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C-USA Football: Games for Week of 10-18-14

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Western Kentucky (0-2, 2-3) and Florida Atlantic (1-1, 2-4) will square in one of the noon slots. Senior QB Brandon Doughty and the Hilltoppers offense produces no matter where they play, while junior QB Jaquez Johnson and the Owls have fared much better (2-0) in the friendly confines of FAU Stadium this season.  
 
Louisiana Tech (2-0, 3-3) will look to make it two straight wins at home when it welcomes UTSA (1-1, 2-4) to Ruston.  Junior RB Kenneth Dixon has scored at least one touchdown in five straight games to lead the Bulldogs offense, while the Roadrunners received a strong effort through the air and on the ground from freshman QB Austin Robinson in his first appearance last week, leading UTSA to a win over FIU.
 
UAB (2-1, 4-2) continues to make big plays and post big offensive numbers, topping the 40-point mark in all four of its victories. The Blazers travel north to Middle Tennessee (3-1, 4-3), a team that has averaged nearly 48 points during its four wins.

No. 24 Marshall (2-0, 6-0) will put a pair of impressive streaks on the line when it visits FIU (2-0, 3-3) Saturday night.  Senior QB Rakeem Cato has thrown at least one TD pass in 38 consecutive games,  tying the FBS record set by Russell Wilson of NC State and Wisconsin. The Herd will also  put its unblemished 6-0 season mark on the line when it faces a Panthers team that forced three more turnovers at UTSA, extending its nation-leading total of forced miscues to 24.   
 
A pair of teams seeking their first conference win meet when Southern Miss (2-4, 0-2) visits North Texas (2-4, 0-2).


Saturday, October 18th

WKU 38  Florida Atlantic 45

UTSA 20  Louisiana Tech 27

UAB 22  Middle Tennessee 34

(24) Marshall 45  FIU 13

Southern Miss 30  North Texas 20

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WKU 38  Florida Atlantic 45

Once again, the Owls (3-4, 2-1) give fans their money's worth with a last minute score that is followed by a strong defensive stand for the win.

Jaquez Johnson made a strong case for Conference USA offensive player of the week with 420 total yards, 5TD, and a 67.6% passing percentage.

Newcomer Greg Howell looks like he could be the replacement for Alfred Morris in the power running department. The freshman tallied 118 yards in his debut.

Brandon Doughty (28-of-44, 335 yards, 3TD) was held to just 79 yards passing in the second half, as the Hilltoppers (2-4, 0-3) were outpaced 31-7 for the period.
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UTSA 20  Louisiana Tech 27

The Roadrunners' (2-5, 1-2) took the first and final quarters of play, but catching the turnover bug (4) in between didn't help matters.

Tech linebacker Terrell Pinson spearheaded the turnover barrage for the Bulldogs, returning a shotgun snap fumble two yards for a TD and then registering back-to-back interceptions which were also converted into scores.

With the win, Tech (4-3, 3-0) maintains its lead in the West Division standings, heading into next weekend's showdown at Southern Miss.
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UAB 22  Middle Tennessee 34

The Blue Raiders (5-3, 4-1) scored 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to secure a come-from-behind Homecoming win.

The Blazers (4-3, 2-2) had won three of its last four coming into the game and pushed the Blue Raiders to the limit before they came off the deck with two huge fourth-quarter scores.

MTSU quarterback Austin Grammer was 6-of-19 passing for 141 yards and two touchdowns. The Blue Raiders, who piled up 470 yards total offense, had 229 on the ground.

Collectively, the teams saw 101 rushing attempts.
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Both are very beatable IF WE PLAY OUR GAME!

Congrats on todays HUGE comeback win over a very decent team, especially the WKU O, ya basically totally shut 'em down that 2nd half! -and GO OWLS!
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I'm more worried about MTSU. And yes, both are beatable if we can limit our turn overs, force a couple turn overs and force a few punts. Basically score more points than they do.
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(24) Marshall 45  FIU 13

The Thundering Herd (7-0, 3-0) trailed for the first time this season with 2:00 minutes to play in the first quarter, however it didn't last long.

Rakeem Cato set an NCAA FBS record with his 39th consecutive contest throwing a touchdown on the next Marshall possession, and they never looked back from there scoring 45 unanswered points.

The Panthers (3-5, 2-2) added a touchdown with 1:50 to play, but missed the PAT thereafter for the final tally.

Marshall ran 32 less plays than FIU did, but posted solid averages both through the air (14.3 YPC), and on the ground (9.3 YPC).
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that cato is very good. was he the qb against us last season?
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USMCOWL said

that cato is very good. was he the qb against us last season?
Posted On: Oct 18th 2014, 10:28 PM #336676

Yes…
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FINAL:

Southern Miss 30  North Texas 20

Nick Mullens threw two touchdown passes and Corey Acosta kicked three field goals Saturday to lead Southern Miss to a 30-20 win over North Texas.

With the game tied at 20, Mullens hit Casey Martin on a 19-yard TD pass late in the third quarter and Acosta added a 38-yard field goal in the fourth. Mullens was 27 of 41 for 305 yards, with two interceptions and a 40-yard TD pass to Michael Thomas.

George Payne scored on a 5-yard run and the Golden Eagles (3-4, 1-2 Conference USA) outgained North Texas 509-395.

The Mean Green (2-5, 0-3) led 13-10 in the second quarter on a 24-yard field goal by Trevor Moore, and then tied it at 20 on a 27-yard run by Reggie Pegram.

Antoinne Jimmerson scored on a 2-yard TD run and Carlos Harris had 15 catches for 216 yards for North Texas.
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