rocki wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:01 am
ST_Lawson wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Anyone willing to make a prediction on this game?
Think the Leathernecks have any fight left in them, or we just going to hope we don't get completely pummeled?
I predict we'll lose by at least 21. Frankly, I'm not even confident of us scoring at all. If we do, I'd say it would be on a long field goal.
Don't get me wrong, I still bleed purple and gold; but with the injuries and the youth of most of this team I just don't think we can get it done.
I wonder if the defense will even be able to hold up until the second half.....I have a feeling they're going to be on the field for what feels like forever.
Unfortunately I think you're probably right.
ISU is #1 in the FCS in total sacks (2nd in sacks per game)
WIU is #121 (out of 124) in the FCS in sacks allowed
ISU is #9 in the FCS in 3rd down conversion defense (as in, stopping 3rd down conversions)
WIU is last in the FCS in 3rd down conversions
They're #10 in scoring defense, we're #103 in scoring offense....you get the point.
In most defensive categories, ISU is better than any of the FCS teams we've played this season.
If Indiana State can hold us to 10 points, 1 for 15 on 3rd down conversions, and 214 total yards....
well....Illinois State has a better defense than Indiana State.