Another week another cardiac moment from Rhode Island. This week they were on the winning end of their sixth game decided by a touchdown or less this season. The Villinova Wildcats, defending FCS Champs, are the second ranked team this season to fall to Rhode Island and the Rams now sit higher than UB's last three opponents in the Sargin Rankings.
It's important to note at this point that the teams UB has lost to have a record of 45 and 20 and are all, with the exception of Miami, Bowl Elidgable. These teams have a Sargins ranking of 62.
Looking at the teams UB has beaten, all two them, they have a record of five and nine with a sargins ranking of 146.
The next couple weeks will be really telling for this years squad as they hit three of the weakest teams on their schedule, two of them at home. The finish the season against winless Akron who the last ranked FBS team and behind nearly 100 FCS teams in the Sargin Rankings.
The big Board:
|Rhode Island||148||4||5||CAA||3||3||W: 17-14 Nova|
|Baylor||27||7||3||Big12||4||2||L: 55 - 28 OK State|
|UCF||39||7||2||CUSA||5||0||W: 40 - 33 Houston|
|Temple||50||8||2||MAC||5||1||W: 28 - 10 Kent|
|Ohio||81||7||3||MAC||5||1||W: 34 - 17 Buffalo|
|Ball State||173||3||7||MAC||2||4||W: 37 - 30 Akron|
|Akron||217||0||10||MAC||0||6||A: 37 - 30 Ball State|
Rhode Island: Ram's headbutt Villinova at home, take down the defending FCS Champs.
|Final - 11.6.2010||1||2||3||4||Total|
Baylor: Oklahoma state boots the Bears.
Well another week, and another Oklahoma State victory over another "good but now terrible" team. Get ready for a few days of getting pissed at news sources devaluing this win... except from us. We will offer the opposing view since 1) we think this was probably the most dominating victory over a solid team this season, and 2) we would not be considered a legitimate news source... unless you consider fart noises and domestic violence jokes to be news. -- Cowboys Ride For Free
UCF: Knights stay undefeated in conference USA by slamming the cougars.
UCF freshman quarterback Jeff Godfrey had another monster game, helping the Knights (7-2 overall, 5-0 in Conference USA) claim a thrilling 40-33 road win over Houston (5-4 overall, 3-2 in C-USA) Friday night at Robertson Stadium.
Godfrey was 15-of-19 passing for 294 yards, two touchdowns and one sack. He also was UCF’s leading rusher, scrambling for 105 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries.
With the win, UCF claims a considerable advantage in the battle to host the Conference USA championship. -- Knights Notepad
Temple: Owls take down Kent, set up a grudge match against the Bobcats with the East on the line.
Mike Gerardi played another career game en route to Temple's fourth consecutive victory. Temple went on this afternoon to defeat the Kent State Golden Flashes 28-10.
The Owls were slow to start but found their groove in the second quarter of this game. Let's start from the beginning. -- The Owls Nest
Ball State: Cardinals avoid disaster in Overtime, keep Akron undefeated
Today was it’s own kind of day for the Cardinals, and yet again a different sort of game for the fans to witness. You had Akron scoring first, BSU rattling off 16 straight, Akron coming back, a back and forth second half, and two overtimes that featured the kind of “luck” that normally goes against the Cards when a BSU touchdown bounces off an Akron defender in double overtime, followed by Joshua Howard intercepting Akron during their possession, ending the game. I can’t say I’m exceptionally jazzed that one of these nip and tuck type games was the result of suiting up against a winless, hapless Akron, universally considered one of the worst teams in the FBS, but regardless of the ingredients or the preparation, the winning meal was quite delicious. It wasn’t a dominating wire to wire victory for the Cardinals that left no doubt as to who the “better” team was, but it was a win. And after four straight losses, a win was certainly needed. -- Over The Pylon