Sizzling Hot Take: #SunBeltHeat 2016 Autopsy

Last year, I cheerlessly wrote that the Sun Belt was "college football's black hole." This was not hyperbole, y'all. The SBC went a horrendous 13-34 against out-of-conference competition, with 69% (tee hee) of those wins coming at the expense of the FCS. That's terrible. The conference's best wins came against a very good 11-3 San … Continue reading Sizzling Hot Take: #SunBeltHeat 2016 Autopsy

Back on the Front Burner: #SunBeltHeat Week 7

You may have noted, and not without considerable dismay, the chilling absence of #SunBeltHeat in Week 6. That's because there was no heat to be had. Week 6 featured three Sun Belt on Sun Belt donnybrooks that categorized its own form of calefaction. The Heat returns in Week 7, briefly but with maximum penetration between two in-state … Continue reading Back on the Front Burner: #SunBeltHeat Week 7

Digging Deep for Heat! Week 3 of #SunBeltHeat

Last year, #SunBeltHeat was a miserable 13 and 34, with nine of those wins coming at the expense of the FCS. Just two weeks into the 2016 season, the Sun Belt is 9-10 against OOC foes, with four of those wins against G5 and P5 opponents. Were it not for some unfortunate booting from Appalachian State against … Continue reading Digging Deep for Heat! Week 3 of #SunBeltHeat

The Battle for the Victory Barrel, NC State at ECU – History, Preview, TV, Starting Time and Betting Line

Start Time: Noon ET Location: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC TV: ESPNU Streaming: WatchESPN Series: NC State leads 16-12, ECU won last meeting 42-28 in 2013. Weather: Sunny in the low 90's, humidity in the 60% range. Line: NC State by 5, O/U at 57 NC State Radio, ECU Radio Separated by roughly 86 miles, NC State and East Carolina have … Continue reading The Battle for the Victory Barrel, NC State at ECU – History, Preview, TV, Starting Time and Betting Line