Conference USA Football was back in action this weekend. Here’s the latest from the teams on the gridiron in Week 13.
|Team||Week 13||Result||Week 14|
|Charlotte||vs WKU||Tues.||vs FIU|
|FAU||at MTSU||PPD||at Georgia Southern|
|FIU||vs LA Tech||PPD||at Charlotte|
|LA Tech||at FIU||PPD||— OFF —|
|Marshall||— OFF —||—||vs Rice|
|MTSU||vs FAU||PPD||— OFF —|
|North Texas||at UTSA||L, 49-17||— OFF —|
|Rice||vs UTEP||PPD||at Marshall|
|Southern Miss||at UAB||PPD||at UTEP|
|UAB||vs Southern Miss||PPD||— OFF —|
|UTEP||at Rice||PPD||vs Southern Miss|
|UTSA||vs North Texas||W, 49-17||— OFF —|
|WKU||at Charlotte||Tues.||— OFF —|
Notable Week 13 results – Standings
Tuesday morning football
We’ve seen a lot in 2020, but Tuesday morning football would be a first. That’s the route being taken by Conference USA to ensure a safe playing environment for Western Kentucky and Charlotte, the latter of which required extra time to “clear COVID-19 protocols that would have prevented Charlotte from competing this Saturday.”
Unwanted game day drama
There have been dozens of postponed games in Conference USA so far, but none had been tabled on game day, yet. That changed this week when the game between Rice and UTEP was delayed and soon postponed following testing results at UTEP. View the entire list of C-USA postponements here.
North Texas v UTSA
The only C-USA game played on Saturday as not an exciting contest. UTSA ran all over North Texas, literally. The Roadrunners amassed 443 rushing yards, including 251 from running back Sincere McCormick who continues to impress.
Week 14 storylines
Regular season football in December is a silver lining from this up-and-down season. As of right now, five games involving Conference USA teams are scheduled to take place whereas there would have only been a conference championship game next weekend during a typical year. Bonus football, it’s a good thing.
Will there be more?
There are plenty of scheduling dominos that have yet to be played at the time of this post. UAB hasn’t played since Halloween and isn’t slated to play next weekend. Their most recent postponement (Nov. 27 vs Southern Miss) would have been their last game at Legion Field. Could UAB add a game in Birmingham prior to their season finale at Rice on Dec. 12? It sure would be nice.
If Western Kentucky is able to play against Charlotte on Tuesday, they’ll join UTSA as the only teams in Conference USA to play 11 games (so far) during this uneven season. Marshall, who leads the East, has played seven games. UAB, expected to be the frontrunner in the West with a victory over UTSA, has played seven. Rice which hasn’t been the initiating party for a postponement since they started their season on Oct. 24, has played just three.
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