Pretty interesting day in the Sun Belt.
Louisiana-Monroe put itself in position to roll to the Sun Belt title by beating Western Kentucky in the game of the day.
Kolton Browning was already pretty much a lock for Sun Belt Player of the Year honors and tightened his grip with a touchdown run in overtime and then a two-point pass to win the game. ULM won 42-42.
WKU is still 5-2 and has a pretty clear shot to seven wins and a bowl game.
Troy also won in dramatic fashion on Will Scott’s flying duck of a 42-yard field goal that gave the Trojans a 38-37 win over Florida International.
For those of you counting at home — Troy, Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee and Louisiana-Lafayette all have four wins.
UNT is sitting there at 3-4 and 2-1 in league play.
The rest of the schedule won’t be easy, well except for that game against South Alabama. UNT still has the two best teams in the league in ULM and WKU to close the season and games at Middle Tennessee and at home against Arkansas State before that.
MTSU lost its best player in Benny Cunningham, but was only down seven to Mississippi State at halftime before MSU pulled away for a 45-3 win.
Of the five teams left on the schedule, four have winning records.
It won’t be easy for UNT to go 3-2 to get to six wins and there is no telling if six will be enough for a bowl berth with so many teams in the Sun Belt having good seasons.
UNT does have a shot, though.
There is a lot to be said for that at this time of the season.