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2019: How Many Games Are Winnable?


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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:37 AM

2019
Aug. 31: Howard
Sept. 7th: Syracuse
Sept. 14th: @Temple
Sept. 27th: Penn State
Oct. 5th: at Rutgers
Oct. 12th: at Purdue
Oct. 19th: Indiana
Oct. 26th: at Minnesota
Nov. 2nd: Michigan
Nov. 9th: at Ohio State
Nov. 23rd: Nebraska
Nov. 30th: at Michigan State

 

 

I feel like we're finally going to see production in the passing game.  There is also depth if (when) injuries occur. 

 

The RB's are awesome.  

The LB's can be strong. The Secondary can be good. 

The O-Line has some talent... but they are also younger. 

The D-Line has some young talent, but real questions / concern of how productive they can be in '19. 
Probably not enough depth.

There seems to be some concern with the Punting.  


I'm keying on the QB play.  It's been mediocre to bad for years.
Has a real chance to be average to even good this year. 

They get the passing game going with what they have with their RB's, they should be in most games. 

 

 

 

 

Ohio State and Michigan are Top 10 for all, Top 5 for some.
Penn State is Top 20 for most. 
Syracuse, and Michigan State are Top 25 for most. 
Nebraska Top 25 for some.
Minnesota and Purdue Top 45 for most. 



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:19 AM

Frankly I think they're all "winnable", though certainly they'll be heavy underdogs in a few.

 

Michigan and @OSU certainly are probably losses.

Penn State probably is a loss.  I have a feeling that Scott Frost will have Nebraska playing very well this year so I see that one as a likely loss for now.

 

But no reason expectations shouldn't be pretty high.  Say what you will about Durkin but there's no question he significantly upgraded the talent base which should bear fruit this year.  Locksley doesn't get too much of a honeymoon period here - this is not a rebuild from a talent standpoint.


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:52 PM

2 games



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Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:24 PM

2 games


Vegas has MD's win total as 3.5. 

Go over. Easy $. 



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:56 AM


Vegas has MD's win total as 3.5. 

Go over. Easy $. 

It feels like a 5 or 6 win team to me.


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:01 AM

It feels like a 5 or 6 win team to me.


Yeah, I think so.  Even 7 or 8 is possible.  5 or 6 feels likely. 

They've got some QB depth, and legitimate reason to believe they'll get production in the passing game for the first time in years. 
That's huge. 

O-Line still has some talent despite the departures. 
D-Line is the major question. There is some talent, but it's young, and the depth isn't great. 

RB's awesome.  WR's / TE's have some talent. 

LB solid.  Secondary solid. 

 

 

 

Seriously, just get regular production in the passing game for the first time in years, and that's going to make a tremendous difference overall. 


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:51 AM


Yeah, I think so.  Even 7 or 8 is possible.  5 or 6 feels likely. 

They've got some QB depth, and legitimate reason to believe they'll get production in the passing game for the first time in years. 
That's huge. 

O-Line still has some talent despite the departures. 
D-Line is the major question. There is some talent, but it's young, and the depth isn't great. 

RB's awesome.  WR's / TE's have some talent. 

LB solid.  Secondary solid. 

 

 

 

Seriously, just get regular production in the passing game for the first time in years, and that's going to make a tremendous difference overall. 

Seems like a fair analysis.

There are going to be some ugly games but if they get some luck injury wise, I think they could get to 6.

I am not a fan of the junk bowl games, but getting to 6 wins and becoming eligible for one of the games, might pay big dividends for Maryland going forward.  IMO, they are still damage goods from a recruiting stand point, but a bowl game would give them a little more credibility.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:45 PM

I see 2 wins.  The rest are upsets...I thought they opened against Howard



#9 BSLZackKiesel

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:49 PM

The first game of the year comes against Howard, not Bowling Green. Also, the bye week comes after the Temple game, so the Syracuse game is on the 7th and the Temple game is on the 14th. And the Penn State game is on a Friday night, so it's the 27th not the 28th.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 03:15 PM

The first game of the year comes against Howard, not Bowling Green. Also, the bye week comes after the Temple game, so the Syracuse game is on the 7th and the Temple game is on the 14th. And the Penn State game is on a Friday night, so it's the 27th not the 28th.


Hmm... not sure what I was looking at, thanks Zack. 

Obviously Howard is an easier start. 



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:07 PM

Each game is winnable except for at OSU and home Michigan.

We obviously won’t win all of them but they are all winnable on paper if things go right.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:07 PM

Eh at Sparty isn’t winnable either

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:09 PM

Aug. 31: Howard W
Sept. 7th: at Temple L
Sept. 14th: Syracuse W
Sept. 27th: Penn State L
Oct. 5th: at Rutgers W
Oct. 12th: at Purdue L
Oct. 19th: Indiana W
Oct. 26th: at Minnesota L
Nov. 2nd: Michigan L
Nov. 9th: at Ohio State L
Nov. 23rd: Nebraska L
Nov. 30th: at Michigan State L

4-8

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:05 PM

Aug. 31: Howard  W
Sept. 7th: @Temple  W

Sept. 14th: Syracuse  L
Sept. 27th: Penn State  L
Oct. 5th: at Rutgers  W
Oct. 12th: at Purdue  L
Oct. 19th: Indiana  W
Oct. 26th: at Minnesota  L
Nov. 2nd: Michigan  L
Nov. 9th: at Ohio State  L
Nov. 23rd: Nebraska  L
Nov. 30th: at Michigan State  L

 

I guess the good news is Locksley should  be able to exceed his current career win total as a HC (including his interim stint in 2015) in just this season. Gotta start somewhere.



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 12:23 PM

I'm not sure how many games MD will win. 

 

Predictions of just 4 wins aren't crazy at all. 

 

That said, to answer my original question... I feel a lot of games are winnable.  

 

Howard's a 100% win, and at Ohio State is probably very close to a 100% loss. 

Every other game imo is a possible win.   (Vs. Michigan, MD might only have a 20% chance, but it wouldn't be shocking imo.)


If MD can keep Jackson up-right, and get a passing game going... the offense is going to be good. 

Like the Secondary.  Good with the LB's. 

Wish I felt better about the D-Line. 



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 01:09 PM

I think they'll be 5-2 before losing each of their remaining games beginning with Minnesota. So 5-7 total. 


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