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Offline R-MC Guy

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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #22140 on: Yesterday at 08:58:45 am »
Is there a chance R-MC could lose a conference game? Absolutely. We could get complacent and have a let down against Bridgewater. Historically, we struggle when we play E&H at their place. Ferrum runs the ball well, plays good defense, and this is the first time we have seen them. So, we don't really know how we match up. Finally, I don't care who is favored, you never know what is going to happen in The Game.

The thing about the ODAC is that all of the teams in the conference are closely enough matched that any team can beat any other team on any given day. A few turnovers, some dropped passes and a few missed tackles could cost us any game on our schedule.

Don't get me wrong. The Jackets are good. If we stay focused and work very hard, we could absolutely win our last four games, but is there a chance we could lose, you bet there is. We will face four good football teams. We need to play our best every time we step on the field.

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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #22141 on: Yesterday at 09:01:48 am »
Any chance RMC doesn't win the ODAC this year? I have a hard time thinking they could lose a conference game the rest of the year.

I think they'll be hard pressed not to win. H-SC is still undefeated in conference. It's possible The Game might come down to two undefeated teams, at H-SC. I don't actually think that happens, but it could. And Ferrum is still out there. They have proven to be dangerous at times. But a loss to Ferrum, who already owns two conference losses, wouldn't necessarily cost the Jackets a title.

It's the YellowJackets conference to lose this year in my opinion.



HSC lost to Shenandoah

Did they? Huh. I'm really not paying attention this season. Well it wouldn't matter anyway if that was their only loss come the game. The tie breaker would be head to head. But a team that can't beat Shenandoah isn't likely to beat RMC this year. Like I said, it's the YellowJackets to lose.

+K for the correction.

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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #22142 on: Yesterday at 12:28:16 pm »

Standings going into this week

RMC 3-0
W&L and HSC 2-1
Everyone else 1-2

4 games remain, and anything can happen as we get into the stretch run.  RMC record aside,  the teams seem to be having a Jekyll and Hyde type complex.  They all seem to play really well in parts of a game or even a whole game, and then have other games or quarters when they each look kind of terrible.   These last 4 games are going to be very important.  Having all three phases excel is going to be critical for these games and the playoffs.  RMC is definitely in the drivers seat, and I would be surprised if anyone can knock them off the top spot.






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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #22143 on: Yesterday at 06:47:08 pm »
Agreed, that's what made my son's decision.
Say hello at either HSC tomorrow or vs W&L on the 27th.  I am usually at the Quaker Club tent and a lot of Guilford fans know me.  It would be great to meet you.

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Re: FB: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« Reply #22144 on: Today at 06:02:33 am »
Any chance RMC doesn't win the ODAC this year? I have a hard time thinking they could lose a conference game the rest of the year.

Is there a chance? Hell yes, there’s definitely a chance.  I have a hard time thinking that anyone would think that any team in the ODAC would ever go undefeated. Especially with 4 games to play. An undefeated ODAC has only happened twice in last 10 seasons.

Comparing scores in the ODAC is useless. For example, in 2013 HSC lost to SU but RMC beat SU by 35,  GC beat RMC and HSC beat GC by 52. “The Game” was a classic 2 pt game that HSC won.

In 2014 HSC was steam rolling the conference with 3 games left and lost 2 of their next 3. RMC this year is no more highly regarded at this time in the season than HSC was that year.

In 2017 WL took it on the chin to BC. No one saw that coming. 

Certainly RMC is the favorite. But it’s not even halfway through the season. The best team does not always win and in football there’s always injuries. Your hard way of thinking can change thoughts in a second with a twisted ankle to a couple of key players.

Nice to see RMC fans coming out of the woodwork and finally joining in on some conversation on RMC and the ODAC.

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