Thursday games in the SunBelt and CUSA, and the MAC has a short slate, but I’m going with Rice/NTex option. Rice is average 234 rushing yards a game, and NTex is an improving program. Updates through the weekend. It’s Kent St (not Toledo)/Akron. The ZipFlash special.
Nov 1 : NTex D did some scoring in a big conference win (28-16) that knocked Rice out of first in the West. Tulane can gain ground with a win at FAU , a team reeling from Carl Pelini’s resignation :
Brian Wright is the interim HC. Jaquez Johnson rushed for 114 yards and 2TDs in a stunning FAU win over Tulane which keeps the West wide open with a 3-way tie (Tulane, Rice, NTex). ECU & Marshall , the East leaders, won easily over , respectively, USM & FIU. UTSA defeated Tulsa and MTSU edged UAB in what turned out to be the must-see game of the week. UTEP hung with TAMU for a quarter in an OOC loss
Kolton Browning threw for 354 yards and five touchdowns and ran for a score in ULM‘s 49-37 road win at Troy. Ark St was a close second in the must-see contest edging S.Bama, and WKU thumped Ga St in other conference games. TX St and ULL earned easy OOC wins over, respectively Idaho and N.Mex St
Akron beat Kent St and Toledo slammed E.Mich, but Lynch and NIU rolled over UMass and are on a path to bust the BCS again.
Passing: J. Lynch (NIU) – 160 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing: J. Lynch (NIU) – 17 CAR, 119 YDS, 4 TD