Conference USA had another tough performance against BCS level schools last week, squandering three opportunities to register a marquee win.
Despite outscoring Purdue 27-9 in the second half, Marshall could not overcome a 42-14 halftime deficit in a 51-41 Boilermaker win. Southern Miss lead Louisville 17-15 entering the fourth quarter but six unanswered points let the Cardinals out of Hattiesburg with a 21-17 victory. UCF also relinquished a first half lead over Missouri, dropping a 21-16 decision at home to the Tigers.
In league play, Marshall’s opponent this week, Tulsa, escaped UAB with a 49-42 win and UTEP lost at ECU 28-18.
1) ECU: 3-2,2-0
2) Marshall: 2-3, 1-0
3) UCF: 2-2, 0-0
4) Memphis: 0-4, 0-0
5) USM: 0-4, 0-1
6) UAB: 0-4, 0-1
1) Tulsa: 4-1, 2-0
2) Houston: 1-3, 1-0
3) SMU: 1-3, 0-0
4) UTEP: 1-4, 0-1
5) Tulane: 0-4, 0-1
6) Rice: 1-4, 0-2
Looking at this week’s matchups, ECU attempts to keep its spot atop C-USA’s Eastern division as they travel to UCF tonight for an 8pm kickoff broadcast by the CBS Sports Network.
For the second week in a row Southern Miss host a noteworthy out of conference opponent when Boise State comes to town on Saturday. Marshall looks to keep its undefeated record in C-USA play intact as West division leader Tulsa visits Huntington.
For details on every C-USA matchup this week visit this link.