Tag: FAU

Conference USA. Where to go from here.

In an earlier post about 2/3rds into the season I had looked at how C-USAs new members (UNT, UTSA, La Tech, FIU, FAU, MTSU), those that will remain (UAB, S Miss, UTEP, Marshall, Rice) and the “quitters” (Tulsa, Tulane, ECU) fared compared to the other groups. For completeness, I have updated those numbers. Newbies overall:…

CUSA Power Rankings 10.11.13

ECU – Had a scare vs MTSU but shook it off and kept rolling Marshall – Really impressive vs UTSA. Rice – Took on preseason fave Tulsa and won in OT in Oklahoma, ya’ll. Looking formidable. Tulane – Didn’t look impressive in the win against UNT. Still, there is something to be said for winning,…

CUSA Power Rankings 10.3.13

Between the bye-weeks and the terrible non-conference losses there wasn’t much change in the power poll. I don’t like moving a team up or down if they didn’t play but MTSU played so poorly that their drop forced up Marshall and Rice. I kind of want to drop them further but UNT didn’t play, Tulsa…

CUSA Power Rankings Week 5

Here is the list I sent over to Miner Rush for this week’s CUSA Power Rankings. I figured that since everyone is doing it, I’d do it too. ECU – Also lost to Va Tech but at home. Here based on potential rather than resume this year. MTSU – Got a conference win away. MTSU…

FAU and MTSU Joining CUSA in 2013

One of the most popular posts on this little corner of the internet is the one I did about CUSA. My thoughts on realignment have always centered on the regional-ness of the games. Having spent my time in Denton without a Texas rival, I am jealous of those new students that will have short trips…

Bowling Chances 2012

After conference opponent Louisiana-Lafayette 30-23 on Tuesday the 16th, there have been rumblings about bowl-eligibilty. Of course, if you have been reading MGN, you know the deal. North Texas’ record is at 3-4 (2-1). There are five games remaining — all Sun Belt matchups. Here are the standings: ULM 3-0, 5-2 WKU 2-1, 5-2 UNT…

Sun Belt Week Five 2012

Well I’m not feeling any better about the prospects of winning the conference. That isn’t because the win over FAU was bad. It is because the rest of the Belt looked so good this week. Let’s take a tour shall we? MTSU 49 v Ga Tech 28 Ah this was probably the headline of the…

North Texas 20 Florida Atlantic 14 9.29.12

North Texas went to Boca and snatched a victory away from what could have been the jaws of defeat. It was not pretty. It wasn’t anything to be crazy proud of. It was just a win. That is all that matters. Seriously, look at “lowly” UTSA out there in the WAC. They whooped up on…

North Texas 10 FAU 0 Halftime

Coming into this game there was an air of disappointment. Sure, everyone was saying the right things after the loss to Troy but that didn’t lift the fog. Florida Atlantic seemed like the perfect rebound game from a tough loss. What do ya know? They are. Derek Thompson still looks a little shaky, like his…

Sun Belt Week Four 2012

In this, the last year of the Sun Belt (thank god) we have a chance to win the thing despite what the negative types are saying. Let us take a look around at what happened: ULM 42 v Baylor 47 You might know this game as the only compelling Sun Belt matchup to outsiders, well…