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2012 Sacramento State Preview: Hitting the restart button

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  1. RSSBot

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    At least once a year the football world is treated to a FCS/1-AA school surprising one of the BCS giants on their own field. *We saw only one last week (Youngstown St over Pitt by 14 points), and almost witnessed a few more (Maryland barely squeaked by William and Mary 7-6, and Northern Iowa almost shocked Wisconsin, for example). *It's happened to almost every FBS school over the years, with CU famously being party to it on a couple of occasions.

    Sacramento State pulled their own David vs Goliath parable last season when they sneaked past Oregon State in the Beaver's 2011 season opener 29-28. *The final overtime possession looked like this:

    It's up to the BCS heavy-weights to take these games seriously. *Some FCS teams are more than happy to collect their check and move on, but others live for the opportunity to grab the upset and see their highlights on SportsCenter. *There's no reason a FBS school with a full compliment of 85 scholarships should ever lose to a FCS school, but it does happen. *Hopefully the CSU loss provides*more*than enough motivation for the*Buffs*to prepare to beat the team in front of them, rather than look ahead to the road trip to Fresno St.

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    On Saturday, the Buffs return to beautiful Folsom Field for the first time in 2012. *I can wait to see the old girl in her sun-splashed gameday best once again.
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    No stadium finer in all the land.
    Kickoff with Sacramento State is set for 1pm. *Television coverage can be found on the Pac-12 Network (if you get it). *Radio coverage, with the dulcet tones of Mark Johnson, can be found on 850 KOA.


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    At least once a year the football world is treated to a FCS/1-AA school surprising one of the BCS giants on their own field. *We saw only one last week (Youngstown St over Pitt by 14 points), and almost witnessed a few more (Maryland barely squeaked by William and Mary 7-6, and Northern Iowa almost shocked Wisconsin, for example). *It's happened to almost every FBS school over the years, with CU famously being party to it on a couple of occasions.

    Sacramento State pulled their own David vs Goliath parable last season when they sneaked past Oregon State in the Beaver's 2011 season opener 29-28. *The final overtime possession looked like this:

    It's up to the BCS heavy-weights to take these games seriously. *Some FCS teams are more than happy to collect their check and move on, but others live for the opportunity to grab the upset and see their highlights on SportsCenter. *There's no reason a FBS school with a full compliment of 85 scholarships should ever lose to a FCS school, but it does happen. *Hopefully the CSU loss provides*more*than enough motivation for the*Buffs*to prepare to beat the team in front of them, rather than look ahead to the road trip to Fresno St.

    --

    On Saturday, the Buffs return to beautiful Folsom Field for the first time in 2012. *I can wait to see the old girl in her sun-splashed gameday best once again.
    [​IMG]
    No stadium finer in all the land.
    Kickoff with Sacramento State is set for 1pm. *Television coverage can be found on the Pac-12 Network (if you get it). *Radio coverage, with the dulcet tones of Mark Johnson, can be found on 850 KOA.


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    If anyone thinks this game is automatic, they're crazy. Odds are it will go into the fourth quarter.
     
  3. RumblinBuff

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    I'm not saying it's automatic. Hell, they were within striking distance of NMSU at the start of the 3rd quarter. But, if the Aggies can roll to a 30-pt win, we should be able to win by a few scores as well.
     
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    Quoted for optimism
     
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    We should have been able to beat a bottom tier MWC team as well.
     
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    That's why there's always separation between prediction and reality.
     

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