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Analyzing CFB situational spots

By Adam Burke  ( 


We’re not quite at the point of getting football every day, but MACtion is right around the corner and the Sun Belt has already started its midweek games. Certainly those prime-time weeknight affairs will create some situational spots, especially for schools that don’t get a lot of exposure otherwise.

We actually have nine games from Wednesday-Friday this week, along with the usual heavy slate Saturday. Three of those games are highlighted here, but be aware they are increasing in frequency.

We don’t really think about the grueling nature of the college football schedule in the same manner we do with the NFL. But make no mistake that the season is starting to take a toll on the college kids, so you’ll want to be vigilant looking for injuries or rest advantages the rest of the way.

Here are some situational spots for Week 8.


Louisiana (-18, 70) at Arkansas State

Last week’s game was personal for Louisiana. Even though Appalachian State is in the other division, the Mountaineers beat Louisiana twice in 2018 and ’19, and the second game was the Sun Belt championship game. Louisiana got revenge in 2020 and then pummeled the Mountaineers last week 41-13.

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