By Troy Phillips
It’s a season résumé few teams in college football’s Group of Five could match.
Advanced to a conference championship. Rose to 19th in the College Football Playoff rankings. Wins against Houston, Memphis, Notre Dame and Tulsa in a six-week stretch.
Third-most rushing yards per game (327.5) in the FBS. Last credible threat to undefeated Western Michigan (13-0) for a New Year’s Six postseason spot in the Cotton Bowl.
And all with a backup quarterback.
Did we mention a service academy team did all this?