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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Where's Your Football?: The Northeastern Preview

Today, coming off the rush and exhaustion of a long Puerto Rico trip, a brand new experience, the team stays home to host one of its most familiar opponents, Northeastern. The all-time series is 70-66 in favor of BU, including last year's destruction of the Huskies that served as Jake O'Brien's coming out party.

The timing of this game is questionable. I'm sure there's a good reason for scheduling it on an afternoon on the day before Thanksgiving, but I don't know what it is. Probably squeezing in an extra day of rest after the San Juan trip. But on any other day (except maybe Thanksgiving itself), this game seems like it could be a pretty decent draw for students and alumni, maybe even hold it in The Greek. Today, I think we'll struggle to bring 500 people out to the Roof.

Northeastern has only played two games, a pretty close loss to great Siena team during the 24-hour ESPN showcase, and a close win over an OK Utah State team. The Huskies may be a little more talented this year, but the Terriers are already in mid-season form having played 5 games already. NU is predicted to finish near the top of the Colonial Conference this year, led by senior sharpshooter Matt Janning, who was kept relatively in check in last year's meeting despite his 22 points.

Finally, it must be mentioned: Northeastern dropped their football team this week. And while many people across the collegiate athletics landscape might express sadness, most BU fans are wearing a smile this week. Countless "BU football" chants over the last 12 years are coming back to bite those obnoxious fans in the ass. I love it. Come up with something new at the next Beanpot, losers!

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At 9:54 PM, Anonymous Andy Sharon said...

An OK Utah State team??? Utah State, he won 10-straight 23-win seasons ... 28 wins during the 2001season and set a new school record with 30 wins in 2009. They lost by one point to Marquette in the NCAA tourny and are just as good this year.

At 11:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The timing of this game was indeed strange, since both teams could use the attention of an intercity match Saturday night.

At 11:34 PM, Blogger Tall-boy said...

Wow did not know USU was still that good... if so this win looks even better!

At 8:15 AM, Anonymous Andy said...

Utah St. jumped out to a 19-4 lead and then the refs called everything for NU the rest of the way. I really believe that an NU win was the preferred outcome if you get my drift. Utah State traveled back home and threashed Idaho St. by 30+.

At 6:27 PM, Anonymous drjack77 said...

It was a great game. Video to follow!!!???


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