Conference USA Football was back in action this weekend. Here’s the latest from the teams on the gridiron in Week 12.
|Team||Week 12||Result||Up Next|
|Charlotte||vs LA Tech||W, 26-21||—|
|FAU||at MTSU||L, 49-21||vs WKU|
|FIU||at UTEP||L, 40-6||vs MTSU|
|LA Tech||at Charlotte||L, 26-21||vs UAB|
|MTSU||vs FAU||W, 49-21||at FIU|
|North Texas||— OFF —||—||vs Rice|
|Rice||vs UTSA||L, 41-7||at North Texas|
|UAB||at LSU||at LA Tech|
|UTEP||vs FIU||W, 40-6||at UTSA|
|UTSA||at Rice||W, 41-7||vs UTEP|
|WKU||at Auburn||L, 41-17||at FAU|
Notable Week 12 results – Standings
Home field secured
On a dreary day in Houston, the sun was shining on UTSA and quarterback Frank Harris. The Roadrunners dispatched of the Owls in quick order, securing the host duties for the upcoming Conference USA Football Championship Game where they’ll play either North Texas or Western Kentucky in two weeks time.
Let’s go bowling
While UTSA was working to clinch home field, other Conference USA squads were trying to make sure they had another game to play, too. Middle Tennesse became the fourth C-USA squad to clinch bowl eligibility so far this season, crushing Florida Atlantic to pick up win number six.
Uh Oh, Owls
It wasn’t just the Rice Owls who fell flat, the Florida Atlantic Owls were equally embarrassed. FAU was thoroughly outplayed by Middle Tennessee, pushing them into a do-or-die situation next weekend. Both Owls would like a mulligan for this week’s fiascoes, but that’s not going to happen.
Looking ahead – Key storylines
Who’s joining UTSA?
Both Western Kentucky and North Texas sit tied in second place in the Conference USA standings with identical 5-2 records, but only one of them will get to make the trip. North Texas plays Rice, still searching for their elusive sixth win, while Western Kentucky faces an FAU squad in the same boat. North Texas holds the tiebreaker, so the Mean Green need a win and a WKU loss to get in.
Who else is still playing?
Florida Atlantic, Rice, UAB and UTEP all enter the final week of the regular season one-win shy of the six wins needed to secure bowl eligibility. The Blazers will be home favorites against the visiting Louisiana Tech Bulldogs but the other three teams will be underdogs, with Rice and UTEP both playing away from home. How many make it through?
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