C-USA Preview: Big Time Conference Matchups

With only a couple of weeks left in CUSA play, the search for conference leader is coming to a final stretch. There are some big matchups that will help determine who can take the last leg in the conference. This will also help to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. While others are still looking to get that first win of the season so they can hold their heads high. Be that as it may, here is the preview of this week’s matchups:

Marshall vs FAU
FAU will have to run this game into the ground for them to win this game. Marshall’s passing attack will be able to help them win, but they have to avoid any turnovers to make sure of an upset victory at FAU.

WKU vs Vanderbilt
Both offenses are very well-balanced. Nonetheless, it is going to rely on which team will show up in the second half. After WKU’s embarrassing second half performance last week, they will need to pull out all the stops to come away with a win against this Power 5 team.

Rice vs UAB
Rice just cannot seem to find what it takes to pull together their offense this year. UAB will literally run away with this game and win by a large margin.

North Texas vs LTech
Both teams match-up equally. Along with coming off a come from behind victory in the previous week, LTech’s defense will need to force big turnovers to keep this game close. North Texas will be able to prevail against LTech this week, with a dominant air attack against LTech.

Charlotte vs Old Dominion
Old Dominion lost in a heartbreaking fashion last week, while Charlotte was able to win their first game, by upsetting UAB in OT last week! Both teams have played very bad throughout the season.  However, Charlotte will continue their winning streak as Old Dominion will lose at the last second.

These are the two teams that do not get enough recognition for their accomplishments this season so far. With that being said, this is easily the CUSA matchup of the week. Both teams are looking to take sole possession as the C-USA leader. UTSA will come out on top and lead the conference!

UTEP vs Middle Tennessee
UTEP is still looking for their first win of the season. Meanwhile, Midd Tenn is looking to win just a couple more games before the season ends. This could allow them to get into a bowl game. With that being said, the Middle Tenn defense will prevent UTEP’s offense from getting going, giving Midd Tenn big time win!

Southern Miss vs Tennessee
Southern Miss takes on a Power 5 SEC team in Tennessee. Yet, do not count Southern Miss out. While they have not faced the same strength of opposing teams as Tenn has, expect the unexpected as Southern Miss pulls the upset against Tenn.

With the aforementioned matches listed for this week, CUSA fans are excited to see who will lead the conference. Make sure to tune in Friday and Saturday for these CUSA games. Lastly, check back after the games for a recap and updated standings list!

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