College Football Roundup Week 0: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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College Football Roundup Week 0: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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College Football Roundup Week 0: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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The Most Underrated Thing Was …

Florida Atlantic rolled Charlotte 43-13.

It might not have seemed like much – Florida Atlantic beat Charlotte 38-9 last year – and almost everyone was paying attention to the Nebraska-Northwestern game, but Willie Taggart’s bunch looked great.

And wow, does Conference USA need a signature star team.

After losing Marshall, Southern Miss, and Old Dominion to the Sun Belt, and with huge changes coming next year with more programs bolting for the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA got two good performances out of Florida Atlantic and North Texas – two AACers in 2023 – to potentially make the league’s race interesting.

They both beat fellow Conference USA teams – North Texas took out UTEP 31-13 – but Florida Atlantic’s win showed something.

Taggart needed a good showing after going 10-11 in his first two seasons.

The lines were great, the defense was fantastic, and the balance of N’Kosi Perry and the passing attack to go along with a steady ground game showed what might be coming.

At Ohio is next followed up by SE Louisiana. If FAU can roll in those two games and be 3-0, the home date with UCF on September 17th should generate a buzz.

Conference USA needs it.

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