NY)	13	435	9						
										
	Passes Intercepted									
RANK	TEAM	G	OPP PASS	OPP INT	INT RET YDS	INT RET TDS				
46	Albany (NY)	13	382	11	180	1				
64	Montana St.	12	438	10	91	0				
										
	Passing Offense									
RANK	TEAM	G	PASS ATT	PASS COM	INT	PASS YDS	YDS/ATT	YDS/COMP	PASS TD	YPG
33	Albany (NY)	13	435	247	9	3316	7.62	13.43	39	255.1
105	Montana St.	12	304	172	4	1990	6.55	11.57	14	165.8
										
	Passing Yards Allowed									
RANK	TEAM	G	OPP CPL	OPP PASS	OPP PASS <BR/>YDS	OPP PASS <BR/>TDS	YDS/ATT	YDS/COMP	YPG	
46	Albany (NY)	13	228	382	2712	21	7.1	11.89	208.6	
85	Montana St.	12	281	438	2864	15	6.54	10.19	238.7	
										
	Red Zone Defense									
RANK	TEAM	G	OPP RZATT	OPP RZ RUSH TD	OPP RZ PASS TD	OPP RZ FG MADE	OPP RZSCORES	PCT		
23	Albany (NY)	13	39	11	11	7	29	0.744		
53	Montana St.	12	35	15	9	4	28	0.8		
										
	Redzone Offense									
RANK	TEAM	G	RZATT	RZ RUSH TD	RZ PASS TD	RZ FG MADE	RZSCORES	PCT		
10	Montana St.	12	52	32	8	7	47	0.904		
33	Albany (NY)	13	52	11	25	8	44	0.846		
										
	Rushing Defense									
RANK	TEAM	G	OPP RUSH	OPP RUSH YDS	YDS/RUSH	OPP RUSH TDS	YPG			
17	Montana St.	12	414	1440	3.48	17	120			
47	Albany (NY)	13	502	1926	3.84	15	148.2			
										
	Rushing Offense									
RANK	TEAM	G	RUSH	RUSH YDS	YDS/RUSH	RUSH TD	YPG			
6	Montana St.	12	549	3241	5.9	39	270.1			
82	Albany (NY)	13	426	1780	4.18	12	136.9			
										
	Sacks Allowed									
RANK	TEAM	G	OPP SACKS	OPP SACK YDS	AVG					
10	Montana St.	12	13	85	1.08					
76	Albany (NY)	13	31	196	2.38					
										
	Scoring Defense									
RANK	TEAM	G	TDS	OPP XP	2PT	OPP DXP	OPP FGM	OPP SAF	PTS	AVG
23	Montana St.	12	35	33	0	0	5	0	258	21.5
35	Albany (NY)	13	39	36	1	0	12	1	310	23.8
										
	Scoring Offense									
RANK	TEAM	G	TDS	PAT	2PT	DEF PTS	FG	SAF	PTS	PPG
21	Central Conn. St.	13	60	53	3	0	7	0	440	33.8
22	Montana St.	12	53	51	0	0	12	0	405	33.8
31	Albany (NY)	13	56	50	1	0	10	0	418	32.2
										
	Team Passing Efficiency									
RANK	TEAM	G	PASS ATT	PASS COM	INT	PASS YDS	PASS TD	PASS EFF		
27	Albany (NY)	13	435	247	9	3316	39	146.26		
81	Montana St.	12	304	172	4	1990	14	124.13		
										
	Team Passing Efficiency Defense									
RANK	TEAM	G	OPP PASS	OPP CPL	OPP INT	OPP PASS <BR/>YDS	OPP PASS <BR/>TDS	PASS EFF		
41	Montana St.	12	438	281	10	2864	15	125.82		
62	Albany (NY)	13	382	228	11	2712	21	131.7		
										
	Team Sacks									
RANK	TEAM	G	SACKS	SACK YDS	AVG					
19	Montana St.	12	33	215	2.75					
42	Albany (NY)	13	31	185	2.38					
										
	Total Defense									
RANK	TEAM	G	PLAYS	YDS	YDS/PLAY	OFF TDS	OPP TDS	YPG		
38	Albany (NY)	13	884	4638	5.25	36	39	356.8		
40	Montana St.	12	852	4304	5.05	32	35	358.7		
										
	Team Offense									
RANK	TEAM	G	PLAYS	YDS	YDS/PLAY	OFF TDS	YPG			
19	Montana St.	12	853	5231	6.13	53	435.9			
53	Albany (NY)	13	861	5096	5.92	51	392			
										
	Turnover Margin									
RANK	TEAM	G	FUM REC	OPP INT	TURN GAIN	FUM LOST	INT	TURN LOST	MARGIN	AVG
14	Montana St.	12	9	10	19	5	4	9	10	0.83
26	Albany (NY)	13	16	11	27	11	9	20	7	0.54

 



 

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Massey picks MSU by 8 points, gives us 24% chance. Their SOS is 152, ours 164, so not as big a difference as most have been talking. (Sagarin SOS 164 vs 169)

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Forgot to add Green had 1263 yards receiving (4th in FCS) and 16 TDs (1st in FCS) as well as Reeves with 886 yards and 6 TDs.

Their leading WR has 671 yards and 3 TDs. 

I don't mean this in a bad way because they are obviously a VERY good team but seem very one dimensional on offense according to the season stats. Have to try to force them to pass the ball. I'm sure every team has tried it so easier said than done. 

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22 minutes ago, UAalum72 said:

Massey picks MSU by 8 points, gives us 24% chance. Their SOS is 152, ours 164, so not as big a difference as most have been talking. (Sagarin SOS 164 vs 169)

That's interesting on the SOS since on their site it seems they think they've played a much harder schedule.

I just hope for a good game that we have a chance and ultimately win at the end.  :P

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8 minutes ago, DanesRGood said:

That's interesting on the SOS since on their site it seems hey think they've played a much harder schedule.

I just hope for a good game that where we have a chance and ultimately win at the end.  :P

I can see thinking that, looking at Bryant and Lafayette, but RealtimeRPI (before playoffs) has our SOS 183, them 217.

Also Undercuffler played in front of 14K at Delaware and was on the bench at Pitt, so I don't think the crowd will be a problem....especially if he shuts them up.

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