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Considering WW's last second 28-25 win 3 years ago at RF and last year's 27-20 o.t. win at WW, what are your thoughts on this Saturday's game?

As UWW struggles to score points, I expect all of their games to be close (perhaps excl UWEC) with either team having a chance in the fourth quarter.

That's my take as well.  RF has been pretty decent defensively this year allowing 13 points a game overall and 17 in conference play.  Statistically, scoring wise, on both sides of the ball the two teams are in a dead heat particularly in conference play. 

Here's a preview I've found:
http://www.dailyunion.com/sports/uw_whitewater/article_82ee3c2a-5d7b-53ff-bf2a-53c4ef309a30.html

I wish you would have warned me to take blood pressure medicine, and Imodium, before reading.
It seems Game 7 may be when the speed at receiver gives UWW the vertical threat it's apparently been sorely lacking. 
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If they free him back up, the Warhawks hope it means completing passes to their vertical passing threats: Ware, Adam Korpela and Marcus Hudson.


Stat: In 2017, UWW averages 13 yards a catch, 56% completion rate and a 32% 3rd down conversion rate. In 2013 (national championship), UWW averaged only 11.1 yards per catch even with a guy named Kumerow, but 65% completion rate and a 45% 3rd down conversion rate.   

This one caused me to reached for the Imodium:
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“Two weeks in a row, we’ve been better with our ball security, but it isn’t as fancy,” offensive coordinator Craig Smith said. “If we can tie in the fancy with the ball security, that’s what you call a pretty good offense.”

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Considering WW's last second 28-25 win 3 years ago at RF and last year's 27-20 o.t. win at WW, what are your thoughts on this Saturday's game?

As UWW struggles to score points, I expect all of their games to be close (perhaps excl UWEC) with either team having a chance in the fourth quarter.

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The Buffalo story is really turning positive. Very happy for the staff w noticeable improvement in year 3. They're facing difficult QB decisions if #1 and #2 are both healthy.

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Yaeggi is a stud QB for sure but I feel he lacks help on the offense to keep pace (if UWO plays decently). Holcomb is really good but if you watched Friday you saw very little help from the rest. Drew came in at QB and did a good job because he brought the scrambling element.
I see UWO at a whole different level this year. Just like in the Stagg and last week at UWP, UWO is comfortable with a 3 man rush or even 2 man rush. They can play coverage and contain.

 If Hecker is out, UWO will look a bit different on O, maybe they will struggle- but I doubt it.

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After watching UWL Friday night, I didn't get the feeling that they could compete with UWO at all, with or without Yaeggi. Perhaps the rain was a bigger problem for them.
With 40 rushes, they produced 51 yards. Taking away Peterson's 93 yard TD run, UWW still averaged near 5 yards per carry. These are numbers that do not bode well when playing UWO.

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Holy moly, Wheaton looks like a #1 team.
Great execution so far.

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Interesting discussion. I'm only one passionate D3 fan, but here's my take.
I've driven to VA w family and friends many times for the Stagg and wouldn't hesitate to go again. I loved the stadium and the towns. I'd certainly do the same if it were in Canton.
Texas? That's tough. Now we are talking flights.
If my team was in the TX Stagg I'd likely buy the tix the first time. However, if it became a repeat situation like it was w UWW and Mt, I'd likely not attend every year.

The new Canton complex looks beautiful.

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This team may or may not have the stars it had in previous years, but to be honest, I'm not confident this staff would know how to use them if they did.
Wilbur was 7 of 20 and UWW's super tight end Gumina had zero catches.
I'll close w this, the attitude of the fans is as negative as I've ever seen it.

Yea, I imagine they're a bit spoiled from over the years.

I believe the talent is still there, but they're playing way short of their full potential. Coaching needs to address that.

02 I don't interpret your "spoiled" comment as the fans having unrealistic expectations.
UWW fans are spoiled in that we are accustomed to seeing the team not beat itself. There were plenty of games where a team doesn't play its best, but imo that's the human nature part of sport that creates the "any given Saturday" potential. The best coaching staffs figure out how to consistently get the little things right so that the natural human gaffes that invariably happen are less likely to lose games.
4 times UWW had 12 men on the field. 17 penalties. 3-15 on third down.
Imo UWW was the superior team (maybe by far). UWL had a ton of dropped passes (yes it was raining yet Holcomb caught 11).  That game was way too close considering the talent difference.

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100% agree UWO Titan. He's not a flashy runner but his feet are very quick and his power is amazing.

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Any news on Hecker's injury?

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West Region football / Re: WIAC in-game updates board
« on: October 14, 2017, 05:45:59 pm »
Well, Hecker is hurt. I sure hope it's something he can recover fully from and still play this season.

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West Region football / Re: WIAC in-game updates board
« on: October 14, 2017, 05:07:42 pm »
UWP moved the ball pretty easily against the UWO 2-man rush to bring score to 21-14. I'm curious if UWO changes the rush next series.

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West Region football / Re: WIAC in-game updates board
« on: October 14, 2017, 04:58:29 pm »
Hecker is amazing. It seems he finds a way to gain yards on every play.

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Review of the game UWW - UWL game. Rain throughout certainly impacted both teams. I think it's fair to say UWL was hurt more by the weather as they rely heavily on passing game. Then losing Yaeggi in the second quarter put UWL in an even tougher position.

UWL had a great chance at points on the opening drive of game. IMO the decision to run Yaeggi in a QB sneak sort of way on 4th and 2 was a head scratcher. UWL had 2-3 similar plays where they were stopped on short yardage as they emptied the backfield and tried QB runs (not run-pass-option), and failed.

UWW.
1st quarter had three - 12 men on the field issues (offense, defense and special teams), one for a penalty and two leading to timeouts. They had a fourth in 3rd quarter for penalty.
They had 17 penalties for 132 yards. Since UWL only had two penalties I accept the argument that the refs were likely a bit off their game. But that doesn't excuse UWW's embarrassing lack of discipline and organization. It's sad but true, this program is in a tailspin.
10 first downs and 12 punts. A great 93 yard TD run by Patterson likely prevented this game from being an upset.
This was my first chance to see UWW in person this year. I was impressed with Patterson and the quickness of the O line. The defense did a nice job w coverage, making UWL look slow. Linebackers play aggressive.
This team may or may not have the stars it had in previous years, but to be honest, I'm not confident this staff would know how to use them if they did.
Wilbur was 7 of 20 and UWW's super tight end Gumina had zero catches.
I'll close w this, the attitude of the fans is as negative as I've ever seen it.

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If UWSP is without the starters ww mentioned, I would not be surprised if this WIAC weekend belongs entirely to the visiting teams- UWL, UWRF, UWEC and UWO.

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