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Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #45525 on: September 11, 2019, 06:06:46 pm »


Just not feeling UWL quite yet, although beating C-M should not be easily dismissed. Not much of a book on IWU given this is their opener, but its a quality program from a quality conference. Coin flip, but leaning IWU.

IWU will bring a veteran offense with a 3 yr starter at QB and a group of WR's that I believe will be considered one of the better groups in the country. They run a ton of RPO and the QB is very good at it. He is a bit of a gunslinger and can make some crazy good throws and occasionally some crazy stupid ones. Their WR's are tall and strong. They will  challenge anybody and I expect them to throw it around a lot. RB is new and 3 OL are new, but all the OL that will play have experience and were part of the 2 deep last year. This offense will test any defense I believe. They have a new Def Coordinator with some interesting pieces. I have heard mixed things about what they will do on defense (the same as last year vs more of a bump and run pressure type scheme). They have 2 good corners a couple good DL and 2 veteran LB's. The others that will play are mostly returning players from the 2 deep.  IWU is a team that could challenge NCC and Wheaton for the conference title this year in the CCIW.

I can't decide if this will be a shootout or a defensive battle.
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Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #45526 on: September 11, 2019, 07:37:17 pm »
Here we go with week 2. Great work by the WIAC in week one. Lets see what we can do in week two!

First up:
UWW vs CM- I was not impressed with CM offense Saturday against UWL. Now I do think that UWL has a legit defense. I will be interested on how UWW continues to handle the QB rotations. I just do not see this being a game. UWW 38-7.

UWO vs Salisbury- I do not know one thing about Salisbury so this will be a total bias WIAC pick. UWO wins 42-10

UWEC vs St. Norberts- Reading through the box score from UWEC and reading about UWEC offense, it does not look like they did much. They had 6 plays for over 200 yards other than that they did not have much to them. The QB play looks shaky for UWEC. UWEC plays some very good defense and after seeing Norbs giving up 50 last week I would think UWEC wins this 28-14

UW Stout vs Gustie- Stout was the most impressive WIAC week 1. They have weapons on the outside. Gustie was not tested week one by playing Martin Luther. Stout should handle this one 31-14.

Stevens Point vs Wabash- Point is the one team that I know very little about. If someone on this board could fill me or us in that would be great. Wabash in the past has been a good football team. It was a decent game last year. I think Wabash pulls an upset here 28-24

Game of the week #1
UWL vs IW- We have a top 25 preseason match up in La Crosse. It was a great game last year with UWL coming out on top. I have heard that IW has returned their top WR and QB from last year. UWL did not impress me on offense last Saturday. I am expecting a low scoring game going to IW with a score of 21-14.

Game of the week #2
UWRF vs Bethel: This would be a huge step for UWRF to have a chance at a top 15 program. I have been waiting for them to take a step for 5 years now. Bethel pounded Simpson last week 42-10. UWRF pounded UMM who is awful. Home opener for UWRF in a program game I think they turn the corner 28-17. This will be the game I attend this weekend. (wife works weekends so can drive where ever I want to catch a game  ;D )

Best of luck to WIAC this week!

Your picks were very good last week Brad, I see your logic in these as well, except 1- watch out for Salisbury as some others have said. They take the air out of the ball and make it tough for the opposing offense to get opportunities.

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Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #45527 on: September 12, 2019, 09:15:36 am »
Brad--hope you're right, but I have my doubts about whether Falcons can stop Roste, B's qb. If they. don't, game over.
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Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #45528 on: September 12, 2019, 10:20:00 am »
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I thought 57Johnnie and I, since we both graduated in 1957, were the oldest guys on the boards. But, after checking your profile, I see you are 3 years older than us. Hooray for you. The three of us can show these young kids what it means to be a real fan.
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Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #45529 on: September 12, 2019, 10:52:57 am »
Here we go with week 2. Great work by the WIAC in week one. Lets see what we can do in week two!

First up:
UWW vs CM- I was not impressed with CM offense Saturday against UWL. Now I do think that UWL has a legit defense. I will be interested on how UWW continues to handle the QB rotations. I just do not see this being a game. UWW 38-7.

UWO vs Salisbury- I do not know one thing about Salisbury so this will be a total bias WIAC pick. UWO wins 42-10

UWEC vs St. Norberts- Reading through the box score from UWEC and reading about UWEC offense, it does not look like they did much. They had 6 plays for over 200 yards other than that they did not have much to them. The QB play looks shaky for UWEC. UWEC plays some very good defense and after seeing Norbs giving up 50 last week I would think UWEC wins this 28-14

UW Stout vs Gustie- Stout was the most impressive WIAC week 1. They have weapons on the outside. Gustie was not tested week one by playing Martin Luther. Stout should handle this one 31-14.

Stevens Point vs Wabash- Point is the one team that I know very little about. If someone on this board could fill me or us in that would be great. Wabash in the past has been a good football team. It was a decent game last year. I think Wabash pulls an upset here 28-24

Game of the week #1
UWL vs IW- We have a top 25 preseason match up in La Crosse. It was a great game last year with UWL coming out on top. I have heard that IW has returned their top WR and QB from last year. UWL did not impress me on offense last Saturday. I am expecting a low scoring game going to IW with a score of 21-14.

Game of the week #2
UWRF vs Bethel: This would be a huge step for UWRF to have a chance at a top 15 program. I have been waiting for them to take a step for 5 years now. Bethel pounded Simpson last week 42-10. UWRF pounded UMM who is awful. Home opener for UWRF in a program game I think they turn the corner 28-17. This will be the game I attend this weekend. (wife works weekends so can drive where ever I want to catch a game  ;D )

Best of luck to WIAC this week!

For what its worth, Hansenratings posted his quantitative assessment of the outcomes for this weekend (https://www.hansenratings.com/game-predictions) and the spreads are as follows:

UWW vs CM +21.7
UWO @ Salisbury +10.4
UWEC @ St Norbert -1.3
UW Stout vs Gustavus +4.9
UWSP vs Wabash +5.6
UWL vs IWU +8.5
UWRF vs Bethel -18.2

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Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #45530 on: September 12, 2019, 11:06:09 am »
I dont know much about Salisbury either. But I do know I enjoy salisbury steak. In fact I think I'm going to have that tonight with mashed taters, gravy, pickles, ring bologna, squash and sardines. And maybe top it off with to or tree dozen Budweisers.

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Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #45531 on: September 12, 2019, 11:46:37 am »
Here we go with week 2. Great work by the WIAC in week one. Lets see what we can do in week two!

First up:
UWW vs CM- I was not impressed with CM offense Saturday against UWL. Now I do think that UWL has a legit defense. I will be interested on how UWW continues to handle the QB rotations. I just do not see this being a game. UWW 38-7.

UWO vs Salisbury- I do not know one thing about Salisbury so this will be a total bias WIAC pick. UWO wins 42-10

UWEC vs St. Norberts- Reading through the box score from UWEC and reading about UWEC offense, it does not look like they did much. They had 6 plays for over 200 yards other than that they did not have much to them. The QB play looks shaky for UWEC. UWEC plays some very good defense and after seeing Norbs giving up 50 last week I would think UWEC wins this 28-14

UW Stout vs Gustie- Stout was the most impressive WIAC week 1. They have weapons on the outside. Gustie was not tested week one by playing Martin Luther. Stout should handle this one 31-14.

Stevens Point vs Wabash- Point is the one team that I know very little about. If someone on this board could fill me or us in that would be great. Wabash in the past has been a good football team. It was a decent game last year. I think Wabash pulls an upset here 28-24

Game of the week #1
UWL vs IW- We have a top 25 preseason match up in La Crosse. It was a great game last year with UWL coming out on top. I have heard that IW has returned their top WR and QB from last year. UWL did not impress me on offense last Saturday. I am expecting a low scoring game going to IW with a score of 21-14.

Game of the week #2
UWRF vs Bethel: This would be a huge step for UWRF to have a chance at a top 15 program. I have been waiting for them to take a step for 5 years now. Bethel pounded Simpson last week 42-10. UWRF pounded UMM who is awful. Home opener for UWRF in a program game I think they turn the corner 28-17. This will be the game I attend this weekend. (wife works weekends so can drive where ever I want to catch a game  ;D )

Best of luck to WIAC this week!

For what its worth, Hansenratings posted his quantitative assessment of the outcomes for this weekend (https://www.hansenratings.com/game-predictions) and the spreads are as follows:

UWW vs CM +21.7
UWO @ Salisbury +10.4
UWEC @ St Norbert -1.3
UW Stout vs Gustavus +4.9
UWSP vs Wabash +5.6
UWL vs IWU +8.5
UWRF vs Bethel -18.2

Pretty solid numbers. I think if someone put a gun to my head and made me bet two games with these numbers, I'd take IWU (+8.5) and Eau Claire (+1.3).

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Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #45532 on: September 12, 2019, 12:02:41 pm »
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Right there with you Bleed. Id also add Salisbury +10.4.

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« Reply #45533 on: September 12, 2019, 12:08:44 pm »
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Right there with you Bleed. Id also add Salisbury +10.4.

And Wabash getting 5.6 points in Point seems inviting.

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« Reply #45534 on: September 12, 2019, 05:40:50 pm »
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Right there with you Bleed. I’d also add Salisbury +10.4.

And Wabash getting 5.6 points in Point seems inviting.

Point beating Wabash would be the upset in my mind.
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Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #45535 on: September 12, 2019, 10:22:32 pm »


UWEC vs St. Norbert

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Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #45536 on: September 13, 2019, 08:46:45 am »
muc57: good to hear from you. Yes, if I had a name like yours I would be uwrf 55. We elderly types do bring a certain something 2 these conversations. I will let others decide what that something is. You have a decided advantage over the years in having watched nothing but championship football. I can only imagine the fun that must be. Nevertheless, I am quite sure your wishes for Mount Union in the next game are just as strong as mine are for the Falcons. Yes, I do experience those negatives you mention on a regular basis. Getting mixed up and Confused is part of the age game. But it is still great to be able to appreciate good division 3 Athletics.
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« Reply #45538 on: September 13, 2019, 09:37:51 am »

fredfalcon

Hope you don't mind my discussing our ages. What the hell, can't change it.
And Mount Union wasn't always good. As I have stated many times on these boards, the four years I was there, they won a total (for the 4 years) of 10 games. So we older alums are really enjoying this stretch. Won't last forever, but it sure is fun now.
Good luck to your Falcons. You have some tough teams in your conference. But, go get 'em!
And the advantage our age gives us is we have seen more Dlll events than the "kids".
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Re: FB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #45539 on: September 13, 2019, 10:47:53 am »
Article on IWU and their (no lack of) confidence:

https://www.pantagraph.com/sports/college/illinois-wesleyan/iwu-out-to-prove-and-produce-a-lot-of-points/article_2aec912f-d9ff-5835-baf8-12995c4ceabb.html

IWU sure looks loaded on offense. Perhaps I should have read this article before doing my pickems.
Ill have to rely on the experience UWL gets in playing an offense like UWP.