Thanks for the kind words. I enjoy covering the league and promoting it as well. I did change Assumption to fourth in the league. My bad.
I know I'm nitpicking, but didn't New Haven finish ahead of Assumption due to the head-to-head tiebreaker?
AFA New Haven is concerned, we are loosing a few seniors this year but we have some great recruits over the last few years. I also hope that coach Rossomondo will be at the helm next season. Last but not least, I really am so proud to have you as our blogger, also enjoy all of your comments, posts even if you pick against my Chargers. Just kidding.
Paul, I completely agree that AIC deserved to be in the playoff. They are a very physical football team not to mention that they are our conference's champs. It will be a very interesting 2014 football season with many new changes in the conference. I've been hoping every year that our conference will improve and be even more competitive.
When I pick against AIC, they seem to win. So let's hope that the trend continues.
Amazing break down Paul. If we can contain Rondell White we have a great chance. I believe we can pull off the upset.
This could get interesting this weekend if there are a bunch of upsets. The bottom line is that one of top six teams right now are out. The NE-10 will have a slot and one of them is out. Of course, two of the top six teams are guaranteed to lose because they are playing each other. Which one that is out will be decided on Saturday.
If VSU wins, both CIAA teams make the post season. Paul, you raised a possible scenario that I've been thinking about, which is a 10-1 WCU team possibly being left out. It seems unlikely, but it could happen if VSU and Slippery Rock win. Bloomsburg would be 9-2 but the committee might keep them ahead of WCU because of head to head. Also, if Stonehill would happen to win, Bloom would have head to head on two teams in the running, so WCU could be the one left out.
I think that if WSSU loses, Virginia State will be ranked ahead of them. WSSU could possibly be # 6 in the region and the NE-10 team bumps them out of the playoffs with EA. They have historically not penalized the loser of the PSAC game. The wild card is West Chester. With a weak SOS this week, they could be the big loser if WSSU loses. I think that 2 CIAA teams could get in if Virginia St wins. West Chester might be bumped at that point. If WSSU wins, it is easier as Virginia State is out.
Let's say Winston loses to Virginia State in the CIAA Championship game. You are saying they would be on the "bubble" to make the play-offs, yet the loser of the PSAC State game will get in?? Hmmm.....could you explain why you would think that?
I was thinking tie breakers as they would all have one loss in the division. But I saw later that the winner of the WC/Bloom game is the division champ.
^ I agree. It wouldn't. Ship needs Bloom to take another loss. If that happens, Ship will jump them in the rankings. Ship would have three losses to Bloom's two, but we know how the committee feels about the importance of head to head. Paul may have been thinking in terms of the PSAC championship, but that is already out of reach for Ship. The tie-breakers would favor Bloom.
How will Bloomsburg defeating West Chester help Shippensburg?
Keep up the good work Yellow Jackets. Do your part on the football field, keep winning and everything will fall into place.
As was predicted Pace Coach decides to use freshman QB again instead of Junior QB Beeker. The freshman throws 2 inteceptions which brings his total up to 15 int, 18 sacks after 7 starts. Beeker was a WR this week and lead the team with 8 catches 78yds. Wake up coach. In just two starts all year Beeker has put up 28 and 21 points . The most the freshman ever put up was 18 points all year.
I BELIEVE BEEKER MOVES THE OFFENSE ALOT BETTER THEN THE FRESHMAN QB AND DOESN'T GET SACKED 6 TIMES AND THROW 4 OR 5 INTERCEPTIONS A GAME. BUT OFCOURSE THE COACH WILL START HIM SATURDAY AND NEVER LEARN HIS LESSON. PREDICTION 58-7 WITH 4 INTERCEPTIONS AND 5 SACKS
QB BRIAN BEEKER FOR PACE DID MOVE THE BALL WELL AND WAS ABLE TO GO TOE FOR TOE WITH ASSUMPTION UNTIL SECOND HALF WHEN THE FIGURED OUT HOW TO CONTAIN THE SHIFTY QB. THE HEAD COACH DID NOT CHANGE UP ANY PLAYS LIKE BOOTLEG, QB KEEPER ROLL OUTS ECT.. SO ASSUMPTION SHUT DOWN THE OFFENSE SECOND HALF. DEFENSE NEEDS WORK, OFFENSE CANT DO IT ALL. BRIAN WAS STARTING NOT BY CHOICE OF COACH BUT BY DEFAULT BECAUSE FRESHMAN WASHINGTON SAID HE WAS INJURED.
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Sorry. I saw SC at Assumption last Saturday night. The offense struggled after the first drive. Moscatel is a solid back. Magee was not used as much as I would have thought. The Owls had a nice stretch but Jablonski is too big of a loss for the Owls.