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Adunk33
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Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:54 pm

A total of 17 MVFC student-athletes are on the HERO Sports pre-season All-America Teams, announced today. Seven represent the league on the Second Team.

http://valley-football.org/news/2018/6/ ... -team.aspx

Second Team:
James Robinson, RB

Third Team:
Drew Himmelman, OL

Adunk33
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Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:58 pm

Also, Birds ranked #12 in FCS Preseason Poll. Seven of 10 MVFC Teams are represented. This is a great conference to be in.
https://herosports.com/fcs/hero-sports- ... -poll-ajaj

#1 NDSU
#5 SDSU
#12 ILST
#13 UNI
#20 YSU

SD and SIU also received votes.

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Sanantoniobird
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:33 am

NDSU doesn't lose a game this year.

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Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:43 am

Sanantoniobird wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:33 am
NDSU doesn't lose a game this year.
they are looking very potent .. even more than usual if they stay healthy. This year's team could rival their 2013 team .. which was their best team ever accordingly to almost everyone on AGS .. which I would have to agree .. that team dominated every phase of game that year. With MVFC probably having a slightly down year, this is shaping up to be a fight for 2nd place. This may surprise some of you, but NDSU has tied for 1st place at least 3 times during current title run .. twice with us and once with SDSU .. think that's it.

Probably not the case this year. We have a real shot at 2nd place, if our defense can figure things out by week 6 at home against WIU .. game 5 after we open MVFC season at MoST in week 5 (game 4). I think our offense will carry us until then and we should be sitting 3-1 going into WIU.

So while we of course need to be ready week 1 .. beat EIU at home and MoST on road. Then assume a win against STX and loss at Colorado St ... our MVFC home opener on Oct 6 against WIU is pivotal as our first tough MVFC game .. defense needs to be ready by then.
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crazzymark
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:31 pm

why conceed a loss to CSU? ISU has the talent and a bigger oline and running game.

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Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:14 pm

Not so "Crazy" thought! CSU lost a lot to graduation. Here are CSU'S games leading up to ours, Colorado, Arkansas and Florida. They could easily take us for granted after that gauntlet. And that last one is in Tallahasee!

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Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:21 pm

RedbirdSF67 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:14 pm
Not so "Crazy" thought! CSU lost a lot to graduation. Here are CSU'S games leading up to ours, Colorado, Arkansas and Florida. They could easily take us for granted after that gauntlet. And that last one is in Tallahasee!
And we are coming off our bye week. Really a lot of good things align for us in that game.

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Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:34 pm

crazzymark wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:31 pm
why conceed a loss to CSU? ISU has the talent and a bigger oline and running game.
should have prefaced it better ... I'm mainly making the point of what is "most likely" to happen, only for purpose of trying to anticipate how this season's success will depend how things set up the first 4 games ... and then largely depending on whether our defense is able to reload/rebuild by game 5 (week 6) in our MVFC home opener against WIU on Oct 6th. the MVFC grind start Oct 6th.

So I'm not conceding a Colorado St loss, nor taking for granted that we will beat EIU or MoST ... I'm saying, if the "most likely" outcomes happen, then we should be sitting 3-1 going into the WIU game .. I feel like our offense can carry the defense until then.

in theory ........................ :ugeek:
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