Week 2 featured three games pitting Top 10 Group of 5 and independent teams against one another. Those games — Louisiana Tech-Western Kentucky, Temple-Cincinnati and Boise State-BYU - provided some of the weekend’s best football. However, the Group of 5 teams to make the biggest splash were previously unranked. The Mid-American Conference scored a pair […]
#Karma. Ready as they may be to spin it, neither Paul Finebaum nor Clay Fratbaum nor Bret Bielema – especially Bret Bielema – can spin the ugly of the SEC’s Week 2. There’s no putting any lipstick on the Hogs losing at home to the Mid-American Conference’s Toledo Rockets. The 16-12 result coming the same […]
A variety of publications offer their preseason All-American teams this time of year. Each has its own leanings, evident in their individual selections, but it seems that, universally, the Group of Five is neglected. Consider Colorado State’s Rashard Higgins. He led the nation in almost every receiving category a season ago, yet fails to scratch […]
A variety of outlets are filling the 12 remaining weeks before college football season begins with countdowns of the best games, whether nonconference, intra-league or across divisions. Well, I feel pretty confident writing that in the sea of college football listicles, the following — spotlighting the best Group of Five nonconference games in the coming […]
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