Week 6 Preview : Middle Tennessee State vs Western Kentucky

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  1. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    MTSU 3-2(1-1) vs WKU 2-1(0-0) (week 5 game pending)

    Player Stats
    MTSU
    Richard Lundy 153.3 Rating 66-132(50%) 1325 yards 10 TD 4 INT

    Sam Tanner 93 Att 560 Yards 6.0 avg 7 TD

    Matt Gatewood 15 rec 265 yards 17.6 avg 2 TD
    Ray Fisher 10 rec 271 yards 27.1 avg 2 TD

    WKU
    E.J. Hayden 152.1 rating 50-95(52%) 961 yards 6 TD 3 INT

    Corey Douglas 35 Att 197 yards 5.6 avg 2 TD

    Shaun Griffin 15 Rec 362 Yards 24.1 Avg 5 TD
    Brent Jenkins 15 rec 250 yards 16.6 Avg 2 TD

    Team Stats Compared:
    Middle Tennessee State 34.4 Points Per Game
    Western Kentucky Univ. 41.0 Points Per Game <--- Advantage
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    Middle Tennessee State 41.6 Points Allowed PG
    Western Kentucky Univ. 23.6 Points Allowed PG <--- Advantage
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    Middle Tennessee State 44% Third Down Conv.
    Western Kentucky Univ. 52% Third Down Conv. <--- Advantage
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    Middle Tennessee State -6 Turnover Differential
    Western Kentucky Univ. -2 Turnover Differential <--- Advantage
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    A quick look at the team stats shows MTSU will have its work cut out for them when they play Western Kentucky.

    Injury Report:
    Jeffrey Fuller DT WKU broken ribs OUT
    Malcom Cochran FS WKU broken tailbone OUT

    Recent History
    0-0 vs Dylan. Western Kentucky has lost 2 of the last 3 games vs MTSU.

    Betting Ling: WKU -9.5 O/U 59.5

    WKU Dylan:
    on new coach Redd
    "I respect what coach Redd is doing over in Murfreesboro. In just one year, he has that program looking up. Mid Tenn has shown in the past that they aren't just gonna roll over for us."

    on the status of FS Malcom Cochran
    "Malcom had surgery last sunday and he's recovering in a good way. That's all I'm gonna say on it."

    on the Hilltoppers 3-1 start
    "We're just looking at the next game, and the next game is our rivalry with Mid Tenn. But, yeah, all in all, I think we've played alright so far"


    Keys to the game for MTSU: Stopping Shaun Griffin. Period. Shutting him down will be priority #1 going into the game. As always, not turning the ball over on offense will be a huge key. Western Kentucky doesnt force many turnovers so if our defense can force a couple turnovers we might win the turnover battle.

    Not only is this a Conference game but it is a division game as well which makes it even that much more important. Winning this game would put MTSU in the top half of the Eastern division. Losing the game puts us at the very bottom. Crucial game at a crucial point in the season.
     
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  2. DirtycashDylan

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

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    Nice writeup. It's also a rivalry game!
     
  3. hammerhead1010

    hammerhead1010 Walk On

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    I like this guy. I think MTSU made the right hire.
     
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  4. nikpin

    nikpin Universitas Brunensis

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    I'm taking MTSU on the money line!
     
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  5. DirtycashDylan

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

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  6. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    Hey I kind of like this post
     
  7. JQwon13

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    Snoopy disagrees...
     
  8. Bl0ndeRedHead

    Bl0ndeRedHead Official TSO Pothead

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    He can talk the talk, like JQwon, but can he walk the walk, unlike JQwon?
     
  9. JQwon13

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    Sorry, it's hard to hear the insults from the gutters of this conference....
     

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