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So I know the points allowed for this year doesn't look good as a whole...but if you dig into the numbers since the FAU game: This D has given up: 24 pts to ODU (at their average pts/game) 23 pts to LaTech (below their avg) 3 pts to UTEP (below their avg) 49 to Army (above their avg) 7 to Rice (below their avg) Outside of Army who is averaging 31 pts/game, we didn't play great offensive teams, but we held the rest of them to or below their average. The D has given up 21 pts per game since the FAU melt down. If you take out the Army game (I still say we didn't overly game plan for them with the big picture in mind) Then this D has given up 14 pts per game since FAU. Only five TDs, six FGs. The point here is with the obvious exception of the FAU game, really since the 2nd half of the USM game, the arrow has been pointing up for this D. Plus they have come up HUGE in some critical situations this year. There are 2 bad games (SMU and FAU) as well as a late brain fart against an 8 win UAB team that makes the numbers look bad. Plus we have some special teams and offensive miscues that have led to points for the other team. But I think this D could actually be a little underrated. With the offense clicking like it has been, I expect the CUSA championship game to be a good game. In my mind, this game is about Mason Fine and the offense playing much better than we did the first time in Boca.