Week 5,2018 GOTW+Predictions

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  1. Steamer43

    Steamer43 Cleveland Steamer

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    Last week's game of the week lived up to the hype, with Utah State rallying back to pull off the exciting upset over Western Kentucky. We were also treated to a surprisingly close game between Redd and Qwon, as well as the 2nd annual ULM-ASU debacle.
    Now its on to week 5 as we start getting into the conference grind, with 4 match-ups going on. WKU and ULM who both lost featured GOTW's will face off in a battle to keep a strong season alive. Western Michigan goes to Eastern Michigan (again lol) where Crumb has already compiled 4 wins. A match-up between top 25 teams with UAB and Army will be a swing game in both team's final records. But this weeks marquee game features some familiar names:

    #13 Utah State [​IMG]@ [​IMG] #12 Idaho

    Both teams enter the game on emotional highs. Since a lucky last second miracle over Boise State, Idaho has crushed ULL and Arizona. Utah State also enters in with a huge win over WKU. Either team can put themselves in prime position to take the West division with a win in Week 5.

    Ratings: [​IMG]

    OVR: B- C+
    OFF: B- B-
    DEF: B- C+

    Offense:[​IMG]

    Scoring: (37) (50.5)
    Yards Per Game
    Total: (422) (562.3)
    Passing: (275.3) (428.5)
    Rushing: (146.7) (133.8)

    Idaho has been in some shootouts, and has put up some insane numbers. Sophomore sensation QB Earl Walker has already put up 1500+ yards and 17 TDs, but his 10 INTs are alarming to say the least. Both teams enter fairly even ratings-wise. A simular match-up as last week, expect Walker and USU RB Robinson to lead their repective teams.

    Defense:[​IMG]

    Scoring: (17.3) (32.5)
    Yards Per Game
    Total: (308.3) (412.5)
    Passing: (347) (342.4)
    Rushing: (61.3) (93.7)

    Utah State has done a solid job holding teams so far, a bend but don't break defense. Idaho has been in some shoot-outs, relying on the offense to carry the team. One interesting stat to watch for: Red Zone Defense. Utah State's defense has held 6 of 9 opponent redzone appearances to field goals, while Idaho's offense has been held to 4 field goals in the redzone. If the game gets hi-scoring, converting TDs in the red zone will be crucial.

    Previous Match-ups:
    '10: Idaho W 31-17
    '11: Idaho W 33-28
    '12: Idaho W 31-17
    '13: Utah State W 59-27
    '14: Idaho W 56-52
    '15: Idaho W 43-29
    '16: Utah State W 31-28
    '17: Idaho W 34-31

    The Idaho-Utah State match-up has traditionally been a close game, but Idaho has had the upper-hand. Last season's game came down to a last second game winning drive for the Vandals. This game will come down to who can maintain momentum the longest and control the tempo.

    Steamer's Pick: [​IMG]
    Idaho is the favorite to win the West and they will be the favorite as Utah State enters trying to knock them out. Unfortunately, Utah State has to deal with a little thing called Potatoe magic. No team walks out of the Kibbie Tent alive, and after Utah State defeated the Vandals in the Tent two season ago, the Tent will be rocking with Idaho defending their campground. Also, Potatoe Magic has been in full effect this season, as they seem to be destined for something special this season. Score: Idaho 34 - Utah State 21

    "Other" Predictions:
    UAB>Army - UAB legitimizes themselves as a contender with a Win over Army
    WKU>ULL - ULL's season spirals down again with an ugly loss to WKU
    WMU>EMU - EMU slows the game down and keeps it respectable.
     
  2. Steamer43

    Steamer43 Cleveland Steamer

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    USU@Idaho schuduled for around 9:30 CT.

    Please add in your quick predictions.
     
  3. nikpin

    nikpin Universitas Brunensis

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    I like Utah State to keep the ball rolling because honestly if you can beat a team from the East the west should be no problem.
     
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  4. hammerhead1010

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    Idaho over USU in a tight one.
    WKU over ULL in a not so tight one.
    WMU over EMU in a 2 score game.
     
  5. TheCrumbIsHere

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    Utah State wins on a hail mary pass in the last second and WKU. Both games close.
     
  6. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    idaho vs USU - this game is as close as it gets... i would actually waste an hour of my life watching this user game if that were an option on NCAA... I'll take Idaho by a last min FG
    WKU vs ULL - EAST!
    WMU vs EMU - I'll take Nik to cover the 17 point spread
     
  7. hammerhead1010

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    I hope they make this a feature sometime in the future. I would watch some of these big matchups no joke.
     
  8. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    me too man. I would probably watch alot of matchups just to scout players too.
     
  9. Full Moon Fever

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    They should definitely implement that.
     
  10. Full Moon Fever

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    Gotta have faith so....

    Idaho squeaks by with some Potato Magic
    The Cajuns Rage back and pull a shocker of an upset over WKU.
    Western Michigan rolls by 3 scores.
     
  11. DirtycashDylan

    DirtycashDylan I came here to scheme and chew bubblegum...

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    USU - make me look good Steamer.
    ULL - I'm not in playing shape.
    WMU
     
  12. nikpin

    nikpin Universitas Brunensis

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    You guys playing tonight? Should be the only game left.
     
  13. hammerhead1010

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    Fuckin Lester Lee out for the year FML.
     
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  14. DirtycashDylan

    DirtycashDylan I came here to scheme and chew bubblegum...

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    in an hour
     
  15. Bl0ndeRedHead

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    I've been saying for months the thing that would excite me most about NCAA 12 is if they added "spectator mode"
     
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    DirtycashDylan I came here to scheme and chew bubblegum...

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  17. Steamer43

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    Spectator mode would be awesome. I think it would have too many bugs the first year knowing EA though...
     
  18. Steamer43

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    Thanks for coming through @jkyle5
     
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  19. Steamer43

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    Played a great game vs Idaho but the Potatoes win 30-27. I jumped out to a lead in the first half, but Fever took control in the 2nd half. Props to Idaho's run D, stopped me on several crucial third and shorts. My red zone D kept me in the game holding him to 3 field goals and a red-zone INT as well.​
     
  20. Full Moon Fever

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    I used to think it would be impossible because you'd have more people and it would make it more laggy. But hell, COD can have games where 16 are connected to the same game with minimal lag so I don't see why EA wouldn't do it for NCAA.
     
  21. Steamer43

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    You know I never understood how COD can play 16 but NBA 2k Team-up mode is laggy as Fuck!
     
  22. xtreme snoopy

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    ULL over WKU 31-28 in a squeaker... write up coming soon

    WEST!
     
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  23. DirtycashDylan

    DirtycashDylan I came here to scheme and chew bubblegum...

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    game shape

    real GG Snoopy. Now I've lost to two users I haven't lost to in a good while. (no offense guys)
     
  24. Full Moon Fever

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    Just sayin...
     
  25. Steamer43

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    GOTW RESULT:

     

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