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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Football: MU vs. Albany/POLL//make pre and post game comments here

HERE IS A LOOK AT THIS WEEKEND’S MATCHUP...

(this from the MU web site)


Albany (6-3, 4-0) at Monmouth (3-5, 3-2)

1 p.m. Saturday at Kessler Field

Monmouth comes into today’s game with a two-game win streak for the first time all season after blasting Saint Francis (Pa.) by a score of 47-17 in Loretto.

The Monmouth offense has heated up recently, averaging 40.75 points over the last four games, three of which were wins. Offensively, Monmouth quarterback Brett Burke has thrown for over 200 yards in each of those four games, while piling up a career-high three touchdowns against St. Francis. Running back David Sinisi has scored in 20 straight games and is on pace to break every school rushing record.

The MU defense has also started to gel, forcing nine turnovers in the last two weeks. Monmouth racked up four sacks and three interceptions against the Red Flash, while holding them scoreless in three out of four quarters.

Albany brings an undefeated conference record into Kessler Field, a place where they have won once in four tries. The Great Danes feature one of the league’s best rushers in sophomore Dave McCarty, while owning one of the NEC’s best defenses.


MY PREDICTION RECORD: 5-3.

MY SCORE: Albany, 20-10. Danes' defense halts MU attack.







2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony,

I think you're short changing this Monmouth team vs. Albany. Too bad they couldn't have started playing more consistently earlier in the season.

7:41 PM, November 08, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Being ever cautious, let's be honest here.

MU feels it is an upper level NEC team even in an off year - so ripping the likes of Sacred Heart and SFPA is sort of like Middletown South waffling Pinelands twice.

Albany also blasted SFPA and Sac. Heart and has defeated Fordham (8-2, 5-0)which already has claimed that league's automatic bid to the NCAAs..

And Albany handled Wagner and RMU which beat Monmouth...


BUT - on the other hand - MU did trounce CCSU which is playing Albany for the NEC championship next week.



Sooo..I think this week is this year's final NEC exam for the Hawks relating to their progress this season.

Win or lose - if it's a tight, competitive game - than I think progress will have been shown.

8:12 PM, November 08, 2007  

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