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    The last time we went to Clarion (2016), we lost. I don't expect a cakewalk Saturday. Clarion has played teams tough this year and, with everything we have to play for, it will be interesting to see if we come out tight or, worse yet, look past this game to Cal.

    I liked our guys' mental toughness last week. Edinboro immediately punched us in the mouth. The team responded well. With as goofy as the West has been this year, I expect Lutz to have the guys ready to go for two important weeks on the road. Go Rock.

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    Hopefully some the current players remember that game and can just focus on this week.

    Lutz lost that game for them by going for it on 4 and 7 on clarion's 35; instead of punting it deep.(ROCK was up by 2 at the time) 4th and short maybe, 4th and 7 with a backup qb. NO!

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    I don't feel as good about this matchup as I do against an IUP. Someone made a comment on here about Clarion's D playing really good in a phone booth but not as well in space which I think has some truth to it. they will need to get heat on the QB early and often to minimize this passing attack. Their offense is really starting to hit its stride with McGriff in the backfield and I like the matchup VS this Rock D so should be interesting. CU needs to win this game to keep creeping into that upper echelon in the psac. I think last weeks experience fuels them in this one, they win a tight one something like 31-28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUlater View Post
    I don't feel as good about this matchup as I do against an IUP. Someone made a comment on here about Clarion's D playing really good in a phone booth but not as well in space which I think has some truth to it. they will need to get heat on the QB early and often to minimize this passing attack. Their offense is really starting to hit its stride with McGriff in the backfield and I like the matchup VS this Rock D so should be interesting. CU needs to win this game to keep creeping into that upper echelon in the psac. I think last weeks experience fuels them in this one, they win a tight one something like 31-28.
    You mean the first 11 minutes of last weeks performance I presume? The last 49 minutes act will get them smoked by SR. In reality Clarion doesn't have the horses to keep up with this team, take away one 78 yard completion on a short slant and your QB threw for 54 yards against a defensive backfield that can't cover and he barely made it out of the game with his faculties after taking 4 sacks. I wish Clarion well here but I don't think this one is even close. Hopefully I'm having a double helping of crow tomorrow afternoon but I highly doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BallHawkin View Post
    You mean the first 11 minutes of last weeks performance I presume? The last 49 minutes act will get them smoked by SR. In reality Clarion doesn't have the horses to keep up with this team, take away one 78 yard completion on a short slant and your QB threw for 54 yards against a defensive backfield that can't cover and he barely made it out of the game with his faculties after taking 4 sacks. I wish Clarion well here but I don't think this one is even close. Hopefully I'm having a double helping of crow tomorrow afternoon but I highly doubt it.
    No I mean the last two years when IUP has won those matchups by a total of 7 points,A one point loss to cal last year and the last two games against Rock have been tight with Clarion winning one and Rock needing two defensive touchdowns to win the other. Those are the 3 measuring stick games correct...we will see what happens tomorrow tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUlater View Post
    No I mean the last two years when IUP has won those matchups by a total of 7 points,A one point loss to cal last year and the last two games against Rock have been tight with Clarion winning one and Rock needing two defensive touchdowns to win the other. Those are the 3 measuring stick games correct...we will see what happens tomorrow tho.
    Clarion lost each and every one of those games but if losing by a little is the "measuring stick" for you I guess you are satisfied. My feeling is they are much closer to the team that played the last 49 minutes against a wounded, beat up team that they had down by 20 than the team that came out of the gate the first 11 minutes. Again I am pulling for the upset but it ain't happenin. jus sayin

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    Quote Originally Posted by BallHawkin View Post
    Clarion lost each and every one of those games but if losing by a little is the "measuring stick" for you I guess you are satisfied. My feeling is they are much closer to the team that played the last 49 minutes against a wounded, beat up team that they had down by 20 than the team that came out of the gate the first 11 minutes. Again I am pulling for the upset but it ain't happenin. jus sayin
    Ya your probably right. lets just compare everything and everyone to iup so we can talk about how no one measures up in our own little minds bc we’ve drank soo much coolaide we don’t know what is actually reality anymore...and stop saying « just saying »...makes you sounds like a moron

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUlater View Post
    Ya your probably right. lets just compare everything and everyone to iup so we can talk about how no one measures up in our own little minds bc we’ve drank soo much coolaide we don’t know what is actually reality anymore...and stop saying « just saying »...makes you sounds like a moron
    Aw lighten up Francis! ..... Even If IUP finishes 9-2 it's a disappointing season .... that my friend is a "measuring stick" but you stick to your satisfaction with almost winning (that is moronic) .... I still hope Clarion pulls it out tomorrow, but they won't. Enjoy your evening

    PS JUS SAYIN! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BallHawkin View Post
    Aw lighten up Francis! ..... Even If IUP finishes 9-2 it's a disappointing season .... that my friend is a "measuring stick" but you stick to your satisfaction with almost winning (that is moronic) .... I still hope Clarion pulls it out tomorrow, but they won't. Enjoy your evening

    PS JUS SAYIN! :)
    I hear what your saying bro but let me explain it for you. I don’t understand your false sense of achievement and arrogance, in the last 20 years your team has only finished better than 9-2 twice, so how is that a disappointment? That’s your high water mark except for one outlier. I know it’s hard for you to understand bc for some reason I’ll never understand you guys think your better than you really are but , in fact It’s a great season for IUP bc in the last 20 years you’ve only achieved more than that once or twice but yet you carry a sense of achievement that you go 11-0 every year and 1 or 2 losses is a shocker. Expecting greatness doesn’t carry the same weight when you never achieve greatness. It gets you laughed at. Don’t get me wrong IUP is a good team, they are always tough but where do you get the sky high expectations that are rarely achieved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUlater View Post
    I hear what your saying bro but let me explain it for you. I don’t understand your false sense of achievement and arrogance, in the last 20 years your team has only finished better than 9-2 twice, so how is that a disappointment? That’s your high water mark except for one outlier. I know it’s hard for you to understand bc for some reason I’ll never understand you guys think your better than you really are but , in fact It’s a great season for IUP bc in the last 20 years you’ve only achieved more than that once or twice but yet you carry a sense of achievement that you go 11-0 every year and 1 or 2 losses is a shocker. Expecting greatness doesn’t carry the same weight when you never achieve greatness. It gets you laughed at. Don’t get me wrong IUP is a good team, they are always tough but where do you get the sky high expectations that are rarely achieved?
    I like this guy he gets it

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUlater View Post
    I hear what your saying bro but let me explain it for you. I don’t understand your false sense of achievement and arrogance, in the last 20 years your team has only finished better than 9-2 twice, so how is that a disappointment? That’s your high water mark except for one outlier. I know it’s hard for you to understand bc for some reason I’ll never understand you guys think your better than you really are but , in fact It’s a great season for IUP bc in the last 20 years you’ve only achieved more than that once or twice but yet you carry a sense of achievement that you go 11-0 every year and 1 or 2 losses is a shocker. Expecting greatness doesn’t carry the same weight when you never achieve greatness. It gets you laughed at. Don’t get me wrong IUP is a good team, they are always tough but where do you get the sky high expectations that are rarely achieved?
    I guess when you lose to a team 8 years in a row you criticize their sky high expectations.
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    I fail to see how it is controversial that different programs have different expectations. From what I observe it is BallHawkin that is talking down to Clarion's measurements of success. Of course a winning season is an expectation at IUP, but a winning season at ESU these days would count as successful. It doesn't have to be a d***-measuring contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastStroud13 View Post
    I fail to see how it is controversial that different programs have different expectations. From what I observe it is BallHawkin that is talking down to Clarion's measurements of success. Of course a winning season is an expectation at IUP, but a winning season at ESU these days would count as successful. It doesn't have to be a d***-measuring contest.
    IUP has a complex. They are chasing ghosts

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostOfHomer01 View Post
    IUP has a complex. They are chasing ghosts
    Oh, I think it's you who has the complex. I mean, you talk about IUP more than anybody who is actually from IUP. Are you obsessed?

    Then we have a guy whose school has beaten IUP once in the last 30 years questioning high expectations. We are fine. Worry about yourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iupgroundhog View Post
    Oh, I think it's you who has the complex. I mean, you talk about IUP more than anybody who is actually from IUP. Are you obsessed?

    Then we have a guy whose school has beaten IUP once in the last 30 years questioning high expectations. We are fine. Worry about yourselves.
    Nobody cares about 30 years ago except you guys. RIGHT NOW your program is sub par to Cal in these kids eyes. They don’t care about 30 years ago. All they know is if I go to Cal more times than not we will kick IUPs ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostOfHomer01 View Post
    Nobody cares about 30 years ago except you guys. RIGHT NOW your program is sub par to Cal in these kids eyes. They don’t care about 30 years ago. All they know is if I go to Cal more times than not we will kick IUPs ass.
    I don't know about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
    I don't know about that.
    Proof is in the pudding. They have all this money and that’s the best team they field? Cal balling on a budget give them IUP resources IUP would go on another 8-9 losing streak

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostOfHomer01 View Post
    Proof is in the pudding. They have all this money and that’s the best team they field? Cal balling on a budget give them IUP resources IUP would go on another 8-9 losing streak
    And if/when Kutztown or West Chester wins the State Game their fans will be saying "They have all this money and that’s the best team they field?"

    I still think IUP has the edge in reputation. They have a much better and longer history. Their school has a big-time feel to many students. A better reputation for evening and weekend "activities". Cal has beat them sure. Cal has a few guys in the league. But I don't believe IUP is seen as subpar. That's the word you used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
    And if/when Kutztown or West Chester wins the State Game their fans will be saying "They have all this money and that’s the best team they field?"

    I still think IUP has the edge in reputation. They have a much better and longer history. Their school has a big-time feel to many students. A better reputation for evening and weekend "activities". Cal has beat them sure. Cal has a few guys in the league. But I don't believe IUP is seen as subpar. That's the word you used.
    IUP football brand in 2018 is not as big as Cal’s in my opinion. I just think I’m RECENT history if you’re talking PSAC it’s been Cal SRU In the West

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRU 88 View Post
    Hopefully some the current players remember that game and can just focus on this week.

    Lutz lost that game for them by going for it on 4 and 7 on clarion's 35; instead of punting it deep.(ROCK was up by 2 at the time) 4th and short maybe, 4th and 7 with a backup qb. NO!
    Lutz strikes again. Forgoes a 40-yd FG attempt to tie the game and we come up short on fourth down. Can our players overcome our coach’s brain farts?

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