NCAA Football Thread

I kinda feel like the SEC wants to add the likes of Texas and Oklahoma and then jettison teams like Vanderbilt and South Carolina.

I say this as an SC alumni, it's entirely justified. We have been terrible for a while now.
 

Dave

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Iowa is 4-0 but I don't for the life of me know why. They've looked awful. I've said several times that they aren't a top 5 team and I keep hearing things like "Tut tut!" and "P-shaw!"

Dudes almost lost to Colorado State.
 
Iowa is 4-0 but I don't for the life of me know why. They've looked awful. I've said several times that they aren't a top 5 team and I keep hearing things like "Tut tut!" and "P-shaw!"

Dudes almost lost to Colorado State.
you’ll certianly find out within the next two weeks if they’re legit: @ undefeated Maryland and then VS #5 PSU
 
Iowa is 4-0 but I don't for the life of me know why. They've looked awful. I've said several times that they aren't a top 5 team and I keep hearing things like "Tut tut!" and "P-shaw!"

Dudes almost lost to Colorado State.
It’s the classic ferentz year where they string together a bunch of wins, people are like “wow they look good this year” and they inevitably fold towards the end.
 
UW-Whitewater 37, UW-Stout 6. Whitewater (1-0, 4-0 overall) is 22-3 over their last 25 games, and haven't lost at Perkins Stadium since December of 2016.
 
...Okay, I had to look to see when the last time this happened.

The last time that UWW won a game, scoring 65 points, at home, against a conference opponent, was... uh, well... never?

Whitewater did beat UW-Stout 67-0 back in October of 1974, but that was up in Menomonie, not at Whitewater. (Yes, Stout is one of the two UW System schools not named for its location, though technically Parkside is where UWP is located.)

In short - since UW-Whitewater has been playing football as UWW, they have NEVER scored this many points against a WIAC opponent at home.

Ever.

Until today. 65-21 over UW-Platteville.

This... might get ugly for the rest of the season.
 
Things you learn about your alma mater when you do some digging:

* That win over Platteville was the 85th time Whitewater has defeated their fellow Normal School/State Teacher's College/State College/State University/UW school since they first met in 1895.
* In that first game, which was the first game between two Normal School teams, Whitewater won 10-0.
* UWW has a winning record versus all WIAC opponents in football - including a 26-3-2 record against Superior, who hasn't played football in the conference since 1991.
 
My South Carolina Gamecocks engineered a comeback 21-20 win over titan of the SEC, VANDERBILT!

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: I mean, I know this is the first year under a new coach, but come ON.
 
Whew!
Thanks to the foot of Matt Maldonado, the Warhawks take the win at River Falls, 34-28. After trailing 21-14 at the half, Whitewater came back to take a 28-21 lead late in the third. RF tied it with less than 6 to go, and Maldonado kicked a 28 yard FG to put the 'Hawks up by three. On the ensuing kickoff, returner Kaleb Blaha fumbled and the Hawks recovered. Maldonado then kicked a 31 yarder to put UWW up by six. On the first play after the kickoff, Kole Hinrichsen was intercepted by Kyle Koelblinger to seal the win. Three victory formations later and UWW has its 734th victory in school history.
 
My national Champion Sam Houston Bearkats are going to join Conference USA to become bowl eligible in 2023. So I hope they snipe the championship again this year, because we ain't beating Alabama or OSU any time soon.

I hate that we are leaving our rival Stephen F Austin behind. One of the oldest rivalries in D1 football.
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But we will get a bigger stadium out of the deal...
 
They may want UWW to move up to a higher level, but that would bankrupt the team and also break historical - as in centuries-old - rivalries.

Oh, BTW, no score at La Crosse.
 
Another WIAC title, ho-hum. 13-7 win over UWLC.
Warhawks go for their 12th undefeated regular season since 1964 next week at Stevens Point.
 
Twelve.

Twelve undefeated seasons since beginning play in the WSUC/WIAC.

A 56-10 win over Stevens Point sends UWW to the D3 playoffs yet again, and likely as a top seed.

We find out our opponent Sunday - and I'm betting it's at Perkins Stadium.

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EDIT: I just did a little look-back - Whitewater has had 15 undefeated seasons (without a loss) since beginning conference play in 1913 (as part of the State Normal College Conference, the ancient predecessor to the WIAC).

EDIT: I can't count. 16 SEASONS.
The 16
  1. 1937 (6-0-1, tie was against NIU)
  2. 1950 (6-0 - strictly against other State Teacher's College schools)
  3. 1960 (7-0-1, tie was against St. Norbert)
  4. 1966 (10-1, lost NAIA Champion Bowl)
  5. 1990 (10-1, lost first round of NCAA D3 playoffs)
  6. 1997 (9-1, lost in 1st round of D3 playoffs)
  7. 2005 (14-1, lost Stagg Bowl to Mt. Union)
  8. 2006 (14-1, lost Stagg Bowl to Mt. Union)
  9. 2009 (15-0, won D3 title over Mt. Union)
  10. 2010 (15-0, won D3 title over Mt. Union)
  11. 2011 (15-0, won D3 title over Mt. Union)
  12. 2013 (15-0, won D3 title over Mt. Union)
  13. 2014 (15-0, won D3 title over Mt. Union)
  14. 2016 (12-1, lost in D3 quarterfinals)
  15. 2018 (13-1, lost in D3 semis)
  16. 2021 (10-0, TBD)
The 12 count is undefeated seasons since being eligible for post-season play (excluding this season).
 
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Final Score yesterday from Perkins Stadium: Whitewater 45, DePauw 0.

Next victim opponent: Central College of Iowa on the 4th. Location TBD (but likely at Whitewater).
 
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