So, my annual exercise in humility begins again. Here I am--before the season--predicting the results of each and every Falcon game. I take my medicine...here are last year's picks and results....last year, I had 17 right and 9 wrong which isn't bad, really. I picked that we would go o-for-the-road in the MAC.
Anyway, here's this year's list. A couple points:
- I can't pick the bracket buster because I don't know who we are playing. Get over it.
- I have us 14-14, and 7-9 in the MAC. Even a .500 season is a big improvement for our team.
- We could beat Western Carolina, but if we do, I would have had us 8-4 in the pre-season, and I just don't see that. We could also beat Oakland.
- On the other hand, I have us beating Temple, who is really a poor team. And its at home. We play some bad teams--Temple, Indiana State, Northern Colorado, Eastern Illinois, and Duquesne are all poor teams.
That's how I see the first season of Orrball. I'd love to see it be better. There's a scenario where we gather up all the new coach momentum and put a decent year together, but the closer I look at our team against Wayne State, the more I see how shallow I fear we are. We are farther away than we looked at the end of last year.
|1/09/07||vs. Western Carolina||Cincinnati, Ohio||L|
|11/10/07||vs. Belmont||Cincinnati, Ohio||L|
|11/11/07||at Cincinnati||Cincinnati, Ohio||L|
|11/17/07||vs. Morehead State||Bowling Green, Ohio||W|
|11/24/07||vs. Temple||Bowling Green, Ohio||W|
|11/27/07||at Furman||Greenville, S.C.||W|
|12/01/07||at Oakland||Rochester, Mich.||L|
|12/06/07||at Northern Colorado||Greeley, Colo.||W|
|12/16/07||vs. Illinois State||Bowling Green, Ohio||L|
|12/22/07||at Indiana State||Terre Haute, Ind.||W|
|12/29/07||vs. Eastern Illinois||Bowling Green, Ohio||W|
|01/02/08||vs. Duquesne||Bowling Green, Ohio||W|
|01/05/08||vs. Ohio||Bowling Green, Ohio||L|
|01/12/08||at Kent State||Kent, Ohio||L|
|01/17/08||vs. Buffalo||Bowling Green, Ohio||W|
|01/20/08||at Akron||Akron, Ohio||L|
|01/23/08||vs. Miami||Bowling Green, Ohio||L|
|01/27/08||vs. Northern Illinois||Bowling Green, Ohio||W|
|01/30/08||at Ball State||Muncie, Ind.||W|
|02/02/08||at Western Michigan||Kalamazoo, Mich.||L|
|02/06/08||vs. Central Michigan||Bowling Green, Ohio||W|
|02/10/08||vs. Toledo||Bowling Green, Ohio||W|
|02/13/08||at Eastern Michigan||Ypsilanti, Mich.||L|
|02/16/08||vs. Akron||Bowling Green, Ohio||W|
|02/19/08||at Ohio||Athens, Ohio||L|
|02/23/08||TBD (Bracket Buster Road Game)||TBA||TBA|
|03/01/08||vs. Kent State||Bowling Green, Ohio||L|
|03/04/08||at Buffalo||Buffalo, N.Y.||W|
|03/09/08||at Miami||Oxford, Ohio||L|