College football on a Tuesday. Something about it just seems right. So it's some small school from the South 9 times out of 10. It's college football. It's fans of some small school estatic to have their team on ESPN with the big boys.
Tonights EPIC SUNBELT GRUDGE MATCH features the Troy Trojans from Troy (We're from Troy!) versus the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, a team that lost to Minnesota. Both teams are 2-2 overall (3-way tie for best overall record in their conference) and 1-0 in the SunBelt coming in.
Troy is best known for their passing attack, currently ranked 6th in total passing yards (318/game) on the season. They aren't an air raid team, but comparable to Indiana with about 55% passes. They'll work at a jet speed type pace for much of the game as well. They, like Michigan are all about the offense. Troy is 99th in points allowed (32.5/game) but in points scored, they're 66th in the nation (34.5/game).
Middle Tennesse is quite the opposite. Against a tougher schedule (including Okie State), they've run the ball about 45%. They currently rank 32nd in the nation in rushing yards at 195.8/game. MT is allowing just 23.8 points a game.
Kick off is about an hour away at 8ET on ESPN/ESPN3. The line is Middle Tennessee -3 or -3.5 depending the site. O/U is 63, 63.5, or 64.
I'm liking Troy in the "upset." Their offensive system normally can tear a team up, and their QB this year has been pretty good for SunBelt Standards. If anything, it's better than bickering over frivolous things that you'd be doing in other threads.
Who ya got?
Fuck Ohio State