Next on the docket this week is the Northeastern Huskies. This is the obligatory Div I-AA or FCS team that most Div-I or FBS (I can’t stand those acronyms am I the only one?) team’s schedule. Heck there are BCS teams that schedule more than one of them.
What we know:
Well, not much. As far as cupcakes go, this one is should come with a glass of milk. Last year they finished at 3-8 with wins to Northwestern St, New Hampshire and Hofstra. Losses were to Northwestern, Richmond, UC Davis, James Madison, UMass, Maine and Rhode Island. They return QB Anthony Orio, a four year starter and returns 15 starters from last year’s team. Does it matter?
As for the spring game, I think we found someone we outdrew, but not by much.
ESPN SportCenter anchor Michelle Bonner is an alumni.
Why we can win:
Let’s just say that there won’t be many games where we are favored. Even in this darkest of eras, GRob has managed to take care of the one game everyone thought we should win. Well this is that game on the schedule.
Why we can lose:
Look no further than last year as big bad Michigan fell to FCS Appalachian St. While Northeastern isn’t even at Appalachian St’s level, we aren’t exactly at Michigan’s are we?
Yeah, so what. Are you really reading this? I probably could have typed, blah, blah, blah and you might not even have noticed. If the Cuse were to lose this game, I and the rest of Orange Nation would probably have to hide the steak knives, and probably put Linkin Park’s Given up on permanent rotation. The season and GRob’s job would be effectively over. But alas, this should be a relatively easy game. It will be the third of four straight at the dome, and should be a good game to move the ball on the ground and hopefully get the 2nd and third stringers some PT in advance of the BE opener the following week against Pitt.
Thoughts? Talk to the Zero Hand…