Week 4 of each college football season usually signals the beginning of conference play, where Group of Five teams transition past their warm-up games and payout games and head to the ones that really count. There are still some out of conference matchups, but the payout games — where there are mismatches and a payment afterwards — are mostly wrapped up for the year.
Let's take a good look at the G5's top games this weekend, with staff picks below:
THE TOP FIVE GAMES
NOTE: All game times are Eastern, with national TV indicated.
1. Western Kentucky at Troy, 12 PM, ESPNU —
2. Appalachian St. at Wyoming, 7 PM, CBSSN —
3. Memphis vs. Missouri, 7:30PM, ESPNU —
4. James Madison at Utah State, 8 PM, none —
5. Liberty at Florida International, 6:30 PM, ESPN+ —
THE NEXT FIVE
|6||Georgia Southern at Ball State, 2 pm|
|7||Rice at USF, 4 pm|
|8||Southern Miss at Arkansas State, 7 p.m.|
|9||New Mexico State at Hawaii, 12 a.m.|
|10||23 UTSA at 11 Tennessee, 4 pm|
NOTE: All games Saturday unless noted.
THE FANBUZZ STAFF PICKS
LAST WEEK'S WINNER: Anthony Nachreiner won the week with an 8-2 record in Week 3. Overall, Taylor Tilley is leading the season overall at 26-11.
THE COMPETITORS: BMAC - G5 Editor Brian McLaughlin (all conferences); Jamie Malloy (MAC); Julie Miller (AAC & C-USA); Jay Moffitt (AAC & C-USA); NACH - Anthony Nachreiner (Mtn. West); Jordan Ramos (MAC); Taylor Tilley (Sun Belt)
(*) - Denotes conference matchup
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