Friday, September 4, 2009

game preview: William & Mary

Date/Time: September 5; 6:00 PM

TV: Your computer

Last matchup: UVA 40, W&M 16 (1995)

Team records: UVA 0-0 (0-0), W&M 0-0 (0-0)

Last week: was not football season just yet

Line: none

W&M blogs: none that I know of

Injury report:

OUT: WR Dontrelle Inman, OT Lamar Milstead, CB Mike Parker, LB Billy Schautz, WR Bobby Smith

DOUBTFUL: None

QUESTIONABLE: FB Rashawn Jackson

PROBABLE: WR Quintin Hunter, RB Max Milien, RB Mikell Simpson, TE Joe Torchia

ZOIKS omg omg omg IT'S FOOTBALL SEASON. Someone forgot to let NC State know, and I'm not sure Oregon got the memo either. Given our history in openers the past few years, one can only hope we don't also play a game that competes with Snuggie ads for quality.

HOW WE CAN WIN

- Just play. There shouldn't be a position on the field where we don't have the superior talent. Not that there aren't a lot of ways we can screw this up, but this is one game where if we just take care of the fundamentals and the football, the rest will take care of itself.

- No, really. That's all there is to it, or should be. W&M is breaking in a new quarterback. NC State beat them pretty badly last year - the score looked close but the game was not. Harrison Beck shredded them. He was 17 for 25 and threw a pair of touchdowns. This is the same guy who checked in for the rest of the season with a 31% completion rate and 6 picks to go along with no touchdowns at all. You can throw on these guys, and I really doubt they'll be able to do the same to us.

HOW WE CAN LOSE

- There isn't a single matchup that they can exploit on us. Then again, Wyoming looked like a pretty good warm-up opponent too. All we have to do to lose is come in with whatever wack mindset we opened up the last three seasons with.

HOW THE GAME WILL GO

Despite our recent history of 1) playing like baked ass on opening day and 2) playing like baked ass against I-AA opponents, I feel pretty comfortable out on this limb here calling for a pretty big win. William & Mary is no Richmond. William & Mary does happen to be ranked in I-AA at the moment, but Richmond went on from our game to win a national championship. I'm not saying it's inconceivable we lose, but it just.....shouldn't happen. I shudder to think if it does.

REST OF THE ACC

We're not the only ACC team opening up with a I-AA opponent. Four other teams will, too.

South Carolina 7, NC State 3 - Thursday

Georgia Tech vs. Jacksonville State, 1:00
Boston College vs. Northeastern, 2:00
Wake Forest vs. Baylor, 3:30
North Carolina vs. The Citadel, 6:00
Clemson vs. Middle Tennessee, 6:00
Duke vs. Richmond, 7:00
Virginia Tech vs. Alabama, 8:00
Maryland @ California, 10:00

Miami vs. Florida State, 8:00

3 comments:

deejay said...
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Matt said...

reading this today is both funny and quite sad. That was such a painful game.

grandpahoo said...

I'm not saying it's inconceivable we lose, but it just.....shouldn't happen. I shudder to think if it does.

This is brilliant.