A freshman QB getting his first start on the Plains against a top-15 ranked Auburn Tigers team Week 1 never sounded all that great on paper from the jump. Vegas made the Eagles 34 point underdogs for a reason. But if you want to catch a glimpse into the psyche of the average Eagle fan … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Auburn thumps Georgia Southern 41-7
NEW DEVELOPMENT: Since posting the following story, Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson issued the following statement regarding HB 1249 (the Arkansas bill permitting conceal and carry licensees to bring handguns to college campuses, including sport venues) and SB 724 (an amendment making sporting venues exempt from the law): “During the last week I have followed … Continue reading Is Arkansas’ new gun law a threat to Arkansas State and UALR’s Sun Belt membership?
The NFL Scouting Combine is basically a meat circus in which hundreds of the world's most buff athletes are required to perform feats of strength and agility before a national audience. Bring it on! Anything to fill the gap between the National Championship and opening week, right? While the NFL Combine is meant to measure … Continue reading The Forgotten crash the 2017 NFL Combine
Miami University (6-6) vs. Mississippi State (5-7) Start Time: 11:00 AM EST. Monday, December 26 Location: Tropicana Field, Saint Petersburg, Florida TV: ESPN Streaming: WatchESPN Live Stats: Here. Line: Mississippi State -14.5. O/U: 58.5. A team that doesn't even deserve to be in a bowl game. Another team that started the season 0-6. If it weren't for the … Continue reading St. Petersburg Bowl Preview: Miami Redhawks vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
You may (or may not) have heard about the premature declaration of #SunBeltHeat's tragic demise. Turns out, there were two more out-of-conference games to be played! My bad! Look, I've claimed responsibility what more do you want? No matter what you want, you get nothing. Except some bonus analysis. And this updated chart: Conference W … Continue reading #SunBeltHeat Addendum to the Postmortem
Two weeks ago, I officially slammed the coffin lid on #SunBeltHeat not once, but twice! But reports of its demise were greatly exaggerated (by me). #SunBeltHeat did not end last with Troy drop kicking Massachusetts. The Sun Belt still has two OOC games on the schedule! How could we have been so reckless? Personally, I blame you. YES … Continue reading The body is still warm! #SunBeltHeat Week 12
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
MAJOR NEWS, fellow Sun Beltophiles: this is it for #SunBeltHeat in 2016. The conference's OOC slate officially comes to a close in Week 10. All the training, the vitamins, the prayers, it comes to an abrupt and brutal end in Troy, Alabama once the Trojans destroy the Minutemen. We had some fun, right guys? You bet … Continue reading It’s the Final Countdown: #SunBeltHeat Week 10
#SunBeltHeat picked up the split in Week 8, with Georgia State stoically dispatching a pretty decent Tennessee-Martin team 31-6 and ULM falling miserably to New Mexico 17-59. The degree of difficulty increases dramatically for the Sun Belt in Week 9 when New Mexico State wanders out of the desert to face #9 Texas A&M. The Aggies (Lone … Continue reading It’s a dry heat: #SunBeltHeat Week 9
It's okay if you (like the majority of the human race) have forgotten the A-State Indians football season of 1993. The team, abandoned by one-and-done pioneer Ray Perkins and replaced by first-time head coach John Bobo, opened the year with a punishing 44-6 loss to #8 Florida, and then proceeded to lose 5 of the next six … Continue reading Remember when Arkansas State tied Mississippi State? You don’t?