Sunbelt preview/ week1 & 2 grades

Terps are my teams  despite the Edsel , but I follow the mid majors, particularly S.Miss in the CUSA. Check out my google community on the CUSA, Sunbelt, & MAC.

The Sun Belt has tightened and trimmed the conference to 8 teams:

1) Louisiana-Monroe – Browning (QB) and crew should light up the league , but will need to senior RBs Jyruss Edwards (438 yards), Monterrell Washington (354 yards) to step it up.

2) Louisiana-Lafayette- Hudspeth has some big time recruits, such as running back Elijah McGuire, but will they gel? Terrance Broadway (QB) and Alonzo harris (RB) fuel an explosive offense

3) Western Kentucky-  Head Coach Bobby Petrino will rely heavily on Antonio Andrews (1,733 rushing  yards and 11 touchdowns) until he can develop his typically explosive WR crew .

4) Texas State –  Franchione’s fun pack, led by WR Andy Erickson , a Rice transfer may sneak into second place.

5)   Troy is coming off back to back losing seasons.  Will the two QB (Deon Anthony & Corey Robinson) system work?

6) Arkansas State – Another Head Coach.  David Oku,  senior RB, will need  to come close to last season’s 1061 yards. Coach Harsin will slow the Malzahn O. It may be a very tough season in Jonesboro.

7) South Alabama:  Ross Metheny threw for 2000+ yards and 12 scores last season

8) Georgia State:  Keep your on linebacker Robert Ferguson , one of two players who’s played in all 33 G. ST games



Hilltoppers  of WKU earned a huge win over Kentucky of the SEC.

TX St & Troy earned  solid wins over respectively, CUSA opponents, S. Miss & UAB

Ark St St beat an FCS school, Pine Bluff

ULL & ULM lost to big time opponents, respectively Arkansas,& Oklahoma

Rough week for  S. Alabama & Georgia St who lost to FCS opponents


Sept 8

S. Alabama led by Metheny’s legs & arm  got a sweet win over  Tulane who  didn’t have enough despite having Joe Montana’s son Nick throw for 471 yards.

The Vols brought Bobby Petrino  back  to earth as his Hilltoppers couldn’t make it two in a row against SEC teams. Ark St fell to Auburn & ULL lost Kansas St.


TX St, Troy, & ULM cruised against FCS schools.


Georgia  St. lost to an FCS opponent again


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