It was another decent week for me last week picking most of the C-USA games correctly. With only a few more weeks left to go (single tear), let’s see if I can’t close this thing out strong.
Last week: 5-2
Season total: 70-19
Saturday, November 9th
Arkansas Razorbacks vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers - Noon ET
I’m going with WKU for the upset in this game. Arkansas is just 2-7 up to this point in the year with wins against Portland State and Colorado State. WKU’s biggest challenge should be keeping the pass game in check, which they can do if the defensive line performs like they normally do.
Old Dominion Monarchs vs UTSA Roadrunners - 2 PM ET
In a battle between two of the league’s weaker performers so far, UTSA are my choice. We’ve seen some flashes of brilliance from Sincere McCormick and Lowell Narcisse and they’ll need to show that brilliance again against a deceptively tough ODU defense.
UTEP Miners vs Charlotte 49ers - 3 PM ET
Charlotte is the pick. UTEP continue to show signs of improvement on offense, but Chris Reynolds and the 49ers seem to be getting their groove back after some speed bumps.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs UAB Blazers - 3:30 PM ET
This one is going to be incredibly interesting. A great offense vs a great defense. My gut says Southern Miss. When Jack Abraham and Quez Watkins are in-sync, they’re one of the best QB-receiver duos in the G5. We’ll see if they have it on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs North Texas Mean Green - 4 PM ET
Tech is the pick. As superhuman as Mason Fine has looked at times over the course of this season and his career, the Bulldogs are simply a more complete team and the current conference frontrunners for a reason.
Florida Atlantic Owls vs FIU Panthers - 6 PM ET
FAU definitely have more momentum on their side at the moment. Chris Robison is skillfully spreading the wealth in the pass game. It could be an interesting challenge for the Owls, however, against a passing defense that is allowing just 165 yards per game through the air. There’s not enough to bet against the Owls though.