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Other 5 as conference play begins

Other5 =AAC,CUSA,MAC, MWC, & Sunbelt

AAC- SMU should win the conference   but is ineligible for post-season play. Houston lost to Grand canyon and barely survived Wyoming. Cincy has played a tough OOC and I wonder about Uconn’s adjustment to losing Brimah for 6-8 weeks.

CUSA-  I’m still leanin g more towards UAB and MTSU, but La Tech has had a decent early season. Wonder how MTSU responds to the Ga St loss.

MAC-Starting to buy into a solid Akron squad with a good defense.

MWC-  UNLV is still the favoritebut Jalen Moore and the Utah StUtes have played well.

SunBelt-  Ark Little Rock gave Texas Tech a battle before losing  and beat Depaul of the Big East. I like UT Arlington as a dark horse.

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MAC crazy: O5 Bowl games Dec 22 -24

 

O5= AAC,  CUSA, MAC, MWC, SunBelt.

I’m going MAC CRAZY  and picking NIU, BG, W.Mich,  & Toledo are among my winners but Akron isn’t.

Idaho Potato: Utah St. vs Akron Dec 22. I’m still not sold on Terry Bowden but  his DC , Chuck Amato  has improved the D . Look for both USU QBs to find Hunter Sharp. USU 17 Akron 10

Boca Raton: Toledo vs  Temple Dec 22.  Campbell , Toledos HC Campbell  for , but  Iowa St, but their rushing attack led by Kareem Hunt. Toledo 22 Temple 16

Poinsettia: Northern Illinois vs Boise St. Dec 23.  NIU by a Hare 22-21. Look for Bougamon to get150 + rushing yards against a reeling BSU squad.

GoDaddy: Bowling Green vs Georgia Southern Dec 23 .Matty J & the Falcons will soar over a struggling GSU squad.  BG 29 GSU 15

Popeyes Bahamas: W. Michigan vs Middle Tenn. St. Dec 24.  Zack Terrell will lead Fleck’s Broncos to  win in  a shootout against the Blue Raiders. WMU 39 MTSU 29

 

Hawaii: Cincinnati vs S. Diego St. Dec 24 . I’m looking for Pumphrey to rush for 200 + as the Aztecs survive Cincy’s aerial show 31-30.

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 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

week 10, pick 3

Sunbelt: My vote went for this game-USA @ULL-Two teams nipping at Ga Southern’s heels. McGure /Harris RB  Cajuns’combo will edge  the balanced South Alabama squad.

MAC:  Western Michigan@Miami(Ohio)-  Miami O behind Hendrix ‘s arm will survive the Broncos’ rushing attack led by Jarvion Franklin

CUSA: USM @UTEP- Golden Eagles are looking better but the Miners are the hot squad. UTEP by a FG.

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Nov 2  review

ULL 19 USA 9 – got this one right

WMU 41 MIAMI O 10- SO WRONG

UTEP 35 USM 14- right kinda – thought USM was better than that

2 of 3 for the week.

Week 8 , quick 3

 

Holtz’ Bulldogs have had an erratic season and UTSA is coming off a big win over FIU. UTSA  Roadwarriors prevail by 5.

Slim SunBelt pickings. I’ll take Texas St outlasting ULL at home on Tuesday  night

Both UMass and E. Michigan discovered their  offenses again. Frohnapel’s passing will lead the Minutemen to a home victory.

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Oct 15: Post game  review-  TX St struggled all night  in a 28-10 loss to ULL who’s QB Broadway threw for 225 yards and a TD and rushed for 101 yards

Oct 19:  LT and USTA exchanged leads , but K. Dixon (LT) – 28 CAR, 121 YDS, 1 TD  and the Bulldogs came out on top.

In the only one I got correct  the Minutemen had too much ammo for  EMU Eagles

Passing: B. Frohnapfel (UMASS) – 337 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Abrokwah (UMASS) – 24 CAR, 135 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: T. Sharpe (UMASS) – 13 REC, 193 YDS

 

Sept 27 quick hits, poll

I picked USTA as my CUSA darkhorse, but I’m leaning toward FAU as the season progresses. I’m going with FAU in a  home nail-biter  W over USTA . Keep your eyes on the QBs Passing:  USTA-Carter – 44-72, 400 yds, 1 td.   FAU Johnson – 35-60, 478 yds, 4 td

 

Another Glass Bowl MAC game:   The passing of  CMU’s QB Rush – 62-102, 706 yds, 4 tds will be enough  for a W @Toledo

 

SunBelt:  Troy U will not recover from the UGA drubbing to win at ULM led by the passing of Thomas – 63-115, 650 yds, 2 ts

 

Sept 28 Post game review:

2 out  of 3 ain’t bad: ULM edged Troy thanks to it’s D creating turnovers amd Manton, thier kicker.. FAUQB Johnson tossed the winning TD with  20 seconds remaining   for the W. Toledo  QB  Woodside was the difference and gave me my wrong  selection in the Rockets 42-28 W. Staying in the MAC, how about Akron’d holding Pitt (ACC) to 10 points in a W.