WIU at Weber State (11/25/17) - Playoffs Round 1

wiu712
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:45 am

Weber State fends off Western Illinois in FCS playoffs.
From KSL-TV, Salt Lake City:
https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46204982&nid=1 ... s-playoffs


Weber State holds off Western Illinois in FCS playoffs, 21-19.
From KVTX-TV, Salt Lake City:
http://www.good4utah.com/sports/weber-s ... /863669902


From WGEM Sports (Western story starts at the 2:00 mark):
http://www.wgem.com/story/36925476/2017 ... ovember-25
vatusay
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:08 am

I think WIU is the better team. Couple HUGE mistakes cost them the game. Weber State tried to give the game away twice with the fake punts. Very disappointed with the selection committee. Even more disappointed for the loss. The seniors have to be hurting.
#ALLIN #YOLO
wiu712
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:14 pm

Necks fall in first round.
From today's Western Courier:
https://westerncourier.com/39675/sports ... rst-round/

Southern Utah is advising that their Saturday home game with Weber State is "Sold Out". They are now selling Standing Room tickets for $7.
wiu712
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:42 am

Despite loss, Jaelon Acklin shines in spotlight.

From today's McDonough County Voice:
http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/sports/20 ... -spotlight
wiu712
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:09 pm

Departing seniors have WIU heading in right direction.

From today's McDonough County Voice:
http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/sports/20 ... -direction
wiu712
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:43 pm

A salute to our seniors.

From today's Western Courier:
https://westerncourier.com/39708/sports ... r-seniors/
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:03 am

Neckfansince71 wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:35 am
This was a real "knock down, drag out" football game. Seems like Weber got the better end of the stick for most of our game. McGuire really got punished early and often and I am sure that had a lot to do with the final outcome. We had a number of players go down or shaken up. I will always believe we deserved a better seed and a home game but that is NCAA politics. As Dr. Cody said during the pregame, we really needed to score touchdowns early and often which would have put Weber behind the 8 ball. Seemed to me that our tight ends and their tight ends were open a lot, almost at times forgotten when it came to pass protection. Not sure why that was??

No matter, we enjoyed this season!!!! Traveling to Coastal with the team really gave us insight into what it takes to travel in the FCS. We have class kids and a class coaching staff and the best is yet to come. We can be very very proud of how the represented "Leathernecknation " this year!!

I liked Weber's press box but the other side was nothing to really talk about. We should be proud of the way our turf and the eastside of Hanson look. Just gotta keep moving on the westside remodel!!! ;) jc
I know you work in a capacity with the university. Did you travel with the team, on your own, perception from broadcast?

From T.V. it looked like an officiating crew of misfits. Sorry if that is unkind, yes, homer calls, abound. I guess this is payback for getting Dayton two years ago with our 6-5. Yup, officials make "make up" calls late of no consequence.

I still assert that 8 times out of 10 the top half of the MVFC beats the top half of the Big Sky 8 times out of 10. It does help when there isn't home cookin'.
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Neckfansince71
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:48 pm

Was not on this trip! Listened to the game on my way home from Chillicothe! I don't think the Necks were ever comfortable and I know how that effects you as a head coach. ;) jc
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Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:45 pm

I just rewatched the WSU-SUU game, and definitely think WIU would have beaten SUU.

As a side note, number 7 from WSU had another rough helmet-to-helmet hit in that game. I rewatched the WIU game, and that was an obvious targeting call that they missed, and I'm just glad nobody (including number 7) was hurt.
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:09 pm

dustinthorn93 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:45 pm
I just rewatched the WSU-SUU game, and definitely think WIU would have beaten SUU.

As a side note, number 7 from WSU had another rough helmet-to-helmet hit in that game. I rewatched the WIU game, and that was an obvious targeting call that they missed, and I'm just glad nobody (including number 7) was hurt.
How do you have Western in a match up at JMU?
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