Bowl time

I’m focusing  on matchups between members of  the three conferences we’ve followed all season :MAC, CUSA, &Sunbelt. Reviews later

 

BOCA RATON BOWL Marshall /NIU Marshall D will struggle stopping the Hare/Stingley show but Cato will toss a few TDs . MU 31 NIU 27
POPEYES BAHAMAS BOWL WKU 47 CMU 45
Doughty(WKU)outduels Rush (CM) in QB shootout
Go Daddy Bowl Toledo/Ark St
Kareem Hunt sparks the Rockets to  a 30 -20 ground battle  win over Ark St
Raycom  Bowl South Alabama/Bowling Green:
BG ‘s QB Knapke has thrown for  2805 yards and 13 TDs , but USA will survive a shootout with a good effort from  Bridge. USA  40 BG 38

week 15 title games

CUSA: Marshall La Tech

 

Butler did a nice job filling in for the injured Devan Johnson in the tough loss to WKU to end  their undefeated season but Cato threw 4 Ints.. LT is coming off a rout  of Rice and Sokol is a hot QB. Marshall will re-group and edge LT 40-39.  Game site has not been determined.

MAC :  Bowling Green vs NIU @Ford Field in Detroit.

I’ve been going against NIU a lot this season so now I’ll reverse course. Hare will run and pass NIU over BG- 30-20. NIU Dwill be able to contain BG QB Knapke.

 

dec 6  review

BG hung around for  the first 30 minutes  but was squashed 51-17 by the Hare /Stingly combo  C. Stingily (NIU) – 15 CAR, 116 YDS, 2 TD   D. Hare (NIU) – 218 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

 

Cato and crew toughed it out in a nice comeback win 26-23 over LT

week 14 , pick 3

 

MAC West  battle for first. I’ll go with W. Mich Terrell/Franklin QB /RB combo to edge the NIU Hare Stingly combo.

Sunbelt: Ga Southern will rebound from Navy thumping  and beat ULM. Breida will have a big rushing day against ULM

CUSA: Can the improving Marshall D stop the high flying Doughty train of WKU? Very tough call but I’ll say MU 35 WKU 34

 

Nov 27: still time to vote in the poll. NIU/WMU kicks off 11AM  Friday

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Nov 29

ofer 2.  needed to nearly double the point total  on the CUSA game. Doughty outdueled Cato.

Hare’s feet made the difference as NIU scored 24 unanswered points in a 31-21 W over WMU

 

Nov 30

GASU 22 ULM 16  saved me from 0fer3, and  captured the Sun Belt Conference title with an undefeated, 8-0 conference record.

week 13 pick 3

MAC Tuesday but I’ll go with a Saturday game. Shootout time : WMU steals won on the road

W Michigan Leaders

Passing: Terrell – 193-277, 2668 yds, 19 tds

Cent Michigan Leaders

Passing: Rush – 191-293, 2416 yds, 18 tds

Sunbelt

I’ll roll the dice and go with App St over ULL .  Lamb /Cox outduels Broadway/McGuire

CUSA

UAB  keeps it close  but the Cato/DJ show  ekes out a close win.

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Nov 23 review:

3 for 3. Winner’s stud players in bold

App St 35  ULL 16: Cox 152 yds , 2 tds rushing
WM 32  CM 20: Terrell 222yds, 2 tds passing
Marshall  23  UAB 18: MU scores a DTD

ODU upset of LT makes the LT/Rice game next week decisive for the  CUSAW

week 12 another 3

 

Early MAC week

I’m going with an old standby. Hare in the air and Stingly on the ground will earn NIU the home winagainst a solid rushing Toledo squad.

Sunbelt

I’ll go with the App St  Lamb/Cox show  in a road win at Ark St, but Knighten will toss enough TDs to keep it close

CUSA

The Rice Owls need a road win badly at Marshall, but Cato’s Kids are too potent even w/o Devan Johnson

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11/12/14

NIU 27 Tol 24 : Stingly  2 TDs, Hare 1Td – got this one right.

11/16/14

Devan J returns and MU rolls over Rice-got this one

Nailed the App St game:  APP 327 Ark st 32

Passing: T. Lamb (APP) – 255 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Cox (APP) – 40 CAR, 229 YDS, 2 TD

3-0 for the week

Week 11, pick 3

 

Tuesday & wednesday MAC games

Knapke’s arm will lead Bowling Green in a road win over Akron

Sunbelt- I’ll go with Texas St upsetting the league leader Georgia Southern. Brieda has rushed for 1100 yards for GS, but I’ll go with Bobcats backfield combo, Franks & Lowe.

CUSA- Sokol  has tossed for 2300 yards and Louisiana Tech is on a four game winning streak, but I’ll go with UAB  at home. Jordan Howard has been a stellar RB for the Blazers.

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11/5/14

Knapke was just ok (170 YDS, 1 TD) but BG won easily 27 -10

11/9/14

GAS got a 100yd pick 6 late in the 3Q which provided the cushion to syrvive a 15-0 TXST 4Q. Close but no cigar

 

Jordan Howard (UAB) was a beast again 148 yds, 1TD for UAB. but Ltech was too much  in the end. LT 40 UAB 24.

The MAC game saved me from an 0fer

MAC & Sunbelt one ticket each

Ok, I’m behind the curve on these two conferences but I’ll offer  some snippets for later criticism

Western Michigan will return to the Dance  tled by David Brown 19 PPG. Akron & toldeo are my dark horses.
MAC
EAST
Akron
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Kent State
Miami (Oh)
Ohio
WEST
Western Michigan
Toledo
Northern Illinois
Ball State
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan

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I’m looking at Harrow & Hunter to lead Ga St back to the top but this time they’ll win SunBelt T and go dancing. Also WKY is now in the CUSA.

SUNBELT

Georgia St
Arkansas St
Arkansas-Little Rock
South Alabama
Texas State
Troy
UL Lafayette
UL Monroe
Appalachian St
UT-Arlington
Georgia Southern

 

Dec 18 Sunbelt- Ga Southern beat  Southern Florida (AAC). MAC C. Michigan beat Northwestern.