C-USA: Late Fourth Quarter Comebacks Make Big Headlines
With a shortage of games this week, the C-USA has a majority of games being played within the conference as well as a few Power 5 schools. With that being said, a majority of these games were also late night matchups, and when these games started out slow or seemed one-sided, the opposing team seemed to get that fourth quarter wind to come back and breathe life into the team. Here are the recaps for the C-USA games outlined below:
Rice 10, Pittsburgh 42
Rice was shut out for the majority of the game, until the third quarter where they scored their only points of the game. Rice was unable to produce more than 280 yards of offense, along with committing a multitude of pointless turnovers.
UTEP 21, Army 35
UTEP is still winless, especially after not being able to stop Army from putting up over 400 yards of offense. UTEP was able to keep up with Army for a little bit until Army just pushed the limit on UTEP.
Charlotte 29, Florida Intl 30
FIU finally played in front of their home school this season and did not disappoint with QB McGough leading a fourth-quarter comeback. Charlotte was unable to hold on to the lead and left FIU still winless on the season.
Middle Tennessee 20, Florida Atlantic 38
FAU’s RB Singletary ran for a school-tying record of four touchdowns, giving the boost to help FAU dominate Midd Tenn this week.
South Alabama 16, Louisiana Tech 34
South Alabama was able to make this a very close game, giving LTech a scare all the way into the fourth quarter. That is until LTech turned on the jets and scored 17 unanswered to close out the game.
Marshall 38, Cincinnati 21
Marshall put up points early and often, to get a great start ahead of Cincy. Marshall had the help of Qb Wr combo Litton to Yurachek for three touchdowns early.
North Texas 43, Southern Mississippi 28
Southern Miss started the game out strong, but when North Texas scored 26 points straight between the second and third quarter, Southern Miss could not keep up.
With the aforementioned recaps above, here are the current standings: