Friday, September 28, 2007

Poly football facing must win

Cal Poly is only five weeks into the 2007 season, but is it possible the Mustangs are faced with a must-win scenario this weekend?
If they intend to make the FCS football playoffs, they probably are.
A loss to winless Northern Colorado (0-4) would just look plain bad for Cal Poly (2-2), not to mention it would hand the Mustangs their third loss in five weeks.
With three losses, Cal Poly would likely have to run the table to have a solid shot at the playoffs. Even if one of those losses is to a FBS school.
Teams with more than three losses just don’t make the playoffs very often unless they’re an automatic bid. And we all know the Great West Football Conference is years away from any automatic bids. And we all know winning six straight to end the year would be difficult for this young team considering four straight are on the road (look what happened at the tail end of last year’s brutal road swing). And that next home game against No. 4 North Dakota State on Nov. 10 isn’t exactly your typical Homecoming cupcake.
The Mustangs already have as a tough road ahead of them having dropped out of The Sports Network top 25 this week. And that was after a win over a Division II school.
Imagine how far the Mustangs would drop in the rankings if they lost to Northern Colorado.


Anonymous said...

Poly must do two things tomorrow, win the game and rest injured players. The question is can the win without Restelli, Mole, Noble and Fields? I think they can. If they can keep from fumbling refrain from trick plays they should be able to comfortable win this game.

Go Poly!

Anonymous said...

So, what was the result. Poly won big without Mole, Noble, and Fields. Restelli, on the other hand, had another 11 tackles (8 solo) including 10 tackles in the first half. It was good to see a breakout game on defense for Hives (12 tackles) who got a lot of playing time since Mohamed is now among the injured...