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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:09 pm   
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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:16 pm   
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Can't wait for this game! Need to win to hype up the bowl game.


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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:37 pm   
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It would be a shame to lose this one. Hopefully, the seniors will demand--and exact--revenge upon the Minute Rice Men.


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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:15 pm   
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Must win, we cannot have a set back. This will say a lot about this team and their will to stay focused and ignore any hype they may hear.


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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:49 am   
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IF we can find a way to win, we will be 8-4... our best regular season record ever.

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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:05 am   
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I think we can win, we are probably the better team and this seniors have lost to UMass every single time we've played so doubt they'll forget that.

Also pretty sure we were 8-4 the year we played Marshall in the St Pete bowl . I think that was 2011 season or 2012.


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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:14 am   
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reinierguerra wrote:
I think we can win, we are probably the better team and this seniors have lost to UMass every single time we've played so doubt they'll forget that.

Also pretty sure we were 8-4 the year we played Marshall in the St Pete bowl . I think that was 2011 season or 2012.


You're right. We were 8-4 regular season so we will tie our best season. With a bowl win we can have 9 wins.


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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:15 am   
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UMass has definitely improved throughout the season. ESPN's FPI now gives FIU only a 41.8% chance of beating UMass. Although FIU beat WKU soundly on the scoreboard, WKU actually outgained FIU. If it weren't for the three forced turnovers, which is something the D hasn't really done all season, WKU could have beaten FIU. My point is, while the WKU game was a fun outcome, the team could still play much better. I think they will need to in order to beat UMass. I'm tired of losing to those guys.


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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:20 am   
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UMass is way better than most give them credit and FIU has always struggled against UMass for some reason (just one of those teams). I think this will be a close game and I don't expect a blow out either way. I give FIU a 50/50 shot at beating them.


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Well, I haven't looked at every team's stats, but I suspect we may be the only 7-4 team with a -30 point differential, so I can understand the skepticism by the prognosticators. But if you take away UCF, we're +14.


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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:50 am   
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HooterHater wrote:
Well, I haven't looked at every team's stats, but I suspect we may be the only 7-4 team with a -30 point differential, so I can understand the skepticism by the prognosticators. But if you take away UCF, we're +14.


Ucf is really good. Like you said said, exclude their game and we at +points on the season.


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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:43 pm   
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I think this one (like the other big wins) will come down to coaching and preparation and not the previous stats. No way U Mass is a "formidable" team at 4-7. But without the new coaching staff we would probably be a 4-7 team, so there you are. We got those turnovers last week because we created the turnovers and because their passer, despite his previous numbers, was a one-dimensional, fire it straight downfield as hard as you can kind of force that we were able to adjust to. He did not display touch on any deep or wide throw and the game was over midway through the third quarter. Will we properly prepare for and adjust to whatever U Mass has in mind? Sure hope so. As Dynasty says, it has been sickening losing to these guys. One final thought: they have had the advantage in the series to date to only have to prepare for what Ron Tuner had in mind, which as we all know did not change from the day of the running clock in his first game as head coach. How refreshing is it not to have to go to watch his teams play? We are blessed!


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