The biggest game in the Group of Five in Week 6 was the Mountain West Conference showdown with San Diego State visiting Boise State. The Aztecs wen to Boise and pulled out a 19-13 defensive struggle game and now are positioned well to within the conference to win its division and host the MWC championship game in what might be a rematch with the Broncos.
Utah State won its non-conference road game at BYU and could have something say about the Mountain West race, as could Hawai’i which came from behind and held on at the end to defeat Wyoming.
Three American Athletic Conference teams took their undefeated records into action this week and all three remained without a blemish. UCF, South Florida, and Cincinnati all took wins this week and are actually the only three Group of Five teams in total to remain unscathed.
North Texas in Conference USA bounced back after a home loss to Louisiana Tech but just narrowly escaped an upset on the road at UTEP. That Louisiana Tech squad, however, lost at home to UAB, who now looks like it could be a force in the C-USA.
The MAC seems wide open still with Ohio coming from behind to get a much needed victory over Kent State, while Western Michigan defeated Eastern Michigan in the best two games from this week.
The Sun Belt had a number of teams on byes but Troy won easily over Georgia State in a Thursday night game.
Below are my Top 5 games of the week and I added in highlights of the three remaining undefeated squads as well. Click on the score for a detailed recap of the game and the video link to see highlights.
1. San Diego State 19 Boise State 13 (Boise, Idaho)
2. Ohio 27 Kent State 26 (Kent, Ohio)
ROURKE IS IN 😱@OhioFootball takes a 27-26 lead with 1:28 left in the game! #MACtion pic.twitter.com/0wSrKnADFX
— #MACtion (@MACSports) October 6, 2018
3. Western Michigan 27 Eastern Michigan 24 (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
4. UAB 28 Louisiana Tech 7 (Ruston, La.)
5. Utah State 45 BYU 20 (Provo, Utah)
Undefeated Teams Stay Undefeated
UCF 48 SMU 20 (Orlando, Fla.)
South Florida 58 Massachusetts 42 (Amherst, Mass.)
Cincinnati 37 Tulane 21 (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Originally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is a 1996 graduate of North Dakota State University. His prior writing experience is over 15 years having previously worked with D2football.com, I-AA.org, and College Sporting News before coming to College Sports Journal in 2016. His main focus is college football is the Missouri Valley Football Conference within the Division I FCS. And in 2017, he began also to look at the FBS Group of Five conferences of the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.
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