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.
The first college bowl game of the holiday season gets under way away from the United States. The lone bowl game to be played outside of the USA is this Bahamas Bowl. This game pits Toledo out of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) versus Middle Tennessee, out of Conference USA in the seventh game on the island nation (the 2020 Bahamas Bowl was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This week was the weekend of Hurricane Delta. The highly anticipated match-up of two undefeated Sun Belt teams in Louisiana and Coastal Carolina was to happen this Saturday but that game was moved to next week Wednesday. But the weekend was still full of great action with two American Athletic Conference teams finally getting on […]
This week we got the news of the two previously called-off conferences of the Mountain West and Mid-American Conferences making a return to play this fall. The Mountain West will follow what last week the Big 10 completed with a return to play on Oct. 24th and each school is intended to play eight games […]
Wow, what a showing by the BYU Cougars on Labor Day evening. In my preview of the game, I thought BYU was going to win but to blowout a 11-win Navy team on their home field. Never thought that would happen. The COVID 19 pandamic did make for little atmosphere at Navy. Even the Brigade […]
Middle Tennessee State at ArmyWhen: Saturday, Sept. 5th 1:30 PM EDTWhere: Michie Stadium, West Point, N.Y.TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network/Watch CBS Sports Network The Blue Raiders and Black Knights have never met in football before this meeting and this game was quickly thrown together after both team’s schedules were thrown off-course due to concerns from the coronavirus. The […]
Since 2016, in fact, no preseason divisional winner (predicted by the media poll by the conference) has finished atop of their division standings.
The Blue Raiders won their first division title and came within a late score of the C-USA championship to UAB but were blown out by Appalachian State in the New Orleans Bowal to finish 8-6 overall, 7-1 C-USA.
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 […]
Appalachian State vs. Middle Tennessee State (New Orleans Bowl) When: Saturday, December 15, 9:00 PM EST Where: Superdome, New Orleans, La. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Appalachian State Mountaineers (1st Sun Belt East, 10-2, 7-1) App State lost to Penn State in overtime in Happy Valley to open the season before winning 10 of its […]
UAB at Middle Tennessee State When: Saturday, December 1, 12:30 PM CST Where: Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, Tenn. TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network / CBS Sports App UAB Blazers (9-3, 7-1 C-USA) Conference USA West Division Champions Location: Birmingham, Ala. Enrollment: 21,923 Sagarin Rating: 80 (18 in G5) Season Recap: UAB clinched the West Division by two games over LA Tech, Southern […]