Early Season Reports – Sun Belt

09/24/2009 § Leave a comment

Arkansas State

Recap:  Arkansas State has a 61-0 win over Mississippi Valley State and a 38-9 loss to Nebraska.

Stats so far:  Arkansas St. ranks 17th with 5.51 yards per rush attempt and 37th with 7.9 yards per passing attempt.  Overall, they have averaged 35 points and 385 yards on offense per game.  Defensively, they are 30th with 2.96 yards allowed per rush attempt and 77th with 7 yards allowed per pass attempt.  Overall, they have allowed 19 points and 281.5 yards per game.

Coming up:  The Red Wolves take on Troy, Iowa and Louisiana-Monroe.

Florida Atlantic

Recap:  Florida Atlantic has served as a punching bag for Nebraska and South Carolina in blowout losses.

Stats so far: FAU is 101st with 3.11 yards per rush attempt and 102nd with 5.7 yards per passing attempt.  Overall, they have scored 9.5 points and gained 332.5 yards on offense per game.  Defensively, they are 120th with 8.15 yards allowed per rush attempt and 108th with 8.7 yards allowed per pass attempt.  Overall, they have allowed 43.5 points and 503 yards per game.

Coming up:  The Owls will try to get a win against Louisiana-Monroe, Wyoming and North Texas.

Florida International

Recap:  Florida International fell short of a comeback against Rutgers after being dominated by Alabama.

Stats so far:  FIU ranks 119th with 0.88 yards per rush attempt and 105th with 5.5 yards per passing attempt.  Overall, they have averaged 14.5 points and 237 yards on offense per game.  Defensively, they are 109th with 5.24 yards allowed per rush attempt and 106th with 8.6 yards allowed per pass attempt.  Overall, they have allowed 31.5 points and 455 yards per game.

Coming up:  The Golden Panthers take on Toledo, Louisiana-Monroe and Western Kentucky.

Louisiana-Lafayette

Recap:  After blowing out Southern University, Lafayette upset the Big 12’s Kansas State then got crushed by LSU.

Stats so far:  Lafayette is 48th with 4.32 yards per rush attempt and 65th with 6.9 yards per passing attempt.  Overall, they have scored 20.7 points and gained 364 yards on offense per game.  Defensively, they are 73rd with 4.03 yards allowed per rush attempt and 70th with 6.8 yards allowed per pass attempt.  Overall, they have allowed 21.7 points and 362.3 yards per game.

Coming up:  The Ragin’ Cajuns face Nebraska, North Texas and Western Kentucky.

Louisiana-Monroe

Recap:  ULM has a shutout win over Texas Southern and two blowout losses to Texas and Arizona State.

Stats so far:  ULM ranks 37th with 4.81 yards per rush attempt and 51st with 7.5 yards per passing attempt.  Overall, they have averaged 30.7 points and 384 yards on offense per game.  Defensively, they are 35th with 3.11 yards allowed per rush attempt and 64th with 6.7 yards allowed per pass attempt.  Overall, they have allowed 32.3 points and 334.3 yards per game.

Coming up:  The Warhawks take on Floridas Atlantic and International and Arkansas State.

Middle Tennessee

Recap:  After losing to Clemson, MTSU crushed Memphis and pulled off a 1-point upset of Maryland.

Stats so far:  MTSU is 104th with 2.96 yards per rush attempt and 57th with 7.1 yards per passing attempt.  Overall, they have scored 25.7 points and gained 391 yards on offense per game.  Defensively, they are 60th with 3.68 yards allowed per rush attempt and 85th with 7.4 yards allowed per pass attempt.  Overall, they have allowed 27.3 points and 342 yards per game.

Coming up:  The Blue Raiders face North Texas, Troy and the SEC’s Mississippi State.

North Texas

Recap:  North Texas has a win over Ball State, a close loss to Ohio and a blowout loss to Alabama.

Stats so far:  North Texas ranks 60th with 4.03 yards per rush attempt and 99th with 5.8 yards per passing attempt.  Overall, they have averaged 19 points and 333.3 yards on offense per game.  Defensively, they are 91st with 4.35 yards allowed per rush attempt and 47th with 6.1 yards allowed per pass attempt.  Overall, they have allowed 31.3 points and 354.7 yards per game.

Coming up:  The Mean Green take on Middle Tennessee, Louisiana-Lafayette and Florida Atlantic.

Troy

Recap:  After big losses at Bowling Green and Florida, Troy bounced back to beat UAB 27-14.

Stats so far:  Troy is 109th with 2.86 yards per rush attempt and 54th with 7.4 yards per passing attempt.  Overall, they have scored 15.7 points and gained 331.3 yards on offense per game.  Defensively, they are 101st with 4.74 yards allowed per rush attempt and 88th with 7.5 yards allowed per pass attempt.  Overall, they have allowed 33.7 points and 445.7 yards per game.

Coming up:  The Trojans face Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee and Florida International.

Western Kentucky

Recap:  Western Kentucky has been the victim of three straight blowout losses to Tennessee, South Florida and Central Arkansas.

Stats so far:  WKU ranks 86th with 3.55 yards per rush attempt and 120th with 3.5 yards per passing attempt.  Overall, they have averaged 9 points and 218 yards on offense per game.  Defensively, they are 119th with 7.06 yards allowed per rush attempt and 110th with 9 yards allowed per pass attempt.  Overall, they have allowed 42 points and 508.3 yards per game.

Coming up:  The Hilltoppers take on Navy, Florida International and Louisiana-Lafayette.

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