Sunday, October 27, 2013

Marshall Football: This Week in C-USA 10/27/13

Now that Marshall is firmly entrenched in league play, we are going to take a weekly look at Conference USA football, reviewing last Saturday's results while also looking ahead to this weeks important match-ups. 

Last Weeks Results
Marshall 49 - MTSU 51
UTEP 7 - Rice 45
Tulsa 7 - Tulane 14
UAB 31 - UTSA 52
La.Tech 23 - FIU 7
N.Texas 55 - Southern Miss. 14
FAU 10 - Auburn 45

East Standings
1) ECU: 5-2, 3-1
2) Marshall: 4-3, 2-1
3) MTSU: 4-4, 2-2
4) UAB: 2-5, 1-2
5) FIU: 1-6, 1-2
6) FAU: 2-6, 1-4
7) USM: 0-7, 0-3

East Division Game of the Week

Maybe you thought it was a nightmare but, Middle Tennessee State used a last second touchdown as time expired to beat Marshall 51-49 at home Thursday night. 

East Division Game to Watch Next Week

Not a lot of great match-ups this upcoming week in Conference USA's Eastern division but, beyond ECU visiting Marshall the day after Thanksgiving are their any games worth watching?

Either way, we can't let a few bad options prevent us from picking the best of the worst. How about MTSU at UAB? No, the Blazers are not very good but, it will be interesting to see if Middle Tennessee can go on the road and stay within striking distance of Marshall and ECU for the division lead. 

West Division Standings
1) Tulane: 6-2, 4-0
2) Rice: 6-2, 4-0
3) N.Texas: 5-3, 3-1
4) La.Tech: 3-5, 2-2
5) UTSA: 3-5, 2-2
4) Tulsa: 2-5, 1-2
7) UTEP: 1-6, 0-4

West Division Game of the Week

Tulane continued to prove its a contender, defeating Tulsa 14-7 at home while becoming bowl eligible in the process. 

West Division Game to Watch Next Week

Make sure you are watching Fox Sports 1 Thursday night as North Texas host Rice. With a win the Mean Green would enter the division championship picture. On the other sideline, Rice has arguably been C-USA's best team this year but, they can ill-afford a loss as Tulane is also undefeated in conference play.  

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