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Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby Insane_Pony_Posse » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:48 pm

Looking @ our 2021 schedule with a new QB...

I see about 7-8 wins...what do you see?


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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby BIGHORSE » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:39 am

Tough schedule, but I can see 8 wins if all our guys are healthy.
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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:21 am

Somewhere between 4-8 and 8-4 would be my "way too early to call" prediction. I like the non-conference schedule with games getting progressively tougher to break in a new QB but the conference schedule is brutal
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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby mustangxc » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:38 am

Charleston Pony wrote:Somewhere between 4-8 and 8-4 would be my "way too early to call" prediction. I like the non-conference schedule with games getting progressively tougher to break in a new QB but the conference schedule is brutal


I agree with this prediction depending on dates, but tend to favor 6-6. Realistically, I hope our toughest games are at the end of the season since we will go on our November swoon no matter who the opponent is. If we play Tulsa, Tulane, and USF in October we will win those games. We will lose road games to Navy, Cincinnati, and Memphis no matter when they are played. Houston is a game we might win if it is early in the season but lose if it is in November. I'm not optimistic about beating UCF but that is another game we might win if it is in October but lose in November.
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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby Insane_Pony_Posse » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:47 am

I guess if TCU has another less than stellar year....we might have a chance to upset the Fatterson Toads.
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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby peruna81 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:07 pm

mustangxc wrote:
Charleston Pony wrote:Somewhere between 4-8 and 8-4 would be my "way too early to call" prediction. I like the non-conference schedule with games getting progressively tougher to break in a new QB but the conference schedule is brutal


I agree with this prediction depending on dates, but tend to favor 6-6. Realistically, I hope our toughest games are at the end of the season since we will go on our November swoon no matter who the opponent is. If we play Tulsa, Tulane, and USF in October we will win those games. We will lose road games to Navy, Cincinnati, and Memphis no matter when they are played. Houston is a game we might win if it is early in the season but lose if it is in November. I'm not optimistic about beating UCF but that is another game we might win if it is in October but lose in November.


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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby AusTxPony » Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:07 pm

OOC schedule is brilliant for breaking in a new QB, starting easy and getting tougher as the season rolls. Conference schedule is pretty brutal missing just Temple and ECU (who might be pretty tough next year). Looks like a bowl year to me, but...we'll see.
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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby mustangxc » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:19 pm

peruna81 wrote:
mustangxc wrote:
Charleston Pony wrote:Somewhere between 4-8 and 8-4 would be my "way too early to call" prediction. I like the non-conference schedule with games getting progressively tougher to break in a new QB but the conference schedule is brutal


I agree with this prediction depending on dates, but tend to favor 6-6. Realistically, I hope our toughest games are at the end of the season since we will go on our November swoon no matter who the opponent is. If we play Tulsa, Tulane, and USF in October we will win those games. We will lose road games to Navy, Cincinnati, and Memphis no matter when they are played. Houston is a game we might win if it is early in the season but lose if it is in November. I'm not optimistic about beating UCF but that is another game we might win if it is in October but lose in November.


Aye.
We may be improved and not show it in the record. O Line and QB will be the issue...both have to excel for anything better than 6-6


Yes, QBs like Garrett Gilbert and Shane Buechele help hide lots of weaknesses on the team. I think our overall talent has improved the last few seasons, but we need the QB to step up in order to tread water and not take a big step back.
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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby mrydel » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:00 pm

Don’t worry. By September most will be predicting 13-0.
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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby Insane_Pony_Posse » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:09 pm

mrydel wrote:Don’t worry. By September most will be predicting 13-0.

LoL...true!

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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby ALEX LIFESON » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:22 am

Little Ricky needs to get us out of playing the Navy senior day, that's a big L, even if Navy is 0-11.
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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby Insane_Pony_Posse » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:25 am

ALEX LIFESON wrote:Little Ricky needs to get us out of playing the Navy senior day, that's a big L, even if Navy is 0-11.


plus an earlier date up there would usually be a better road trip weather-wise.
the Navy date will be getting close to Nov when we tend to fall into the black hole


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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby Charleston Pony » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:29 pm

Insane_Pony_Posse wrote:
ALEX LIFESON wrote:Little Ricky needs to get us out of playing the Navy senior day, that's a big L, even if Navy is 0-11.


plus an earlier date up there would usually be a better road trip weather-wise.
the Navy date will be getting close to Nov when we tend to fall into the black hole


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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby Arkpony » Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:15 pm

My wife and I were the last SMU fans left in the stands when the game ended. Horrible typhoon we sat thru.
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Re: Looking at the 2021 SMU schedule....

Postby Charleston Pony » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:20 pm

Arkpony wrote:My wife and I were the last SMU fans left in the stands when the game ended. Horrible typhoon we sat thru.


The whitewater cascading down the stands and the lopsided nature of that game chased us in the 4th quarter. We made it back to the hotel to see the finish on lobby TV.
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