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RPI 2020 Off-season Overtime (Part II): The Hunt for Red October

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  • rpi82
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    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
    It was definitely a weird game RB. BTW, I think we may have one of the largest number of players on any DIII team. When they first came out I thought they were swarming the field. However, and i could be way off on this, we do not seem to have that much individual size. Both offensive and defensive lines seem smaller than in past years. Not sure how that compares to Hobart and Union but perhaps as the season goes on the roster will show the boys as gaining some weight!
    That last drive benefited from two long penalties against the opponent in addition to that final tipped pass which end up scoring the sinning TD. If we won with a bit of good fortune, so be it. Over the years we have certainly lost many times because of the lack of such.
    Either RPI TV invested in much better crowd microphones or there was a really good and loud crowd on hand. With all of the COVID restrictions I hope they emphasize athletic contests as a way to get out of the dorms and support fellow students.

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  • sezenack
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    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
    Question for anyone who knows (??Ralph)- because this first hockey game will be an exhibition, even though against a Division I and league foe, will any of the statistics count??
    No they will not count

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  • DrDemento
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    Question for anyone who knows (??Ralph)- because this first hockey game will be an exhibition, even though against a Division I and league foe, will any of the statistics count??

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  • DrDemento
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    It was definitely a weird game RB. BTW, I think we may have one of the largest number of players on any DIII team. When they first came out I thought they were swarming the field. However, and i could be way off on this, we do not seem to have that much individual size. Both offensive and defensive lines seem smaller than in past years. Not sure how that compares to Hobart and Union but perhaps as the season goes on the roster will show the boys as gaining some weight!
    That last drive benefited from two long penalties against the opponent in addition to that final tipped pass which end up scoring the sinning TD. If we won with a bit of good fortune, so be it. Over the years we have certainly lost many times because of the lack of such.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
    Final score - RPI 21 Montclair State 20. Interesting in that the RPI offense was responsible for all 41 points scored in total. Defense was superb holding Montclair to zero points and so little yardage i do not think I needed to remove my shoes to count the total. Down 20-7 in the middle of the 4th quarter, they never gave up and won one that certainly seemed to look like they had given it away with 2 interceptions and one fumble recovery all returned for touchdowns against us. I do not think I can recall every seeing a game like this. Our offense needs some work. We rushed for zero yards on 33 attempts! But a win, is a win. Go Red!!!!!!!
    Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeSv8rNsULg. Even the final touchdown was on a weird tip.

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  • DavidNardolillo
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    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post

    Not that I am happy about it, but I was correct. It will be in Schenectady, probably because of attendance "issues" in Troy. https://twitter.com/slapschotts/stat...76800441630725
    The most realistic options were the teams that had games that weekend canceled, i.e. AIC and Union. Although we like to see variety in scheduling, I think it will be good preparation for the team to get an exhibition game against the local rival.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    In honor of Jake Gagnon and Lilli Friis-Hansen, today is 5 September 2021. There are 27 days until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.









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  • rpi82
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    Originally posted by Waite21 View Post

    I note that Bob (don't remember his last name), who has done color for RPI football for many years, is absent today. I guess he doesn't count as faculty, student, or staff.
    That would be Bob Conway, former mayor of Troy and my on-campus boss when he was Director of Academic Advising. He’s been retired from full-time work for over a decade, but he still runs the academic support system for the athletic department. When you see 90+% of the hockey team making the All-Academic team, that’s Bob’s handiwork. When I last saw him he indicated he’d probably retire from the football gig because traveling and maneuvering around D-3 press boxes was getting to be a big challenge.

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  • DrDemento
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    Final score - RPI 21 Montclair State 20. Interesting in that the RPI offense was responsible for all 41 points scored in total. Defense was superb holding Montclair to zero points and so little yardage i do not think I needed to remove my shoes to count the total. Down 20-7 in the middle of the 4th quarter, they never gave up and won one that certainly seemed to look like they had given it away with 2 interceptions and one fumble recovery all returned for touchdowns against us. I do not think I can recall every seeing a game like this. Our offense needs some work. We rushed for zero yards on 33 attempts! But a win, is a win. Go Red!!!!!!!

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  • Waite21
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    RPI leads Montclair State, 7-0, at the half. The defense has looked terrific. The offense started very slowly (I think they gained 6 net yards in their first 12 plays), but eventually put a drive together and scored in the final minute.

    I note that Bob (don't remember his last name), who has done color for RPI football for many years, is absent today. I guess he doesn't count as faculty, student, or staff.

    The Pep Band came out onto the field at halftime and lined up in concert formation to perform the alma mater. How many others remember when the band would line up in the shape of an "R" to play that number?

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  • DrDemento
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    For anyone interested -RPI TV has started the broadcast of today's football contest with Montclair State. Go RED!!!!!!! This may not be one of those easy first games like we often schedule. Montclair is and has been a good team in the past few years.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    In honor of Kyle Hallbauer and Maddy Papineau, today is 4 September 2021. There are 28 days (4 weeks) until RPI's next game.


    This is based upon 2 October 2021 for the start of next season.









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  • tony/troy
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    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post

    Hopefully, at least WRPI will cover it. I do think that it is better than nothing (unless there are injuries), and thankfully it's the same day so I don't have to adjust the countdown. :-D
    Can probably only happen if the present very capable WRPI broadcasters, none of which are students or staff, are not also deemed to be "external spectators" whose "management" is "to be determined" after they are "socially separated".

    If they are not deemed to be any of those things, they will probably still be at ECAV doing the football game with a 2 P.M. start. Hockey starts at 4 P.M. Bad logistics.

    Hopefully, the broadcasters will be permitted to enter ECAV. A potential loophole that may allow their presence there may be the administration's "newly created" category of "steerage".

    Bluntly and as much as hockey is king at that place, for this overlap of game times it should be the also banned parents of the non scholarship D3 athletes that are given the preference. Remember, whether hockey people like it or not, those parents actually pay at least a portion of the tuition and board tab.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    https://twitter.com/RPI_Hockey/statu...86170203324418
    RPI Men's Hockey @RPI_Hockey 3h
    We are looking for a volunteer coach for the upcoming season. Contact our program directly via email at rpihockey@rpi.edu > Must follow RPI and NCAA guidelines.
    It's a way to get into the HFH. :-D

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  • sezenack
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    All ECAC games are easily accessible on ESPN+. The broadcast quality isn't as good as RPItv but still very easy to watch

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