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Date Posted: 09/ 6/15 11:27:50am Sun
Author: gate
Subject: Re: Navy game comments
In reply to: Gate Raider 's message, "Navy game comments" on 09/ 6/15 12:02:44am Sun

We beat Buffalo in '03 (albeit not the most competitive FBS team)...Fordham has had success - twice - vs the FBS. It is a bittersweet problem to have playing the elite. Still remember App State beating Michigan at home, correct? Games like that make folklore.

Someone posted here and elsewhere that this is what the players want. A good point was made that we could play Navy on national tv or be like Lafayette and lose a terrible game to W&M at home. That impressed me and made some sense. But there are over 30,000 Colgate alumni who also support (I assume) the program and should potentially have a say. The annual drubbings get tiresome and the wait for that elusive victory is long. Colgate women's soccer just lost a very respectable 2-0 to #16 South Carolina...but had zero shots on goal. As an alum or fan, it is disheartening to say the least.

Hunt's pregame interview was extremely positive and I was giddy with anticipation; his postgame comments were nothing short of depressing and put us back at square one, or actually behind square one with injuries. This game may not have been the best measure of success; we have had turnaround seasons before once league play begins.

Other than Fordham, the rest of the PL is off to an auspicious start. Lehigh squeaked by CCSU, Lafayette's loss, HC finally getting in the W column but not by much over blah Monmouth, G'town getting trounced by St. Francis(?!)...and Bucknell's shutout, though impressive, was against a MAAC team who they are now 11-0 all-time against. Not sure there's need to panic just yet but like hockey 2 years ago...injuries are the unknown factor to any sport in any season.

Navy announcers did comment on just our recent addition of scholarships and still not having a full roster of them. In time, one would think we could make a better game of things. The PL will be a whole new season with a different sense of urgency.

In the past, having 2-3 games under our belt should be an advantage but has not always been the case when playing Yale/Ivies. Hope that's not the true this year. Would also love to see...at least for one quarter...a new freshman QB come in, make some plays and show us his stuff!

FWIW, I would rather not play Syracuse, but it must be great for the recruiting process. I'm selfish to admit that I want to keep our winning record over this old archrival, but Colgate would never let such a thing stand in its way of competition. Onward and upward.

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[> [> Re: Navy game comments -- bison137, 09/ 6/15 1:03:39pm Sun


>
>Other than Fordham, the rest of the PL is off to an
>auspicious start. Lehigh squeaked by CCSU,
>Lafayette's loss, HC finally getting in the W column
>but not by much over blah Monmouth, G'town getting
>trounced by St. Francis(?!)...and Bucknell's shutout,
>though impressive, was against a MAAC team who they
>are now 11-0 all-time against.


I know Bucknell isn't 11-0 all-time vs Marist, since I was in attendance in 2010 when Bucknell lost. The MAAC, btw, hasn't existed for almost a decade for football. Marist is in the Pioneer Football League with a collection of teams from across the country (Jacksonville, San Diego, Drake, Dayton, etc.)

Agree that the BU 17-0 win wasn't impressive however. Having two of its top players suspended for violation of team rules didn't help.


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[> [> [> Re: Navy game comments -- Maven, 09/ 6/15 1:36:13pm Sun

>
>>
>>Other than Fordham, the rest of the PL is off to an
>>auspicious start. Lehigh squeaked by CCSU,
>>Lafayette's loss, HC finally getting in the W column
>>but not by much over blah Monmouth, G'town getting
>>trounced by St. Francis(?!)...and Bucknell's shutout,
>>though impressive, was against a MAAC team who they
>>are now 11-0 all-time against.
>
>
>I know Bucknell isn't 11-0 all-time vs Marist, since I
>was in attendance in 2010 when Bucknell lost. The
>MAAC, btw, hasn't existed for almost a decade for
>football. Marist is in the Pioneer Football League
>with a collection of teams from across the country
>(Jacksonville, San Diego, Drake, Dayton, etc.)
>
>Agree that the BU 17-0 win wasn't impressive however.
>Having two of its top players suspended for violation
>of team rules didn't help.


Who were suspended?


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[> [> [> [> Re: Navy game comments -- bison137, 09/ 6/15 2:10:59pm Sun

>>
>>>
>>>Other than Fordham, the rest of the PL is off to an
>>>auspicious start. Lehigh squeaked by CCSU,
>>>Lafayette's loss, HC finally getting in the W column
>>>but not by much over blah Monmouth, G'town getting
>>>trounced by St. Francis(?!)...and Bucknell's shutout,
>>>though impressive, was against a MAAC team who they
>>>are now 11-0 all-time against.
>>
>>
>>I know Bucknell isn't 11-0 all-time vs Marist, since I
>>was in attendance in 2010 when Bucknell lost. The
>>MAAC, btw, hasn't existed for almost a decade for
>>football. Marist is in the Pioneer Football League
>>with a collection of teams from across the country
>>(Jacksonville, San Diego, Drake, Dayton, etc.)
>>
>>Agree that the BU 17-0 win wasn't impressive however.
>>Having two of its top players suspended for violation
>>of team rules didn't help.
>
>
>Who were suspended?


Will Carter, who is the league's most dangerous deep threat. Was 1st team All-PL as a soph - led the league in yards per catch, total yards, and receiving TD's. Also Nick O'Brien, who is their best CB by a wide margin and also their best KR. Violation of team rules. Susan is tough about that.


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