Conference USA Football was back in action this weekend. Here’s the latest from the teams on the gridiron in Week 10.
|Team||Week 10||Result||Up Next|
|Charlotte||vs WKU||L, 59-7||at MTSU|
|FAU||— OFF —||—||at FIU|
|FIU||at North Texas||L, 52-14||vs FAU|
|LA Tech||vs MTSU||W, 40-24||at UTSA|
|MTSU||at LA Tech||L, 40-24||vs Charlotte|
|North Texas||vs FIU||W, 52-14||at UAB|
|Rice||vs UTEP||W, 37-30||at WKU|
|UAB||vs UTSA||L, 44-38 (OT)||vs North Texas|
|UTEP||at Rice||L, 37-30||— OFF —|
|UTSA||at UAB||W, 44-38 (OT)||vs LA Tech|
|WKU||at Charlotte||W, 59-7||vs Rice|
Notable Week 10 results – Standings
Rice rallies past UTEP
The weekend started off with a bang in a thrilling back-and-forth Thursday night affair between UTEP and Rice. Both squads needed the win to move forward with realistic bowl expectations. Bradley Rozner called game with a 23-yard receiving touchdown from quarterback TJ McMahon with 25 seconds remaining in the game.
UTSA stays perfect in league play
Two conference heavyweights did not disappoint. UTSA appeared to have things salted away when Frank Harris found Zakahri Franklin in the endzone to take a 14-point lead halfway through the fourth quarter. Instead, UAB battled back to force overtime. Harris had the final say, though, tossing the game-winning touchdown to Joshua Cephus in 2OT.
Louisiana Tech finally finishes
The Bulldogs have come close to picking up their second conference win in recent weeks but were unable to finish, at least until Saturday. After dropping two straight overtime contests, Louisiana Tech delivered a dominant win over Middle Tennesee, putting the game out in the third quarter and coasting to the long-awaited win.
Looking ahead – Key storylines
North Texas played UTSA to the wire, but lost, putting the Roadrunners in the driver’s seat for first place in the regular season standings. The Mean Green are still in the running for a spot in the conference championship, though, making this coming weekend’s game against UAB a must-win. If they falter, that could open the door for someone else.
Coming up next?
Western Kentucky is trying to be that someone else. The Hilltoppers’ only losses of the regular season came to UTSA and North Texas. Meanwhile at 3-2, Rice has yet to play either squad. The winner of this weekend’s game stays (mathematically) alive in that hunt.
Will bowl eliminations begin?
UTEP and Louisiana Tech each sit at six losses, needing to win out to reach the postseason. The Miners are on a bye while the Bulldogs face league-leading UTSA to keep their bowl hopes alive. It’s a tall order, but should Louisiana Tech find a way, the remainder of the conference title race could be fascinating.
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