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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7800 on: September 08, 2021, 10:58:35 am »
Any insights on the Stevenson game?

Johns Hopkins controlled the game from start to finish for the clips I watched. I tuned out after the Johns Hopkins 3 qtr td. I think Stevenson can eliminate the TOs, they can get a good amount of points on the board. Defensively have to be better overall to get to the playoffs, but Johns Hopkins was a tough OOC opponent to start the season. The can compete to win the conference, but that most likely will depend on that early wk 3 matchup against Del Val. Nevertheless, I think they have to focus on RPI, who came back to beat Montclair State after Montclair State scored 3 defensive touchdowns, but couldn't do anything offensively against RPI.

Thanks!   Just very surprised at the lopsided score...

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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7801 on: September 08, 2021, 03:59:37 pm »
I was checking out the Widener roster and I was surprised to see James Gillespie still there. He torched Rowan in 2019. I assume he was granted an extra year.
Another close game in the annual Widener vs Rowan kickoff classic.

Widener's QB (Towson grad) is very talented, and ran the ball well. He made some really good reads and juked the Rowan DL on many plays.

The QB in question is Triston Harris from Dover High (where I teach). Has a great head on his shoulders, intelligent and athletic. I believe he started a few games for Towson. He could propel the Widener back up the MAC standings as a clear number two behind Del Val.

As for Stevenson, I think we all expected a better showing. But I also think the Centennial might be the strongest conference in Region 2, headed by Hopkins, Muhlenberg and Susquehanna.

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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7802 on: September 12, 2021, 08:26:01 pm »
Congrats to Coach R. at FDU on his first win!
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7803 on: September 14, 2021, 10:29:04 pm »
Hello,

I was just lurking on the site again... and see that the MAC is now in "Region 1 New England-ish"?  That is certainly a very interesting take on geography, considering the conference doesn't have a football playing school north of Dallas, PA.  Call it what you wish, but New England-ish is a REAL big stretch. ???
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7804 on: September 15, 2021, 12:56:47 pm »
Hello,

I was just lurking on the site again... and see that the MAC is now in "Region 1 New England-ish"?  That is certainly a very interesting take on geography, considering the conference doesn't have a football playing school north of Dallas, PA.  Call it what you wish, but New England-ish is a REAL big stretch. ???

Bill,

Exactly why I put "-ish" in the title.
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7805 on: September 15, 2021, 03:50:58 pm »
Welcome to Division III football, Eatern!
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(Finally! We've been hearing about this for years.)
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7806 on: September 15, 2021, 05:30:46 pm »
in keeping with the recent nomenclature updates, they're gonna have to change their name to Region 1ern

MAC will have 12 teams, right? Divisions and a conference championship game like the dearly departed NEFC?

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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7807 on: September 15, 2021, 06:38:39 pm »
There'll be six football schools in each subconference, so that'd be a natural way to set up divisions. Albright, Alvernia, Eastern, Lebanon Valley, Stevenson, Widener in the Commonwealth; Delaware Valley, FDU Florham, King's, Lycoming, Misericordia, Wilkes in the Freedom.
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7808 on: Yesterday at 10:04:27 am »
Can any MAC posters explain how the conference currently decides which two team a particular schools doesn't play in any given year.

The PAC will soon have 11 teams again, so I was curious if there is a formula based on team strength (which the NCAC used when it didn't have a complete round-robin) or does it just rotate? An schedule that isn't a full-round robin can have a problem when the top three or four teams don't all play each other.
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7809 on: Yesterday at 11:43:01 am »
ADL70,

The MAC used to use a rotating schedule...but I haven't been involved in over six years now - so I don't know! Sorry...
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7810 on: Yesterday at 11:44:29 am »
There is intent behind the schedule but I don't know what the details are.
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Re: FB: Middle Atlantic Conference
« Reply #7811 on: Yesterday at 08:21:42 pm »
There is intent behind the schedule but I don't know what the details are.
Well I hope there is intent Pat…otherwise, they will have to bring out their magic dart board again!😆