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Week 2: How Our Opponents Fared

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An unimpressive week for our opponents. 

More After the Break!

 

 

Not a great night for our opponents as a whole.

  • Combined Season Wins and Losses:  15-8
  • Week 2 Wins and Losses:  6-4
  • Most Significant Win:  UH defeats OSU. 
  • Most Significant Loss:  See above.  OSU begins its descent out of the Top 20. 
  • Least Impressive Win:  The winning teams did what they had to do (we could nitpick about Kansas).  It was a particular loser who really stunk up the joint.....
  • Worst Loss:  KSU (ranked 76) loses to ULL (ranked 95).  I don’t count the UH v OSU game, because I’ve thought from the beginning of the season that UH is that good.  If any team is ‘this year’s Texas Tech,’  its definitely UH.  OSU and Gundy are the great pretenders.  
  • Biggest Upset Win: None this week.  I expected UH to be good, so their win doesn’t really count as an upset
  • Biggest Upset Loss:  See KSU.
  • Number of Opponents in the Top 25:  Only 1 (UH v OSU)
  • Number of FCS Opponents:  Just 1 (OU v Idaho State). Interesting Factoid:  Half of the Big 12 has played more FCS teams at this point than UND.
  • Number of Opponents in the Bottom 40: Five.  Aim High!
  • UND Fighting Sioux Update:  Joel Schwenzfeier named Great West defensive player of the week after his 3 interception, 7 tackle performance against TTU.  From now on, whenever Potts makes a bad play, maybe we should call it a "Schwenzfeier Moment’ or ‘Potts pulls another Schwenzfeier...’’ ":)

Team

CBS Sportline Power Ranking

Outcome

Opponent

CBS Sportsline Opponent Ranking

Final Score

Comments

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Texas Tech

(2-0)

30

W

Rice

106

55-10

Hold your breath....

Texas

Texas

(2-0)

2

W

Wyoming

91

41-10

Here comes the big one!

Texas Tech

Houston

(2-0)

27

W

Oklahoma State

6

45-35

UH takes a week off to reload for Tech. Yikes.

Off

New Mexico

(0-2)

84

L

Tulsa

61

10-44

A chance for TTU to take an easy W (chance of a letdown? Nah!!)

Air Force

Kansas State

(1-1)

76

L

ULL

95

15-17

Is it conceivable that KSU goes winless for the rest of the year?

UCLA

Nebraska

(2-0)

20

W

Arkansas State

81

49-3

NU will be stretched.  Should be a great game.

Virginia Tech

Texas A&M

(1-0)

70

-

Off

-

 -

Tune up for Arkansas in Week 4.

Utah State

Kansas 

(2-0)

19

W

UTEP

89

34-7

KU will be 6-0 heading into their first real game on Oct 24 against OU and will proceed to be 0 for November.

Duke

Oklahoma State

(1-1)

6

L

Houston

27

35-45

How much patience does T. Boone have for Gundy?

Rice

Oklahoma  

(1-1)

13

W

Idaho State

FCS

64-0

The Tulsa game has trap written all over it.

Tulsa

Baylor

(1-0)

53

-

Off

-

-

UConn gave UNC everything they could handle.  This should be a close game.

UConn

Rice

(0-2)

106

L

Texas Tech

30

10-55

Rice will play red headed step child once again.

Oklahoma State

North Dakota

(0-1)

FCS –unranked

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Off

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-

UND’s away games include the states of TX (x2), LA, UT, CA, AK.  Come on Fighting Sioux!

NW State