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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby Timothythegreat » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:47 am

IS anyone else put off by the fact that SMU is only picked by 8 to beat a coachless conference USA team that is missig three starters? THIs is a much inferior opponent on their best day.
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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby Dukie » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:41 am

Timothythegreat wrote:IS anyone else put off by the fact that SMU is only picked by 8 to beat a coachless conference USA team that is missig three starters? THIs is a much inferior opponent on their best day.

Nope. Road game. The team better approach this as a tough opponent.
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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:14 pm

Timothythegreat wrote:IS anyone else put off by the fact that SMU is only picked by 8 to beat a coachless conference USA team that is missig three starters? THIs is a much inferior opponent on their best day.


Not at all. This is basically a road game against a team that played Ohio State as tough as anyone in the country and blew out a competitive UAB team in their conference championship game. I don't know what they have in terms of depth, but how often do we see a team that loses some of it's key players step up and play a great game? I hope all of you who think this game is a "gimme" are right but I will believe it when I see it...and I'm not bored and disinterested about this game like some claim to be.
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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby dalpony » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:54 pm

Me either - I trust the team is as excited as I am on getting our 11th victory -
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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby Timothythegreat » Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:09 pm

I'm not saying we should pencil it in as a win. I'm just saying that I would take SMU and the points. That's all
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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby Arkpony » Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:52 pm

Coming into the stadium the team looked somber and determined. Good sign
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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby White Helmet » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:14 pm

dalpony wrote:
PonySnob wrote:
White Helmet wrote:FAU 38
SMU 24

And tons of complaints about how we should have been in a better bowl wah wah...


Would be a sad way to end a great season - especially with FAU not having 2 or 3 of their best players.


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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:16 pm

Arkpony wrote:Coming into the stadium the team looked somber and determined. Good sign


Maybe you mistook that look for being hung over?
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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby mtrout » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:48 pm

The kool aid was good in sept/oct. I thought we would win by 14. Back to reality.
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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby Insane_Pony_Posse » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:48 am

mtrout wrote:The kool aid was good in sept/oct. I thought we would win by 14. Back to reality.

a great season, but wake me up...did we really lose 3 of our last 5 games?
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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby SoCal_Pony » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:10 am

It was a great season, IPP. Gameday during Prime-time was arguably our crowning achievement in FB over the past 30 years.

Having said that, for a little perspective....

We didn’t have Cincy or UCF on our schedule this year.
We played NTSU during a downturn year for them.
TCU had their 2nd worse W/L record in 15 years.
Houston had their worst W/L record in 15 years.
We barely escaped with a win vs. cellar dweller Tulsa at home.
We gave up 51 points to cellar dweller ECU at home.
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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby Charleston Pony » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:15 pm

SoCal_Pony wrote:It was a great season, IPP. Gameday during Prime-time was arguably our crowning achievement in FB over the past 30 years.

Having said that, for a little perspective....

We didn’t have Cincy or UCF on our schedule this year.
We played NTSU during a downturn year for them.
TCU had their 2nd worse W/L record in 15 years.
Houston had their worst W/L record in 15 years.
We barely escaped with a win vs. cellar dweller Tulsa at home.
We gave up 51 points to cellar dweller ECU at home.


Not to mention we won a very competitive opener at Arky State. This year's schedule was ful of games we could have just as easily lost as won, so we were pretty fortunate to come out with 10 wins. Next year will be very telling as to whether this program has truly taken a step forward. I'd be thrilled with another 10 win season but won't even pencil it in at this point.
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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby SMU_Alum11 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:17 pm

I will give the tiki [deleted] this: he was very good at bowl game prep.

I really hope next year Sonny can get a win and start making this look like a top G5 program.
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Re: OFFICIAL: SMU vs FAU Bowl Predictions

Postby SoCal_Pony » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:26 pm

Charleston Pony wrote: Next year will be very telling as to whether this program has truly taken a step forward. I'd be thrilled with another 10 win season but won't even pencil it in at this point.


Love how Sonny is approaching the Transfer Portal / JC's, but his recruiting of HS talent has so far been a failure....IF our goal is to compete for AAC Championships.
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