CSJ’s FBS G5 Week 3 Game of the Week and Fearless Predictions

The FBS G5 game of the week pits the American against the MAC this week with two top 16 CSJ Sagarin Top 25 ranked facing each other. I am changing up my picks a little and will use these rankings for this week and will use these in future previews.

All the top 10 in our rankings will have home games this week with two hosting AP Top 25 ranked teams. It should be an interesting week.


#16 Tulsa (1-1, 0-0 AAC) at #4 Toledo (2-0, 0-0 MAC), Saturday, 6:00pm EDT

Glass Bowl, Toledo, Ohio

TV/Streaming: ESPN3

Toledo’s Glass Bowl

Toledo has begun the season 2-0 for the third consecutive season after a 37-24 victory at Nevada last week. Senior quarterback Logan Woodside threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns, while senior wide receiver Cody Thompson caught a career-high eight passes for 101 yards to lead the Rockets. Senior running back Terry Swanson ran for 101 yards added two touchdowns to the cause.

Toledo outgained the Wolfpack in total yards, 426-386, and never trailed in the contest. The Rockets, who led by as many as 17 points in both halves, also forced two key turnovers in the second half.

Tulsa is coming off a 66-42 shootout over Louisiana on Saturday. The Golden Hurricane put up 667 yards of total offense in the contest, including an incredible 442 rushing yards. Senior D’Angelo Brewer rushed for 262 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries. Sophomore quarterback Chad President completed 14-of-20 passes for 243 yards and one score. Tulsa’s loss came at Big 12 Oklahoma State, 59-24, in its season opener.

These two teams will be playing for the third time in each’s history with road victories for each. Toledo won at Tulsa in 1962 but lost at home in 1964.

Coach’s Press Conferences (links to these)

Tulsa’s Philip Montgomery

Toledo’s Jason Candle

This game should be an offensive shutout but I like the Rockets in this one.



The rest of the CSJ G5 Top 25

Here are my winners in BOLD. Note AP is the Associated Press ranking for all FBS schools

1 Houston vs. Rice

2 Memphis vs. AP25 UCLA

3 Boise State vs. New Mexico (Played Thursday—BOISE STATE 28 NEW MEXICO 14)


5 San Diego State vs. AP19 Stanford

6 South Florida vs. Illinois

7 Navy (Bye)


9 BYU vs. AP10 Wisconsin

10 Western Michigan vs. Idaho

11 Colorado State at AP1 Alabama

12 Appalachian State at Texas State

13 Western Kentucky vs. 22 Louisiana Tech

14 Temple vs. Massachusetts

15 Air Force at AP7 Michigan

17 UTSA vs. FCS Southern

18 Northern Illinois at Nebraska

19 Army at AP8 Ohio State

20 Troy at New Mexico State

21 Middle Tennessee at Minnesota

23 Wyoming vs. Oregon

24 Arkansas State vs. FCS Arkansas-Pine Bluff

25 SMU at AP20 TCU