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    Default Hobo Week - Youngstown State Penguins

    Alright, let's move on from the debacle that was last Saturday.

    Jacks are 15.5 point favorites this week. I assume that everyone will be focused this week due to last week's performance and a poor recent history of performances on Hobo Day. Youngstown State comes in with a 2-3 record (losses against FBS West Virginia and PIONEER LEAGUE BUTLER, who just lost to DRAKE 36-6). They beat a very unimpressive Valpo by 35 at home and SIU by 3 at home, while losing to WIU away by 7. We should be able to handle business and come away with a 35-17 victory in what looks like a down year for the guins.

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    Anyone hear any update on our two o linemen that got hurt Saturday? Or any other injuries? I assume Lewis is close to coming back, and maybe Cambell too. It'd be great to get some guys back this game.

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    Here is my scouting take on YSU- https://jackrabbitillustrated.blogsp...own-state.html

    Stop McCaster and we should be okay against their offense. Their Notre Dame grad transfer QB is not great.

    Campbell should be back. Zy will be back. Lewis may be out again. Oline status is uncertain.

    This certainly isn't a game that you want inexperienced linemen playing in... especially against their defensive ends where they are still very talented.
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    Thanks, WestSideRabbit. Your 34-24 prediction sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Tibbs View Post
    Anyone hear any update on our two o linemen that got hurt Saturday? Or any other injuries? I assume Lewis is close to coming back, and maybe Cambell too. It'd be great to get some guys back this game.
    Lewis had a couple of tweets last night that seemed to indicate he may be close to returning. Tyler said on the postgame show on Saturday that Genant was on crutches and Weir had his arm in a sling. which didn't sound positive for a quick return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigticket1 View Post
    Lewis had a couple of tweets last night that seemed to indicate he may be close to returning. Tyler said on the postgame show on Saturday that Genant was on crutches and Weir had his arm in a sling. which didn't sound positive for a quick return.
    I sit right behind the Jacks bench and Genant was looked at by the Docs for a bit then carted off the field. I doubt we see either this weekend.

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    Let's win this sucker! If only to make Pelini upset. I'd like to see another of his priceless post game press conferences, if possible.

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    The one positive about last week is that if we would have lost, this game would have been super depressing. So at least there's that. I'm praying for dry weather. Don't care about the temperature much, but last year's rainstorm was brutal. Give me dry and sunny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by da_coach View Post
    Let's win this sucker! If only to make Pelini upset. I'd like to see another of his priceless post game press conferences, if possible.
    Yes. Seeing Pelini blow a gasket on the sideline is well worth the price of admission! I almost watch him more than the game itself when YSU is in town!
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    Here are the issues that I want to see corrected this week:

    Defense
    - Let our DBs play some tight coverage, whether that's zone or man. So what if we get beat by a deep shot now and then? We have the offense to respond very quickly. We are consistently in VERY soft coverage, starting 10-12 yards off the guy and back pedaling right away. If I was calling plays against SDSU defense, I would be taking 10 yd chunks all day on short throws. Imo, the defensive play calling was completely cowardly on Saturday.
    - Just watched the end of the ISUb game. On what should have been their game winning drive that started at the 1 yd line, we were in a base 4-3 setup trying to run zone coverage with 3 LBs in an obvious passing scenario... that is completely inexcusable.
    - We have got to do something about our 3rd down defense. I think the main problem is that our Defensive coaches are too stubborn to get out of the 4-3 and has to run zone out of it, then our LBs are caught in no man's land and the QB is able to scramble for an easy 1st down. At some point, our Defensive coaching should have to start making some changes or answering some questions. If you want to call conservative defense to start, that's fine, but for the love of god make some adjustments if it's not working. Credit to ISUb coaching, they called a great game against our defense, and I really hope that we make adjustments.

    Offense - Not much to copmlain about, but on 3rd down, let TC throw the ball downfield. WAYYY too many swing passes and WR screens. I know if it's 3rd and long you do that in some scenarios because defenses are playing soft and you might be able to spring a guy loose with some good blocks, but when we just let TC do his thing and dissect the defense, our 3rd down success rate seems to be so much better.

    Marshon Harris - he's either got to play better in a hurry or get off the field altogether.

    Dalton Cox - on a couple long game changing run plays, Cox made a terrible read and let the run go right up his alley without him even having to be blocked and no chance of him tackling the RB.

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