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 2021 season like no other has taken place where finally a Group of Five team will undoubtedly be playing in the College Football Playoff. Cincinnati won the American Athletic Conference title over Houston to finish (thanks to Alabama also winning the SEC over Georgia) as the only undefeated team in all of FBS. The […]
UTAH STATE AT SAN DIEGO STATEWHEN: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 3:00 PM ESTWHERE: DIGNITY HEALTH SPORTS PARK, CARSON, CALIF.TV/STREAMING: FOX / FOX SPORTS LIVE The Mountain West title game participants were not known until the last weekend of play. San Diego State needed a win over Boise State, while Utah State needed SDSU to beat Boise State and also to […]
Wow, it it good to have a full week of football back this year. Last year, we had the Mountain West and Mid-America Conferences postpone their starts to the season and also had a couple teams not play at all last fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And had another play in the spring. Yes, […]
Second-year coach Sean Lewis did an incredible job getting Kent State to its first bowl game since 2012 and just the fourth in team history.
This week, the College Football Playoff Top 25 released its third rankings. The following is the full Top 25. The Group of Five has five teams in the initial release with Memphis ranked as the top G5 team–bumping Cincinnati from that spot from a week ago. Below are the full Top 25 rankings with the […]
Five players including Omar Bayless from Arkansas State, Jack Abraham from Southern Miss, Shakif Seymour from Toledo, Benny Walls from Tempe, and Savon Scrarver from Utah State have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 30, 2019 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. The honorees […]
Down goes UCF. The Knights lost for the first time in the regular season in 26 games Saturday with its one point loss at the ACC’s Pittsburgh. This opens the Group of Five up for another team to break UCF’s two year run on the New Year’s Six bowl bid. Another AAC team in Temple […]
This week there are still a number of G5 versus Power Five games and I will be keeping my eyes on these but the one game that has the majority of my attention this Saturday is another Mountain West opener (following the Friday Air Force-Boise State game) in Utah State visiting San Diego State. This game […]
Friday typically only has a game or two in all of college football but on this opening weekend, there are two great Mountain West versus Power Five match-ups with Utah State visiting the ACC’s Wake Forest and the Rocky Mountain Showdown with Colorado State paying the Pac-12’s Colorado. Game 1 of the Night: Utah State […]
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.
The Aggies entered their late season matchup against division rival Boise State last season on a 10-game win streak. However, Utah State lost and missed out on a chance to play in its first MWC Championship Game since 2013 but ended the season with a and easy win over North Texas in the New Mexico Bowl to finish 11-2 overall (7-1 MWC) in the end of of the Coach Matt Wells era, who departed for the Texas Tech head coaching job.
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 […]
Utah State vs. North Texas (New Mexico Bowl) When: Saturday, December 15, 2:00 PM EST Where: Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M. TV/Streaming: ESPN / Watch ESPN Utah State Aggies (T-1st MWC Mountain, 10-2, 7-1) Utah State has seen one head coach leave and another get hired with Gary Anderson the new man in charge in Logan. Caught in the midst […]
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 […]
Five players including Blake LaRussa from Old Dominion, Jordan Love from Utah State, Mitchell Guadagni from Toledo, William Bradley-King from Arkansas State, and Reggie Roberson Jr. from SMU have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 24, 2018 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. The honorees are listed […]