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Rob Dougherty

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Philadelphia, PA (via Allentown, PA )

MEMBER SINCE   September 26, 2016

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Recent Activity

Comment 26 Sep 2019

I'm not saying we should be confident going into this one, Maryland can pull the upset and make us all sad. However, if we can be successful stuffing the run and force Jackson to beat us, we should be able to win. We haven't really put together a complete game against anyone with a pulse yet, but we will have a talent advantage and we have been good against the run so far this season.

Comment 23 Sep 2019

Apart from Bama, which of them have played cake schedules? Georgia just beat Notre Dame, Auburn beat Oregon. I guess Florida has to some degree because Miami and Florida State are bad right now, but that was hardly to be expected when they scheduled these games years ago. 

Comment 16 Sep 2019

2010s - Ohio State 2016 for sure, getting that win was really awesome, block six is life.

2000s - Ohio State 2005, I don't think any other comes particularly close apart from maybe Nebraska 2001. Those two probably lap the field. 

1990s - I'll say Arizona 1999, I was young during this decade so remember the games later in the decade than I do the ones earlier. 

Comment 08 Sep 2019

Good thing points on the scoreboard matter for winning more than total yards, rushing yards, time of possession and 3rd down conversion. 

This was not a particularly good game, first half was really bad, defense couldn't get off the field. When Slade fumbled to start the 2nd half, I was thinking "just survive." Then we got the pick 6 and blew the doors off of them after that. Buffalo only got like 120-ish yards in the 2nd half I think? Team was locked in after half time and played really well. Can't only dwell on the negatives when there are many positives to take in as well. 

Comment 04 Sep 2019

He has looked really good all year, and this series with Yianni has made him better. He's also winning some tight matches against guys he hadn't beaten before like Jordan Oliver.

That said the 65 kg field is really tough, but Zain has what it takes to compete with all of them I think. The only guys he could wrestle that I would be bearish on for him to beat would be Otoguro (Japan) and Khinchegashvili (Georgia). Think he can compete with everyone else. He's also unseeded, so could face any of these guys early on.

Comment 29 Aug 2019

I think Purdue is the best argument for a trap game, simply because some of these other teams are too good to qualify for the title "trap opponent." Iowa and Michigan State start the season in the top 25, and could easily still be there when we travel to their venues in October. If we lose those games, it won't be because we are looking ahead or behind other opponents.

At Minnesota is probably the next argument for a trap game, but since we have a bye the week before and our trip to Columbus is two weeks later, it does not satisfy all the elements. A potentially cold game we start slow in because reasons?? Oh yes. But I don't think this satisfies all the elements of a trap game.   

But Purdue satisfies all the trap game elements, it's (1) against a mid-tier Big Ten team, (2) they have a high powered offense and an elite player who they get the ball to all the time, and (3) it occurs right before (or after) the most difficult stretch of our schedule.