Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 13

MTSU celebrates winning the Conference USA East Division over Conf West champion UAB 27-3. The two teams will have a rematch next week in the conference championship game. Courtesy of Daily News Journal

The last week of the regular season and UCF is still undefeated but its postseason hopes took a big hit with the horrific knee injury to QB McKenzie Milton.  Milton was injured in the second quarter of UCF’s 38-10 win over USF on Friday when he took a helmet to his knee on a scramble. Milton’s leg bent awkwardly, and he was carted off the field with his leg immobilized.

UCF will host Memphis in the AAC Championship game next week.  The Tigers upended Houston 52-31 in what was basically a AAC West title game in Memphis.  The game was tied after three quarters but the Tigers erupted for 21 points in the final quarter for the victory.

Boise State won the match-up of the week in the Group of Five as the Broncos out lasted Utah State 33-21 in what basically was a Mountain West Mountain Division title game.  The Broncos will host Fresno State, who had already wrapped up the Mountain West West Division but for good measure ended the regular season with a 31-13 win over San Jose State in a game that was just 3-0 Bulldogs at the half.

The MAC title game was already set in the West Division as Northern Illinois won that division last week but the Huskies will be limping into the title contest following two losses to Western Michigan 28-21 this week after falling to Miami (OH) last week.

The Huskies will face Buffalo in Detroit on Friday after the Bulls wrapped up the East Division with a 44-14 drubbing of Bowling Green.

The Conference USA title game already had UAB in the game as the West Division champions and will face the vary team they played this past week in Middle Tennessee State, who needed the victory to secure the East Division.  MTSU drubbed the Blazers 27-3 at home and will play the title game in Murfreesboro next week in a rematch.

The Sun Belt was the most exciting conference as neither division had clinched a spot in the first ever conference title game.

In the Sun Belt East, it was a winner take all match-up with Appalachian State defeating Troy 21-10 in Boone and will host the first conference title game.

In the Sun Belt West, Louisiana-Lafayette beat rival UL Monroe 31-28 and will visit App State next week.

The Independents one big match-up was the big rivalry between BYU and the Pac-12’s Utah.  BYU was up 20-0 in the first half but could not outlast the Utes in a 35-27 loss.

Army will play Navy in two weeks and try to get to ten victories but were off this week.

Below are highlights of the Top 5 games that decided the conference championship games.

1.  Memphis 52 Houston 31 (Memphis, Tenn.)

2. Appalachian State 21 Troy 10 (Boone, N.C.)

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3. ULL 31 ULM 28 (Monroe, La.)

4. Boise State 33 Utah State 24 (Boise, Idaho)

5. MTSU 29 UAB 7 (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)

 

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