2019 Week 9 - Western Illinois at Youngstown State

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Western Illinois at Youngstown State
Saturday, October 26 at 1 PM (Central)

Radio: Leatherneck Sports Network
TV : ESPN+

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Western Illinois
Youngstown State

History: WIU and YSU have played 32 times beginning in 1969. WIU won last year's matchup, 45-38 in Macomb. Prior to that, we did not play the Penguins for two years. Our game against Jim Tressel-led Youngstown State in 1997 was the "best" combined matchup in terms of ranking for WIU. WIU was #2 and YSU was #4 (and that year's eventual national champion)...WIU won that game 24-21.
WIU in 2018 - 5-6 overall, 4-4 in the MVFC
WIU in 2019 - 0-7 overall, 0-3 in the MVFC
YSU in 2018 - 4-7 overall, 3-5 in the MVFC
YSU in 2019 - 4-3 overall, 0-3 in the MVFC
YSU this year has wins over Samford, Howard, Duquesne, and Robert Morris, which was followed up by losses to Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, and Southern Illinois.

Location: Stambaugh Stadium (The Ice Castle), Youngstown, OH
Weather Prediction: Rain with temps in the mid-50s. ~10 mph winds.

Odds:
Massey Ratings - 8% chance of WIU win, with a predicted score of 35-14 for the Penguins..
Sagarin Ratings - YSU 88% chance of victory
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Another week, another "dumpster fire" loss...Ugh!

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BobLovely wrote:Another week, another "dumpster fire" loss...Ugh!

Bob
There's always a chance. YSU did get surprisingly steamrolled by SIU last weekend. We play like we did last Saturday, but minus a few key mistakes, and we could pull out a win. Illinois State is a much better team than Youngstown is right now.


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BobLovely wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:42 pm
Another week, another "dumpster fire" loss...Ugh!

Bob
To be honest, if they show as much improvement offensively as they did last week, I wouldn't even consider a loss a "dumpster fire". Long as they're stepping up and showing growth, I personally can deal with a winless season and look forward to better times coming. I keep forgetting how young most of these players are, and how much difference a season under their belts can make.

Maybe I really am an eternal optimist. :lol:
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The "Fire Pelini etc" threads gaining some traction on the 'Guins board should be worth at least 7 points for us in the Ice Castle.
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sealhall74 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:29 am
The "Fire Pelini etc" threads gaining some traction on the 'Guins board should be worth at least 7 points for us in the Ice Castle.
I noticed that. Our griping is mild compared to theirs, lol!!!
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Anyone know if the team is flying or busing? Another over 9 hours away from Macomb....
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xman wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:50 am
Anyone know if the team is flying or busing? Another over 9 hours away from Macomb....
I don't know for sure, but it sounded like the bus ride to Alabama at the beginning of the season was so they could afford to fly to Youngstown and Fargo.
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Western at Youngstown State.
From the Youngstown Vindicator:
https://www.vindy.com/sports/ysu-sports ... is-at-ysu/
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ST_Lawson wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:09 am
xman wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:50 am
Anyone know if the team is flying or busing? Another over 9 hours away from Macomb....
I don't know for sure, but it sounded like the bus ride to Alabama at the beginning of the season was so they could afford to fly to Youngstown and Fargo.
Yes, son just confirmed with me that they are flying. That's good news...
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