Tag: FBS

2020 FBS Group of Five Championship Games Highlights and Recaps

A year like no others had a week pretty much the same as the rest of the 2020 season. Only four of the five Group of Five championship games were played due to COVID-19 reasons for the Sun Belt Conference title game between Louisiana and Coastal Carolina. Outside of that game, the other four games […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Sept. 28

Five players including Zach Wilson from BYU, Dillon Gabriel from UCF, Jarell White from Cincinnati, Jamal Ligon from UTSA, and Nate Snyder from Louisiana have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 28th, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. Zach Wilson, BYU, QB, Jr., […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Sept. 21

Five players including Dillon Gabriel from UCF, Elijah Mitchell from Louisiana, Tavante Beckett from Marshall, Diego Fagot from Navy, and Chris Naggar from SMU have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 21st, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. Dillon Gabriel, UCF, QB, Soph. […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Sept. 14

Five players including Jonathan Adams, Jr. from Arkansas State, Sincere McCormick from UTSA, Grayson McCall from Coastal Carolina, Cameron Sample form Tulane, and Chris Smith from Louisiana have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 14th, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. This week’s […]

What does the MAC Canceling the Fall Football Schedule Mean to the Rest of the Group of Five?

While Division II and III and most Division I FCS programs, as well as one Group of Five team in Connecticut, are planning on calling it quits for a 2020 season last week, the biggest hit so far in the college football world playing this fall was the Mid-American Conference announcement last Saturday Saturday to […]

2020 College Sports Journal Group of Five Super Seventy Preseason All-American Team

Seventy student-athletes in the NCAA Division I Football’s Group of Five FBS Conferences have been named to the 2020 College Sports Journal G5 All-America Team. As a reminder, the Group of Five FBS conferences include the American Athletic Conference (AAC), Conference USA (C-USA), Mid-American Conference (MAC), Mountain West Conference (MWC), and the Sun Belt Conference […]

CSJ 2019 Quick Lane Bowl Preview: Eastern Michigan vs. Pittsburgh, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Eastern Michigan vs. Pittsburgh (Quick Lane Bowl) When: Thursday, December 26th, 8:00 PM EST Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Mich. TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN Quick Lane Bowl History Date Winning Team Losing Team December 26, 2014 Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 December 28, 2015 Minnesota 21 Central Michigan 14 December 26, 2016 Boston College 36 Maryland 30 December […]

2019 FBS Group of Five Championship Games Highlights and Recaps

All that ends well. Memphis was the top ranked College Football Playoff Top 25 Group of Five going into the championship weekend with Boise State, Cincinnati, and Appalachian State as the other three teams in the rankings. Memphis played Cincinnati in the the American Association title game at home and held on to win the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Nov. 30

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 30th, 2019. Memphis retains the top spot following its showdown with Cincinnati this week. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 14

The final regular season week in the Group of Five had a number of fire works and many others that went as expected. The four teams ranked in the College Football Playoff Top 25 were in action and all have found their way to their respective conference championship game. The biggest game of the week […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Nov. 25

Six players including Caleb Evans from ULM, Malcolm Perry from Navy, Victor Tucker from Charlotte, Dustin Crum from Kent State, Ivan Pace Jr. from Miami (OH), and Jose Borregales from FIU have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Nov. 25th, 2019 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Nov. 23

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 23rd, 2019. Memphis retains the top spot following its easy win at South Florida this week. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking […]

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

Four of the five Group of Five teams ranked teams won in Week 13. Memphis, who is leading the rankings following last week’s College Football Playoff Top 25, won easily at South Florida 49-10 and likely will stay atop the rankings this week. Cincinnati is next in the rankings won again in another close contest […]

COULSON: Appalachian State Hangs On, Survives Last-Minute South Carolina Scare For 20-15 Win

It seems like nothing ever comes easy for Appalachian State when it is playing a Power-5 Conference football team. So why would Saturday night before 80,849 fans be any different for the Mountaineers in its 20-15 nail-biter over South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium?

COULSON: Once Again, Georgia Southern Haunts Appalachian State, In 24-21 Halloween Victory

BOONE, N.C. — In the wind, the cold and the snow of Kidd Brewer Stadium on Thursday, 20th-ranked Appalachian State seemingly watched the cotton boll of its Cotton Bowl hopes wither and die on the vine as arch-rival Georgia Southern held on for a 24-21 victory before 18,796 brave spectators and the national-television, Halloween-night audience […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 8

Down goes #1. Just one week after capturing the top spot in the Sagarin rankings amongst the Group of Five teams, Boise State fell this week at BYU. That loss puts the list of undefeated Group of Five teams down to just two in SMU and Appalachian State. Both SMU and App State breezed to […]

Group of Five Sagarin Top 25 Saturday Game Predictions 10/19/19

For the first time in over two years, UCF is not the top ranked team in the Group of Five. Boise State now sits in the driver’s seat for the top spot and the New Year’s Six Bowl bid. The Broncos travel to independent BYU this week in their hopes to stay atop of the […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 7

And we are down to three. Three undefeated teams in the Group of Five that is. That number is down from the four we had coming into Week 7. Memphis fell from the ranks of the undefeated teams with its narrow loss at Temple. Appalachian State and Boise State, however, remained unscathed and SMU had […]

Group of Five Heavy Hitter Wednesday Preview 10/9/19

With the Major League Baseball playoff series in full swing and the National Basketball Association still in its preseason, ESPN will now start beginning the odd day games of the week. Luckily this week, however, there is a very good Group of Five contest that will allow the nation’s college football fans to witness as […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Oct. 7

Five players including James Proche from SMU, Jonahtan Ward from Central Michigan, Dan Ellington from Georgia Southern, Jarell White from Cincinnati, and Maurice Alexander from FIU have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Oct. 7th, 2019 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. The honorees are […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 6

Wow, what a game in Dallas!! SMU came back from a three touchdown deficite to win in three overtimes over Tulsa. The Mustangs remain undefeated with the come-from-behind victory. Memphis also in the AAC West remained undefeated with its win at the Sun Belt’s Louisiana-Monroe. UCF lost to Cincinnati to likely be out of the […]

Group of Five Heavy Hitter Thursday Preview 9/26/19

Two undefeated American Athletic Conference West Division face off in the only Thursday Division I football game of the night. Navy visits Memphis in the Liberty Bowl. Both teams have high-scoring offenses, but take differing approaches. Navy runs the triple option attack, while Memphis prefers to throw the ball. Navy and Memphis are two of […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25–Sept. 21

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 21st, 2019. UCF remains the top ranked team this week as the Knights despite its road loss at Pittsburgh this week. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Sept. 16

Five players including Mike Glass III from Eastern Michigan, Dillion Gabriel from UCF, Malcom Perry from Navy, Treshaun Hayward from Western Michigan, and Jaylond Adams from Southern Miss have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 9, 2019 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. The […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Sept. 9

Five players including Darrynton Evans from Appalachian State, JoJo Ward from Hawai’i, Xavier Jones from SMU, Chandler Kryst from Coastal Carolina, and Matt Araiza from San Diego State have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 9, 2019 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. The […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25–Sept. 2

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 2nd, 2019.UCF remains the top ranked team this week as the Knights were the preseason top team. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Sept. 2

Five players including Dan Ellington from Georgia State, Mike Glass III from Eastern Michigan, Bryce Huff from Memphis, Alijah Halliburton from Wyoming, and Brandon Talton from Nevada have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 2, 2019 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. The honorees […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25–Preseason 2019

Below are the Top 25 Group of Five (G5) preseason rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2019 season. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. Sagarin rankings provide the only rankings that actually ranks all […]

CSJ Week 0 Game Preview: Arizona at Hawai’i

Arizona at Hawai’i When: Saturday, August 24th 10:30 PM EDT Where: Aloha Stadium, Halawa, Hawaii (50,000) How to Watch: CBS Sports Network, CBS Sports.com (subscription required) Arizona Wildcats See the 2019 CSJ Arizona team preview here. The Coach Kevin Sumlin era did not get off to a good start in Tucson last year. A 5-7 […]