This week’s game of the week pitting #4 USF at #1 UCF and this I-4 Battle came down to the end with UCF coming away with the win to stay undefeated (only the second undefeated team in all of FBS left). Also, with the win the Knights claimed the American Conference East Division crown and will play West Division winner Memphis for the conference title and likely a bid to a New Year’s Six game on the line.
Elsewhere, all G5 conference title games are set. Note that the Sun Belt Conference does not have a title game but in the three-way tie, there will be two of the three playing each other this week with Troy visiting Arkansas State. Appalachian State hosts Louisiana and can tie for the crown with a win. Next year, the Sun Belt will join the conference championship game mode.
The other title games are as follows next Saturday:
Memphis at UCF, Saturday, 12:00 EST (TV: ABC)
North Texas at Florida Atlantic, 12:00 EST (TV: ESPN2)
Toledo vs. Akron (at Detroit, Mich.), 12:00 EST (TV: ESPN)
Fresno State vs. Boise State (site determined today), 7:45 EST (TV: ESPN)
Sun Belt Regular Season games to determine champion
Louisiana at Appalachian State, 2:30 EST, (TV: ESPN3)
Troy at Arkansas State, 7:30 EST, (TV: ESPN2)
The games involving the Top 15 ranked Sagarin G5 teams are highlighted below for this week.
#1 UCF 49 #4 USF 42 (ORLANDO, Fla.) (Fri.)
#10 Fresno State 28 #2 Boise State 17 (FRESNO, Calif.)
#3 Memphis 70 East Carolina 13 (MEMPHIS, Tenn.)
#5 Toledo 37 #19 W. Michigan 10 (TOLEDO, Ohio) (Fri.)
#6 San Diego State 35 New Mexico 10 (SAN DIEGO, Calif.)
Your newest 2,000-yard rusher, Rashaad Penny!
— San Diego State Football (@AztecFB) November 24, 2017
#7 Florida Atlantic 31 Charlotte 12 (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
#12 Houston 24 #8 Navy 14 (HOUSTON, Tex.)
Buffalo 31 #9 Ohio 24 (BUFFALO, N.Y.) (Fri.)
#24 C. Michigan 31 #11 N. Illinois 24 (MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.) (Fri.)
#14 SMU 41 #23 Tulane 38 (DALLAS, Tex.)
San Jose State 20 #15 Wyoming 17 (SAN JOSE, Calif.)
FINAL! SPARTANS WIN ON SENIOR DAY!
— The Spear (@TheSpearSJSU) November 26, 2017
— San Jose State Athletics (@SJSUAthletics) November 26, 2017
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