The Group of 5 schools wreaked havoc among power 5 schools once again this weekend in college football. Middle Tennessee State took down the “U” in Miami.
As the season moves forward, power 5 schools and the betting world are glad for conference play to begin.
This week several teams in the group of 5 showed up and showed out, their efforts did not go unnoticed by football fans.
Group of 5 Schools Week 4 Recap:
American Athletic Conference (American)
Cincinnati won handily over the Indiana Hoosiers. Quarterback Ben Bryant and his 4-touchdown performance led the Bearcats to their win at home. The Bearcats put up 394 yards of offense in their 45-24 victory.
Cincinnati prepares to travel to Tulsa as look to continue their winning ways in week 5 of the 2022 season.
Conference USA (C-USA)
Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) stunned the college football world this weekend by taking down the 25th ranked Miami Hurricanes.
MTSU entered Hark Rock Stadium a 26-point underdog and walked out with 45-31 upset victory. MTSU rattled off plays for 71 yards, 68 yards and 98-yard touchdown pass.
The MTSU Blue Raiders move to 3-0 all-time against the Canes.
MTSU will look to take the momentum from this big win into next week as they face-off against the UTSA Road Runners.
Mid-American Conference (MAC)
Buffalo pulled out a great victory to move their program 1-3 on the year (1-0) in conference play. The Bulls defeated EMU 50-31 with the help of 297 passing yards and 201 rushing yards.
QB Cole Snyder put the Bulls ahead in the 3rd quarter with 65-yard touchdown pass. Overall the Bulls played a solid game will look to earn another victory as they prepare to host Miami of Ohio next week.
Mountain West Conference (MW)
Air Force throttled past Nevada with a 48-20 victory Friday night. Running Back Brad Roberts gained 123 yards and tacked on 3 touchdowns sparked Air Force.
Roberts was not the only high point for the Air Force offense, their only completion for the night came from Ben Brittain, and he threw an 80-yard missile that went for a touchdown.
Air Force will face Navy next week in a service school rivalry game.
Sun Belt Conference (SBC or Sun Belt)
Southern Miss put up 17points in the 2nd half to defeat the Green Wave 27-24 in the Big Easy.
The Eagles were down 17-10 at the half, but the “Nasty Bunch” showed out in the 2nd half with a great defensive effort allowing just one touchdown.
The Eagles found the spark they needed with a blocked field goal and pick six in the 2nd half, in the Battle for the Bell. Will Hall and his Golden Eagles will look to pick up their third win of the season when they travel to Troy.
Overall the Group of 5 schools played well in week 4 of the 2022 College Football season.
Similarly to years in the past one team will emerge as the front-runner and will have the entire buzz about making the College Football Playoff.
Once expansion is enacted, teams such as Cincinnati and BYU will not have to worry about whether or not they will be included in the playoff.
For More Great Football Content
Follow us on Twitter at @GridironHeroics for more great content. We appreciate you taking time to read our articles. To interact more with our community and keep up to date on the latest in Football news, JOIN OUR FREE FACEBOOK GROUP by CLICKING HERE