September 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm #21643
Agree. No knock on Barrett but Lambert the ideal Rover. I would rather see Randy in at Rover even giving up size. He can tackle.September 10, 2015 at 8:10 pm #21647
OK, done deal. Bought my ticket, i’m in section 7 on the visitor side, down low. Hope to see some of you there!September 10, 2015 at 10:28 pm #21650
Go Lehigh TU OwlParticipant
If possible I might try and move down with the Lehigh folks once the game gets going. Can’t wait for Saturday! I got my rain gear ready!September 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm #21655
Game Breakdown and Fearless Prediction:
I’m not predicting a victory for Lehigh. But I can see a victory happening.September 11, 2015 at 6:03 pm #21659
I have to say I’ve been very impressed with JMU’s Sports Information AND the independent JMU fan community as well. I won’t print all the links but it’s impressive stuff. Especially liked the DNR’s photo albums of Morehead State/JMU.
Of course, the fan community is wrong about one thing. Lehigh invented Beiruit. What’s beer pong?September 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm #21673
Did I pick a upset? I was drinking that night, check on it, had to be FRI or Sat. We look pathetic, thats being niceSeptember 12, 2015 at 9:55 pm #21676
Generous LG. No continuity on O but some good plays. All those tackling drills dont seem to hav helped our back 5. JMU running right thru them until a LB gets hers to make tace.
Injuries are mounting.
Being a bit maschistic gona watch nxt half. Hope,JMU plays 2nd and 3rd stringSeptember 12, 2015 at 10:11 pm #21678
After watching the first half, I’m going to go ahead and say that all this talk of FBS scheduling is a really bad idea. If Lehigh can’t compete with JMU (as of today, hopefully things improve), and guys are dropping left and right with injuries – I don’t think playing Temple/Rutgers/any other name thrown out on this board seems wise.September 12, 2015 at 10:12 pm #21679
An excellent point sadly.September 12, 2015 at 11:49 pm #21683
Yeah, our ‘body bag’ games come against programs we used to compete against.September 13, 2015 at 12:23 am #21687
Exactly, DQB: “Yeah, our ‘body bag’ games come against programs we used to compete against.’
They’ve kept up; we haven’t.
Very sad.September 13, 2015 at 2:35 am #21703
I think this JMU team is equivalent to a lower level FBS school. I think they can beat most Sun Belt teams and compete in the MAC, especially with their offense. A lot of weapons that spread a defense thin. Their D is good, but we actually had 380 yards of offense, which is actually surprising to me because we certainly didn’t run well and they knew we couldn’t.September 13, 2015 at 3:29 am #21707
Just got back in. I actually left after 3 – which I’ve never done before. I didn’t foresee things getting better, and was dreading the drive, so I took off. Thankfully, I wasn’t there for the onsides kick. Damn that’s harsh.
Not the football guru, but will share what I saw. I’d have a hard time being too tough on coaches and scheme based on this game. You guys clearly have a better perspective on the recent history. But what I saw clearly was bigger, stronger, better athletes. Any one-on-one situation was very telling at the skill spots. If there was a lead blocker for a JMU ball-carrier, he buried the defender in front of him – no chance, every time. Particularly once a they got to the second level, as others have mentioned. I’m no judge of tackling technique, but it looked like better athletes breaking tackles, to me.
My guess is that the run-first game plan was based on our pass protection. Shaf had (or took) little time to make reads, and quickly decided to throw or run. Watching Lee in the pocket was 180-degrees different; you could see him looking around, progressing through reads, etc. I saw a former LU qb make a similar comment on twitter – one read and go.
What I couldn’t tell for sure is whether the pressure was really that tough, or if Shaf was just “feeling” the pressure. Another look at the game might tell more; was he really so rushed, or some combination of distrust of protection and happy feet?
I’m no judge of how much we’ve slipped, but I think it’s possible that JMU has also really taken a leap. I agree with somebody else’s post that they could likely compete with a fair number of FBS schools. And I too have lost my appetite for FBS games.
If anybody wants a bright spot, I’ve got one. Dom’s top-end speed is legit. I was in perfect position to watch his long run on that early short pass. He was not getting caught. Again, based on my perception of the JMU athletes, I don’t think PL guys are gonna catch him if he finds some daylight. Somebody else will have to judge his initial burst to the line – different measure.
Anybody have a grasp on the injuries? I picked up talk of Brisker getting dinged, saw Cavenas looking gimpy (but didn’t look serious, I think), and I’m guessing TP wasn’t fully recovered and had to sit back down. Barret’s looked like it could be more serious; I saw a brace/splint and crutches. Were there others?September 13, 2015 at 3:47 am #21708
Thnks todd. Your view not wrong ,JMU bigger stronger acroos thd board. OL didn’t oftdn give Shaf much time. JMU watched CCSU tape and basi ally ran same D,just much better. Man for man we probably have a half a dozdn or so who are at the same level as JMU. The way we used to compete and occasionally beat such teams was by outscheming them not trying to do it mano a mano.September 13, 2015 at 4:51 am #21711
Correct. We have never physically beaten a CAA team. We have to out think them, surprise them, and take some risks.
I heard on radio they thought Cavenas may have been a mild concussion, and Pelletier held out second half as precautionary. At least we are somewhat deep at WR. Barrett could be more serious.
We’ve been blown out from time to time in years past from these same teams regardless of coach, and we’ve turned things around, and rarely does it turn around overnight.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.