Just how good is NDSU?

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  1. TOFB4ISU

    TOFB4ISU Member

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    Instead of jumping on the "Fire everybody" bandwagon, I ask: just how good is NDSU? Could they be an upper division Power 5 team? Would they be ranked? For 40 minutes today, they looked like it.
     
  2. Thomasrickj

    Thomasrickj Active Member

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    No, they aren't that good. We dominated the first 17 minutes then just gave up. Guarantee you the only teams they would beat in the Big 12 are us and Kansas this year.
     
  3. clonedude

    clonedude Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I don't think they would finish better than 8th or 9th in the Big 12.

    Thing is, they don't do anything difficult to defend at all. Most decent teams would stuff their run, and then when forced to throw, they would be in trouble.

    We just could never force them to throw. Even though we knew exactly what was coming. That is just imposing your will on someone folks and it isn't pretty.
     
  4. cygrads

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    Hard to say - I haven't seen them play against a football team yet.
     
  5. Cychedelia

    Cychedelia Active Member

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    I actually think NDSU is better than what all of you are giving them credit for.
     
  6. Thomasrickj

    Thomasrickj Active Member

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    Good thing is there are less than 70 days until basketball season! That's one sport we excel at.
     
  7. CysRage

    CysRage Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. NDSU is a good FCS team. However they would only beat us and Kansas in the Big 12.
     
  8. CyCrazy

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    Better than us.
     
  9. Cychedelia

    Cychedelia Active Member

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    True.
     
  10. hammerhead

    hammerhead New Member

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    Sagarin had NDSU at #17 last year and #35 and #37 in 2012 and 2011.
     
  11. Thomasrickj

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    Here's my opinion of NDSU:

    Offense - Wentz is nothing special. He looked pretty meh to be honest today. While their running looked good, our defense opened up too many holes and let them run it down our throats. Overall, that offense of theirs is nothing to get excited about.

    Defense - it's hard to tell since Richardson is our quarterback and doesn't know what he's doing. Does Rohach get some snaps next week? I hope so since SBR I don't think is the better of the two.

    overall, I would say they would go 4-8 against our schedule beating us, Toledo, WVU, and Kansas. Sad part is I think we are in for a 2-10 year.
     
  12. atlantacyclone

    atlantacyclone Well-Known Member

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    They are a playoff FCS team
     
  13. Cychedelia

    Cychedelia Active Member

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    This is wrong, he did well today.
     
  14. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    Depends...are we taking them as is, or giving them an additional 22 scholarships to be at the FBS level?
     
  15. Thomasrickj

    Thomasrickj Active Member

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    I hope you're joking. He was awful.
     
  16. ClonesTwentyOne

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    They are good, but no Big 12 team should ever lose to an FCS team...no matter how good that FCS team is in their own league.
     
  17. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    No he was not... He did fine with what he was given.
     
  18. SheldonCooper

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    It is highly unlikely, just based on returning personnel, that they're as good as they've been for the last three years, when they were likely around 35-45 in terms of where they would rank among all D1 teams. I highly doubt that they're any better than a top-tier MAC team like Ball St or Toledo.
     
  19. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    They are average. We are now below average. Half their players are from the oil fields. They just have a better system than we do.
     
  20. lakesbison

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