Archive for September, 2014

Finally got back in the rankings!

The Wolves broke in at #24. I thought we had a shot with a couple of teams ranked 15-25 losing games. If we can make it through October unscathed we have a chance of being a top 5 team.

http://www.afca.com/article/article.php?id=2539

Win #4 over Clark U. today. Another impressive showing; unfortunately the Offense gave up the shutout streak.

In other news – #18 VSU lost to #5 UNA; #23 Tarleton State lost to #25 Midwestern State and Findlay lost to an unranked team. That means 3 spots should be open in the Top 25. By my calculation West Georgia should be #25 or 26 next week.

Allen West watching UWG football?

I’m not really a fan of his but it looks like Republican Allen West was at the West Georgia football this past weekend. He was in town for a GOP event.

http://allenbwest.com/2014/09/thank-god-college-football-saturday/

Homecoming vs Johnson C. Smith

I don’t really know where to start with this one. Predicting games against HBCU’s can be hard because with the exception of Miles, few of them play anybody we’re familiar with. Stats don’t mean much unless you know the quality of opponent they get them against. JC Smith lost 56-0 to Conference-USA Charlotte, who lost to UNC-Pembroke last year by a couple of touchdowns.

I’m not really going to be bother delving into this one too deeply, other than to say we win this one in the manner you’d like for a Homecoming game and everybody dressed gets in the game.

I believe Emmanuel Taylor will get a couple of drives so I’ll be interested to see how he controls the ball.

Massey Ratings

The Massey Ratings have us going 8-3 this year, beating only Delta State among the “GSC 5”.

http://www.masseyratings.com/team.php?t=8698&s=262657

They also have us #6 in the region. This would be good enough to make the playoffs.

SR2:

1. North Alabama .97
2. West Alabama .92
3. Valdosta State .77
4. Lenoir-Rhyne .76
5. Delta State .60
6. West Georgia .60
7. Carson-Newman .36
8. UNC-Pembroke .30
9. Newberry .26
10. Tuskegee .18

Sound the alarms!

Our offensive line has given up 7 sacks in two games….we gave up 11 the entire 2013 season.

Lineup changes from last week

The Miles Game Notes are up and there’s a few changes from last week. First, having Taylor Beyer back at Left Guard should be a bonus for the already stacked run game. FR DJ Ezell is starting ahead of Chris Terry, who caught two TD passes last week. Either we are really deep at Receiver or Ezell is really showing something. It’s been a while since a Freshman WR has gotten on the field.

Defensively, Dalvon Stuckey is starting at Nose ahead of Tory Slater. Jamaree James takes over at Rover after Lorenzo Ford went down last week.

I have to say we are so deep this year that I’m just fine with starting anyone in our two deep on Defense.