It was another quiet week on the site, but a crazy week in fringe college football. Boise’s hopes were dashed by a very good Nevada team, and if you’re a regular reader here you’re less surprised by that than most. The two conference championship games fell into place on Friday, and the last league championship appears [...]
With a week to go in the MAC & C-USA, and only two weeks for the other guys, we’re finally getting a good picture of how the conference championships may play out. Your weekend highlights:
FIU topped Louisiana comfortably to remain in control of the league. Troy went out of conference and got smoked by South [...]
Full breakdowns will follow this week, of course, but we have chaos or near-chaos in every league, so we’ll hit the highlights at the top of each one. For Memphis vs. Marshall info, you’ll have to wait a day.
Troy lost its second league game and falls to 4-2, while FIU has control of the league [...]
Vegas assigned 3 points to Buffalo as a spread, but it turns out the Bulls would only score 3, as Ball State wins their second in a row and brings Buffalo down into the “terrible” group with Eastern Michigan and Akron. Ball State has only Northern Illinois remaining (next Saturday), then gets an early start to [...]
UAB let a 35-27 lead get away in the fourth quarter, as ECU put up four scores to run away and hide at the end, winning 54-42. The win keeps ECU alive in the conference title hunt, although the Pirates still need two losses from UCF to vault back into things. Perhaps the best news for [...]
Miami beat Bowling Green last night in what wound up being a very compelling game that I wished I’d turned on before the end of the 3rd quarter. With fog so thick that the players were near invisible when the camera pulled back for kickoffs and such, Bowling Green bounced back from a 25-yard third quarter [...]
The two top teams in the MAC got together last night, and like Boise-Hawaii and TCU-Utah… it wasn’t even close. NIU jumped all over Toledo, leading 28-0 at the half, then kept their foot on the gas on the way to a 65-30 victory and a clear path to the conference championship game. NIU improves to [...]
Last night NC State rallied to beat #16 FSU. Ordinarily, I would care very little about this game, but since NC State has faced both ECU and UCF, who play tomorrow, the game became a bit of a measuring stick for the state of non-BCS college football, at least at the top end.
My conclusion- the gap [...]
For the second year in a row, Louisiana Tech slowed down the Bronco offense for a while, but not long enough. Despite a slower than usual first quarter, the Broncos still led 28-7 at the half and coasted to the 49-20 finish, as usual. They did fail to cover (38 points this time) for the first [...]
Two key developments over the weekend- football was played, including major upsets in almost every league, and the first BCS standings came out, and the news wasn’t good for the non-BCS teams.
Nevada and Air Force both lost, cutting themselves out of the top 25, thanks to good teams in Hawaii and San Diego State (remember that [...]