The winners of the CUSA. MAC , & Sunbelt tournaments will get automatic dance tickets and are too difficult to predict. Every year a few regular season winners are sent to the NIT. Western Kentucky & Georgia Southern are atop the first two conferences, and Buffalo and Toledo are atop the MAC divisions. I think the CUSA gets a possible extra ticket. UAB is tied for the second with La Tech who they just walloped and will be my dark horse for the extra ticket. Anyone remember when they brought in Gene Bartow to kick start the new program almost thirty years ago? So much is up in the air with three weeks to go in the regular season.
Jan 5-Late gewtting back to this blog: I picked Toledo but they more than doubled my guess on their point total. Toledo 63 Ark St 44. Hunt was a beast 32 CAR, 271 YDS, 5 TDfor Toedo while Knighten was stellar in defeat tossing for 403 yards and 5 tds for Ark St.
S.Bama put up a good fight , but BG’s Knapke to Green combo was too much .. BG 33 USA 28.
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