In a week that offered the chance to finalize a few things in the league, the exact opposite happened, and now nothing will be set in stone until the final whistle on November 27.
Southern Miss 31, UCF 21- USM came in and stunned UCF on their home field, rallying from an early 14-0 deficit to run [...]
This is an idea I should have had, oh, 11 weeks ago for a nice Saturday post. Regardless, here are the games on nationally available TV networks for when you get sick of Cam Newton this and BCS Standings that. Except on the TCU game, I’m sure BCS Standings will be mentioned. All times eastern, rankings [...]
Conference USA is hurtling toward its championship game, and the East division could be wrapped up by dinnertime Saturday (but probably not). The West is still wide open, as the teams over there have plenty of good games coming up, but one this week could alter the course there too.
8:00 PM Thursday- East Carolina at UAB: [...]
C-USA had a busy week, with 7 games going on and only 1 of the league’s ‘Big 4′ getting through unscathed. UCF, meanwhile, has earned its first Top 25 rankings in school history, sitting 23rd in the coaches and 25th in the AP and Harris polls.
UCF 40, Houston 33- UCF survived a shootout with the Cougars, [...]
The weekend was a good one for Conference USA. Despite a lack of national TV coverage, the UCF-ECU game lived up to the hype, Tulsa knocked off a big opponent on a national stage, and two other games came down to the wire.
UAB 50, Southern Miss 49- Since getting shelled at UCF a few weeks ago, [...]
We’re finally getting into the meat of the conference schedule, although even this week we have C-USA teams going out of conference for games. Nonetheless, the results of the games tomorrow will have a profound impact on the league championship race.
12:00 PM, CSS- UAB at Southern Miss: Southern Miss has been playing well lately, but UAB [...]
Schedulers across the non-BCS universe have done a nice job arranging for back-loaded championship races in all 5 leagues. These are getting lost in the national race, of course, so here’s a look at some games to keep in mind as we steam toward the end of the year. We’ll give it another week or so, [...]
More chaos in C-USA West this weekend, as the clear leader steps aside for the pre-season favorite while UTEP appears to be in freefall. On the East side, everything went according to plan as the Game of the Year of the Week looms this Saturday.
UCF 41, Rice 14- Rice couldn’t sustain any momentum from their win over Houston, as UCF scores touchdowns on it’s first six possessions, including 5 for 5 in the first half. Next Week: ECU at UCF, Rice is idle.
Houston 45, SMU 20- Read Post
This was supposed to be the first of several monster weeks in C-USA, with Houston headed to SMU, ECU – UCF next week, and UCF-Houston after that. Then Houston had to go and lose to Rice, taking themselves off the unbeaten (in league play) list and taking the edge off this week a little bit. Instead, [...]
We had a very interesting week in C-USA, with a big BCS win and a pair of unexpected results.
East Carolina 33, NC State 27- ECU’s second half struggles resurfaced this week, scoring just 9 points in 6 second half quarters against Va Tech, North Carolina, and NC State. The difference was that ECU had build enough of a lead that the late field goal was enough to send the game to overtime. Things looked bleak again when they missed the extra point on their opening touchdown, but a game-winning interception on NC State’s possession saved the day. Next Week: Marshall at East Carolina
Southern Miss 41, Memphis 19- This game wasn’t even as close as the 22 point gap suggests. I tuned in to about 5 minutes of this one, and Memphis looked terrible save for a long touchdown on a broken defensive play. USM will need to lock that kind of thing down before playing Houston or UCF, but they coasted in this one. Next Week: both teams are idle.
Rice 34, Houston 31- For the first time I’ve ever seen, Houston fans are melting down. Read Post