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Since we finally know what Seth is doing and unlike Kstate we get excited about bowl wins let's combine all the bowl talk.

I know some of yall are down about this bowl selection but I'm excited.

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Of all the bowls we could have gone to, I think this is the best opponent we could play. I know it isn't the name brand P5 team we wanted to play. But I think beating a ranked team is better, in my opinion, than beating a 6-6 P5 team. Would be a huge feather in our cap.

That would only enhance our recruiting ability. SL could lay out the following when talking to kids on the fence: 1) CFB Play of the Year 2) Beat a SEC team (even though it was lowly Arkansas) 3)Win a bowl against a ranked opponent. Screw best CUSA recruiting class, we could target best of G5.

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Just now, CarmanSandiego said:

Of all the bowls we could have gone to, I think this is the best opponent we could play. Would be a huge feather in our cap if we can pull out the win against a ranked opponent.

I don't know how Cincy was ranked back when we beat them in the bowl under Dickey.  Certainly beating a USU squad would be up in that level of bowl wins or perhaps higher.

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1 minute ago, Harry said:

I don't know how Cincy was ranked back when we beat them in the bowl under Dickey.  Certainly beating a USU squad would be up in that level of bowl wins or perhaps higher.

I think a win over Utah State (MWC) would be a statement win.  Not sure but I don't think Cincy was ranked the time we played.

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Nothing against a great Troy team last year, but this is probably the best team we have faced in a bowl game since the 1950' s. Definitely the highest ranked since then.

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1 minute ago, Shark84 said:

Nothing against a great Troy team last year, but this is probably the best team we have faced in a bowl game since the 1950' s. Definitely the highest ranked since then.

Troy was pretty good with a better win on their resume and won sunbelt.

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LB David Woodward, Utah State

Yet another breakout athlete, Woodward played a mediocre 248 snaps in 2017, but he finished the 2018 regular season as the highest-graded linebacker in the nation and a PFF All-American. He has been a tackling machine -- missing only three of his 111 attempts -- while proving to be a force in the run game, where his 92.6 grade is tied for third among linebackers. ...

 

http://www.espn.com/college-football/insider/story/_/id/25454579/college-football-10-hidden-stars-2018-season

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21 minutes ago, RiseUNT said:

So when Torrey makes him looks silly does his stock drop?

Doubtful, but hopefully when EJ's stats eclipse his in the game with several scouts there to look at them both EJ's stock shoots up!

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2 hours ago, Harry said:

I don't know how Cincy was ranked back when we beat them in the bowl under Dickey.  Certainly beating a USU squad would be up in that level of bowl wins or perhaps higher.

 

 

Harry just imagine if we had that defense this year.

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18 minutes ago, Talon90 said:

 

 

Harry just imagine if we had that defense this year.

Indeed.  I think we have more speed now but wow that team could hit and was physical.

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https://www.underdogdynasty.com/2018/12/7/18126662/reunited-in-the-new-mexico-bowl-a-brief-history-of-north-texas-vs-utah-state-aggies-mean-green

Though the schools haven’t met on the field in 14 years, their pasts remain intertwined. The programs from the last meeting would not recognize the 2018 version of themselves

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What do we know about USU's coaching situation? Wells took a LOT of the staff to Lubbock, are some/any of them staying to coach the bowl game? I haven't seen any new hires yet, so what are we facing here?

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19 minutes ago, CaribbeanGreen said:

What do we know about USU's coaching situation? Wells took a LOT of the staff to Lubbock, are some/any of them staying to coach the bowl game? I haven't seen any new hires yet, so what are we facing here?

They have a set practice schedule and initial game plan but I think the qbs coach will be the man. 

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The UNM football stadium and their basketball arena (if you are staying over) are located across the street from each other.  The facilities are not located on the campus.

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On 12/7/2018 at 1:34 PM, RiseUNT said:

Since we finally know what Seth is doing and unlike Kstate we get excited about bowl wins let's combine all the bowl talk.

I know some of yall are down about this bowl selection but I'm excited.

I am excited too on who we are playing but it is the distance and cost. Making a trip from SA to Albuquerque is expensive. But that is just the way it goes.

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