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Official Sun Belt Week 14 Discussion
Owl Access
Posted: 11/24/2012 9:37:00 AM
 

 Here's this week's Sun Belt schedule and viewing guide...

Saturday's games

North Texas at Western Kentucky, 1 p.m. (Sun Belt Network)

Troy at Middle Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

South Alabama at Louisiana-Lafayette, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)

Louisiana-Monroe at FIU, 7 p.m.

Sun Belt Conference Standings

Team
Conference
Overall
 
Arkansas State
6 - 1
8 - 3
 
Middle Tennessee
5 - 1
7 - 3
 
ULM
5 - 2
7 - 4
 
ULL
4 - 2
6 - 4
 
WKU
3 - 4
6 - 5
 
Troy
3 - 4
5 - 6
 
North Texas
3 - 4
4 - 7
 
FIU
2 - 5
3 - 8
 
Florida Atlantic
2 - 5
3 - 8
 
South Alabama
1 - 6
2 - 9

Marcus
Posted: 11/24/2012 9:57:00 PM
 

So much for the "ULL has so much to play for" angle.

FAU's opponent next week just accepted an invite to the New Orleans Bowl.

 

Calvin Broadus
Posted: 11/24/2012 10:28:00 PM
 

If FAU beats ULL, they won't even be able to claim a share of the title - but still goes to NO Bowl?

That doesn't seem right.

Marcus
Posted: 11/24/2012 10:35:00 PM
 

@Calvin,

Actually, win or lose vs. FAU next week, the Ragin Cajuns won't be able to claim a share. Middle Tennesee and Arkansas State are 6-1 and play each other next week. The winner will be Sun Belt champion - but will be shipped somewhere besides New Orleans.

Congratulations to the winner, though.

Chi25624
Posted: 11/24/2012 10:58:00 PM
 

Hope they celebrate all week and then play their backups on Saturday.

 

ZKhanFL
Posted: 11/25/2012 10:02:00 AM
 

I don't think that UL would start their backups right away.  I think that if the game is in hand for Lafayette at halftime or the 3rd quarter then they would put in the backups.  Just found this article explaining the Sun Belt bowl options.http://www.tennessean.com/article/D4/20121114/BLUERAIDERS01/311140026/10-bowls-radar-MTSU-Sun-Belt?nclick_check=1    There is no one bowl for the champion as it was with the New Orleans Bowl in past years  

Owl Access
Posted: 11/25/2012 12:21:00 PM
 

 > SATURDAY'S SUN BELT SCORES AND UPDATED STANDINGS

 Middle Tennessee 24, Troy 21
Carlos Lopez kicked three field goals and Kevin Byard returned an interception 77 yards for the game-winning touchdown as Middle Tennessee took down Troy in a Sun Belt Conference game in Murfreesboro, Tenn..
 
WKU 25, North Texas 24
Antonio Andrews ran for 230 yards, including the game-winning 21-yard touchdown, as Western Kentucky beat North Texas in Bowling Green, Ky.
 
Louisiana-Monroe 23, FIU 17
Kolton Browning threw for 218 yards and a touchdown and added another rushing to help Louisiana-Monroe beat Florida International in overtime in Miami.
 
Louisiana-Lafayette 52, South Alabama 30
Terrance Broadway threw for 305 yards and two touchdowns as Louisiana-Lafayette rolled over South Alabama in Lafayette, La. before accepting a bid to the New Orleans Bowl.
 
> SUN BELT CONFERENCE STANDINGS
Team
Conference
Overall
 
Arkansas State
6 - 1
8 - 3
 
Middle Tennessee
6 - 1
8 - 3
 
ULM
6 - 2
8 - 4
 
ULL
5 - 2
7 - 4
 
WKU
4 - 4
7 - 5
 
Troy
3 - 5
5 - 7
 
North Texas
3 - 5
4 - 8
 
Florida Atlantic
2 - 5
3 - 8
 
FIU
2 - 6
3 - 9
 
South Alabama
1 - 7
2 - 10
 
Chi25624
Posted: 11/25/2012 5:08:00 PM
 

The FIU game was wild. ULM fumbled the ball while trying to take a knee and FIU scored to send it in to OT.

Then ULM blocked a FG in overtime before winning game.

gaowl
Posted: 11/25/2012 5:50:00 PM
 

So the Belt champion is guaranteed what bowl?

Marcus
Posted: 11/26/2012 10:04:00 AM
 

Actually, the Sun Belt champion isn't slotted anywhere specific like most conferences.

The Sun Belt champion can be sent anywhere. And as long as the champion lands in a bowl, the New Orleans Bowl can take any Sun Belt team it wants.

That's what is happening here. The winner of the Ark. State-MTSU game will probably go to the GoDaddy.com Bowl, so New Orleans Bowl quickly invites ULL because they are close and will buy more tickets than the Sun Belt Champion.

BTW, I think this system stinks as I think the New Orleans Bowl is more of a reward than a bowl game in Mobile, Ala. but what the hell do I know?

 

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