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Trojans shouldn’t be overlooked by FIU; Conference unpredictable
Posted By Jay Ramos On Nov 12 2010 @ 2:23 pm In FIU | No Comments
Riding the wave of a double overtime victory over ULM last week, FIU should fell primed to make a Sun Belt Conference run, starting with Troy this weekend.
But the thing is, the SBC has been weird this season. Troy, the perennial power, had a slip up of their own when they lost to ULM by two touchdowns a few weeks back. We don’t need to bring up FIU’s debacle against rival FAU. Troy actually struggled to beat North Texas last weekend, edging them by a touchdown. UNT is very, very bad.
The issue here is that the Sun Belt conference isn’t that good. Others inexplicable examples of this conference’s ridiculous results include Louisiana losing big at home to Western Kentucky. Louisiana is a team that put Ohklahoma state on the ropes on Oct. 8, and lost a close one to Troy. Then they collapsed. Any team on any day can play someone close, but the SBC is a haven for it.
Troy has been the closest thing to consistency, but they are very beatable.
Corey Robinson is having a nice season in replacement of Levi Brown, leading Troy to the 18th best passing offense in the country, and they still run the ball decently with DeJuan Harris. Jerrel Jernigan is a beast, who functions in a similar fashion to T.Y Hilton.
On paper, FIU is arguably the best team in the conference. FIU is consistently running the football, and credit needs to go to Mario Cristobal and his staff for finally putting that together. FIU also has a better defense than Troy, but its the fluctuation in this conference is unpredictable.
But Troy has been dominant in homecoming games. 17-1-1 dominant. I can’t possibly be surprised if FIU loses big.
Troy has to much going for them at home.
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