Conference USA Football was back in action this weekend. Here’s the latest from the teams on the gridiron in Week 6.
|Team||Week 6||Result||Week 7|
|Charlotte||at North Texas||W, 49-21||vs FIU|
|FAU||at USM||CANCELED||— OFF —|
|FIU||vs MTSU||L, 31-28||at Charlotte|
|LA Tech||vs UTEP||W, 21-17||vs Marshall|
|Marshall||at WKU||W, 38-14||at LA Tech|
|MTSU||at FIU||W, 31-28||vs North Texas|
|North Texas||vs Charlotte||L, 49-21||at MTSU|
|Rice||— OFF —||—||— OFF —|
|Southern Miss||vs FAU||CANCELED||at UTEP|
|UAB||— OFF —||—||vs WKU|
|UTEP||at LA Tech||L, 21-17||vs USM|
|UTSA||at BYU||L, 27-20||vs Army|
|WKU||vs Marshall||L, 38-14||at UAB|
Notable Week 6 results – Standings
This moral victory counts
UTSA football has lost two straight after starting their season 3-0, but we might have learned more about the Roadrunners in their two losses than their hot start. UTSA hung with UAB last week and came within one score of BYU this week — the same BYU team that beat Louisiana Tech by 31, Troy by 41 and Navy by 52. Against a juggernaut opponent, UTSA held its own.
Winless no more
Middle Tennessee joined the ranks of the victors on Saturday, earning a 31-28 win over FIU. O’Hara was the entirety of the offense once more for the Blue Raiders, but it was the defense that did enough to keep this game alive, keeping FIU contained outside of two 60+ yard breakaway scores.
Louisiana Tech survives … against UTEP
UTEP has moved into the “pesky” range of Conference USA opponents. The Miners probably don’t have the top-end talent to beat the majority of their foes, but they’ve proven a worth adversary capable of tripping teams up if they look too far past the Miners. Bulldogs quarterback Luke Anthony was not good on Saturday, throwing for only 85 yards on 20 attempts. The Louisiana Tech running game was kept in check too.
Week 7 storylines
Despite starting the season 0-2, Charlotte could be in the thick of the race for Conference USA East with a win next weekend over FIU. The 49ers won their first conference game against North Texas on Saturday, tying them with Marshall and FAU in the win column in the East. With FAU missing this week, another win would allow Charlotte to keep pace with Marshall.
Who gets their first conference win next?
North Texas and FIU are the only programs who have played a C-USA game without a conference victory. Both have to go on the round in Week 7. ESPN gives North Texas a 59.1 percent chance of beating Middle Tennessee. FIU has only a 34.4 percent chance of upsetting Charlotte.
Is it time for WKU to make a quarterback change?
Western Kentucky lost their presumed starting quarterback to the Transfer Portal this summer before landing former Maryland signal caller Tyrrell Pigrome late in the offseason. Pigrome has ye to throw for 200 yards in four chances, topping out at 188 in a narrow victory over Middle Tennessee. Backup Kevaris Thomas came in midway through the third quarterback against Marshall and more than doubled Pigrome’s yardage and threw WKU’s only touchdown pass.
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