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We look back at how the Sun Belt did in Week 4

In Week 4 action, the only real surprises were on how some of the Sun Belt heavy weights failed to stay with teams that are on an even level. One teams performance was so bad, their Defensive Coordinator resigned. BI Contributor Roy Burkhart has your full "SBC Rundown."

Georgia Southern - (3-1) (1-0)

The Eagles rolled through SBC foe Idaho this week by a score of 44-20. They now sit at 3-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play. They travel to Monroe this weekend to take on the 1-2 Warhawks, who were given the goose egg by Alabama this week. Expectations are to see Georgia Southern improve with another win this week.

Georgia State – (1-2) (1-0)

Georgia State had the week off to recover, and prepare for the Liberty Flames this week. The Flames are a feisty football team who sit at 2-2 right now, including a win over DIV II #8 ranked Montana. This should be an interesting matchup, and fun to watch.

Appalachian State - (2-1) (0-0)

 App. St. absolutely destroyed Old Dominion this week by a score of 49-0. That is the second game they have won by the score of 49-0. They sit at 2-1 now, and prepare for Wyoming this week. The Mountain West program sits at 0-4, but the Mountaineers should be able to flex their muscle and go for win #3.

South Alabama - (2-2) (0-0)

In a game against a P5 school from the ACC, the Wolfpack put it on the Jags, 63-13. Not much of a shocker though, they were huge underdogs. The Jags travel a short distance to play in state Rival Troy this week in what should be a great game; as bragging rights in southern Alabama get settled this week.

Louisiana Lafayette – (1-2) (0-0)

For those of you that have come to know and expect ULL to represent the Sun Belt, this result did come as a bit of a shocker. A shocker that it wasn't a closer game, or even a win by the Ragin' Cajuns, who where beaten handily by the Akron Zips, 35-14. Now ULL must prepare and get their mindset right to play in state rival Louisiana Tech of conference USA. The Bulldogs are 2-2 right now, but have been on the cusp in each game they have lost, including a three point loss to Kansas St. This should be a fun game, but Tech may actually be favored in this one.

Troy(1-2) (0-0)

Troy had the week off to prepare for South Alabama and that is a great thing. The Trojans want to show up and show out in this in state Rival game. The 2 teams have played a total of 3 games, South Alabama took the game last year, and hope to tie the series up with a win in this one.

Louisiana Monroe(1-2) (0-0)

 The War Hawks where drowned by the Crimson tide this week 34-0, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone. If anything, the experts that it would be much worse. This week they play host to Georgia Southern, where their odds to win are better, but still difficult against one of the SBC's top dawgs. This should be an interesting matchup, could the Duck Dynasty school, win this one for the Bearded family, and all of Monroe?

Texas State - (1-3) (0-0)

TXST fell hard to the Cougars this week 59-14. It was the third defeat of the season in which opponents have scored more than 56 points, prompting the resignation of Defensive Coordinator John Thompson. In addition to the coaching change, turnovers continue to be a concern for the Cats, as does offensive flow and defensive fundamentals. Basically the Bobcats are going to use this bye week to look at their plan moving forward, and try to fix some of the issues before playing Louisiana Lafayette on the 10th of October.

Arkansas State – (1-3) (0-0)

The Red Wolves were taking to the moon this week by the Toledo Rockets 37-7. Sending the team to 1-3 on the season, However Arkansas St. should find the win column this week as they host in conference foe Idaho. The Vandals are 1-3 with the lone win coming over Div.II Wofford, and that was only by 3 points.

Idaho– (1-3) (0-1)

Vandal football once again finds themselves near the bottom of our list, after falling to conference foe Georgia Southern, 44-20. Not much improvement for the Vandals has been seen this season over last year, but that could change anytime with one big game. Idaho travels to play Arkansas St. this week in a battle of 1-3 teams. Can Idaho pull of the upset over one of the Sun Belt favorites? Not likely, but that's why they play the game.

New Mexico St.- (0-3) (0-1)

The Aggies had the week off after falling to UTEP two weeks ago, 50-47. This extra week of practice could benefit NMSU, as they travel a short distance to play in state rival New Mexico. The Lobos are 2-2 right now, and are looking for their 3rd win of the season. If the Aggies can let the rivalry fuel them and limit turnovers, they may just pull one out, but they won’t be the favorites.


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