Week 13 was not kind to me...Admittedly, who could’ve seen that FIU win and that Rice win coming? Regardless, there’s still one week of the regular season left in the season to end on a high note and it’s a loaded slate. Either that or go down in a blaze of glory...
...I deeply apologize for the Bon Jovi reference.
Last week: 3-5
Season total: 81-26
Saturday, November 30th
Marshall Thundering Herd vs FIU Panthers - Noon ET
I’ll give this one to the Herd. For starters, Marshall has only lost one game at home this season and that was against Cincinnati. With the exception of last week, which was technically a neutral site game, FIU has not won a game on the road this season.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders - 2 PM ET
Give it to WKU. While I expect Asher O’Hara to give WKU everything he has, the Tops are a more complete team. They will end the regular season 8-4 in Tyson Helton’s first year as a head coach.
Old Dominion Monarchs vs Charlotte 49ers - 2 PM ET
Pick Charlotte. They’re red hot after ripping off four straight wins. They might have a habit of keeping games close even when they shouldn’t, but Old Dominion are just plain lost, at the moment. Maybe next year.
UTEP Miners vs Rice Owls - 3 PM ET
Rice should have this. Mike Bloomgren finally has his team playing the way he wants with two straight wins. UTEP haven’t given up fewer than than 26 points this season. The Owls’ offense should have this in the bag.
FAU Owls vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles - 3:30 PM ET
FAU make sense as the pick. If they can control the pace from the get-go and simply keep Jack Abrahm off of the field, they’ll wrap up their East Division title and eliminate Southern Miss from West Division contention.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UTSA Roadrunners - 3:30 PM ET
Louisiana Tech are a very safe bet. J’Mar Smith and Adrian Hardy return from suspension this week. That should give the Bulldogs enough juice to outrun the Roadrunners to end the regular season.
North Texas Mean Green vs UAB Blazers - 4 PM ET
UAB win this game. North Texas have looked completely listless the last two weeks and UAB have some good momentum the last two weeks. Granted, those Blazer wins came against UTEP and a LA Tech team that was missing their two best offensive players, so this should be a very close duel.