11.23.19 CCSU @ Duquesne Univ.

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The Dukes' futures are trending downward following two consecutive Lost Weekends on the road. Despite clinching the NEC title and automatic bid, CCSU actually needs this game to keep the positive momentum flowing. A win also maintains the slim, although somewhat possible, chances of hosting a first round playoff game. Duquesne can salvage some of what will otherwise be a disappointing season by playing the role of the Harvard-like spoiler. Doubt that will be successful either in Pittsburgh or Yale Bowl.
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Also, a loss by Central and a win by RMU would mean that they are co champions, with Central getting the AQ due to the head to head tiebreaker.
So, a win against Duquesne or loss by RMU guarantees sole ownership of the NEC title.
We definitely do not want to go into the NCAA's off of a loss.
They need to be psyched and prepared as this is tough road game.
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Agree with both of you, but I just want to see a strong first quarter or half and then let's empty the bench on both sides of the ball.

There are a lot of reasons we want to win - keep the momentum and mojo, but I also believe this is a great opportunity to get some real meaningful reps to help the program build depth and confidence in the next man up!
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Totally agree JJ. Plus we don't want to see any injuries and God forbid if Aaron knows a guy who knows a guy that had a party and we have to throw him out of the playoff game. Let's not be CCSU on this one for once. Everyone knows who the true champs are this year.
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Spot on Hoops! You made laugh...but it’s true.
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ccsuhoops wrote: Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:18 pm Totally agree JJ. Plus we don't want to see any injuries and God forbid if Aaron knows a guy who knows a guy that had a party and we have to throw him out of the playoff game. Let's not be CCSU on this one for once. Everyone knows who the true champs are this year.
Ha Dont Central this for once.
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ccsuhoops wrote: Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:18 pm Totally agree JJ. Plus we don't want to see any injuries and God forbid if Aaron knows a guy who knows a guy that had a party and we have to throw him out of the playoff game. Let's not be CCSU on this one for once. Everyone knows who the true champs are this year.
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We are all wearing the blue glasses for football and women’s soccer. It can’t get more exciting than this... or perhaps only if we in in the NCAAs!
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We are all wearing the blue glasses for football and women’s soccer. It can’t get more exciting than this... or perhaps only if we win in the NCAAs!
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Special teams is going to be our demise. Why can’t Cole kick it to the end zone anymore? Used to be automatic?
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CCSU looks great on offense and defense today. Again, a very steady leadership by Aaron and the coaching staff.

Special teams remains a huge Achilles heel for the team.
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Well...I don’t have ESPN3 but Addazio’s BC Eagles are on NBC and my sister went there so I’m pulling for BC.

Yes...The special teams collectively is CCSU’s Achilles heel.
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Needs to pull Aaron now...
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I'll give coach credit - he's playing this game like any other. Really like the intensity and game plan. We will be riding high heading into the playoffs.

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Late in Q 4 and we are starting to see the reserves :)
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Making a statement!
Why is it that this team so often plays a so/so 1st half and then comes out like a powerhouse in the 2nd half? It has happened too many times to be coincidence.
McCarthy makes half time adjustments, or, the bruisers in the pits just wear down the other team?
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