Week 6, 2018 GOTW+Predictions

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  1. Steamer43

    Steamer43 Cleveland Steamer

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    Once again the Game of the Week proved to be an exciting one with Idaho edging out Utah State 30-27. We were also treated to a upset, with ULL getting a big win over Western Kentucky. This week we get 5 conference games. Idaho hosts a big unknown with Arky State. Utah State looks to bounce back, but takes on the grim reaper Western Michigan. UAB fresh off a win over Army hosts EMU. And Army tries to prevent back-to-back losses vs West teams against ULM. This week's game of the week is a different one though:

    Middle Tennessee St. [​IMG]@ [​IMG]#22 Western Kentucky

    These two teams enter with opposite stories. Western Kentucky's recent success has not carried this season with two early losses to the West. MTSU while has not proven they can win, has certainly proved they have improved. The new offense has given the Raiders confidence with a close game vs Qwon.

    Ratings:[​IMG]
    D B-
    D B-
    D+ B-

    Offense:[​IMG]
    Scoring: (35.6) (43)
    Yards Per Game:
    Total: (463.8) (459.6)
    Passing: (281) (367.8)
    Rushing: (182.8) (91.8)

    MTSU's new offense seemed to work vs the Qwon, but many are still skeptical. QB Cooper has gotten things rollin on the ground and through the air. It has helped them close the gap, but can they get over the hill against a down WKU squad? WKU has not had issues on offense, putting up 28 and 27 in losses.

    Defense:[​IMG]
    Scoring: (24) (13.8)
    Yards Per Game:
    Total: (389) (378.2)
    Passing: (278.6) (285.2)
    Rushing: (110.4) (93)

    Uh-Oh Western Kentucky can stop the run. This could be crucial in stopping MTSU's option offense. The Hilltoppers held USU and ULL to 92 and 100 rushing yards, and neither of those teams will hesitate to run the ball. If the Hilltoppers get MTSU off their gameplan it could spell trouble.

    Intangibles:[​IMG]
    MTSU enters on a high and WKU enters on a sudden low. WKU has had bad luck with MTSU historically, and it would only be fitting for the Blue Raiders to knock them off once more.

    Steamer's Prediction: [​IMG]
    The stage is set for a MTSU upset... but can they pull it off? The ratings difference will be a lot for them to overcome. Western Kentucky wakes up and realizes its a must-win vs the Blue Raiders and play a solid 4 quarters. Score: WKU 38 - MTSU - 17

    "Others" Predictions:

    WMU Blows out USU
    Idaho wins big over Arky St (AP or not)
    UAB wins big over EMU
    ULM continues West takeover with upset over Army
    ULL wins 63-21 over Arkansas ;)
     
  2. nikpin

    nikpin Universitas Brunensis

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    The GOTW is a D rated team vs a B- rated team? LULZ
     
  3. DirtycashDylan

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

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    Jealous?
     
  4. nikpin

    nikpin Universitas Brunensis

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    A little.
     
  5. Full Moon Fever

    Full Moon Fever Champion of Standards

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    As much as I would love to see a MTSU win (WKU has a prospect we're battling for in town), I don't see it happening.

    WKU over MTSU by 2 TDs.
    WMU over USU
    EMU upsets UAB
    ULM sqeaks by Army
     
  6. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    Wmu
    uab
    ulm
    mtsu ...all winners
     
  7. hammerhead1010

    hammerhead1010 Walk On

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    WMU > USU
    WKU > MTSU
    UAB > EMU
     
  8. hammerhead1010

    hammerhead1010 Walk On

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    59-41 Army. Teddy Wilkerson had a breakout party! Writeup here.
     
  9. JQwon13

    JQwon13 Walk On

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    I'll take:

    WKU over MTSU
    WMU over USU
    UAB over EMU
    Army over ULM
     

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