Thanks for reading and for commenting. I do my best to capture as much info as I can, but it is very difficult to do. I appreciate comments to bring attention to more players.
I said that Swales was the only true running back that had a meaningful number of carries. Walton was the second leading rusher but he is not a running back. Harris had 47 carries for the season, which is about 4 per game so my use of the term significant number can be debated. As far as reviewing stats...I spend a ton of time in the spring and summer sifting through stats and box scores for all 16 teams and the games they played. I do my best but its not easy to capture everything.
LHU has an excellent back up rb. Malyk replaced the starting rb on kick return and ranked in the PSAC with kick return yards (without starting kick return the entire year);averaged more yards per carry than the starting rb, and has more speed.Your article stated that Swales was the only "true running back". Not sure if the oversight was intentional but it is important to review film and stats on ALL players when writing a blog that many read to ensure accuracy.
Good to see you back with blog entries! I'm certainly ready for some PSAC football, followed by the best write-ups on the D2football website. Looking forward to more of the same.
As always, a very thorough job by Chuck. Still see Minnesota State Mankato winning, but I do think Concord will make a darned good showing.
I saw Bloomsburg did a horrible job of that Horror Child
One other key for Minn St - defense don't jump offside when the Concord center quickly twists his head prior to the snap.
Very nice article
Thanks again sir!
Very complete column Chuck. Thanks for the addtl info/input on Concord.
Nice column, Chuck. Thanks for posting.
Smart and fair. We have given up several odd big plays, and Concord thrives on those. But 60 minutes? As I stated in a post, watch early for our ability to generate QB pressure, not just from the ends but the big fellas in the middle. That will be a tell as to the final outcome.
Another great write up! Appreciate it!
Have a little faith Bloomsburg99. We rolled thru the meat of our schedule then came up a bit short to a better team that day in the PSAC title game. Maybe it was a wake up call that we needed to remind us that from here on out it won't be easy. I think the staff will use it as motivation and it the team will respond. GO HUSKIES!!!
Good points. I do expect WCU-Concord to be a very tight game. As I reference above, WCU v. Shepherd was a 14-7 game for a long time. Final margin was 21 points but that did not indicate what kind of game it was.
as an aside... 500 characters is tough to hit and still make your point!!!
I think WCU and Bloom played tougher competition this season than their opponents this week. Give me WCU. As a 99 Bloom grad Ive seen Bloom ROLL so many times in 15 yrs in "big" games that dont REALLY count (WCU a month ago) but dont bring the same effort in BIG games that DO count (PSAC game against SRU). Bloomsburg is the better team but we need to have a WCU game type performance in order to set up a Bloom/WCU rematch next week. Go Bloom but I think they stumble again when it counts.
I believe that your WCU prediction of a 10 point win is bold. I can see it but I wouldn't bet 50 cents on that spread. Bloom should handle VSU but that game against SRU had to shake them up a little bit. They had been rolling along nicely and then BUMP. And last year they came up a bit flat against WCU in this same game. However I think this 10 point spread has a better chance of standing up.
Well Chuck you were very close on the Winner's scores here today. Although I have to think WCU left points on the field in the second half. Zwann did all the right things today. Good showing all around for WVU. I didn't think SRU would miss Buck as much as they obviously did.
Bloom has an astonishing NCAA all division leading turnovers gained which kept them in the SRU game and was turning point in defeating Cal. Generating fumbles and interceptions is a skill but there needs to be some favorable bounces/tips as well. Should the turnover well go dry for Bloom, as it could against teams like VSU and Concord who also have great turnover margins, I see the Huskies struggling to advance past the second round.