01-16-12 01:45 PM - Post#117322 In response to Bison89
Not sure how a team with an 85 RPI playing a team with a 115 RPI is an 11 point dog--even on the road. But I do agree that we go into this contest as a slight dog.
Interestingly, LU has scored 70+ in all 19 games. While their schedule overall has not been as strong as ours, most of their wins have been by more than 10 points. I am not sure what to make of the fact that they have only won one really close game, a very good road win at Wagner. Is their lack of close games an indication of how strong they are, or if this game is close, will we have the advantage?
Pressure is on them more than us, since this one is in their gym. They will draw strength from the way they played us in the semis last season. While I think the pressure is on them, it is an opportunity for the Bison to step up and to shut up those of us who have questioned their intensity. This can be a statement game for us.