GWJ2STAR 3.0 -- Week 1!!

Welcome to Week 1!
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=============== Buffalo Bulls (0-0) ===============
This week, the Bulls travel to Reno to face the Nevada Wolf Pack (0-0).

=============== Eastern Michigan Eagles (0-0) ===============
This week, the Eagles are idle.

=============== Nevada Wolf Pack (0-0) ===============
This week, the Wolf Pack will host Buffalo (0-0).

=============== Northern Illinois Huskies (0-0) ===============
This week, the Huskies will host Connecticut (0-0).

=============== UTEP Miners (0-0) ===============
This week, the Miners are idle.

Leroy rolled while I was home this morning, so I kicked off our new season.

NIU defeated Connecticut, 36-13. UConn's O-line must be all kinds of terrible, because I was able to get pressure with only my front 4. NIU even garnered a safety. The NIU defense played well, although it gave up two long plays for scores.

My offense played reasonably well. I took out my junior All American HB in favor of a speedier freshman, who responded by gaining 90 yards, with the junior picking up another 27. My O-line is still a work in progress. My junior FB is a beast if he gets the ball in the flat.

Fun part of the game: I realized that I have a player who started his career as a safety, was moved to OLB last season, and he's now playing DE. He did end up playing a bit of safety last season when my starter went down, so he's now played LB, Safety, and DE in two seasons.

I was able to make a schedule where we all play 2 human regular season games and firesloth can get his week 1 game in before he leaves. So we have 11 days to get through 2 weeks of the season.

EMU has been given some lofty goals this year. Win the MAC, finish in the top 25, play in a January bowl game. With games against Counselor AND firesloth in the regular season, I can either win the MAC or not come close to the top 3

Leroyog wrote:
EMU has been given some lofty goals this year. Win the MAC, finish in the top 25, play in a January bowl game. With games against Counselor AND firesloth in the regular season, I can either win the MAC or not come close to the top 3

Those are exactly my goals, as well...which are the same as last season. Even though I didn't meet *any* of them last season, I still have a pretty high approval rating. I think that's because the fans know NIU was robbed of a top 25 finish.

My goals were easy last year. This year will be much tougher. I have no "go to" player on offense this year.

Counselar, when do you want to play?

DSGamer wrote:
Counselar, when do you want to play?

I'm around tonight if you are. Otherwise, Friday night could work. Saturday is probably out, and Sunday is father's day, so that might be tough.

Recruiting done.

Since it won't matter much, this likely being the last season before the new game comes out and all, I decided to shoot for the moon. Half of my targets are top 150's

Has anyone noticed a disparity between the points totals you get on the website and what you receive on the console? It always seems like I'm getting more out of it when I'm in game, even though my strategy remains largely the same.

TheCounselor wrote:
DSGamer wrote:
Counselar, when do you want to play?

I'm around tonight if you are. Otherwise, Friday night could work. Saturday is probably out, and Sunday is father's day, so that might be tough.

Caught me to late tonight. Friday my wife and I always go out.... any other day good for you?

I may be able to play late tonight, depending on when I get home. Would 10PM or 11PM Eastern work for you tonight?

HansomB1derful wrote:
Recruiting done.

Since it won't matter much, this likely being the last season before the new game comes out and all, I decided to shoot for the moon. Half of my targets are top 150's

Has anyone noticed a disparity between the points totals you get on the website and what you receive on the console? It always seems like I'm getting more out of it when I'm in game, even though my strategy remains largely the same.

I actually have 3 4* players interested in EMU!!! I haven't used the website much so I can't really tell a difference.

TheCounselor wrote:
I may be able to play late tonight, depending on when I get home. Would 10PM or 11PM Eastern work for you tonight?

Tonight would be fine. I'll message you when I get home.

Gonna roll once I see Counselor and DS are done.

Great game, DS.

Buffalo squeaks out a 49-42 win that's #2 on my Instant Classic list. After review, it looks like my fumble return for a TD may not have been a fumble after all.