Underdog Dynasty

Underdog Dynasty

A podcast highlighting football and news in the Group of Five conferences with commentary. Particularly the American, Conference USA and the Sun Belt. Occasionally the FCS, but never the Power Five.

Episodes

November 24, 2022 66 min
Dan and Emily are joined by Tulane linebacker Nick Anderson to talk about his process in ending up at Tulane and preview the Green Wave's game with Cincinnati. But first the pair recap Week 12 in the AAC, including Navy's upset win over UCF and Houston blowing out ECU. Then, they review the final week of the regular season, including Tulane's game at Nippert, the War on I-4, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. V...
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While UTSA has one spot in the C-USA title game clinched, the other one will go to either North Texas or Western Kentucky, depending on how this weekend goes.  Joe and Eric also chat about Biff Poggi's introductory presser at Charlotte and potential changes that could happen in the league on Sunday and Monday. Eric also gets some pushback on his musical tastes from FIU's Grayson James and Joe has a theory about Middle Tenne...
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November 23, 2022 48 min
Brian and Zeke discuss the goings on in the penultimate week of Sun Belt play, as James Madison gutted out a 42-40 victory over Georgia State, South Alabama rebounded after a slow start to overcome Southern Miss, and Troy saw an offensive explosion on the ground in a win over UL Monroe. In the final week of Sun Belt play, there aren't a ton of banner matchups, but can Troy hold on to its lead in a heavily favored contest agains...
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November 17, 2022 66 min
Plenty to get to on this week's C-USA focused Underdog Pawdcast. First, Joe and Eric review an exciting week 11 that saw UTSA clinch a spot in the league title game and North Texas miss such an opportunity. Then, the guys talk through the news of former Michigan assistant Biff Poggi being hired as the next Charlotte coach. Happy football watching! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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November 16, 2022 72 min
Dan and Emily are back to break down Week 11 in the AAC, including UCF's win at Tulane. The two then breakdown Week 12 in conference play. It might be a light week coming up for the AAC, but there are still conference championship implications on the line for teams like SMU, Tulane, Cincinnati, and UCF. Later, they react to the new College Football Playoff rankings in real time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastch...
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November 15, 2022 64 min
Brian and Zeke return to talk a bunch of close matchups from week 11 in the Sun Belt, like UL Monroe gutting out a close 31-28 victory over Georgia State and Troy coming back to defeat Army 10-9 behind Carlton Martial's record setting day. Week 12 isn't a banner week for conference matchups, but there are some interesting storylines like Georgia State fighting to make a bowl against James Madison and Khalan Laborn potential...
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November 10, 2022 58 min
Eric is out sick this week, so Kevin Fielder hopped on with Joe to discuss UTSA's close overtime win over UAB, Louisiana Tech finding a run balance in a victory, and preserving Hot Cheetoes for future generations.  Plus, Austin Reed's numbers are pretty dang good, and it's going to be a lot easier to watch C-USA football last year. Happy football watching! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adcho...
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November 10, 2022 70 min
Dan and Emily are back to break down Week 10 in the AAC, including SMU's 77-63 win over Houston. Plus, USF fired Jeff Scott after allowing 54 points to Temple. Then, the pair previews Week 11 in the conference, with games Thursday, Friday and Saturday. That includes a couple of key games for the conference championship race, like UCF-Tulane and ECU-Cincinnati. On top of all that, it's the annual game between Navy and Notre ...
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In this edition, Brian and Zeke talk about the massive Coastal Carolina victory over Appalachian State last week that all but punched the Chants ticket to the title game, as well as Zeke's run-in with Southern Miss fans on Twitter and the Georgia State beatdown that ensued. This week, Appalachian State will try to get back on track in Huntington as the Mountaineers face off with Marshall, and Georgia Southern/Louisiana square o...
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November 3, 2022 57 min
Brian and Zeke break down week 9 in the Sun Belt as Southern Miss picked up a huge win over Louisiana and Coastal Carolina found a way to fend off Marshall's rushing attack despite not putting up huge numbers offensively. In week 10, the boys look ahead at the massive Coastal/App State matchup on Thursday night that could decide the fate of the Sun Belt East, as well as South Alabama/Georgia Southern and Troy/Louisiana. Learn m...
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On a new Underdog Pawdcast, Joe and Eric dive deep into why FIU is exceeding expectations, how Charlotte rebounded against Rice, and the most important pieces of North Texas' defense. Plus, they give their picks for key league postseason awards and review Hugh Freeze's new contract in the context of the league's future setup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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November 2, 2022 82 min
Dan and Emily are back to break down Week 9 in the AAC, including UCF's win over Cincinnati, ECU traveling to BYU, and Houston getting back on track. Then, the pair break down all five Week 10 conference games in the AAC. Plus, they discuss the important things, like what pajamas different coaches wear and who would win a pillow fight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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October 26, 2022 75 min
Dan and Emily are back to talk about what happened during Week 8 of the AAC's regular season. That includes UCF's surprising loss to ECU, Cincinnati struggling on the road against SMU, and Memphis' first half no-show against Tulane . Then, they go and preview Week 9. Notably, Cincinnati is traveling to UCF to take on the Knights in the Bounce House in what could have major conference championship implications. Learn mor...
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With Will Healy out at Charlotte, Hunter Bailey of the Charlotte Observer joins Joe and Eric on the podcast to review the end of an era with the 49ers and where they potentially go from here. There were also some big results to dive into, including close wins by UTSA, Western Kentucky, Rice, and UTEP. Happy football watching! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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October 25, 2022 61 min
Brian and Zeke return to talk about the goings on in the Sun Belt for Week 8 including the low-scoring West division showdown between South Alabama and Troy, JMU looking a mess without Todd Centeio in a loss to Marshall, and Louisiana finding offensive life with 38 points in a win over Arkansas State. In week 9, the boys look to see if the Cajuns can keep the momentum going against Southern Miss and whether Coastal Carolina or Mars...
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On a new Underdog Pawdcast, Joe and Eric talk through the looming matchup between UTSA and North Texas with some help from Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle. Vito also shares his insights into how North Texas managed to put themselves in a position where a C-USA title is still very much in reach, at this point in the year. Happy football watching! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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October 19, 2022 37 min
Dan is back to recap the AAC in Week 7 and preview it for Week 8. Unfortunately, Emily is out sick, making it a solo show. Dan broke down the conference's four Week 7 games, including Gerry Bohanon's season ending injury and Memphis blowing another big lead. Then, he previews all five AAC games for Week 8, giving predictions for each one Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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October 18, 2022 69 min
The Sun Belt saw its two remaining undefeated teams fall this past Saturday, as Old Dominion crushed eastern favorite Coastal Carolina and Georgia Southern shocked a ranked James Madison squad in Statesboro.  The week's biggest showdown will come as South Alabama and Troy face off on Thursday night for supremacy in the west. Georgia State will also look to pick up its first ever program win against Appalachian State on Wednesda...
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This week, Greg Luca of the San Antonio Express-News joins Joe and Eric to recap UTSA's victory over Western Kentucky and gives some extra perspective on where the Roadrunners are in their quest for another C-USA title. Plus, UAB's dominant day against MTSU, spousal Instagram habits, and injuries racking up across the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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October 12, 2022 60 min
Brian and Zeke talk through week 6 in the Sun Belt, including Texas State's shocking blowout of App, Georgia State overpowering Georgia Southern, and Coastal Carolina holding on to beat UL Monroe on the road. This week, the boys look at the first Wednesday night matchup of the season between Marshall and Louisiana, and talk about some of the upcoming matchups for Week 7. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.co...
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