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    Just how good is NDSU?

    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.



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOFB4ISU View Post
    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.
    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.



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomasrickj View Post
    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.
    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.



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

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



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

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



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

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



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

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


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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

    Better than us.



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Better than us.
    True.



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

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



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

    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.



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

    They are a playoff FCS team



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomasrickj View Post
    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.
    This is wrong, he did well today.



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOFB4ISU View Post
    I ask: just how good is NDSU? Could they be an upper division Power 5 team? Would they be ranked?
    Depends...are we taking them as is, or giving them an additional 22 scholarships to be at the FBS level?



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    Re: Just how good is NDSU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cychedelia View Post
    This is wrong, he did well today.
    I hope you're joking. He was awful.



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