Lost in a busy college weekend, and even in the news of Rice's big win against Marshall might have been the small details in Rice's uniforms. While they were not "officially" throwback helmets, Rice donned helmets that had their trademark old-English R on one side and rounded numerals on the other, seen in the cover … Continue reading The Odd Trend of Rice Wearing Throwbacks Against Marshall
While much of the country focused on Coastal Carolina-BYU and its epic ending, Rice proved to be a worthy undercard for those that watched them upset #21/#15 (AP) Marshall on ESPN+. The Owls intercepted five Grant Wells passes and held the Thundering Herd offense to 245 yards of offense. The win was their first win … Continue reading Was Rice’s Win Over Marshall Their Biggest Since Leaving the Southwest Conference?
While Coastal Carolina-Liberty grabbing the spotlight as College Gameday's setting this week, another game has unique appeal in its historical precedence. That game is Indiana's game against Wisconsin this Saturday. While Indiana has had a tortured existence throughout their football history, Wisconsin has had the complete opposite. A strange theme in this series, is both … Continue reading Welcome to the Biggest Indiana-Wisconsin Game Ever
This weekend, San Jose State looks to continue their dream season. Standing in their way is not their toughest test, but an unpredictable Hawaii team. The Rainbow Warriors have lost in blowout fashion to Wyoming and San DIego State, yet have wins against Fresno State and Nevada, which are both teams' only losses. San Jose … Continue reading The Insane Chaos That is Hawaii-San Jose State.
Stop me if you've heard this one before. A ranked Northwestern team gets off to a hot start and into the national title race, only to underachieve and knock themselves out. If not, that's understandable, as that was the situation in 1959. That year, Ara Parseghian, (yes that Ara Parseghian), led the Wildcats to a … Continue reading The Ghosts of 59′ Haunted Northwestern on Saturday
As announced earlier this week, San Jose State and Boise State earned FOX's 4 PM slot. This provides the Mountain West with a second consecutive week with a network TV appearance. In a week where several games were postponed, and the only all-ranked affair is the Iron Bowl, where Auburn is a 24.5 point underdog, … Continue reading Analyzing Boise State and San Jose State’s Network TV Appearances
The UMass Minutemen have had one of the oddest seasons ever, even in such an odd year like 2020. The Minutemen shut down football operations in August, only to decide to play a limited slate in September. The Minutemen have played three games only scoring 12 points, while allowing 116, and come into their Black … Continue reading Analyzing Possible December Opponents For UMass
Throughout this short Mountain West season, San Jose State's fast start has captured the attention of this young blog. In a year and season of turbulence, college football has needed feel good stories like that of 4-0 San Jose State, off to their first 4-0 start since 1955. This week they have their toughest test … Continue reading San Jose State Has Demons to Exorcise in Possibly It’s Biggest Game of The Millennium
UMass is in a rare position for spotlight on Friday, as they will appear on CBS Sports Network in a Friday Night primetime game against FAU. This week's game is the Minutemen's seventh week night game since they moved to FBS in 2012. Like other things in the UMass program, the Minutemen have not done … Continue reading Recounting UMass’ Prime-Time Weeknight Games
Yesterday, CBS announced it was broadcasting Saturday's Nevada-San Diego State game in its traditional 3:30 ET slot. This is the second Group of Five game they have broadcasted this year, with the first being App State-Marshall. The inconveniences caused by COVID-19 continue to benefit the Group of Five on TV. https://twitter.com/CBSSportsGang/status/1328802788139261952?s=20 Early in the season, … Continue reading The Mountain West on CBS Is a Huge Win for the Conference