Posted Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:01 AM
I started with my first college football write up yesterday. It helps me to think it out instead of just picking one because it looks good.
Miami OH was in control but instead I settled for a push. I predicted a 27-21 final so I was pretty close. Those that got the game at 2.5 great win. On to Thursday...
East Carolina @ UAB
The line opened at 2.5 and dropped to 1.5 but has settled at 2 for now.
ECU is a long shot as far as winning the division but they can finish the the season with 8 wins if they win their last 3. This is their toughest road game left on their schedule. They also have SMU at home in the season finale.
UAB has played in several close games this year. They led FAU all game up until FAU took the lead late on a TD run. They lost in 5 OT's to Tennessee. They also played a very good Mississippi St team very well.
Two of three UAB wins came on the game's final play. They threw a 44 yard hail mary to defeat Troy by 1 point and they went for 2 in the second OT in their 1 point win over Southern Miss.
ECU is no stranger to close games either. They won their opener against Tulsa on a hail mary pass of their own. They beat USM by one point on a late TD and they beat a good NC State team in OT.
The one thing that really jumps out at me when looking at how the two teams seasons have gone is how many rushing yards that ECU has given up in their 4 losses. The four losses are to some talented teams, especi... [More]
Posted Wednesday, November 10, 2010 04:27 PM
Miami (OH) opened -3.5 but saw it slide down to -2.5. It has settled at a FG as of 2:15 pm on game day.
Miami (OH) is 4-1 in the MAC with an outside chance at a division championship. They are currently in a 3 way tie with Temple and Ohio U. They have already lost to Ohio but they play Temple at home in their season finale. They face a lousy Akron team on the road next week.
Bowling Green is 1-4 in the MAC. They won their last conference game, a 17-14 win over Central Michigan. They lost to Temple by a single point on the road and lost a 2 point game to Buffalo in their conference opener.
The one common opponent game that sticks out is their games against Kent St. The Redhawks beat Kent at home 27-21 but BG lost to Kent at home 30-6. Both were crushed by Ohio (BG played at Ohio) and both allowed the Bobcats to rush the football for a ton of yardage.
Statistically these two teams rank last and next to last in country rushing the football. Miami (OH) has the better rush defense and has played the much tougher non conference schedule. The Falcons gave up almost 500 yards rushing to Michigan at the Big House which does skew thei... [More]