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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6270 on: November 19, 2019, 01:45:10 pm »
Are there no Aurora fans here?

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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6271 on: November 19, 2019, 01:46:29 pm »
Eh....There are, but their appearances can be few and far between.
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6272 on: November 19, 2019, 02:05:00 pm »
Are there no Aurora fans here?

Aurora fan here. Sorry, have tried staying off the message boards as much as possible during the season, didn't want to jinx us! Been over a decade since we've seen the playoffs in Aurora, very excited to be back. Should be a fun game, dubbing it the "The 2019 Best Air Show on Turf" with Erdmann and Zimbelman and the Johnnies and Spartans offenses going at it.

Our conference has only really been competitive in one playoff matchup in its short existence and that was 2012 Concordia Chicago and their explosive offense at the time coming up short on a 2-point conversion at the end versus a talented Bethel squad. Hoping we can show the current MIAC champions a good show and maybe have a chance late. Gonna be a fun Saturday. Leggo AU!!!
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6273 on: November 19, 2019, 02:11:04 pm »
Hey, there, Aurora!  Welcome to Collegeville.  We hope you have a great trip and a good time.

From what I hear it is air attack from Illinois.  Well, the ball will be getting slung with gusto on Saturday then.  Let's hope hope for great football weather.

Should be a fun game to watch. Your Johnnies have the size, but I'm hoping for this scrappy AU team to find some way to compete, maybe defense comes up with a few big plays, but with your Gagliardi Trophy winning QB, it's gonna be tough haha. Here's to good weather and competitive football from both sides!
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6274 on: November 19, 2019, 02:16:47 pm »
Are you coming to Collegeville, Rhythm21?

I agree it will be a fun game.  I hope the weather cooperates.  As of now, it looks as good as one can hope for in mid-November.

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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6275 on: November 19, 2019, 02:31:54 pm »
Are you coming to Collegeville, Rhythm21?

I agree it will be a fun game.  I hope the weather cooperates.  As of now, it looks as good as one can hope for in mid-November.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to experience Collegeville in person this time. But fortunately, it is because I will be in Vegas this coming Saturday. The plan is to be by the pool and streaming the game. And there might be a strong possibility that I'm getting kicked out of the pool area due to my over-the-top reactions to plays/calls during the game. But I will be there in spirit and be watching it from pregame before kickoff until the teams shake hands after it's finished, no matter what the score is. This week can't fly by quick enough.
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6276 on: November 19, 2019, 06:04:32 pm »
I leave this here for the Aurora fan(s).

SJU hype video.

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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6277 on: November 19, 2019, 06:29:43 pm »
And I would be doing a disservice if I did not congratulate Aurora University's #55 Jackson Nazos, #63 Mike Marek, #64 BoDee Steber, #67 Tyler Owens and #75 Grant Palmer on an outstanding job this season controlling the line of scrimmage and giving Zimbelman the time to read defenses and pick them apart, as well as opening lanes for the electric Tyran Bailey to run wild through. Here's to the best offensive line in the NACC in 2019. Keep doing what you've been doing!
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6278 on: November 20, 2019, 09:32:20 am »
Our conference has only really been competitive in one playoff matchup in its short existence and that was 2012 Concordia Chicago and their explosive offense at the time coming up short on a 2-point conversion at the end versus a talented Bethel squad. Hoping we can show the current MIAC champions a good show and maybe have a chance late. Gonna be a fun Saturday. Leggo AU!!!

I agree, this is the closest the NACC/NATHC/IBFC have come to winning a playoff game.  BUT....You are actually forgetting about Aurora back in 2004 when they gave Wooster a run for their money in the first round.  Tony Sutton ran for like 200+ yards and 5 TDs (I mean he did this to everyone that year), yet Aurora still hung in there until the end.  Other then those two, it's been blowouts I believe every other year.

Trust me, I want very much for the NACC to get our first playoff win like everyone else here.  But I don't know, when you leave the NACC it's a whole different animal talent wise.  Aurora may put up some points, but don't think they will be able to keep up with the Johnnies.  I could see this being maybe a 65-32, 63-41 type game.  Again, Aurora putting up some points, but just not enough.  I hope I am wrong, but we've been through this before too many times.

I could see Zimbelmans arm falling off at the end of the game.  500-600 yards and he will have a WR with over 200 yards and a few TDs at the end of the day.

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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6279 on: November 20, 2019, 09:42:19 am »
Unless the Aurora D is pretty porous, I don't envision the Johnnies putting up 60 on them.  I also don't see Aurora putting up 30+ on a pretty stiff Johnnie defense.  If the Johnnies come out slow (and they have multiple times this season), I think it'll be a pretty good game.  If the Johnnies come out like they did versus Bethel and U$T, they'll win by 3 scores.

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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6280 on: November 20, 2019, 12:11:11 pm »
Unless the Aurora D is pretty porous, I don't envision the Johnnies putting up 60 on them.  I also don't see Aurora putting up 30+ on a pretty stiff Johnnie defense.  If the Johnnies come out slow (and they have multiple times this season), I think it'll be a pretty good game.  If the Johnnies come out like they did versus Bethel and U$T, they'll win by 3 scores.

QB plays with a lot of confidence, can get the ball out quickly when he needs and seems to see the field well from the few clips I've seen. Tough to tell about the defense, but if SJU gets up on them, I'd  expect to see a lot of Kai, Henry T. and and Ken U.

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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6281 on: November 20, 2019, 04:08:21 pm »

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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6282 on: November 20, 2019, 10:12:06 pm »
Man, it's lively over here.  Spartans?  Hello?

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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6283 on: November 21, 2019, 05:59:48 pm »
Our conference has only really been competitive in one playoff matchup in its short existence and that was 2012 Concordia Chicago and their explosive offense at the time coming up short on a 2-point conversion at the end versus a talented Bethel squad. Hoping we can show the current MIAC champions a good show and maybe have a chance late. Gonna be a fun Saturday. Leggo AU!!!

I agree, this is the closest the NACC/NATHC/IBFC have come to winning a playoff game.  BUT....You are actually forgetting about Aurora back in 2004 when they gave Wooster a run for their money in the first round.  Tony Sutton ran for like 200+ yards and 5 TDs (I mean he did this to everyone that year), yet Aurora still hung in there until the end.  Other then those two, it's been blowouts I believe every other year.

Trust me, I want very much for the NACC to get our first playoff win like everyone else here.  But I don't know, when you leave the NACC it's a whole different animal talent wise.  Aurora may put up some points, but don't think they will be able to keep up with the Johnnies.  I could see this being maybe a 65-32, 63-41 type game.  Again, Aurora putting up some points, but just not enough.  I hope I am wrong, but we've been through this before too many times.

I could see Zimbelmans arm falling off at the end of the game.  500-600 yards and he will have a WR with over 200 yards and a few TDs at the end of the day.

You're right, you're right. 04 AU squad gets slept on too often. I was only thinking since 08, NathCon/NACC. But I'm anxious to see how our open offense does against the Johnnie's secondary. If Zimbelman comes out wi tut h ice water in his veins, we will have a ball game. If we start slow, as history has shown over and over with NathCon/NACC vs. Top 4 Conferences in playoffs, we're gonna have some trouble playing catch-up. But I honestly think (all bias aside) this is the most 3-dimensional team talent-wise that the NathCon/NACC has sent to the playoffs. The Lakeland-Whitley Dynasty was the former #1 imo, but their defenses were some of the worst the NACC has produced. Aurora has playmakers on both sides of the ball and I'm excited for them to show out against a nationally respected  program. 2 more days till gameday, I know Beebe is gonna have them ready to go!
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Re: FB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Reply #6284 on: November 21, 2019, 08:18:40 pm »
Our conference has only really been competitive in one playoff matchup in its short existence and that was 2012 Concordia Chicago and their explosive offense at the time coming up short on a 2-point conversion at the end versus a talented Bethel squad. Hoping we can show the current MIAC champions a good show and maybe have a chance late. Gonna be a fun Saturday. Leggo AU!!!

I agree, this is the closest the NACC/NATHC/IBFC have come to winning a playoff game.  BUT....You are actually forgetting about Aurora back in 2004 when they gave Wooster a run for their money in the first round.  Tony Sutton ran for like 200+ yards and 5 TDs (I mean he did this to everyone that year), yet Aurora still hung in there until the end.  Other then those two, it's been blowouts I believe every other year.

Trust me, I want very much for the NACC to get our first playoff win like everyone else here.  But I don't know, when you leave the NACC it's a whole different animal talent wise.  Aurora may put up some points, but don't think they will be able to keep up with the Johnnies.  I could see this being maybe a 65-32, 63-41 type game.  Again, Aurora putting up some points, but just not enough.  I hope I am wrong, but we've been through this before too many times.

I could see Zimbelmans arm falling off at the end of the game.  500-600 yards and he will have a WR with over 200 yards and a few TDs at the end of the day.

You're right, you're right. 04 AU squad gets slept on too often. I was only thinking since 08, NathCon/NACC. But I'm anxious to see how our open offense does against the Johnnie's secondary. If Zimbelman comes out wi tut h ice water in his veins, we will have a ball game. If we start slow, as history has shown over and over with NathCon/NACC vs. Top 4 Conferences in playoffs, we're gonna have some trouble playing catch-up. But I honestly think (all bias aside) this is the most 3-dimensional team talent-wise that the NathCon/NACC has sent to the playoffs. The Lakeland-Whitley Dynasty was the former #1 imo, but their defenses were some of the worst the NACC has produced. Aurora has playmakers on both sides of the ball and I'm excited for them to show out against a nationally respected  program. 2 more days till gameday, I know Beebe is gonna have them ready to go!

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