CSJ’s FBS G5 Week 8 Games of the Week and Fearless Predictions

This week, all Top 25 teams ranked in the CSJ Sagarin Top 25 within the Group of Five are in action and as luck has it there are four intriguing match-ups pitting two Top 25 against each other.

Also, this week the Thursday and and Friday games will be a big spot light for the Group of Five with six match-ups on national television.  The following are the games on the ESPN networks and the CBS Sports Network with the Memphis at Houston game pitting two Top 25 teams:

Thursday Friday
Louisiana-Lafayette @ W. Kentucky @
#23 Arkansas St. Old Dominion
7:30 6:00
ESPNU CBSSN
#5 Memphis @ #15 Marshall @
#8 Houston MTSU
8:00 7:00
ESPN ESPN2
#18 Air Force @
Nevada
9:30
CBSSN
#9 Colorado St. @
New Mexico
10:15
ESPN2

And then on Saturday the following are the national television games involving seven games involving Top 25 teams.

Saturday Saturday cont.
Temple @ #16 USF @
#16 Army Tulane
11:00 7:00
CBSSN ESPN2
#17 Tulsa @ #20 Wyoming @
UCONN #3 Boise State
11:00 10:15
ESPNU ESPN
#1 UCF @ #14 Fresno St. @
#7 Navy #4 San Diego St.
3:30 10:30
CBSN CBSN
#11 SMU @
Cinnanati
4:00
ESPNU

Here are the four game’s coach’s pregame teleconferences, along with #2 ranked USF.  My picks for all Top 25 ranked teams games are below this.

#1 UCF Scott Frost:

#2 USF Charlie Stong:

#3 Boise State Bryan Harsin:

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#4 San Diego State Rocky Long:

#5 Memphis Mike Norvell:

#7 Navy Ken Niumatalolo:

#14 Fresno State Jeff Tedford:

#20 Wyoming Craig Bohl:

Here are my picks for all the Top 25 games.  My picks are in BOLD.

#1 UCF at #7 Navy
#2 USF at Tulane
#3 Boise State vs. #20 Wyoming
#4 San Diego State vs. #14 Fresno State
#5 Memphis at #8 Houston (Thurs.)
#6 Toledo vs. Akron
#9 Colorado State at New Mexico (Fri.)
#10 Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan
#11 SMU at Cincinnati
#12 Northern Illinois at Bowling Green
#13 Appalachian State vs. Coastal Carolina
#15 Marshall at Middle Tennessee (Fri.)
#16 Army Temple
#17 Tulsa at Connecticut
#18 Air Force at Nevada (Fri.)
#19 Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Mississippi
#21 Ohio vs. Kent State
#22 Troy at Georgia State
#23 Arkansas State vs. Louisiana (Thurs.)
#24 UTSA vs. Rice
#25 Florida Atlantic vs. North Texas

 

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