[2017 College Football Predictions Review] Sun Belt Conference

The college football season has come to an end.

All we have left is a bunch of bullshit bowl games that no one wants to watch and four teams in the playoffs that I’m sure will be exciting, but it feels like something is missing this year.

Anyway, with the end of the college football regular season, it’s time to take a look back at how I did on my predictions. I take my predictions extra serious every year. A lot of time goes into them, which is why I feel it’s important to go back and take a look at just how bad/good they were this year. I do it every year and it’s always fun to see how wrong/right I was back when I made these predictions in July.

So without any further distractions……

LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTSSSSSSSSSSS DOOOOOOOOOO DISSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

12. Texas State Bobcats

Record: 2-10

Predicted Record: 2-10

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game

Nailed It or Failed It?: NAILED IT! They were just as shitty as I thought they would be.


 

11. Georgia Southern Eagles

Record: 2-10

Predicted Record: 7-5

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: Camellia Bowl vs. Akron

Nailed It or Failed It?: FAILED IT! I whiffed pretty bad on this one. I thought Georgia Southern had it in them to win more conference games than they did this season. Whoops.


 

10. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

Record: 3-9

Predicted Record: 2-10

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game

Nailed It or Failed It?: NAILED IT! They were just as shitty as I thought they would be. This was the team’s first year playing FBS football though, so let’s give them some time.


 

9. South Alabama Jaguars

Record: 4-8

Predicted Record: 4-8

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game

Nailed It or Failed It?: NAILED IT! I wasn’t very high on South Alabama this year, although some other people were. This was a bad year for the Jaguars overall. Head coach Joey Jones ended up resigning before the season was over and everything went off the hillside for the program. Someone needs to step up next season and return this team to bowl eligibility. Who will it be?


 

8. Idaho Vandals

Record: 4-8

Predicted Record: 6-6

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: Cure Bowl vs. Temple

Nailed It or Failed It?: NAILED IT! I was two games off of my prediction. That’s my line. Deal with it.


 

7. ULM Warhawks

Record: 4-8

Predicted Record: 3-9

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game

Nailed It or Failed It?: NAILED IT! This team hasn’t been good since Duck Dynasty was doing massive television ratings. Do you notice a correlation there?


 

6. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

Record: 5-7

Predicted Record: 5-7

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game

Nailed It or Failed It?: NAILED IT! 100% spot on with these guys.


 

5. New Mexico State Aggies

Record: 6-6

Predicted Record: 4-8

Bowl Game: Arizona Bowl vs. Utah State

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game

Nailed It or Failed It?: NAILED IT! Just barely though. New Mexico State was better than I thought they would be. The Aggies haven’t been to a bowl game since 1960 AND THEY MADE ONE THIS YEAR FOLKS! Head coach Doug Martin (not the running back currently playing in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) should be damn proud of himself and his team this year. Now just go out and win a bowl game to improve the program’s all-time bowl record to 3-0-1!


 

4. Georgia State Panthers

Record: 6-5

Predicted Record: 4-8

Bowl Game: Cure Bowl vs. WKU

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game

Nailed It or Failed It?: WE SHALL SEE! Georgia State had a game against a very good Memphis team cancelled this season, which would’ve made them 6-6 on the year. Now they get to go to the Cure Bowl and face Western Kentucky with a shot at finishing 7-5 on the year. Not bad for a team that went 3-9 last year and was going through a coaching change.


 

3. Arkansas State Red Wolves

Record: 7-4

Predicted Record: 8-4

Bowl Game: Camellia Bowl vs. Middle Tennessee

Predicted Bowl Game: Frisco Bowl vs. UCF

Nailed It or Failed It?: NAILED IT! Arkansas State is generally a team that finishes with around 7-9 wins, so take your swing at one of those and you won’t miss. They won 10 games in 2012, but that was under Gus Malzahn and was likely just a flash in the pan. The Red Wolves are a good program, but they aren’t great. That’s a 7-9 win team for you.


 

2. Appalachian State Mountaineers

Record: 8-4

Predicted Record: 10-2

Bowl Game: Dollar General Bowl vs. Toledo

Predicted Bowl Game: Arizona Bowl vs. San Diego State

Nailed It or Failed It?: NAILED IT! This was kind of a down year for the App State Mountaineers, even though they won eight games. The last two years this program has achieved double-digit wins and head coach Scott Satterfield’s name was becoming a popular one amongst college football fans. This year though, they failed to win the conference and lost to a team they really had no business losing to (UMASS?). They can still go out on a high note with a win over Toledo in the bowl game, but that could be asking too much.


 

1. Troy Trojans

Record: 10-2

Predicted Record: 9-3

Bowl Game: New Orleans Bowl vs. North Texas

Predicted Bowl Game: Dollar General Bowl vs. Western Michigan

Nailed It or Failed It?: NAILED IT! Troy was arguably the best team in the Sun Belt Conference last season, so it doesn’t surprise me at all to see them do it again this year. This Troy team has been extremely underrated the last few years. Last year, they played Clemson to a tight 24-30 ball game. This year they capitalized on that by going to LSU and WINNING! Since when do Sun Belt teams go into LSU and win football games? That’s just unheard of. And how the hell is Troy coach Neal Brown not up for better jobs in the college football world? Troy has been outstanding the last few years and that trend will likely continue heading into next season.

 

And that’s it for the Sun Belt Conference. Make sure you tune in tomorrow when we take a look at the ever exciting CONFERENCE U.S.A.!!!!! HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOUGH GUY!!!!!!!!

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