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    Default UCO vs. MWSU

    Griffon propaganda: https://gogriffons.com/documents/201...s_18FB_UCO.pdf

    Broncho propaganda: https://bronchosports.com/news/2018/...-saturday.aspx

    A few observations perusing the stats:

    MW's biggest defensive vulnerability has been vs. the pass, giving up 255 ypg, second-worst in the conference. But, they also have a league-leading 10 interceptions on the year (tied for 11th in the country). UCO is in the upper half of the conference passing stats, so this may be the key matchup; Missouri Western rushing defense is good (2nd in the MIAA), and UCO has the fewest rushing attempts in the conference.

    There may be some opportunities for a special teams big play: the Griffons lead the MIAA in punt returns, UCO has the conference's worst net punting average. I keep waiting for MW to do something in kick return - they have the athletes.

    The Griffon O has gone from a horrendous 29% conversion rate on third downs last year to 41.7% this year, second best in the MIAA, largely because they've won battles on first and second down to give themselves a manageable opportunity.

    The penalty situation is awful. Missouri Western is AVERAGING 108 yards per game, 20 yards more than the next highest in the conference and fifth worst in the country.

    Dom Marino is quietly having a decent year - completion percentage of 58.2 is third best in the conference, and light years better than his 47% from last year. He's only thrown two picks through the first six games compared to three for all last year (both in 134 attempts).

    Missouri Western has lost to Northwest and UCM - UCO has beaten both of those teams. Missouri Western leads the all-time series 6-2, including 4-0 at Spratt.

    Looking forward to Saturday. Last year's game with UCO certainly was entertaining.

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    Should be a good one.

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    I hope the Jekyll and Hyde home vs road griffons continues one more week. We can try to correct it next week.

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    Nice analysis GriFan. Should....be a good game. Looking forward to it.

    I do hope it warms up a few degrees.

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