Week 8, 2018 GOTW/Predictions

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  1. Steamer43

    Steamer43 Cleveland Steamer

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    Week 7 saw an intense rematch of Kent St and Army, as well as a great game between Idaho and WKU. As week 8 approaches there aren't many games to look forward to, but there is one in particular...

    #18 UL Lafayette (5-1) [​IMG]@ [​IMG]#11 Kent State (6-0)

    These two teams kick off on national tv on a virtual Friday. Kent State has been rollin this year, already at 6-0 with three conference wins. ULL's season did not look promising after a big loss to Idaho, but the Cajuns have bounced back, most notibaly with a win over Western Kentucky.

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

    Offense:[​IMG]
    Scoring: (48.1) (42.3)
    Yards Per Game
    Total: (478) (453)
    Passing: (294) (286.5)
    Rushing: (184) (166)

    Both teams are putting up huge numbers, but ULL edges out the Golden Flashes in every category. What makes these two offenses so dynamic is their ability to move the ball both through the air as well as on the ground. Kent State's John Newby is one of the best backs in the conference, racking up 801 yards and 12 TDs in just 6 games. ULL's Trey Van has been very efficient at quarterback, completing 60% of his passing while gaining 1327 yards with 14 TDs and just 6 INTs.

    Defense:[​IMG]
    Scoring: (24.7) (17.8)
    Yards Per Game
    Total: (361.3) (355.5)
    Passing: (299.7) (257.5)
    Rushing: ( 61.7) ( 98 )
    TO +/- ( 0 ) ( +6 )

    Kent State has traditionally been a defensive powerhouse and this years squad is keeping it going. Lead by a strong defensive line, the Flashes have contained their opponents, giving the offense opportunity to win. Despite having a very weak front seven, ULL has been very strong in the run defense. Look for Newby to expose this group in week 8.

    Steamer's prediction:[​IMG] Kent State keeps their undefeated season going against ULL. Newby will help give a slight advantage on offense, and a slight advantage defensively will help Kent State controll the game. Final Score: 49-35

    Other Predictions:
    WMU rolls over Army
    WKU rolls over EMU
    Utah State beats ULM by 10
     
  2. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    Kent State by 2 TDs
    WMU by 3 TDs
    Utah State by 11

    take it to the bank.
     
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  3. nikpin

    nikpin Universitas Brunensis

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    You should put lines on the games.
     
  4. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    If I were an oddsmaker, these would be the Betting Lines:

    ULL vs Kent State (-9.5)

    EMU vs West Kentucky (-14.5)

    Utah State (-4) vs ULM

    WMU (-17.5) vs Army

    Also got a future line for you:

    WMU -24 vs WKU and I'm laying the points in this one..
     
  5. Steamer43

    Steamer43 Cleveland Steamer

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    Good idea, I'll try it out week 9
     
  6. Full Moon Fever

    Full Moon Fever Champion of Standards

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    Nothing on my UCLA showdown?
     
  7. JQwon13

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    I'll take EMU +14.5
    Utah St -4
    WMU -17.5
     
  8. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    You being Nik's RL friend have inside information on just what % he will be going this game(being that it fluctuates from week to week apparently)... it seems as though your prediction spells out that Nik will be trying more than 50% this week.
     
  9. hammerhead1010

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    Great... just great. Way to wake a sleeping giant guys...
     
  10. nikpin

    nikpin Universitas Brunensis

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    ULL(+9.5)
    Western Kentucky(-14.5)
    Utah State(-4)
    WMU(-17.5)

    WKU(+24)
     
  11. JQwon13

    JQwon13 Walk On

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    Go fuck yourself.
     
  12. JQwon13

    JQwon13 Walk On

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    I believe his exact words to me were "In order to prove my internet badassness, HH must pay the price"
     
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  13. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    According to Blonde... this is priority number one on Nik's agenda.
     
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