9.23: POETRY WHERE YOU DIDN’T EXPECT

TOLEDO HAS TO GO TO MUNCIE, INDIANA

The MAC’s game of the week is obviously the one and only league game of the weekend, let alone first of the year.

The 2020 champions Ball State will play host to Toledo, perpetually one of the most talented teams in the MAC, but results may vary. This is a game that looked like it’d be a great highlight for Week 4 when the schedules dropped over the summer, but now I’m kind of starting looking at this game like it’s fought between two battlebots that are running on dead batteries.

Against FBS teams this year, these two teams are averaging only 16.25 points per game. Yes, it’s only four games, and yes half of them came in top-10 road trips. But the expectation level for both offenses was much higher than this coming into the year. At least it was for me.

It’s odd to me that this game is so “meh” to me now, but I’m sure it can grab my attention if either starts figuring out how to rally. This also means there’s the potential for things to go poorly, or as they’ll say after the game: “The defenses looked really good in this one.”

THIS REMINDS ME OF THAT ONE TIME IN TOLEDO

I’m sure you saw this already, but it’s still so funny and I want to rewind it.

This reminds me of the CBSSN’s broadcast of EMU at Toledo in 2018, which was inarguably way worse.

I’ll never get over it. My mans said: “Off the cross bar!” as it sails 6 yards wide right.

IT’S TIME TO LOOK AT UCONN’S SCHEDULE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR

Was doing some stuff on the internet and for some reason UConn’s football schedule was in one of my tabs. I get that UConn’s easy to scream “oh, god, why?” and I’m not trying to say you shouldn’t do that, but I am saying that you should try to read poetry every once in a while and I’d like for you to recognize that poetry comes in many different formats and is sometimes titled things like “UConn Huskies Schedule 2021.”

Wyoming’s probably pretty good this year, but it’s not good enough to make me want to peek at their game at UConn this year. But after that UCONN GOES TO VANDERBILT FOR A SATURDAY NIGHT GAME TO GRAB THAT PRIMETIME ESPNU TREATMENT, then goes TO FOXBOROUGH to face UMass before coming home to play against, uh, Yale in mid-October? Then it’s home against Middle Tennessee State — fine.

But then there’s not just a bye week. Friends, UConn has TWO bye weeks as the team prepares to face Clemson on the road.

There are still only four teams that make the playoff, and Clemson is currently not safely in that arena right now. Clemson has not played super excellently this year, and it’s going to have to put up some serious points the rest of the way starting yesterday. When November 13 rolls around, Clemson’s not going to not put up 78 points on UConn.

Then UConn’s going to face two current American Athletic Conference teams — at UCF, home vs. Houston — to finish the year. UConn’s currently an independent after it left that very conference, and now it has to take on two teams that are currently packing their bags for the Big XII.

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