Saturday, November 22, 2008

Weber State University Game Day Thread

Lots at stake today for the Weber State Wildcats

As everybody knows, there's a big game this afternoon, and we're not talking about the heavily hyped Utah-BYU shootout. Weber State University faces Eastern Washington at noon today; and there's much on the line for WSU, including a possible perfect season, sole possession of the Big Sky Conference Championship, an FCS playoff series berth, and various individual team records. For those of our readers who aren't yet jazzed up about this afternoon's game, this morning's Standard-Examiner provides three good writeups to help you get your minds right:
Home perfection on line for the "Cats
Weber State-EWU game notes
Weber State review: Eteuati reinstated now
As we've done the previous two weeks, we'll provide a link to a live video podcast of the game in the space below, for the benefit of those fans who can't get to the stadium. In adding this podcast feature, we'll say we have mixed feelings about doing this at all. As most WSU fans know, home field advantage in the playoffs is dependant in part on regular season home game attendance. We'd therefore like to see as many Stewart Stadium seats as possible filled with WSU fan fannies this afternoon. If however, you absolutely, positively and unequivocally can't get to the WSU campus for this afternoon's game... you know, if you're laid up at home with a broken leg or something like that.. this live video feed may be just the thing for you. We'll update the link once it's activated by the BigSkyTV podcaster, probably a few minutes before the 12:00 p.m.kickoff.

Eastern Washington at Weber State - Live podcast

Sadly, this site is best viewed with Internet Explorer. Our WCF default Firefox won't even allow us to scroll up and down.

We'll add a post game update later.

Update 11/23/08 8:45 a.m. MT: Ooops... Despite the hoopla (or perhaps because of it)... the 'Cats fall to the Eagles by a 33-26 final score. The Standard-Examiner provides a couple of good post game writeups this morning:
'Cat-astrophe
"So close" haunts 'Cats in big game
Our readers are invited to make use of our comments section to offer their own post-game, post mortem analyses.

6 comments:

Lumberfack said...

Looks like WSU is blowing it in the first half.

The score @ halftime?

20-7 EWU over Weber State.

Rafiki said...

By the look of the inactivity I must assume that the cats were not triumphant?

Curmudgeon said...

Rafiki:

Lost by less than a touchdown. Nice come back, but short. And an L is an L.
Still, hell of a season, wasn't it?

Rafiki said...

Yes it was.

Thanks,

Wm M said...

Rudi ... again, thanks for WSU live podcast feed ...

SHIT! 'Cats loss stuck the dagger in a home playoff game ... here's wishing the purple road warriors continued success ...

And man, how 'bout those Utes?

RudiZink said...

Typical "bye week letdown," I think. When a team is red hot, it's inevitable that a two week layoff will "dull their edge."

Overall the Cats looked pretty good later in the game, once they got their bearings, and cranked it up a notch.

Unfortunately, the first half thrashing was impossible to overcome.

Hopefully coach Mac will learn the lesson of the regular season, and keep the team practicing regularly right up to the playoffs.

Taking a week off practice for the week following the November 8 Idaho State game was a big mistake, I think.

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