This week's Cupcake Wars is a little skimpier than others, in part because Northern Illinois -- the mid-major program facing Arkansas this week -- has actually defeated a Power 5 team, something that neither Indiana or Vanderbilt have done. So if we're not going to put those teams in Cupcake Wars, we aren't going to put the Huskies in here. Luckily(?), there are still some even more hapless teams that will be facing SEC foes this weekend.
Troy at Georgia, Noon ET, SEC Network
Larry Blakeney, the current Troy head coach, is already a member of the school's Hall of Fame. And he's been there a long time.
Already the all-time winningest coach in Troy football history, Blakeney is the second-longest tenured active coach in the country trailing just Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer (26 years).
Why do I bring this up? Because at the rate things are going right now, it might be changing. Not only did the Trojans lose to UAB -- one of the worst programs in the country -- by 38 points, their latest loss was at home to Abilene Christian. Georgia 45, Troy 10
SMU vs. Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
Perhaps the most bizarre or interesting thing about the Mustangs -- well, after the whole "Pony Express" thing, anyway -- is that their latest coach up and quit part of the way into the season. Just left. So, yeah, a team without its head coach is going to face Kenny Hill and the Aggies. This should go well. Texas A&M 73, SMU 21