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Underdogs Against the Spread: Best 2021 G5 Football Over/Under Win Totals

If you want winners for the 2021 season we got them.

Underdog Pawdcast: 2021 NFL Draft Preview

It’s time for a host of G5 alums to try their luck in the pro ranks.

2020 FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl Preview: Liberty Flames vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

2020’s edition of the Cure Bowl features a matchup of two top-25 teams.

Texas State vs. #12 BYU: Preview, Prediction & Odds.

It’s cat-on-cat action in the Beehvive State.

UMass Football Changes Course, Will Play in Fall 2020

After about a month of planning on a spring 2021 season, UMass has decided to play in the fall again.

Heisman Snubs: G5 & FCS Candidates That Should Have Won

It’s not Colt Brennan’s fault Hawai’i wasn’t in the PAC-10.

How New NIL Rules Will Change G5 Recruiting

Players are going to be able to make money off of their name, image, and likeness. This is a massive shift for college football, and will have long term impacts on the G5,

Don’t Hold Your Breath On Realignment To Save Your Team

Getting an invitation to a Power 5 program may seem like the perfect way to get your favorite program a seat at the big boy table. The problem is, it’s never going to happen.

How the coronavirus shut down will impact college football’s 2020 season

Don’t expect the effects of the coronavirus to only linger in the short term.

Powerless Five: The Final Five

The regular season is over, and these teams have cemented their status as not just the worst of the Power Five, but the worst FBS squads of 2019

Powerless Five: Giving Thanks Your Team Ain’t These Teams

Not all Power Five teams are created equal, but these five really got the short end of the stick. They put the Grim in Pilgrim. You get the idea.

Powerless Five: Twelve weeks into the season and the bottom slots appear locked

The very best of the Power Five are indeed killing it, but the worst of the Power Five is just as dead as any underachieving Group of Five squad

Powerless Five: Who’s playing like a G5 this week?

Recapping the week in not only which Power Five teams are playing at the Group of Five level, but which are playing even worse

Mike Norvell, like other talented Group of 5 coaches, should just stay put

Coaching rumors often come out of no where, leading us to call it Silly Season, but really there is nothing more silly than coaches leaving the programs they built.

Powerless Five: Not every power conference team is created equal

As the AAC sees four teams in the AP Poll this week, five power teams (and maybe more) continue to push the envelope for futility

Powerless Five: Your team played better than all five of these this week

Hey, Group of Five athletic directors! Want a Power Five win? Schedule these guys!

Powerless Five: Better than the Group of Five, these teams are not

AAC, Sun Belt, Conference USA team not doing so well? At least they played better than these helpless squads

Powerless Five: A new bottom spot makes the Group of Five look good

Another Group of Five team is ranked this week. These teams? Not so much

FIU trounces UMass by a final score of 44-0

For the first time in 2019, the Panthers resembled the team that many thought they could be entering the season.

Amare Jones paces Tulane in big win over Army

The Green Wave’s sophomore running back led the way in their 42-33 victory.

Tulane Green Wave at Army Black Knights: Preview, Start Time, TV, Prediction

The Greenies and the Black Knights are both 3-1, both fresh off a bye and both looking for a huge win in West Point this weekend.

UMass Minutemen vs FIU Panthers: Preview & Prediction, TV, Radio

The Panthers come off the bye week entering a pivotal stretch, while UMass looks to score their second win of the year.

What is California’s Fair Pay to Play Act and what does it potentially mean for the Group of Five

The new California law that allows college athletes to get paid might be beneficial to the G5. It also might enhance the status quo.

Powerless Five: Who’s worse than the Group of Five this week?

Sure, Bama and Clemson are better than the Group of Five, but a lot of other teams aren’t. These are the worst five this week. Okay, six.

Underdog Top 10 - Week 5 G5 Football Rankings

We finally have a change to our top 3 this week.

Powerless Five: Who leads the pack this week in P5 futility?

We look at the worst of the P5, any of whom would be lucky to play as well as the top G5 squads this week.

Around the Dog Park: UCF and Boise State decide to settle it on the field

D’Eriq King is still the Houston QB... UMass adds a new series... New Mexico State and the New Mexico Bowl partner up.

Underdog Top 10: Week 4 G5 Football Rankings

The top two remain the same, but there is a lot more parity between teams three through eight this week.

Underdog Top 10: Week 3 G5 Football Rankings

We have a new No. 1 in our latest G5 rankings and it should not shock you.

Underdog Top 10: Week 2 G5 Football Rankings

The AAC and Mountain West take control of our latest rankings.

UCF is still the only G5 team to crack SB Nation’s FanPulse Poll

Boise State and Cincy should have made the cut, but P5 bias is holding them back.

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