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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:41 pm  Reply with quote
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Every season is its own journey, and this one is no different.  

I do believe we can finish 5-5 (interestingly, the last time Colgate had such a record, it had a couple of guys named Parr and VanEeghen in the backfield (1973))

I don't think adding another home game would have made a difference.
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Yes, play calling shows no imagination at all.  Melville is not up to past years-especially passing which is not good.  Will Coach Hunt make changes?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:41 pm Reply with quote
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Defense played very well. Fordham rushed 38 times for 65 yards. That's 1.7 yards a carry. They had 328 yards of total offense. Fordham's last TD was just a very good play. Colgate unlucky on the fumble/personal foul call that would have given Colgate the ball on the Fordham 15 or so-felt like that would have been the game. No idea what happened, but a few big plays was the difference.

Each team's defensive line did a very good job. Colgate's rushing totals a little bit misleading with Colgate getting three big runs. Colgate had very few five yard runs. A lot of one yard gains and then a few home run balls. For the most part good things happened with Jake kept the ball.

Jake had a very good first half and then the big run to start the second half. Colgate was in control for most of the game--with the defense playing great. But 2-11 passing for 23 yards (with all of those yards coming on one catch) in the second half too much to overcome. Still, I think miscommunication between Maddaluna and Melville on the last pass of the game was the only thing that kept it from being a TD. Looked like a bad ball but I think it may have been a pretty perfect pass if the two had been on the same page.

Don't think there is very much of a difference between this year's team and last year's. Just a few big plays is everything. The defense has played well in most games. Wonder if the huge plays in the JMU game almost got this team off its game a bit this year--I would imagine the offense has a higher percentage of deep throws than just about any team out there. A lot of 20 yard plus attempts and you never see the thing that drives fans crazy--the five yard completion on third and nine--but for sure hard to keep the chains moving when so many passes are high risk/reward. Fordham, Cornell, Richmond. All games that easily could have been won with a few breaks.

Hope these guys keep it together and finish strong. A ton of good players on this team.

Go 'gate!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:16 am Reply with quote
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Go...'gate wrote:
I don't think adding another home game would have made a difference.


It's not just about adding a team to the home slate, but the home dates themselves.  One home game in two months is ridiculous.  Attendance for our last two home games in November may not be great.  Feels like scholarships are taking a bit longer to make an impact...that goes for the PL, too.

Great fumble recovery that needed to get points, and we didn't.  That was the game IMO.  More up-the-middle run plays with no gain on first down.  It's a set up for failure.  What has happened to Edmonds?

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Edmonds is a great back. Colgate's run defense is just better. Edmonds is averaging 166 yards a game and 7.3 yards a carry. He had maybe one carry where he wasn't avoiding someone in the backfield and he was still tough to get down.

Thinking about what makes Holland so good is that he takes what is given. You never see him try to bounce it outside without a clear path. He almost never loses yards-almost always makes a cut that gets him two and then fights for two more. Was hard yesterday for guys not to try to bounce it outside with Fordham having so many in the box. When Washington did get loose yesterday, he showed really good speed. Guy is a very good player.

Always like when Colgate does flea flickers or double moves/pump fakes. Melville typically has pretty good time back there and d backs are so ready to come up to support the run.
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Is it official that Holland was given a red shirt this season?  Excited for next year's QBs; like McCarney, Melville and others, good things will happen with Attwood, Scarfone, Ferrari, Rothman (didn't know we had that many lol).  First extra point missed by Bowman this season; tipped, I think.

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Let's try Attwood now.
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Let's try Attwood now.
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Let's try Attwood now.
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Yes, let's try a couple of them. Let's try to go up the middle with a small tailback less often and let's limit the prevent defense only to special times.  Let's get after the other team's QB more often. Colgate has some very special defensive players.


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