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Bill Land, Keith Whitmire and Gary Reasons look ahead to some Week 11 matchups.
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-- only a few weeks left in the season it would appear that the CU SA east division is there for southern miss to win or lose. Would use the -- certainly have something to say about it when the -- come to Hattiesburg on Saturday night. The ninth our plane to -- bowl eligible US and the step closer to winning the east but that won't change Eagles mindset. If Foster was short quick and -- did not -- you know the way it won't be exactly what we got the rest of the year so I can change we're we're we're about. You -- I know the book Zia. -- wanna tie this series. Well for you Seattle I think -- keep their offense on the field what they do -- they take time of possession away from the opponent keeping. The ball their hands is a better formula for success they've had forty minute games hold the football when it's morsel that assist you would like to be the same thing. This would give southern miss that defensively they need to control the US and run into the great. And USF defense we've really accomplished you've seen in scoring defense and total defense at fifteen point two game. 260 yards for him so pretty good defensive effort there. After southern miss I think people -- that great running game but that's the premier running game NC USA. They lead to -- -- -- over 206 yards rushing it's kind of a stable of cable running back -- -- -- and -- party. Helpful tool for every running -- receivers have been so all those guys get in the mix that also defense where they can in fact he got free boxed in their quarterback. -- to keep -- -- on the field and keep contained inside and just make good tackles you have Sam is right behind UCF is second opportunities for defense. In total defense only allowed -- -- went -- game from him before we go -- ball. What you see half the defending. It's the ministry Keith and now we thought we get to this point they're just struggling to find a bowl that's right if they wanna get to a -- -- got a tough road ahead literally. Because after the go to southern miss that go at east Carolina but finished up with you tepid home. We've got to win two of those three games. Which means they're gonna have to win a road game in whatever he knows in this conference road games aren't easy to come by road wins so they're gonna have to win a road game that when he had trouble. And they certainly didn't struggle away from the from the conference -- Orlando will Tulsa has been breezing along and it stayed in this year although -- Houston Cougars. In this USA west both tied at five and know starting the weekend. They're hurricane have won five straight and ten in a row in conference play overall. Marshall meantime is coming off a bye week and still needs two wins in the final three games to think about going bowling. And Gary take a look at Tulsa red hot and one reason no pun intended the steady play of their quarterback GJ -- team really takes on his personality. He really is kind of person out of football team and when he plays well this team seemed to go well you know we all know about him throwing the football but one of the things that they've incorporated after it. But also the season is running. Jake Peavy and his ability to be a power running quarterback back there so when he's got a run the football gives them a different dimension of team defense have to contend -- These -- big strong powerful runner and the more you run the ball seems like. They kind of just kind of tell it opens up the passing game form of DJ Kennedy becoming more of a dual threat quarterback is -- conference this season. It's been -- forward for successful over this football team. Well he's on the -- -- -- post season shot heard is running out of time and made the opportunities they've got a couple of big wins but just not enough w.s together in the same spot UCF is they're four and five with three games ago. They've got at Tulsa at Memphis and then east Carolina. You can kind of figure they'll be heavily favored to win at Memphis but Holtz and east Carolina was or not an easy team to handle -- definitely got to have. You say landmark win minority in the bowl eligibility. Heard on a tough time of this week and playing in Tulsa. You can do. We're hot we mentioned earlier in the nationally ranked Houston scored 56 plus points in his last four games and you look at the Cougars and Tulane this weekend guys you wonder. -- in the weighing at least slowed down this cougar offensive machine that I don't think anybody can pick in the win the game but can they compete. Well. It's going to be very difficult I think you know this obviously is a football game that the two line they've got to find a way to get into the ball game and try to. -- -- take something away from the from their off on the -- to on the field obviously. Went to lane is not doing that it's not a reformer for them to win football games it's a tough thing right now on the better interim head coach and he's got his hands full. What -- -- kind of found something last week in his there's music down 31 to nothing at half time. Then came back scored 24 points to got to add that to a two touchdown game. And we're driving to make it one touchdown game which would put a lot of pressure -- immune and they fumbled. And then it kind of fell back from there were telling me I discovered something about themselves -- that loss last week just that I can ill afford anymore adversity there's certainly an aura about that aren't we talked a lot of -- -- wouldn't -- so here's who's in and who's on the offense -- three games ago. Houston's southern hills Tulsa and send you all take care of business then you've got -- UCF and Marshall all at four wins. Along with east Carolina. And continue want a couple more -- for those things don't look. Home for the holidays of those three who is the best shot to give in and of those eligible. Who might land the best bowl destination you guys opinion I think the future if they continue to run the football way they have. The chance to be in football games don't put on their quarterback they've done a good job with blaming the running game around -- got multiple -- here in football for you tipped -- they they may have a chance. Well I like UCF just because they got that that champions lineage and imperatives that they know how to win big games -- -- -- before they just haven't done enough this year. And they have for the most part had pretty solid. Defense would you give you a chance particularly in the season or games this weekend conference and he's as we take a look our central -- Thursday against number eleven Houston and -- world -- play the way. Okay this off laughed at 7 o'clock on Saturday. Non conference Weis goes to northwestern and SAT bowl a -- well. Meantime Marshall and Tulsa 11 AM on Fox Sports Net at 230 Aston non conference game would maybe. Ewing goes from Memphis from the 315 hit a delightful from UCL east leading southern miss Eagles. 7 also at 7 central east Carolina and Utah. Gotta take a timeout but more fuel they'd showcase what if you're going to miss USA men's and women's soccer. So if the garage.