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  1. 2023 Skill Spread Offense: 10 -> 10 Defense: 10 -> 13 (+3) Special Teams: 10 -> 9 (-1) Clock Mgmt: 10 -> 9 (-1) Discipline: 10 -> 11 (+1) Youth Mgmt: 10 -> 10
  2. Is FCS being done separately?
  3. This is pretty much how I envisioned this game going... would've been nice to grab one last upset but very proud of the team to make it this far.
  4. Apologies for the delay, it's been a busy week. Congratulations on the championship @SolutionA, well deserved. Fuck cancer indeed.
  5. Really awesome write up, well put together and a lot of fun to read! Good luck to @SolutionA and the Bison tomorrow and to echo your words, shoutout to everyone that's been involved with the FCS, it's been a great inaugural season and I'm excited for the future.
  6. Any given Sunday baby! also, is the championship game not played at a neutral site?
  7. FCS Playoffs: Semifinals Review It's natty week baby!! The first FCS national champion will be crowned this Sunday so lets take a look at what happened last week to find out whose in and who will have to wait until next year for their shot. Thursday, March 14th 2019 #4 Eastern Washington (9-4) at #1 North Dakota State (11-2) An exciting game in which Eastern Washington led by 1 point at the end of the third quarter, unfortunately for the Eagles they couldn't keep this small lead as the Bison put up 14 points in the fourth to secure their place in the final. Player of the year Samuel Connor never really found his rhythm throwing for just 201 yards on 39 attempts. He did manage 2 touchdowns but the Bison secondary played tight coverage all game and were eventually rewarded with an interception in the fourth quarter to stop any chances of an Eagles comeback. The North Dakota State offense continued to be the same balanced attack we've seen all year with Quarterback Zack McAllister managing the game well and moving the chains when required by throwing for 189 yards and 1 touchdown whilst tailback Ivan Baldwin ran hard for 145 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Bison find themselves exactly where they would've expected themselves to be, in the final. They continue to win games fairly comfortably with their balanced offense and frugal defense and now they just have to repeat it one last time to take home the crown. Last time they faced James Madison it was week 7 and they won a close game at home which finished 24-21. The Eagles will return with Connor at the helm next season and I suspect that alone will be enough to see them return to playoff football. They do lose Connors favourite target in Percy Brown so finding his replacement will be important. Eastern Washington Eagles 14 – 27 North Dakota State Bison Full game stats: Friday, March 15th 2019 #3 James Madison (10-3) at #2 North Dakota (10-3) Finally someone bucked the higher seed winning trend... up until this week no away team (lower seeded team) had won in the playoffs, James Madison changed that with a solid victory against the number 2 ranked Fightin' Hawks. Touchdowns from the offense, defense and special teams ensured the Dukes scored atleast one touchdown every quarter to keep ahead of this dangerous North Dakota offense who hung 45 on them last time they met. North Dakota Quarterback Robbie Koehler couldn't do it all as the Fightin' Hawks threw 51 times and only ran the ball 6, he did manage 2 touchdowns but also 2 interceptions as he had to start forcing the ball downfield late in the game. James Madison meet North Dakota State in the final and they'll need to have an exact repeat of this game if they are to leave victorious. They have exceeded expectations around the league this year, being frequently ranked #6 in the weekly power rankings and will be gunning to try and cause one last upset against the best in the league. North Dakota won't get the chance to have the last laugh against rivals North Dakota State and will have to put up with offseason taunting from Bison fans. This is a big offseason for them as they lose 3 guys who made this offense so deadly (Koehler, Bentley and Herbert). Filling the void left by the departure of Robbie Koehler is a big must and will most likely shape their next few seasons. James Madison Dukes 42 – 21 North Dakota Fightin' Hawks Full game stats: Remaining: James Madison (10-3), North Dakota State (11-2) Playoff Picture
  8. Harrisonburg, VA. The 2022 season is almost over and James Madison has just announced its finalised recruiting class which features 21 fresh new faces that will be joining the team for the Dukes 2023 campaign. After speaking with head coach Suffocation he stated that "Depth was the focus for my first year in charge, I wanted to fill some of the holes on the roster and lay down a solid foundation for the future of this program." Only time will tell whether the coach has achieved that but the team finished 95th in the national recruit rankings and 2nd in the FCS which should give JMU fans something to be excited about. The geographic makeup of the 2022 signing class is: Virginia - 7 Maryland - 4 North Carolina - 3 Georgia - 2 California - 1 Delaware - 1 Florida - 1 Kentucky - 1 Ohio - 1 Positional Breakdown: Quarterback - 1 Running back - 1 Receiver - 1 Tight End - 1 Offensive Line - 4 Defensive Line - 3 Linebacker - 4 Defensive Back - 4 Kicker - 1 Punt Returner - 1 Impact Players WR Noah Mulligan 6-2 195 Fr Indian River (Chesapeake VA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Target] With senior receiver Desmond Mercer finishing his college career this season, Mulligan comes in with an immediate shot at starting in his freshman year. The possession receiver from Chesapeake probably has the highest ceiling on the team. OG Lucas Carter 6-3 319 Fr Northwestern (Hyattsville MD) 3.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] Offensive line was a huge need for the Dukes who signed 4 new recruits, all of which will have an opportunity to battle for a starting position next year. Lucas Carter out of Maryland probably has the most impressive tape and I'd expect to see him lock up one of the guard spots. OT Owen Ball 6-2 276 Fr West Covina (West Covina CA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] Owen Ball brings more stability to the offensive line, with Senior Charlie Whitehurst departing there's a big chance we will see Ball starting in his place next year. OLB Noah Thornton 6-1 239 Fr Elkton (Elkton MD) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] Outside backer is probably one of, if not the most talented position on the Dukes roster and it just got even more stacked. It's pretty likely Thornton redshirts this year but a years worth of practice in this position group should see him become a staple in this defense for the rest of his career. PR Dylan Mills 5-11 190 (So) Delaware Technical Community College (Stanton DE) 3.0 of 4.5 [Specialized] The only JUCO signing the Dukes managed to land was specialist punt returner Dylan Mills, he should be a dangerous return man who can give the offense good field position. May potentially line up at wide receiver depending on how his spring goes. K Gabriel Christensen 5-9 203 Fr Northwest Whitfield ( GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Power] Christensen (#13) becomes the third kicker on the roster and will be in a position battle with two seniors next year. If he wins it, the job should be his for some time. 2022 signees CB Justice Mack 6-2 183 Fr Castlewood (Castlewood VA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]CB Zontavius Collins 5-10 200 Fr Twin Valley (Pilgrims Knob VA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]DE Tarell Blackwell 6-5 244 Fr Richlands (Richlands NC) 1.0 of 3.5 [Contain]DT Damani Parris 6-4 295 Fr Cook (Adel GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap]DT Walter Conway III 6-6 301 Fr South Rowan (China Grove NC) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]FS Brandon Craven 5-11 198 Fr Holmes (Covington KY) 1.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]ILB Danny Riggins 6-1 249 Fr Pope John Paul II (Boca Raton FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Mike]ILB LaRon Barbour 6-4 252 Fr Walt Whitman (Bethesda MD) 1.0 of 3.5 [Mike]K Gabriel Christensen 5-9 203 Fr Northwest Whitfield ( GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Power]OG Albert Latham 6-4 255 Fr Good Counsel (Wheaton MD) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]OG Lucas Carter 6-3 319 Fr Northwestern (Hyattsville MD) 3.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]OLB Dante Bowman 6-2 221 Fr Fluvanna County (Palmyra VA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Blitz]OLB Noah Thornton 6-1 239 Fr Elkton (Elkton MD) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz]OT Owen Ball 6-2 276 Fr West Covina (West Covina CA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]OT Shawn McCain 6-4 298 Fr Spencerville (Spencerville OH) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]PR Dylan Mills 5-11 190 (So) Delaware Technical Community College (Stanton DE) 3.0 of 4.5 [Specialized]QB Tom Long 5-11 205 Fr Fluvanna County (Palmyra VA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pocket]RB Diondre Smith 6-0 232 Fr Jacksonville (Jacksonville NC) 1.0 of 3.5 [Power]SS JaQuan McLean 6-0 180 Fr Manchester (Midlothian VA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]TE Joseph Gaffney 6-1 233 Fr Douglas Freeman (Richmond VA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blocking]WR Noah Mulligan 6-2 195 Fr Indian River (Chesapeake VA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Target]
  9. Lets goooooo, my dawgs turned up! Definitely need to have another performance like this to stand a chance in the final.
  10. Congratulations to North Dakota State for making the playoff final, well deserved. If North Dakota win their game today then no away team (lower seeded team) will have won a game in the playoffs this year.
  11. FCS Playoffs: Quarterfinals Review Another exciting week of playoff football, so far the home teams (and higher seeds) just keep winning. Lets have a look at how the games unfolded and what we could expect from the semi's. Thursday, March 7th 2019 #8 Harvard (5-8) at #1 North Dakota State (10-2) Our first matchup, like last week features highest seed versus lowest seed and again like last week, sees a similar dominant final result for the home team. North Dakota State played in a close game for much of the first three quarters before pulling away in the final 15 to ensure Harvard had no chance to mount a comeback. Crimson freshman of the year Cameron Whaley still rushed for 126 yards and touchdown but unfortunately their lack of a passing offense meant they couldn't get it done when they fell behind. Bison quarterback Zack McAllister continued to demonstrate his excellent control over his offense with 305 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. North Dakota State continue to execute in all three phases of the game and meet Eastern Washington in the semifinals. They will need to continue their flawless games if they are to beat player of the year Samuel Connor and his Eagles. I'd imagine Harvard are fairly happy with the end to their season, they finish the year at 5-9 having made it to the quarterfinals of the playoffs in which they fought a close game against the best team in the FCS and have an exciting young player in Whaley. Watch out for this team next season as they add fresh recruits and improve as a team. Harvard Crimson 16 – 35 North Dakota State Bison Full game stats: #6 Northern Iowa (8-5) at #3 James Madison (9-3) Despite being the home team with the higher seed, many felt JMU were the underdogs in this game with Panthers runningback Raekwon Thomas tearing up New Hampshire last week. Fortunately for the Dukes they ignored the chatter and played the same way they have all season. The defense held Thomas to just 109 yards, 1 touchdown and forced him to fumble, whilst 109 yards is alot, against Raekwon it can definitely be seen as a victory. The offense wasn't as explosive as they have been in some games this year but did what they had to, to ensure they remained ahead all game. James Madison now meet North Dakota whom they last met way back in week 1. In that matchup Robbie Koehler absolutely torched the Dukes defense, throwing for 452 yards and much like in the Panthers game with Thomas, for them to stand any chance, they know who they need to stop. For Northern Iowa they now have to get used to life after Raekwon as he goes off to the NFL. The team has some talent but will be searching for its next head coach who can hopefully uncover the next star to fill the hole left by Thomas. Northern Iowa Panthers 7 – 17 James Madison Dukes Full game stats: Friday, March 8th 2019 #5 Illinois State (9-4) at #4 Eastern Washington (8-4) This was my pick for upset of the week but I guess you cant really call it an upset since the teams possessed basically the same record. The Redbirds toppled both the North Dakotas in the regular season and definitely had a great chance to beat another big team which they very nearly did. Just 4 points separated the two teams at the end of the game and the Eagles passing attack was just too strong for them. Samuel Connor threw for 325 yards, 4 touchdowns and an interception as he scored in each quarter to keep the Eagles in control. Eastern Washington move on to face the top team in the FCS. They lost by just 4 points last time they met the Bison and both teams have gotten better. This game really could go either way and is surely going to be an exciting one. Illinois State will be gutted they couldn't continue their run of causing upsets but have had a very encouraging season. I fully expect them to be back in the same spot if not higher next season. Illinois State Redbirds 24 – 28 Eastern Washington Eagles Full game stats: #7 Delaware (6-7) at #2 North Dakota (9-3) A fairly routine game for North Dakota, they took the led in the first half and it stayed that way through to the final whistle. Koehler threw for 281 yards and 2 touchdowns finding his favourite target Tight end Gabriel Sorensen 7 times for 102 yards and a touchdown. Delaware just couldn't put consistent drives together on offense converting just 3 out of 13 third downs which meant their defense had to spend a lot longer on the field than they would've liked. North Dakota face JMU in the semis and Robbie Koehler knows exactly what needs to be done to get the win, he did it in week 1 and now hopes to do it again to secure his team a place in the final. It should be a fun game that could go either way. Delaware can reload and retool in the offseason, they had a great start to the year but slipped off towards the end. I'm sure 'finishing' will be a key component to their offseason work and if they can do that then theres no reason why they aren't back in this position next year. Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens 10 – 24 North Dakota Fightin' Hawks Full game stats: Remaining: Eastern Washington (9-4), James Madison (10-3), North Dakota (10-3), North Dakota State (11-2) Playoff Picture
  12. I'm basically Gandhi...
  13. FCS Awards Player of the Year: Samuel Connor, Easterm Washington Offensive Player of the Year: Samuel Connor, Eastern Washington Defensive Player of the Year: Tavarreus Ricks, South Dakota State Offensive Lineman of the Year: Miles Best, North Dakota Defensive Lineman of the Year: Tavarreus Ricks, South Dakota State Freshman of the Year: Cameron Whaley, Harvard Coach of the Year: SolutionA, North Dakota State Quarterback of the Year: Samuel Connor, Eastern Washington Running Back of the Year: Raekwon Thomas, Northern Iowa Defensive Back of the Year: Shamarcus Pierce, North Dakota State Linebacker of the Year: Eddie Mills Jr, Delaware Receiver of the Year: Percy Brown, Eastern Washington Tight End of the Year: Gabriel Sorensen, North Dakota Kicker of the Year: Harrison Hacker, South Dakota State Punter of the Year: Brian Leon, Illinois State Return Specialist of the Year: Nick Dodson, South Dakota State Media of the Year: FCS Power Rankings (SolutionA) AND Around the FCS: Weekly Recap (Suffocation) Media Writer of the Year: Suffocation, James Madison
  14. FCS 2022 Awards Here are the 2022 FCS award winners, thank you for everyone that participated in the voting. The first four awards were a community vote whilst the remaining awards were a conference vote. Please note: *indicates unanimous decision and all stats are regular season only. Player of the Year Samuel Connor (Eastern Washington Eagles) – Quarterback 337/522, 64.56%, 3914 yards, 38 TDs, 6 INTs, 149.27 QBR There were a few players in with a real chance of winning this one but Connor was the clear front runner with a great season that featured nearly 4000 yards and 38 touchdowns. The redshirt junior will also get the chance to retain the crown next year. Offensive Player of the Year Samuel Connor (Eastern Washington Eagles) – Quarterback 337/522, 64.56%, 3914 yards, 38 TDs, 6 INTs, 149.27 QBR Defensive Player of the Year Tavarreus Ricks (South Dakota State Jackrabbits) – Defensive Tackle 30 tackles, 6 TFLs, 9 sacks, 1 FF The interior defensive lineman controlled the line of scrimmage this season, frequently defeating double teams to get at the quarterback and stop the run. He led the conference in sacks (tied) and was near the top in tackles for loss. Offensive Lineman of the Year Miles Best (North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks) – Centre Offensive line average – 3.81 Plenty of talented linemen on show this year but Centre Miles Best kept the snaps clean and ensured Robbie Koehler had a pocket to step up into on his way to a 3800 passing yard season. Defensive Lineman of the Year Tavarrus Ricks (South Dakota State Jackrabbits) – Defensive Tackle 30 tackles, 6 TFLs, 9 sacks, 1 FF Freshman of the Year Cameron Whaley (Harvard Crimson) – Running Back 307 carries, 1449 yards, 15 TDs, 4.72 YPC, 120.75 YPG What a year for the true freshman, Whaley didn’t shy away from a hefty workload as he carried the ball 307 times finding the end zone 15 times and averaging 120.75 yards per game. He looks extremely talented and Harvard have to be excited to see what he produces next season. Fully expect him to be in the mix for the offensive player of the year award next year. Coach of the Year @SolutionA (North Dakota State Bison) Record: 10-2 Leading his team to the number 1 seed and the 58th ranked recruiting class has secured this award for SolutionA. He has put North Dakota State in the best possible position to succeed now and in the future, they are the favourites to be this year’s national champions and will likely be a dominant team going forward. Quarterback of the Year* Samuel Connor (Eastern Washington Eagles) Running Back of the Year* Raekwon Thomas (Northern Iowa Panthers) Defensive Back of the Year Shamarcus Pierce (North Dakota State Bison) Linebacker of the Year* Eddie Mills Jr. (Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens) Receiver of the Year* Percy Brown (Eastern Washington Eagles) Tight End of the Year* Gabriel Sorensen (North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks) Kicker of the Year* Harrison Hacker (South Dakota State) Punter of the Year* Brian Leon (Illinois State Redbirds) Return Specialist of the Year* Nick Dodson (South Dakota State Jackrabbits) Media of the Year FCS Power Rankings @SolutionA AND Around the FCS: Weekly Recap @Suffocation Media Writer of the Year @Suffocation 1st All FCS Team QB: Samuel Connor RB: Raekwon Thomas FB: King Howard WR: Percy Brown WR: Dominick Herbert TE: Gabriel Sorensen OT: John Torres OG: Duane King C: Miles Best OG: Jim Skinner OT: Robert Johnson DE: Marvin Lambert DT: Tavarrus Ricks DE: Frank Dunlap OLB: Dillon Dickson ILB: Eddie Mills Jr. ILB: Austin Bright OLB: Felipe Wallace CB: Shamarcus Pierce CB: Miguel Coates FS: Tristan Garrison SS: Travis Ward K: Harrison Hacker P: Brian Leon KR: Nick Dodson PR: Goldstone 2nd All FCS Team QB: Zack McAllister RB: Frankie Boone FB: Scott Gaines WR: Nicholas Murphy WR: Stevie Henderson TE: Tremaine Fortier OT: Nathaniel Milam OG: Jonah McIntyre C: Joey Whittaker OG: Franklin Bullock OT: Micah Stanford DE: Charles Wright DT: Vernon Taylor DE: Robert Stevens OLB: Darnell Major ILB: Ronnie Simpson ILB: Aaden Rodgers OLB: Edwin Fitch CB: Franklin McCloughan CB: Nick Warren FS: Sidney Brown SS: Delonta Cooper K: Mickey Moreno P: Andrew Franklin KR: Richard Schaffer PR: Raekwon Thomas
  15. FCS Playoffs: Round 1 Review All 4 teams with the higher seed won their first round playoff matchup which led to a pretty straight forward round with no real surprise results... A few players did turn in surprise performances though which make the quarterfinals a whole lot more interesting. Thursday, February 28th 2019 #12 Montana (0-12) at #5 Illinois State (8-4) Highest seed versus lowest seed produced the type of game you would expect. Illinois State took the led early on and comfortably saw the rest of the game out with their defense coming up with 2 turnovers and 3 sacks. The Redbirds controlled this game and move on to the quarterfinals where they face Eastern Washington... they've toppled a few giants (North Dakota & North Dakota State) already this season so I reckon we could be in for an interesting matchup but they've seen first hand the damage Connor and the rest of the Eagles offsense can do when they met in week 13. Montana hadn't won a game all season and that hasn't changed so i'm sure the team is glad the seasons done and now they can set their sights on improving next year. Montana Grizzlies 7 – 27 Illinois State Redbirds Full game stats: #10 South Dakota State (2-10) at #7 Delaware (5-7) In my opinion, the most interesting matchup of this first round. To me, Delaware were the slightly stronger side but after recent performances in which we saw them lose 5 in a row, this game really could have gone either way. In the end the Fightin' Blue Hens edged it in what was easily the most exciting game of the week with Delaware Running Back Kaden Gilmore rushing for 128 yards and a touchdown. Delaware have to take on number 2 seed North Dakota who were won of the teams to defeat them in their 5 game slide. Now Delaware have got a win under their belt., they may have some more confidence which they'll need if they are going to stop Robbie Koehler and Co. For South Dakota State they should be feeling positive about next year, they have a new head coach and can go into the offseason on the back of a solid perfomance. I look forward to seeing what they do in 2023. South Dakota State 26 – 28 Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Full game stats: Friday, March 1st 2019 #9 Youngstown State (4-8) at #8 Harvard (4-8) The rematch of week 14 which decided which of these teams was going to be hosting the other in this game went the exact same way it previously went... Cameron Whaley put in another huge shift against the Penguins which resulted in 155 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Crimson tore through the Penguins front seven on the way to a spot in the quarterfinals. Harvard have the toughest task being the lowest seed left in the playoffs as they now have the pleasure of travelling to Fargo to take on North Dakota State. Last time the teams met North Dakota were the victors but Whaley still ran for over 100 yards so expect another big performance from the young freshman if Harvard want to progress to the next round. Youngstown State looked to have found some rhythm midway through the season but couldn't keep it going. A much needed offseason is now here for them to reload, regroup and move on to next year. Youngstown State Penguins 14 – 24 Harvard Crimson Full game stats: #11 New Hampshire (1-11) at #6 Northern Iowa (7-5) Wow... this was always going to be a pretty favourable matchup for Northern Iowa but Panthers Running Back Raekwon Thomas was not messing about. He ran for 195 yards and 4 touchdowns and completely overshadowed strong performances from other backs around the conference and the defense even pitched a shutout... the best possible start to the playoffs for this Panthers team. Northern Iowa now face James Madison in a game that many seem to think they are the favourites in and I can see why. A defesnive shutout plus Raekwon Thomas somehow getting better every game he plays certainly poses a massive threat to #3 JMU who will need to contain that rushing attack to stand a chance. Looks like a very fun matchup is on the cards. New Hampshire have finally gotten a head coach who should bring some stability to the program, although this game didn't go how they would've planned, I'm sure they are already excited for next year to begin. New Hampshire Wildcats 0 – 42 Northern Iowa Panthers Full game stats: BYE: Eastern Washington (8-4, James Madison (9-3), North Dakota (9-3), North Dakota State (10-2) Playoff Picture
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