Just as UND had their bye week, so did we. We apologize for not having a Southern Utah recap but it was a perfect storm of things and we could not adequately recap the game due to them. We are back now and will have our usual preview for the season ending game at Northern Colorado later in the week.
- The playoff scenarios for Big Sky teams is getting pretty interesting. Montana State (9-1), Eastern Washington (8-2), Cal-Poly (8-2), and Northern Arizona (8-2) all appear to be locks to make the 20 team field. EWU, Poly and UNA all have FBS wins which are looked upon very favorably by the selection committee. Plus, they have the magical seven ”counter” wins that the committee also likes. Getting four teams in the playoffs is definitely impressive. Could the Big Sky possibly get five teams in…………………..
- The wild-card is Sacramento State. They are currently 6-4 but one of those wins was vs. FBS Colorado. Sac State is at UC-Davis this weekend in the annual Causeway Classic. If they win that game they will have the required 7 wins, along with a FBS victory. It will be hard to keep them out when compared to other 7 win teams.
- UND has a chance to end the season with a winning record as they head out to UNC with a 5-5 record. These two played a wild one last season as UND won 27-25 on a Zeb Miller 54 yard field goal. UNC is much improved this season and will give UND all they can handle. At least Patrick Walker is not going to be in Greeley this time around (see 315 yds receiving vs UND last year).
- According to tweets we have seen over the past week, the UND coaching staff has been spending more time than ever recruiting in the Twin Cities. That is one area that appeared to be neglected early on in the transition but is no longer. The metro area down there is recruited heavily by FCS programs but is also loaded with prospects each and every year.