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West Virginia vs Marshall

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  1. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I was on wemustignitethiscouch.com and I noticed that WVU seems to feel the same way about marshall as we feel about CSU.

    I think the circumstances are very similar. Basically a lose/lose situation. You beat them then good you should have beaten them but if you lose then haha you just lost to Marshall. Its Marshall's superbowl so they are always pumped up to beat them.

    I can't really think of many other teams that have a situation like ours/WVU.
     
  2. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    I imagine Iowa feels the same about playing Iowa State.
     
  3. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    But ISu is at least in a BCS conference.
     
  4. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    WVU/Marshall is a very unique situation. From my understanding (ex-gf's parents were pretty big WVU boosters), the teams have played sparingly and it took a very unique agreement to actually get them to play a yearly series. I think WVU actually gets a majority of the games at home. Plus Marshall has only been a 1-A team for about 15 years now. The Randy Moss era also created a lot of bad blood between the two schools too.
     
  5. B1Buff

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    as of lately...VA VT is probably along those same lines
     
  6. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Notre Dame vs the academies. LSU - Tulane. Utah - Utah state. Maybe those.... but you're right I really can't think of that many. Of course some years they become bigger rivals a few years in a row but usually the outcome of the game is a given.
     
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    Nebraska and.....oh nevermind
     
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    There are plenty of them out there, they're just stuck in the same conference. I guess that makes it different, but down here, OU fans totally feel this way about playing OSU -- in football at least. They love it in the other sports.
     
  9. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    But when they are in the same conference at least the game means something. I meant the instate rivalries where they play in two different brands of football. (BCS vs non-BCS)

    The other thing is it doesn't really effect the big teams like OSU vs youngstown state and so on.
     
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    Yeah I know what you were getting at. I guess I'm just saying that there are other states with a similar internal dynamic as CU-CSU (where big bro school would rather not play them and little bro makes it their whole season).
     
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    Except Notre Dame needs those teams (their real problem is losing to Navy 2 out of 3 years), just like Boise St needs its weak conference schedule...
     
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    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    on a side note, that is my absolute favorite name for a message board.
     
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    Minnesota VS Minnesota State

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  14. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    :lol: I loved that show growing up.

    Marshall up 7-0
     
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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Whoa Marshall up 14-3 now
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    On a 96-yard TD pass no less... Bill Stewart is just not a very good head coach.
     
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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Thanks for the shoutout ESPN. arrgghhh. I wish we weren't laughing stalks anymore.
     
  18. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Going back to my Marshall/CSU comparison, this game looks a lot like what CSU did to us last year.
     
  19. CarolinaBuff

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    I see the comparison between Marshall/WV and CU/CSU because it's one of the rare in-state "rivalries" that involves a BCS vs. a non-BCS school. I also realize that series like OU/OSU or probably Michigan/MSU are similar, but at least in those cases both schools are BCS schools and are in the same conference, therefore it only makes sense that they should be or have to be playing each other. There's also a few cases where they're in different conferences like Clemson-USC or UGA-GT but they're still both in BCS conferences in those cases.

    I don't know the history of the WV/Marshall series but I'm sure Marshall got a better case for the 2 playing each other once they moved up to the I-A level a while back, but even so WV is clearly the big dog in the state and is in a BCS conference. Someone was mentioning earlier that it took quite a bit of politicking to get this series to be played and I'm sure that WV doesn't care for it, anymore than we care for the series with CSU. WV's true rival is Pitt anyway.
     
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    Well if it is similar, little brother looks like they want the win tonight.
     
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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Holy ****
     
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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    21-6 now. wow
     
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    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    WV is in trouble.
     
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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    The WVU site is down now too. :lol: This is crazy. I was going for WVU at first but now go herd!
     
  26. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The WVU rivals site is in full meltdown mode. Allsome.
     
  27. GoldenBuff

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    This is awesome. Go Marshall!
     
  28. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    I didn't realize that Marshall has never beaten WV, although they've only played 9 times.
     
  29. GregInArlington

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    this is getting interesting......
     
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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    4th and1
     

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