Cats’ Fans, though, choosing to believe the previous 7 losses in a row were just flukes & last week showed who the Catamounts REALLY are, have already chalked this one up in the victory column and focusing on speculating about how they can find a way into the SoCon Championship & the Playoffs with 3 lopsided losses to Furman, Samford, and VMI.
I believe their theory revolves around the idea that the remaining 4 games on their schedule are the bottom 4 Teams and that top 3 are going to beat each other. I’m not sure how the cipherin’ works out that way, but they deserve an awful lot of credit for their sheer optimism.
FUBeAR’s take: Despite a beleaguered CIT Team, that was also without the heart and soul of their D (the SoCon Pre-season DPOY), allowing the Cats to run the ball on them almost at will, I don’t see that happening this Sat. Also, despite a lot of rushing yards given up to Woffy & CIT, I think Mercer is pretty stout / solid upfront on D. So far, WCU hasn’t threatened much thru the air, so I just don’t see the Cats putting up a lot of points on Saturday.
And, while Mercer’s O has struggled, I see some good things happening in the O-Line - really. The O-Line against VMI was far better than they were against Woffy. Hard to see, unless you break down every guy, every play...but that’s why God gave my ESPN App +10 & -10 second buttons. Besides, WCU’s D has been salve for many troubled O’s. I expect them to return to that form on Sat.
WOW, this is the most action on this board in a while.
Congrats on the win, we'll try again this fall in Cullowhee.
Lotta talk on the active WCU board about dropping to Big South, to PFL, to D2, or dropping Football entirely.
Some are saying the latter has already happened, essentially.
Well, it's something to think about, we've had 40+ years of not winning in the SoCon, why not try something else? Until the admin will beef up the athletic budget, that last place in the SoCon budget does not win many games. They haven't been willing to up the budget since the day football started at WCU in 1931, so going some place that the money they are willing to spend, seems sensible to me.