What We Learned From Week Four from the Independents

Army’s defense might be better than we thought The Black Knights went on the road and took on fifth-ranked Oklahoma, who is pretty good at offense if you haven't heard. While it wasn't perfect, Army became the first team to hold Oklahoma scoreless for a full quarter since Georgia in the national semifinal last year, … Continue reading What We Learned From Week Four from the Independents

Georgia Southern Defeats UMass 34-13: What Did We Learn?

Georgia Southern passed its first real test of the young 2018 season with a commanding victory over Massachusetts Saturday. It is too early to say that Georgia Southern is officially "back" but they are getting closer. They are looking more Georgia Southerny with each passing week. UMass might not look like much on paper, they … Continue reading Georgia Southern Defeats UMass 34-13: What Did We Learn?

Five Things to Watch for when Georgia Southern Takes On UMass

55-20 That's how badly UMass beat Georgia Southern last October. The Minutemen jumped out to a 21-0 lead early in the 1st quarter and never looked back. The beating was so horrendous and thorough that it ended up costing Tyson Summers his job, and turned around the Minutemen's season, simultaneously. After Georgia Southern sacked Summers, … Continue reading Five Things to Watch for when Georgia Southern Takes On UMass

What Did We Learn From Our First Week of Independent Football?

So thanks to Hawai'i, we've got four teams to talk about, but six games worth of information. That said, it's probably best if we digest this one team at a time. Army is younger and has more growing to do than we thought Lots of folks were in a tizzy after Army fell to Duke … Continue reading What Did We Learn From Our First Week of Independent Football?

Hello College Football, So Good to See You Again!

We have finally arrived. Our long, national football-less nightmare is over and real live college football is back on the docket for the day. Let's take a look at our football menu, shall we? Appetizer: Duquesne at UMass, 5:30 ET This should be a pretty light fare. Duquesne and UMass both had fairly middling seasons … Continue reading Hello College Football, So Good to See You Again!

Independence Day Marks a New Year, and a New Beginning for Several Programs

I just can't help myself. It's Independence Day, and what better way to celebrate the day than with our favorite movie and speech. Now, a few days ago a few football programs celebrated a slightly different kind of independence. As of three days ago, New Mexico State is becoming an FBS Independent, which is viewed … Continue reading Independence Day Marks a New Year, and a New Beginning for Several Programs

Is Trickle-Down Revenue A Potential Market Inefficiency For Group of Five Teams?

First, let me share Alabama's non-conference schedule against Group of Five opponents for the next six seasons: 2018 - Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette 2019 - Southern Miss, New Mexico State 2020 - Kent State, Georgia State 2021 - Southern Miss 2022 - Utah State 2023 - WKU Yawn, right? Well, the Crimson Tide recently announced some … Continue reading Is Trickle-Down Revenue A Potential Market Inefficiency For Group of Five Teams?

Spring Musings: What If Football Returned to the WAC?

In this dry college football off-season, I had plenty of time so I revisited the Idaho Football Consultant Report. Ever since it was published in the spring of 2016, I have looked at it numerous times. One of the most intriguing aspects of the report is Idaho's consideration of the unlikely return of football to the … Continue reading Spring Musings: What If Football Returned to the WAC?

The Forgotten 5 Are Going Bowling – Here’s Where I Think They’ll Go; Yeah, I Predicted Power 5 Too Because Whatever

Bowl season is almost here everyone, you know what that means, bowl projections. Everyone loves looking at tie-ins and choosing what four-win teams are capable of winning out to just sneak into a bowl. No? Only me? Ok then. I think this is a given at this point, but UCF is the Forgotten 5's representative … Continue reading The Forgotten 5 Are Going Bowling – Here’s Where I Think They’ll Go; Yeah, I Predicted Power 5 Too Because Whatever

Film Sesh: Week Nine

Here at Forgotten Five, we watch football religiously (or sacrilegiously, depending on your views.) That leads us to seeing plenty of videos from G5, both good and bad. Film Sesh will be devoted to breaking down (and sometimes just breaking) those conference recaps, highlight and other player of the week videos. But this ain't Jon … Continue reading Film Sesh: Week Nine