Jan 4 / Rob

Prediction Contest: JMU vs. YSU Championship Edition

2016-ncaa-footballHere we go. It’s our final prediction contest of the 2016-2017 season. By now the majority of you know how this works. But with the Dukes Bandwagon growing each day, we figured we better explain it for any newbies. It couldn’t be any simpler. Leave a comment letting us know who you think will win and what the final score will be. The person who comes closest to nailing it (winner & score) will earn the right to guest post about anything his or her little heart desires. Pretty simple, right? So let us know who you got below.

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  1. Devon / Jan 4 2017

    JMU 35
    YSU 24

  2. M@ / Jan 4 2017

    77-7 Duuuukes

  3. Drake / Jan 4 2017

    38 to 17 JMU.

  4. rob / Jan 4 2017

    JMU 27
    YSU 17

  5. Matt / Jan 4 2017

    38-31 JMU

  6. Greg / Jan 4 2017

    38-27 JMU

  7. JMU 2018/2020 Parent / Jan 4 2017

    JMU wins 45-21.

  8. Justin / Jan 4 2017

    45-28 JMU

  9. zac / Jan 4 2017

    YSU 17
    Dukes 77

  10. Priz / Jan 4 2017

    42-21 good guys

  11. Bastein410 / Jan 4 2017

    52-13 Duuuuuuukes

  12. Shrowder / Jan 4 2017

    JMU – 45
    YSU – 17

  13. Brandon Newbill / Jan 4 2017

    JMU 38
    YSU 17

    Go DUKES!!!

  14. JMU Salerno / Jan 4 2017

    52-21 Dukes….locking the damn gates across the planet!

  15. Q / Jan 4 2017

    39-27 JMU

  16. Sticks / Jan 4 2017

    Dukes 42
    Penguins 10

  17. Jay / Jan 4 2017

    JMU 27
    YSU 10

    GO DUKES!

  18. Sunchase / Jan 4 2017

    45-14. Am I crazy for thinking a 10-point win at NDSU is good for a 30-point win versus just about everyone else?

  19. zac / Jan 4 2017

    @Sunchase – no, not at all. Sure YSU has gotten better since they played NDSU but they lost by like 20. We will CRUSH.

  20. maddukes98 / Jan 4 2017

    Dukes – 34
    Chilly Willys – 20

  21. Deacon Danny / Jan 4 2017

    JMU 45
    YSU 20

  22. Tim Emry / Jan 4 2017

    45-18 JMU

  23. Cory / Jan 4 2017

    JMU – 31
    YSU – 17

  24. Sean in Exile / Jan 4 2017

    45 – 17 Good Guys

  25. Jon / Jan 4 2017

    55-14 Deyukes!

  26. Chris / Jan 4 2017

    65-13 DUKES!!!

  27. QuadDuke / Jan 4 2017

    42-21 JMU. Go Dukes!

  28. Dukes4 / Jan 4 2017

    Madison: 31 / Penguins: 23 (Penguins cannot fly or run fast)

  29. ShadyP / Jan 4 2017

    JMU – 41
    YSU – 24

  30. Alan / Jan 4 2017

    49-15 JMU.

  31. Roll Dukes / Jan 4 2017

    39-17 good guys

  32. Pitz / Jan 4 2017

    JMU 37
    YSU 10

  33. The Fly / Jan 4 2017

    45-24 Dukes. Tyler Gray hits a 47-yarder.

  34. jmuparent / Jan 4 2017

    Dukes drown Penguins:

    42-28

  35. Don Alexander / Jan 4 2017

    31 Purple
    30 State

  36. Class of '92 (and a half) / Jan 5 2017

    Watched all of the YSU playoff games…

    YSU on Offense:
    – Big, physical front but relatively one dimensional (rushing)
    – RB’s are small and quick. Webb (lightning) is 180 lbs. “Thunder” only tips in at 200 lbs but runs hard.
    – QB hasn’t been much of a running threat and really hasn’t been that accurate throwing the ball but has hit on some big plays
    – Patterson #4 Fastest WR – Play Action target
    – When not in the backfield, they like to send Webb (RB) on wheel routes b/c he can outrun pretty much every LB they’ve faced
    – TEs have been an absolute non-factor except for game-winning catch vs EW.
    – Tendency to run off right side of line / including misdirection when they need yards

    YSU on Defense:
    – Corners line-up man to man / press coverage on most downs. Load the box with their safeties.
    – Rivers #31 (best corner cover) doesn’t travel off of Defensive left side of the formation
    – Stud Defensive ends are (relatively) small at 250 lbs…run at them to minimize their effectiveness / speed
    – Give up lots of runs to RB and QB up the middle

    YSU Special Teams:
    – They can’t have a lot of faith in their FG K from anything 40+ yds
    – Good Special Teams KO coverage
    – Need to be mindful of Jody Webb on KO returns
    – Would not be surprised to see a blocked punt similar to SHSU game

    They haven’t seen a team that can win games via the run and/or the pass. Limit their big plays (especially from Webb) and this turns into a beat down.

    Team speed and “Bridgeforth West” are the difference.

    JMU 44-20

  37. 2004 Duke / Jan 5 2017

    Penguins 31
    Dukes 28

    Going to play the game here and be “that guy” even though I think the we are going to destroy them.

  38. Roger / Jan 5 2017

    JMU – 34
    YSU – 13

  39. NotDukeDog / Jan 5 2017

    100 – 0 JMU. I’m taking the blowout.

  40. 89Duke / Jan 7 2017

    JMU — 41
    YSU — 20

    Hard fought game in the trenches, special teams TD gets YSU out of game plan and the Dukes pound the ball and win a physical game that is closer than the final score indicates.

    P.S. Tailgating at games really took off during the Alex Wood era as we alumni HAD to do something to get us through the games!

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