MAC Football 2017 Preview: Getting Back to MACtion

MAC Football 2017 Preview: Getting Back to MACtion

Last year, the MAC was dominated by one boat-rowing football program. For all the chaos that ensued in the 2016 regular season, Western Michigan -- the nation's only undefeated once the postseason began -- was the constant. With P.J. Fleck at the helm, nobody in the MAC could touch the Broncos. Fleck finally had the…

5 For Friday: The Best Conference Championship Games

5 For Friday: The Best Conference Championship Games

Conference Championship Week -- excuse me, "Champ Week," as ESPN has rebranded it -- is afoot and leading us directly into Selection Sunday. For college basketball junkies, it doesn't get much better than the week-and-change of tournaments played across the country. Conference tournaments have given us such memorable moments as the 2009, six-overtime classic between…

Bowl Preview Bonanza, Part II

Bowl Preview Bonanza, Part II

Opening weekend for the 2015 bowl season did not disappoint. Kenneth Dixon became college football's new touchdown king in New Orleans. One Mountain West team, San Jose State, rallied in Orlando, while another, New Mexico, fell just short in Albuquerque. Appalachian State's torrid comeback in Montgomery sealed the Mountaineers' first bowl win in program history,…

Assessing The Group of Five New Year’s Six Bid

Assessing The Group of Five New Year’s Six Bid

Navy's loss at Houston Friday complicates the Group of Five conference's New Year's Six bowl bid, but the solution for any scenario is quite simply. Send the American Athletic Conference champion no matter what. Dissect it any way you so choose. With Toledo losing at home Friday to Western Michigan, the third installment of the…

CFBHuddle.com Group of Five All-American Team: Offense

CFBHuddle.com Group of Five All-American Team: Offense

A variety of publications offer their preseason All-American teams this time of year. Each has its own leanings, evident in their individual selections, but it seems that, universally, the Group of Five is neglected. Consider Colorado State's Rashard Higgins. He led the nation in almost every receiving category a season ago, yet fails to scratch…

Best Group of Five Nonconference Games in 2015

Best Group of Five Nonconference Games in 2015

A variety of outlets are filling the 12 remaining weeks before college football season begins with countdowns of the best games, whether nonconference, intra-league or across divisions. Well, I feel pretty confident writing that in the sea of college football listicles, the following -- spotlighting the best Group of Five nonconference games in the coming…