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Thoughts from week 5

After discussing the games over the weekend, there's a couple surprisng areas that we felt were worth noting.

Enjoy and let us know your thoughts.

Defensive coordinators allowing a surprisingly high number of points: Baylor' has given up a combined 112 points in their last two games (42 to Louisiana-Monroe and 70 to West Virginia), and has yet to hold an opponent to less than 23 points. The road won't get any easier with TCU at home and road games at Texas and Iowa State in the next few weeks. Other coordinators that surprisingly allowed a bunch of points include Tennessee's Sal Sunseri (51 to Georgia), Georgia's Todd Grantham (44 to Tennessee), Clemson's Brent Venables (31 to Boston College), West Virigina co-coordinators Joe DeForest and Keith Patterson (63 points to Baylor), and Georgia Tech's Al Groh (49 to Middle Tennessee).

UNC's film strategy in use against Idaho: Last week, former North Carolina offensive coordinator Bob Shoop talked about how when you play a lesser opponent you should use the game as "an opportunity to create tendencies that would give an advantage later." On Saturday, they used that philosophy and still blew out Idaho 66-0. They open up ACC play this weekend with Virginia Tech.

Western Kentucky had an impressive second half: Down 13-0 to Gus Malzahn and Arkansas State at the break, Western Kentucky (4-1, 1-0) came out and put up 26 second half points and pitched a shut out in the second half to get a 26-13 win. Willie Taggart always has his guys ready to play.

New Mexico played Boise State very tough: In Bob Davie's first season at New Mexico, he's seen some good things (against New Mexico State) and some bad (against Texas and Texas Tech). Against conference foe Boise State on Saturday, the Lobo's rallied to hold the Bronco's to a touchdown and were able to put up 29 points in the second half before coming out just short in their 32-29 loss. 

UTSA is off to 5-0 start: Larry Coker and the Roadrunners are off to a fast 5-0 start with wins over South Alabama, and New Mexico State, but their WAC schedule gets started next weekend following their off weekend this week. They'll get San Jose State and Utah State at home before traveling to Louisiana Tech to wrap up a tough three game stretch.

FCS teams have had a ton of success against the FBS this season: The record for FCS wins over FBS programs is on the verge of being broken after Stony Brook beat Army Saturday 23-3. FCS teams have now won 10 games against FBS competition this season, and with 11 games left to go, there's a good chance that we'll see that record broken.