C-USA: One Division Winner Down, One Division Winner To Go

Crazy weekend for C-USA as multiple teams were looking to clinch their divisions. Even though, only one team was able to. Likewise, many teams became bowl eligible by achieving six wins on the season. Incidentally, others are still searching for their first win of the season. By the way, the C-USA games were all on Saturday. In short, we list and recap them below:

Middle Tenn 35 at Charlotte 21
The Middle Tenn Blue Raiders were able to overwhelm Charlotte, with a dominant offense, and a shutdown defense. Also, QB Stockstill was able to toss three TDs along with breaking the passing record to ensure the victory.

FAU 48 at LA Tech 23
FAU and their overpowering defense were able to suffocate the LA Tech offense. Rushing for three TDs, passing for two TDs, and also having the very first kick off return in school history. Altogether, FAU was able to breeze past LA Tech for their sixth straight win.

Southern Miss 43 at Rice 34
In a game full of offense, Southern Miss was able to outscore Rice for the win. Rice tried to stay close, with RB having four rushing TDs, but no passing TDs. Nevertheless, Southern Miss was able to pass and run for multiple TDs to gain the victory.

UTEP 10 at North Texas 45
UTEP was sputtering all game, and sputtered to another loss, still winless on the season. In fact, North Texas scored four passing TDs and held UTEP to under 200 yards of offense. In short, with this win, North Texas clinched the C-USA West division.

WKU 23 at Marshall 30
The Hilltoppers attempted a fourth-quarter comeback. However, Marshall scored 20 unanswered points along with a pick-six to seal the game against WKU. WKU needs one more win to become bowl eligible, while Marshall is looking to be in the conference championship.

Old Dominion 37 at FIU 30
Old Dominion dominated early and often, and when FIU started to establish a comeback, Old Dominion scored two fourth-quarter field goals to seal the game away. Moreover, FIU was looking to lead the division with the win. Subsequently, they fell short late in the game.

UAB 24 at UTSA 19
UAB with the best start of the season in school history was able to win behind the arm and leg of QB Erdely. Combining for one passing TDs and two rushing touchdowns were able to muscle through the game to beat UTSA, who has fallen apart in the later part of the season, after having a hot start.

To sum up, with all the aforementioned outcomes outlined above, the current standings are below:

Southern Miss
North Texas
Louisiana Tech
Florida Atlantic
Middle Tennessee
Old Dominion


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