UTSA has won the 2021 Conference USA football championship. Now eight teams venture on to bowl season, with the first game fast approaching.
|MTSU||Toledo||Bahamas Bowl||Fri. Dec. 17||11:00 a.m.|
|WKU||App. St.||Roofclaim.com Boca Raton Bowl||Sat. Dec. 18||10:00 a.m.|
|UTEP||Fresno St.||PUBG Mobile New Mexico Bowl||Sat. Dec. 18||1:15 p.m.|
|UAB||BYU||Radiance Technology Independence Bowl||Sat. Dec. 18||2:30 p.m.|
|Marshall||Louisiana||R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl||Sat. Dec. 18||8:15 p.m.|
|ODU||Tulsa||Myrtle Beach Bowl||Mon. Dec. 20||1:30 p.m.|
|UTSA*||San Diego St||Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl||Tue. Dec. 21||6:30 p.m.|
|North Texas||Miami (OH)||Frisco Football Classic||Thr. Dec. 23||2:30 p.m.|
*Won Conference USA Football Championship Game
Conference USA Championship results – Standings
The Conference USA Football Championship lived up to the hype, with USTA winning a thrilling rematch against a Western Kentucky team that came roaring back with a vengeance. It was one of those games that someone has to lose, you just hope it’s not the team you root for. Sincere McCormick walked away with game MVP honors, toting the rock 36 times for 204 yards and three scores.
One more ride
Seth Littrell was as good as gone halfway through the 2021 season, or at least that’s what it seemed. The Mean Grene reeled off a five-game winning streak, capping it off with a stunning upset of a ranked UTSA squad to clinch bowl eligibility. It now looks like he’ll be back next season after all.
Rice football head coach Mike Bloomgren has also earned another season. His team dropped a pair of overtime games down the stretch, before pulling out a come-from-behind victory over Louisiana Tech in their season finale.
Hitting the reset button
There will be at least two head coaching changes in Conference USA prior to the 2022 season. Louisiana Tech announced they were parting ways with Skip Holts prior to their last game, a loss to Rice. They’ve already filled the position, hiring Texas Tech offensive coordinator Sunny Cumbie.
FIU is also making a change up top, moving on from Butch Davis in a drama-filled final few weeks. They haven’t named a replacement at this time, first opting to fill the vacant Athletic Director position. They tapped former UCF deputy AD Scott Carr to take that role. He will presumably hire his own head coach.
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