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  1. Go Hornets!'s Avatar
    Hmmm... not sure how Washburn gets a bowl bid after losing to a team with the same record? Evidently, Coach Higgins was equally confused. The bowl passed up a team that made the playoffs the last two years and has a great fan following. Still proud of the Hornets, great kids!
  2. Ian Carlson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mule4ever
    Ian what's your take on the Mineral Water Bowl, looks like a tough match for UCM but the extra week and game should he good I think I'll check it out since it's less than 20 miles from family and only $10.00 for GA seating.
    As usual, it will depend entirely on which Mule team shows up. The one who played NW and WU, or the one who played UCO and LU.
  3. EveryCatAWildman's Avatar
    forecast is cold and rainy in Ashland tomorrow. I think the better offense wins as even great defenses have a hard time pulling wet jerseys down. Ashland has the better offense with the better running back and kicker than what NW counters with on their offense.

    Ashland 19 - NW 17
  4. Mule4ever's Avatar
    Ian what's your take on the Mineral Water Bowl, looks like a tough match for UCM but the extra week and game should he good I think I'll check it out since it's less than 20 miles from family and only $10.00 for GA seating.
  5. Bigbadbod's Avatar
    just fun reading, ian. thanks! i look forward to it every week. must say: when you missed a week, then were late on another, i was PO'ed. i look forward to it that much. that is the price one pays for being good. unlike most other such blogs, there is not just sound, sensible writing here, but actual thought involved. Yo da man!

    IAN FOR WASHBURN AD and/or COACH!
  6. Cat N Mav's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wallst
    Ian, I'm guessing you are picking Grand Valley to win the region? Iowa Bearcat I am guessing that Ian is picking Fort Hays or Pitt to beat NW.
    Ahh, hell... why not pick both!!!
  7. stubintner's Avatar
    I appreciate the statistical analysis. Like all stats, we're not always sure how to apply them, but they're factual and often interesting. Thanks.
  8. bigsig50's Avatar
    Thanks for the recognition for LU. The product on the field just scratches the surface of the difference Jed and his staff have made.
  9. NW Normal's Avatar
    You nailed the NW score at 24, and yes, it was a "'very good game"!
  10. Ian Carlson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GorillaBred
    Super minor, not even really worth mentioning, but the 2008 PSU playoff loss to NWMSU was in Maryville. It was the 2005 playoff loss to NWMSU that was in Pittsburg.

    Good catch. Not sure how I crossed that up.
  11. GorillaBred's Avatar
    Super minor, not even really worth mentioning, but the 2008 PSU playoff loss to NWMSU was in Maryville. It was the 2005 playoff loss to NWMSU that was in Pittsburg.
  12. CatFan88's Avatar
    I would bet Jordan Thompson will be seeing plenty of playing time after today. Speedy, runs tough. Liked what I saw from him today. If lucky, NW might get Jones back in couple of weeks. Injury bug continues to hit NW with Shane Williams going down. Ugh! Fortunately for NW, very deep at WR this year.
  13. Greenman's Avatar
    i also think the targeting call should be potentially called on the ball carrier. this is for the "head to head", not defenseless player call. how many times have we seen a defensive player come in low for a hit only to have the ball carrier lower his body at the last second causing a head to head collision, and the defender gets the penalty. not every time, but it has happened.
  14. Ian Carlson's Avatar
    Chuck-

    I don't disagree with that at all. Perhaps they should make a change allowing an option where the "ejection" can be deferred until the ruling can be confirmed by video (Unless it is an absolute clear foul that cannot be questioned). If the foul is confirmed, that player sits a game. This obviously wouldn't work in the playoffs, but those games could have better access to video for a quick in-game decision.
  15. Ian Carlson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Witwicki
    Great column buddy. You are a real asset to our site.

    You're too kind, my friend. I have a great mentor!
    Updated 09-23-2017 at 01:08 AM by Ian Carlson
  16. Bigsix98's Avatar
    Worse part about the targeting penalty is refs throwing the flag for the outcome rather than the actual hit IMHO.
  17. Matt Witwicki's Avatar
    Great column buddy. You are a real asset to our site.
  18. Bigbadbod's Avatar
    Best blog yet. Especially liked the First Quarter in review. Very revealing stuff. Great work, Ian....as usual.
  19. Chuck Bitner's Avatar
    I agree that there is good reason for the targeting penalty. Just wish we could find a better way to manage the ejection policy, especially for D2 where in-game replays are usually not possible. Last week a Carson-Newman player was ejected early in the game. The call was overturned at halftime, but that player had to sit out nearly 26 minutes.
  20. Go Hornets!'s Avatar
    Great rundown of the league. Heading to Joplin to catch the Hornets and looking for a good win tonight. Go Hornets! Stingers Up!
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