The first weekend is in the books for the Group of Five teams. Eight bowls were played Dec. 17th and 18th–all involving at least one G5 team in those games. The big story of the weekend was Western Kentucky’s QB Bailey Zappe breaking former LSU QB Joe Burrow’s record with 61st TD pass of season in WKU’s 59-38 win over Appalachian State in the Boca Raton Bowl. Zappe also broke the pass yardage record with over 5,800 yards passing.
And there were two left. That is that there are only two undefeated teams left in the Group of Five after this week. The week entered with four undefeated teams in the G5 but two went down this weekend. SMU played at Houston and the Mustangs tied the game at 37-37 with 30 seconds to […]
The biggest news this week had to be the Power Five upset by Bowling Green over Minnesota. The Falcons came into the week at 1-2 with the lone win over FCS Murray State coming into this contest against the Big Ten’s Gophers. BGSU lost its two other contests to the SEC’s Tennessee and to the […]
This game will mark the return of fans to Bulldog Stadium as the state of California would not allow any attendence in games last fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Five players including Desmond Ridder from Cincinnati, Caleb Huntley from Ball State, Jalen Cropper from Fresno State, Jarell White from Cincinnati, and Avery Williams from Boise State have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Nov. 15, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. Desmond Ridder, […]
Six players including Brady White from Memphis, Cornelious Brown IV from Georgia State, Jaret Patterson from Buffalo, Ronnie Rivers from Fresno State, Tarron Jackson from Coastal Carolina, and Ryan McWood from Miami have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Nov. 8, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group […]
Just like in Week 1, Week 2 had its share of highlights and upsets with the Group of Five. The biggest suprise had to go to BYU defeating Tennessee in overtime for the second G5 win over the SEC school . I will go through my Top 5 G5 games with a mixture of P5 […]
We had our appetizers of college football this past Thursday and Friday but Saturday comes the main feast of action as we start the 2019 season. In this article, I will go through the teams at least I felt had a chance to finish strong in their respective Group of Five conference as they go […]
The Bulldogs won their third MWC championship since joining the league in 2012. Fresno State lost 24-17 to Boise State on the road during the regular season but the Bulldogs avenged their loss to the Broncos in the conference title game, earning a 19-16 win in overtime.
The Mountain West Conference was ranked as the top Group of Five conference last year with Boise State and Fresno State definitely the class of the league the last two seasons. The Broncos and Bulldogs have met in the MW Championship game the past two years.
Five bowl games involving Group of Five schools kicked off the bowl season on Dec. 15. Mountain West champion Fresno State and Sun Belt champion Appalachian State were both in action and both won their games rather easily. Utah State and Tulane were big winners in their games. But the game of the day was […]
The Sun Devils will come into this game ready to play and looking for the win. They wont be happy to just be in a bowl because as their coach Herm Edwards once famously said, “you play to win the game.”
All five Group of Five conference for the first-time hosted championship games with the Sun Belt Conference joining the party this year. Aside from the Sun Belt game, the other four games went down to the final minutes before a winner was decided. I will go over a small recap of each game and provide […]
Fresno State at Boise State When: Saturday, December 1, 5:45 PM MST Where: Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, Idaho TV/Streaming: ESPN / WatchESPN Fresno State Bulldogs (10-2, 7-1 MWC) Mountain West West Division Champions Location: Fresno, Calif. Enrollment: 22,221 Sagarin Rating: 22 (2 in G5) Season Recap: Fresno State has won the Mountain West twice since becoming a member in 2011, earning back-to-back titles in 2012 […]
San Diego State at Fresno State When: Saturday, November 17, 7:30 PM PST Where: Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, Calif. TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network / CBS Sports App San Diego State Aztecs (7-3, 4-2 Mountain West) San Diego State and Fresno State, the two teams that have claimed all five Mountain West, West Division titles in league history, meet once again […]
Fresno State at Boise State When: Friday, November 9th, 8:15 PM MST Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho TV/Streaming: ESPN2 / WatchESPN Fresno State Bulldogs (8-1, 5-0 MWC) This match-up will go a long ways to determine both divisional races in the Mountain West Conference. The two teams will also be playing for the Milk Can, a […]
Five players including Marcus McMaryion from Fresno State, McKenzie Milton from UCF, Jayden Reed from Western Michigan, Jaylen Ferguson from Louisiana Tech, and Marcus Jones from Troy have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Oct. 1, 2018 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. The honorees […]
Toledo at Fresno State When: Saturday, September 29, 7:30 PM PDT Where: Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, Calif. TV/Streaming: ESPNU / ESPN App Toledo Rockets (2-1, 0-0 MAC) Toledo is coming off a wild 63-44 shootout victory over Nevada last week. Prior that, the Rockets beat FCS VMI and lost to Miami (FL). All of those games were played at […]
Five players including Blake Barnett from USF, Marcus McMaryion from Fresno State, K.J. Osbourn from Buffalo, Alvin Davis from Akron, and Keegan Brewer from North Texas have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 17, 2018 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. The honorees are listed […]
Wow, what a Week 3 for the Group of Five. Of course the top highlight was BYU’s 24-21 upset over AP #6 Wisconsin. But San Diego State also beat a AP Top 25 team in #23 Arizona State 28-21. North Texas throttled Arkansas, while Akron and Temple defeated two Big 10 foes on the […]