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.
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 […]
UAB at MarshallWhen: Friday, December 18, 7:00 PM ESTWhere: Joan Edwards Stadium, Huntington, W.Va.TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network / CBS Sports App Two teams that have rarely met recently will vie for the Conference USA championship game in this unique 2020 COVID-19 filled season this Friday. Marshall hosts UAB in this game by virtue of its better conference record. […]
Five players including Grayson McCall from Coastal Carolina, Jaelon Darden from North Texas, Justin Hall from Ball State, Jordan Smith from UAB, and Shamar Garrett from San Jose State have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Dec. 14, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. […]
Louisiana at UABWhen: Friday, Oct. 23rd 8:00 PM EDTWhere: Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network/Watch CBS Sports Network This late non-conference game pits to preseason favorites in their respective conferences and both come into this game with one loss. And is a fitting game to be set in historic Legion Field in Birmingham (the last season […]
UAB at South AlabamaWhen: Thursday, Sept. 24th, 7:30 PM EDTWhere: Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, ALTV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN (subscription req’d) UAB will play its third Thursday game of the year after opening at home with Central Arkansas and then last week played at Miami (FL). The Blazers won their opener but lost last week at Miami. South Alabama will play […]
The 2020 college football season opened for eleven Atlantic Coast Conference teams last week. Miami opened the week with an impressive 31-14 win over UAB while Pittsburgh and Louisville also handled their non-conference foes. The Panthers defeated Austin Peay and the Cardinals used a big second quarter on the way to a win over Western […]
The college football season continues to get underway as UAB travels to south Florida on Thursday to take on Miami.
Since 2016, in fact, no preseason divisional winner (predicted by the media poll by the conference) has finished atop of their division standings.
On August 29th, 2020, the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff will be kicking off in Montgomery, Alabama, despite the risks of doing so.
Appalachian State vs. UAB (New Orleans Bowl) When: Saturday, December 21st, 9:00 PM EST Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) New Orleans Bowl History (Last 6) Dec. 15th, 2018: Appalachian State 45, Middle Tennessee State 13 Dec. 16th, 2017: Troy 50, North Texas 30 Dec. 17th, 2016: Southern Miss 28, Louisiana-Lafayette […]
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 […]
UAB at FAU When: Saturday, December 7, 12:30 PM CST Where:FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla. TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network / CBS Sports App UAB Blazers (9-3, 6-2 C-USA) Conference USA West Division Champions Location: Birmingham, Ala. Enrollment: 22,080 Season Recap:UAB, the reigning Conference USA Champion, looks to win back-to-back titles on Saturday when the Blazers visit Florida Atlantic for […]
In just its second season since its revival as program, the Blazers won eleven games (11-3, 7-1 C-USA) and a C-USA Championship over Middle Tennessee State in 2018, as well as the Baca Raton Bowl over Northern Illinois.
Nine bowl games involving Group of Five teams occurred before Christmas from Dec. 18 through Dec. 22. Army was the big record breaker this week in gaining its 11th win and did it record fashion with its most points and biggest margin of victory in its 70-14 win over Houston. Below are recaps and video […]
UAB vs. Northern Illinois (Boca Raton Bowl) When: Tuesday, December 18, 7:00 PM EST Where: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) UAB Blazers (1st C-USA West, 10-3, 7-1) Two years after failing to field a team, UAB went 10-3 and won the Conference USA Championship to set up a matchup with […]
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 […]
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 […]
Five players including Ryquell Armstead from Temple, Brent Stockstill from Middle Tennessee, Jordan Love from Utah State, Tre’ Crawford from UAB, and Pop Williams from Memphis have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Nov. 11, 2018 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. The honorees are […]
Down is another undefeated team as Cincinnati could not overcome overtime against host Temple. It was another great week of action but we are starting to see how conference races are going to shape out. Below is a brief summary of each conference along with my top games of the week. AAC While Cincinnati could […]
When: Saturday, October 13, 6:30PM CDT Where: Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala. TV/Streaming: beIN/Stream beIN North Texas Mean Green (5-1, 2-1 C-USA) North Texas lost to Louisiana Tech three weeks ago, but it got its offense rolling again after a few underwhelming performances, beating Southern Miss 30-7 last week and UTEP two weeks ago. UNT struggled early offensively in […]
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 […]