Prognosis on the seven winless teams left in FBS
- by Zach Barnett 10 months ago
Temple jumped on top of Army 33-0 early into the third quarter and coasted to a 33-14 victory to earn its first victory on Saturday.
And that's it.
If any of the seven winless teams are going to grab their own wins this season, they'll have to do it against a team that's already experienced the taste of victory this season.
Connecticut (0-6) - Of the three schools that replaced their head coaches this season, Connecticut performed the worst in game one under the interim. The Huskies were beaten 43-16 by Cincinnati - the same team that gave South Florida its first win and flirted with doing the same against Temple - and trailed 34-3 five-and-a-half minutes into the third quarter. It doesn't get any easier from here with Central Florida and Louisville up next on the schedule.
The road ahead: at Central Florida, vs. Louisville, at SMU, at Temple, vs. Rutgers, vs. Memphis
Southern Miss (0-6) - Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium played out about like you'd expect when Conference USA's best team faces off against its worst: East Carolina led 55-0 through three quarters on its way to a 55-14 win. Road trips to Louisiana Tech and UAB will be Southern Miss' best shots to avoid the unthinkable back-to-back losing seasons.
The road ahead: vs. North Texas, at Marshall, at Louisiana Tech, vs. Florida Atlantic, vs. Middle Tennessee, at UAB
Miami, Ohio (0-7) - Here's the good news: Miami (Ohio) set a season high for points on Saturday. Here's the bad news: they scored 17 points. Akron earned win No. 2 in downing the RedHawks 24-17. And now here's the even worse news: all five of this club's remaining opponents could be bowl bound by the end of the season.
The road ahead: at Ohio, vs. Bowling Green, at Kent State, vs. Buffalo, at Ball State.
Western Michigan (0-8) - Western Michigan's pink Bronco decals are officially not their good luck charms, not after falling 38-17 to Ball State. The Broncos were the first team to 0-7 under first-year coach P.J. Fleck, and now they're the first team to 0-8.
The road ahead: vs. Ball State, at Massachusetts, at Eastern Michigan, vs. Central Michigan, at Northern Illinois
Hawaii (0-6) - Hawaii was off Saturday. Here's betting they didn't have to travel too far to take their minds of football for their weekend away from the gridiron.
The road ahead: vs. Colorado State, at Utah State, at Navy, vs. San Diego State, at Wyoming, vs. Army
Georgia State (0-6) - Georgia State held an opponent to less than 31 points for the first time this season, but they only managed to score 17 in a 24-17 setback to Texas State. Now they get to go back on the road for their third road game in four weeks with a trip to ULM on Saturday.
The road ahead: at Louisiana-Monroe, vs. Western Kentucky, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, at Arkansas State, vs. South Alabama
New Mexico State (0-7) - At long last, it's here. After suffering through its first seven games, New Mexico State finally gets Abilene Christian, one year removed from competing as a Division II program, on Saturday. If they can't do it now, they never will.
The road ahead: vs. Abilene Christian, at Louisiana-Lafayette, vs. Boston College, at Florida Atlantic, vs. Idaho