Top rated UCF was one of these three winners (along with Boise State and Memphis). UCF American Association rival USF and second ranked also won. Those two Florida rivals are the only two remaining undefeated teams in the G5 and their regular season finale really looks like the decider for which G5 school will get into a New Year’s Six Bowl.
This week there were also four other ranked G5 schools that were taken to overtime with three of the four going to the ranked teams but Louisiana Tech was the one loser.
Two other schools in the G5 finally got each’s first win in Charlotte and Massachusetts. Georgia Southern and UTEP are now the only winless teams left in the G5. And both wiless schools now have new head coaches. Georgia Southern’s Tyson Summers officially was relieved of his duties following the blowout loss to UMass. He became the first FBS coach to be fired this season, though he represents the second G5 coach to leave his position. UTEP coach Sean Kugler resigned earlier this year.
This week’s CSJ Sagarin rankings are out with the to two in the only undefeated teams in UCF and USF at th e top two spots with Boise State remaining third. Memphis stays fifth but the surprising move in the top five is Fresno State leaping up to the fourth position. See the link for the other rankings.
Below are video highlights of these top games of the week.
CSJ Sagarin Top 25 Match-ups
#1 UCF 31 #7 Navy 21 (ANNAPOLIS, Md.)
#3 Boise State 24 #20 Wyoming 14 (BOISE, Idaho)
#14 Fresno State 27 #4 San Diego State 3 (SAN DIEGO, Calif.)
#5 Memphis 42 #8 Houston 38 (HOUSTON, Tex.) (Thursday)
USF stays undefeated
#2 USF 34 Tulane 28 (NEW ORLEANS, La.)
Ranked Teams Going Overtime
#16 Army 31 Temple 28 (OT) (WEST POINT, N.Y.)
#10 Western Michigan 20 Eastern Michigan 17 (OT) (Ypsalani, Mich.)
#11 SMU 31 Cincinnati 28 (OT) (DALLAS, Tex.)
Southern Mississippi 34 #17 Louisiana Tech 27 (2OT) (Ruston, La.)
Getting Win Number One
Charlotte 25 UAB 24 (OT) (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
Massachusetts 55 Georgia Southern 20 (AMHERST, Mass.)
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