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Covid Casualties Week 4

Games We're Missing Out On

#7 Notre Dame (2-0) @ Wake Forest (0-2)

An undefeated Irish team traveling to Winston-Salem NC would make for a compelling watch, ND might be lucky to have dodged this upset. Don't let either teams' record fool you. Notre Dame has struggled with a Duke team that got blown out by Boston College and then pummeled a lowly South Florida team. Wake on the other hand struggled against Clemson, fairing better against their second stringers, and then lost a shootout to an improved NC State team. Wake is poised for a bounce back and ND is vulnerable, WF victory at home.

Tulsa (0-1) @ Arkansas State (1-1)

Tulsa had every opportunity to beat #11 Oklahoma State but squandered their chance in the second half. Their offense left much to be desired but they remain capable of exploding as seen in the latter half of 2019. Arkansas State is a great team that may have finally settled on Layne Hatcher as QB1 solving some turnover woes. ASU kept it close with New Year's Six contender Memphis and then proceeded to hand Kansas State a shocking defeat in Manhattan. Arkansas State would cruise to an easy victory.

Georgia State (0-1) @ Charlotte (0-1)

Georgia State lost a heartbreaker to #19 Louisiana in OT but proved they can be a force in the Sun Belt this season as well. Likewise in CUSA, Charlotte lost by 15 to App State but kept it close to the end. Unfortunately for Charlotte they also had to cancel their game against UNC last week (one they would have been surprisingly competitive in) and are now forced to cancel once again. Georgia State flexes their Sun Belt credentials in a win.

South Florida (1-1) @ Florida Atlantic (0-0)

USF beat The Citadel by 21 to start the season before getting obliterated 52-0 by Notre Dame. This is a pretty awful team first year coach Jeff Scott inherited from Charlie Strong. Willie Taggart finds himself in a more enviable position as Lane Kiffin build a solid program in Boca Raton. Despite the dismissal of star QB Chris Robison, FAU trounces USF in this one.

North Texas (1-1) @ Houston (0-0)

North Texas doesn't have much in the way of defense as they gave up 569 yards to Houston Baptist and 710 to SMU. UNT has plenty of its own firepower though with 721 yards against HBU and 517 versus SMU. Can either of North Texas' QBs avoid the costly turnovers that have plagued them thus far? Houston is untested but Dana Holgerson has historically had breakout second year coaching performances. Houston in a high scorer.

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