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Monday, September 28, 2015
Week 4 PASS/FAIL Report: AAC
PASS: Navy, East
Navy looks to
be in control of their own destiny moving forward in AAC play if everything
holds as it does now. The Middies were always looking to be a top three in the
EAST, but now look like they have enough in the tank to take the conference
after largely coasting at U Conn.
Now matter how good or bad East Carolina can be during any season, they always seem to have
Virginia Tech’s number, and did have it again this week in a 35-24 win over
Virginia Tech. The Pirates used bad weather and sound fundamentals to take the
Hokies down yet another peg.
succeeding under Tom Hermann, and the Cougars are looking like they got an A+
hire early in the tenure. The Cougars cruised to a 59-13 win over Texas State,
and look flawless heading into conference play.
Memphis, UCF, U Conn, SMU
Gunner Kiel, found a record setting QB in Hayden Moore, played miserable
defense, and found a way to lose to Memphis to now go 0-2 in AAC play after
being favorite to win the league. The Bearcats are rudderless right now, and
look like they lack on field leaders.
Even though Memphis
won to go to 4-0, and beat Cincy on top of it, if they played in a NY6 bowl
today against a Power 5 opponent, they’d get blasted with that terrible
defense. No matter how good Memphis appears, I assert that it’s all smoke and
The question is largely who is the worst team in the
country, and the answer is either Kansas, Wyoming, or UCF, and they all have great arguments. UCF has the 2nd
worst Quality Wins Index rating in our latest QWI rankings (which will be
posted Wednesday night), and is just offensively offensive.
Speaking about having no clue on offense, U Conn has scored over 20 points just
once this fall, and defense is the only thing keeping them close in games.
SMU is the
flunky of the week after falling at home to FCS member James Madison, as the
Dukes (our number one team in the PRS rankings for FCS last week) rolled up 48
points on the Mustangs in a 48-45 loss for the home team. Chad Morris has much
more work to do.