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Troy87
10-05-2007, 12:58 PM
This is about as positive as CFN has ever been about Troy. My favorite line is about how "Omar had to be drooling watching film this week".

Troy (3-2) at Florida International (0-5) 7:00 PM
Why to Watch: On a 17-game losing streak, Florida International will look to jumpstart the Mario Cristobal era by beating the Sun Belt's best team. Troy us on a three-game winning streak, steamrolling its way through the Sun Belt with wins over UL Lafayette and UL Monroe, thanks to the tremendous play of QB Omar Haugabook and the league's best offense. It's best vs. worst, so will the Trojans look past this game as a breather? FIU certainly hopes so.
Why Troy Might Win: You can't win if you can't score, and FIU is having a nightmare of a time putting points on the board, failing to hit double-digit point totals in four of the first five games. Making things worse is a defense that's struggling against everything. Last week, Middle Tennessee QB Dwight Dasher went nuts, throwing for three touchdowns and running for two more. Haugabook had to be drooling in the film room this week.
Why Florida International Might Win: Troy can't stop the run, and for all the talent on the defensive line, it's not doing anything to get into the backfield, either. Dead last in the nation in run defense, most due to playing rushing juggernauts in Arkansas, Florida and UL Monroe, FIU has to keep grinding it out to try to establish something to take the pressure off the struggling passing game. Even if things aren't working for a few series, FIU has to keep trying. Eventually, the big runs will come.
Who to Watch: Looking to shore up the Troy run defense, especially against a ground game that isn't among the best in America, is Troy sophomore LB Boris Lee, who's third in the Sun Belt in tackles, and coming off a 12-stop game in the win over UL Monroe. The Warhawks might have gotten a good day out of star RB Calvin Dawson, but they were held to only 189 yards because QB Kinsmon Lancaster wasn't able to get running. It's up to Lee to make the key stops, and he'll do it this week.
What Will Happen: Troy won't take this game lightly. The defense will come up with its best performance of the year, while Haugabook will come up with a Sun Belt Player of the Year type of day.
CFN Prediction: Troy 35 ... Florida International 10 ... Line: Troy -18.5
Must See Rating: (5 Paris on Letterman - 1 Singing Bee) ... 1.5

BMarkey
10-05-2007, 01:15 PM
Another contradictory, opinionated article.

If Troy can't stop the run, how did it stop a good bit of the run last weekend? Do these people read their own copy?

Troy87
10-05-2007, 02:18 PM
Well, until we are no longer #119 in rush defense, we aren't going to get much respect with regard to defense overall.

ksdtrojan
10-05-2007, 07:30 PM
Well, until we are no longer #119 in rush defense, we aren't going to get much respect with regard to defense overall.
Isn't that the truth! We need to hold these guys to negative yards!

TSU-Baggs
10-06-2007, 12:45 AM
Isn't that the truth! We need to hold these guys to negative yards!

Well, I hope we score and score often. If we can't score alot of points on FIU, than I don't know what to think any more. I'd like to see Omar throw for at least 4 TDs and rush for one as well. Then put in the second and third stringers after the score makes it safe to do.