How did our 2010 foes do this week?

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:

Opponent Sagarin W L Conf W L Last
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
Connecticut 80 4 4 BigEast 1 2 Bye
Bowling Green 143 1 4 MAC 2 7 Bye
N. Illinois 54 7 2 MAC 5 0 Bye
Temple 50 8 2 MAC 5 1 W: 28 - 10 Kent
Miami (OH) 101 5 4 MAC 4 1 Bye
Ohio 81 7 3 MAC 5 1 W: 34 - 17 Buffalo
Ball State 173 3 7 MAC 2 4 W: 37 - 30 Akron
E. Michigan 188 1 8 MAC 1 4 Bye
Akron 217 0 10 MAC 0 6 A: 37 - 30 Ball State
Total 108 54 54 0.500 37 31 0.544
Lost to 62 45 20 0.692 29 7 0.806
Defeated 146 5 9 0.357 5 10 0.333
Upcoming 193 4 25 0.138 3 14 0.176

Rhode Island: Ram's headbutt Villinova at home, take down the defending FCS Champs.

Final - 11.6.2010 1 2 3 4 Total
Villanova 0 0 7
7 14
Rhode Island 10 0 0 7 17

Rhode Island capitalized on three turnovers plus a blocked punt and shocked third-ranked Villanova, 17-14.

"We were not able to run the ball today," Talley said after Rhode Island (4-5, 3-3) held Villanova (6-3, 4-2) to 68 rushing yards, which was 133 yards below the Wildcats' season average. "If you take the running game away from us and force us to throw, throw, throw, that's not who we really are. Rhode Island did a very good job on our running game because they were more physical up front than we were. -- Philly Inquirer

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

Final - 11.6.2010 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Akron Zips 7 0 9 7 7 30
Ball St. Cardinals 0 13 3 7 7 37

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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

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