Tag: ODU

2018 North Texas at ODU Preview

This is a much abridged preview. MGN has been otherwise occupied with life and its concerns. Apologies all around. Last game we discussed the challenges of finding new goals after the main goals become unreachable. The Mean Green’s best season in some time will go without a conference championship after two losses to Louisiana Tech… Read more »

Ugly Wins Are Wins: North Texas 45 ODU 38

Mason Fine saw the rush, stepped up, scrambled to his left. He found daylight to his left and sprinted toward it. He began his slide and NT was safely in the win column following some cursory kneels. Why was NT in need of a 3rd-and-8 scramble to win things? Well the reason is a long… Read more »

2017 Season: ODU Preview

In many ways this game is about FAU more than it is about Old Dominion. This is dangerous in the fact that Old Dominion has enough to threaten this North Texas team and misplaced preparation is how teams become vulnerable. That said, the renewed focus that can only come from an epic, record-setting loss is… Read more »

2017 Season Preview: Schedule and Prediction

Predicting the schedule so far out is a fools’ game but we are silly fools who love this game and so here we go: 9/2 v Lamar Lamar has had a rough go of things, Beaumont being in the path of Hurricane Harvey. There was a question of whether this game would go on, but… Read more »

CUSA Bowl Season: ODU and La Tech

Today we enjoyed about six hours of CUSA football and two wins. ODU won their first bowl game in history, beating a tough EMU squad in the Bahamas Bowl, while La Tech outlasted Navy in a(n expected) shootout. That means CUSA is 4-1 in this 2016 Bowl season and the “P6” AAC is 1-4. Bahamas… Read more »

2016 CUSA Bowl Schedule

CUSA is sending seven teams to the bowl season. Advanced numbers suggest CUSA is only above the Sun Belt among the FBS conferences, which sent six teams to the post-season. Given there are 80 bowl slots, a post season berth does not mean what it did back in 1980. That is OK. Updated conference averages… Read more »