Conference USA Football was back in action this weekend. Here’s the latest from the teams on the gridiron in Week 11.
|Team||Week 11||Result||Week 12|
|Charlotte||vs Gardner-Webb||PPD||at Marshall|
|FAU||vs FIU||W, 38-19||— OFF —|
|FIU||vs FAU||L, 38-19||at WKU|
|LA Tech||vs Rice||PPD||vs UL Monroe|
|Marshall||vs MTSU||W, 42-14||vs Charlotte|
|MTSU||at Marshall||L, 42-14||at Troy|
|North Texas||at UAB||PPD||vs Rice|
|Rice||at LA Tech||PPD||at North Texas|
|Southern Miss||at WKU||L, 10-7||vs UTSA|
|UAB||vs North Texas||PPD||UTEP (PPD)|
|UTEP||at UTSA||L, 52-21||UAB (PPD)|
|UTSA||vs UTEP||W, 52-21||at Southern Miss|
|WKU||vs Southern Miss||W, 10-7||vs FIU|
Notable Week 11 results – Standings
Never had the chance
Postponements were a problem again for Conference USA in Week 11, although the rest of college football was equally fatigued. Rice at Louisiana Tech, North Texas at UAB and Charlotte vs Garnder-Webb were all lost to postponements.
Shula Bowl blowout
Rivalries run hot and cold, but this one has gone tepid, fast. FIU won three of four from 2011 to 2014, but the last four of five games have gone handily to Florida Atlantic. The Owls have scored 52, 49 and now 38 in the past three meetings while FIU has averaged just 15 points.
50 for 75
This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that took the lives of 75 people, including members of the Marshall football team. The Thundering Herd made easy work of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, running 38 times and attempting 37 passes, a fitting combination of 75 total plays.
Week 12 storylines
The first postponement for Week 12 was in before the Week 11 slate kicked off. COVID-19 concerns at UAB preemptively forced the postponement of their game at UTEP, which had already been moved to Friday morning in Midland because of the COVID-19 climate in El Paso.
Time to play ball, at last?
Rice last played football on Halloween. North Texas hasn’t played in more than a month. Both hope to return to the field following long delays next weekend. The two teams have combined to play seven games so far this season. More than half of their conference peers have played at least that many contests on their own.
For the East
Marshall has been on the warpath toward the Conference USA Championship Game. The Thundering Herd already have a win over FAU under their belts. Beating Charlotte would all-but clinch the division while a Charlotte upset would open the door for others to sneak in.
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