Key Defensive Names from the MAC to Keep an Eye On

In seasons past the MAC has produced some very quality defensive NFL standouts including Jason Taylor from Akron, James Harrison from Kent State and Khalil Mack from Buffalo. This season it seems as though the MAC has been defense heavy so here I highlight three defensive names you might need to get used to hearing…

AAC Spotlight Matchup: Memphis at Houston

Another week of American Conference action give us yet another premier AAC matchup. Last week it was Memphis and Navy, this week it is Memphis and Houston. After Memphis got the victory last week against Navy in front of a home crowd they find themselves deservedly ranked at 25th. Houston however got manhandled by Tulsa…

FBS Independents Week 7 Thoughts

This week, the best and the worst Independent teams are both taking a break. Notre Dame will head into its bye week sitting pretty at 5-1, as they await their matchup with USC next week. UMass will sit down for its second straight bye week, as their game against USF is cancelled (which is something…

How UMass Should’ve Spent Their Back-To-Back Bye Weeks

UMass enjoyed their scheduled bye week last week, and this week, will enjoy another one, as their game against #18 USF has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma-related scheduling conflicts. There’s a chance UMass will play FIU in a separate game later in the year, but that depends on whether FIU plays in their conference…

Best Worst Game Of The Week: Rutgers v. Illinois

Another week, another pick I messed up. I wasn’t convinced Middle Tennessee State could overcome their turnover issue last week, and I was wrong. They took down Florida International by a score of 37-17, not turning the ball over once. Let’s try this again. Our Best Worst Game Of The Week this week is a…

Just How Legit is North Carolina State?

For the first six weeks of the college football season, no team has been as been a bigger surprise than North Carolina State. The Wolfpack sit at 5-1, and have gone into Doak Campbell and beaten Florida State, which is still impressive, as going into Tallahassee and getting a victory is one of the toughest…

Winners and Losers of AAC’s Week Six Action

The battle atop the American Conference standings is getting good, three undefeated teams remain, all of which are ranked. South Florida is ranked 18th, Central Florida is ranked 22nd and Navy is ranked 25th. Although, it was a successful week for these three teams along with many other teams in the AAC, there were some…

Previewing the Battle for the Florida Cup- Florida State vs. Miami

I know, I’ve already written about the Hurricanes this week, but there’s no other notable game this weekend in the ACC (maybe Steve Addazio’s last game as a head coach in Chestnut Hill). This is also a gigantic rivalry game that dates back to 1951. Through the first 61 editions of the Florida Cup, Miami…

FBS Independents Week 6 Thoughts

The FBS Independents went 2-2 last week. On the winning side was Notre Dame, who absolutely killed Miami by a score of 52-17, and Army, who beat UTEP by two touchdowns (35-21). At this point, these are the only two respectable teams in this ‘conference’, and the only two with a shot at a bowl…