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I'll get roasted for this, so bring it on and let me have it. It wouldn't surprise me if Marshall goes undefeated this season. If they do, and that's a big if, they will have beaten both Notre Dame and App State. Playoff consideration? Please tell me I'm not the only one who thought Marshall looked like a damn good team on Saturday. 

This receipt will go in someone's file............risk taken. 

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Sun Belt is a very tough mid-major conference.  With the transfer portal like it is, players from really good programs end up at mid-majors and I don't think they are as intimidated.  Marshall roster picked up 24 transfers during the off-season......transfers from Florida State, Penn State, Texas Tech, etc.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/34570748/marshall-coach-charles-huff-says-intimidation-window-traditional-powerhouses-notre-dame

Now, should they have beaten ND, especially in their house????

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1 hour ago, BTF said:

I'll get roasted for this, so bring it on and let me have it. It wouldn't surprise me if Marshall goes undefeated this season. If they do, and that's a big if, they will have beaten both Notre Dame and App State. Playoff consideration? Please tell me I'm not the only one who thought Marshall looked like a damn good team on Saturday. 

This receipt will go in someone's file............risk taken. 

I agree that Marshall is good. Coach Huff has worked hard on the field and in the recruiting phase. Several names that played a significant role Saturday are on this list. If he can sustain this for multiple seasons before being plucked by another program, they will get some attention. 
https://247sports.com/college/marshall/Season/2022-Football/TransferPortal/?institutionkey=24052

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Any college team could have given Notre Dame a good game Saturday.  The effort level was about as low as I've ever seen it in ND Stadium, and I've seen a lot of games up there, in person and on the tube.

Yes, Marshall looked good but we must take into consideration the team they were playing.  That was not a typical Notre Dame effort, especially at home.  

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1 hour ago, PHJIrish said:

Any college team could have given Notre Dame a good game Saturday.  The effort level was about as low as I've ever seen it in ND Stadium, and I've seen a lot of games up there, in person and on the tube.

Yes, Marshall looked good but we must take into consideration the team they were playing.  That was not a typical Notre Dame effort, especially at home.  

Did O$U beat ND twice?

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4 hours ago, temptation said:

Sun Belt > Pac 12?

Was halfway kidding but looking at Sagarin if you combined the two conferences…

1.  Utah - 9

2.  Oregon - 14

3.  USC - 15

4.  Washington - 21

5.  Oregon State - 35

6.  App State - 42

7.  Arizona State - 43

8.  Marshall - 44

9.  Washington State - 50

10.  UCLA - 53

11.   Louisiana - 54

12.  California - 59

13.  James Madison - 62

14.  Arizona - 65

15.  Stanford - 69

16.  Georgia Southern - 78

17.  Georgia State - 96

18.  Coastal Carolina - 100

19.  Colorado - 103

20.  Old Dominion - 110

21.  Southern Miss - 113

22.  Troy - 115

23.  ULM - 132

24.  Texas State - 168

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, temptation said:

Those are Sagarin RATINGS.  To put it in perspective, the two teams you mentioned (Oregon and Arizona) would be approximately 10 points apart on a neutral field.

Not sure where Arizona comes into play. Sagarin has Georgia at #2 and Oregon at #14. Georgia beat Oregon by 46. 

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1 hour ago, BTF said:

Not sure where Arizona comes into play. Sagarin has Georgia at #2 and Oregon at #14. Georgia beat Oregon by 46. 

Ah, now I get it.  Thought you were referring to the list I posted.  My bad.  

So SAMFORD > Oregon?  Georgia only beat them by 33.

This is a fruitless exercise...

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On 9/12/2022 at 3:31 PM, BTF said:

I'll get roasted for this, so bring it on and let me have it. It wouldn't surprise me if Marshall goes undefeated this season. If they do, and that's a big if, they will have beaten both Notre Dame and App State. Playoff consideration? Please tell me I'm not the only one who thought Marshall looked like a damn good team on Saturday. 

This receipt will go in someone's file............risk taken. 

Just lost to 0-2 Bowling Green. Bowling Green lost to FCS Eastern Kentucky last week.

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9 hours ago, Footballking16 said:

Just lost to 0-2 Bowling Green. Bowling Green lost to FCS Eastern Kentucky last week.

Doesn't surprise me in the slightest. Normally when I make a bold prediction, it backfires. Marshall experienced the same emotional letdown yesterday that the Irish experienced the week before. 

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