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Feb 21 – three hot games

CUSA- La Tech(21-6, 12-2 C-USA) , the CUSA leader, travels north to face ODU (19-6, 8-5 C-USA) who will like need to win the CUSAT to make the Dance.  Freeman  will shine today for ODU as they get a big win.

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Buffalo

(16-9, 7-6 MAC)

Bowling Green

(17-7, 9-4 MAC)

Moss will put up big numbers for Buffalo but not enough to stop their recent slide. BG trying to re-group from a bad lossto Miami O will get a  big game for Richaun Holmes today.

___________________________________________________________________________Georgia Southern will get a big game from Hewitt  against Ken Williams and the USA Jags and stay a game behind ULM in the SunBelt race .

 

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Feb 22: ODO and Freeman were  stoked from the beginning> Coach Jeff Jones knows a thing or two about getting to the Dance.

Ga Southern and Hewitt hung on against S.Bama 80-74.

My incorrect pick was BG who lost 68-56 despite a solid effort from Holmes(15 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Blk). Buffalo was led by S. Evans 19 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

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 6, best game poll

CUSA:

Marshall Herd  should  eventually ride away from ODU. Cato and Devan Johnson will prevail in a battle at ODU .Monarchs QB Heinicke will keep them in the game for three quarters.

MAC

NIU survives the Kent St flashes in a home nailbiter

Sunbelt

Passing Pete Thomas will lead the Warhawks in a shootout W @ and over Ark St

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10/4/14

Another 2 out of 3 week:   Correct on: Marshall 56 ODU 14 , NIU 17 Kent 14

 

Wrong about Ark St 28 ULM 14:  It was their Knighten to McKissic connection, not Thomas of  ULM

sept 20 quick hits

One game from the each (MAC, CUSA, & Sunbelt)

The N. Mex St Aggies  (2-1, 1-0 Sun Belt)beat  Ga St   in their return to the SunBelt, but I’m intrigued by their intra-state matchup against the New Mexico Lobos(0-2, 0-0 MW) who have to be expecting more from Coach Bob Davie. Lobos are on the road with a limited offense led by Gautsche – 14 car, 184 yds, 2 tds.  Davie will coax his sqaud into a final minute squeaker W. The passing of Aggies QB Rogers – 65-111, 723 yds, 7 tds will keep this one close

Rice(0-2, 0-0 C-USA) Owls  will hang onto their season and beat the  ODU (2-1, 0-0 C-USA newbies ) in a battle of passers:  ODU- Heinicke – 81-119, 742 yds, 5 tds Rice-Jackson – 34-56, 375 yds, 2 tds

 

 

MAC:Ground game battle as Ball St  led by Edwards – 63 car, 265 yds, 2 tds visits  Toledo led by Hunt – 47 car, 385 yds, 6 tds. Hoe team Rockets will shatter  the Card in the Glass Bowl game

Sept 21 brief review  2 out of 3 ain’t bad
Heinicke  ( 430 yards, 5 TDs)  was a major factor in the ODU upset road win.

Last second TD pass saves  the Lobos

Hunt (12 carries 142 yards, 1TD) in the Toledo W

 

 

CUSA 2014 football preview

East

Marshall: Rakeem Cato returns to lead the potent Thundering Herd but will sure miss Gator Hoskins, the talented TE drafted by the Dolphins. If the Herd can find some D. I don’t see anyone stopping them in the East. Kevin Grooms dismissal  will hurt the Herd’s depth at RB.

Florida Atlantic:  The Owls,free of the Carl Pellini  troubles, are one of my two dark horses. Head Coach Partridge has most of  #1 D  in the 2013 CUSA returning if they can survive the first two games at Nebraska & Bama.

Middle Tennessee- Blue Raiders will go as the  QB merry-go -round spins. Grammerly, Stocksill (coach’s son), orErdely. Some say Stocksill has the edge, The Blue Raiders  tempo style may not be enough in the  CUSA and will weak O & D lines land them in the basement?

WKU: Jeff Brohm tales the reins from hit and run Petrino and will need to evaluate QB Doughty quickly, then look for RBs to replace  Antonio Andrews.   Hilltoppers won’t be atop many opponents this season

UAB- Perhaps the best thing going for new HC Phil Clark is the QB-WR connection.  Incoming Juco QB Cody Clemens , the likely starter will have the top 3 targets back from last year, including big play threat Jamarcus Nelson, who averaged 20.1 yards per catch last year on 46 receptions and scored 8 TDs

Old Dominion:  Coach Wilder’s Monarchs up-tempo O led by Taylor Heinicke will put up some points , but I don’t see them getting to far out of the cellar.

FIU : Can true Freshman QB Alex McGough save Turner’s job?

WEST  

Rice :   If your team is the Owls (FAU) then you must’ve shared a scheduler for a tough first two games, @Notre Dame and @ Texas A&M. Rice had a solid D in 2013 , but  have big holes in the  D secondary with the departures of Gaines &  Porras. Can Dillard & Davis  replace Charles Ross @ RB?

UTSA:  Coker may finally have  the Roadrunners in contention. The transition at QB  from Soza  to  Carter  and the emergence of Glasco at RB  are the keys on offense. The D  will need to be great up front to cover for some of the doubts about the secondary .

North Texas: Pegram  &  Jimmerson returns to anchor  a solid offensive backfield   that may miss Byrd a little. Their D should be Ok but they;ll need more special teams  heroics to duplicate the solid 2013  season

Southern Miss-  If USM can keep Coach Monken for a few seasons and Mullens develops at QB the Golden Eagles may find their way back to the top of the CUSA.

UTEP Showers (QB) and RBs , Jones and Jeffery, will put up the points, but  the lack of D will keep the Miners  out of contention.

 

Louisiana Tech-   Skip Holtz train continues to derail in 2014. The transition from Dykes up tempo style was miserable in 2013. Who knows why LT ignored its personnel when picking  a HC? Tech will rely on Sokol, a JC transfer QB, and a stable of RBs , to pull of a miracle in the fleet style CUSA.  They’ve brought in Manny Diaz as DC, (remember him at Texas),  and are hoping for  one of his  great first seasons before  sinking. Maybe they’ll beat Old Dominion &UAB in conference.