EQ Top Ten (Week 11)

Keith Wenning and his Ball State Cardinals took down #25 Toledo at the Glass Bowl. - Joe Robbins

Ranking the Earned Qualifying (EQ) Teams | Ain't you LEARNED? Nothing automatic, everything EARNED.

New this week: Fresno State Bulldogs
Dropped Out: Ohio Bobcats

EQ Top Ten (Week 11)

  1. Louisiana Tech (9-1): I'm convinced that there isn't a team out there that the Bulldogs can't turn into a running mate, giving up 55 points and escaping by just a touchdown against FCS move-up Texas State. The Offense was as impressive as ever, but the Defense is beyond concerning, seemingly unable to stop any opponent regardless of offensive track record. LA Tech hosts Utah State next week in a clash of WAC undefeateds.
  2. NIU (9-1): NIU was on a BYE week.
  3. Kent State (9-1): Kent State roared out to a 28-0 lead and never looked back. The dynamic duo of Dri Archer and Trayion Durham ran for 151 and 172 yards respectively. The Flashes' opportunistic Defense is +20 in turnover margin for the season and has helped Kent State win a school record eight in a row.
  4. Utah State (8-2): Utah State was on a BYE week.
  5. Boise State (8-2): Boise State hammered Hawaii behind the solid play of Joe Southwick, who for only the second time all season, threw for at least one touchdown without throwing an interception.
  6. Ball State (7-3): Ball State sealed the victory against #25 Toledo on the road with a Jahwan Edwards rushing touchdown with less than two minutes to play. Behind an impressive performance by the Offensive Line, Edwards rushed for 105 yards and Keith Wenning passed for 280 yards and three touchdowns.
  7. Toledo (8-2): Coming into the game, the Rockets had scored eight Defensive and Special Teams touchdowns. Toledo managed three interceptions, but could not punch one into the endzone and lost to a MAC team not named NIU for the first time in two years. The Rockets travel to take on NIU in Wednesday Night MACtion.
  8. Tulsa (8-2): Cody Green threw for only 130 yards with no touchdowns and an interception and Tulsa still won 41-7. The Golden Hurricane now get a real test against Central Florida in a game that could be a preview of the Conference Championship.
  9. Central Florida (8-2): The Knights are back to their struggling ways, having trouble with the lowly Miners but came away with the win. That gets them dropped behind conference mate Tulsa, at least until their showdown next week, which should give a clearer picture as to which team is tops in the conference.
  10. Fresno State (8-3): The Bulldogs have won four in a row after stumbling against Boise State. Junior QB Derek Carr and senior RB Robbie Rouse are putting together impressive seasons.

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