C-USA Football: Games for Week of 9-10-16
A wide variety of challenges await Conference USA teams in the second week of the 2016 season. Two games against SEC opponents and single contests vs. ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Mountain West and Sun Belt teams highlight the 13 game schedule that begins Friday night when Maryland becomes the second straight Big Ten team to visit FIU.
WKU will visit top-ranked Alabama and Middle Tennessee makes the short trip to Vanderbilt as the league faces a pair of SEC opponents for the second straight Saturday.
The first matchup with the ACC comes Saturday night when Florida Atlantic makes the short drive south to face Miami at the newly-renovated Hard Rock Stadium. UTSA will visit Mountain West foe Colorado State and Old Dominion, which saw its season-opener pushed back a day by Hurricane Hermine, will face an Appalachian State team from the Sun Belt that took No. 9 Tennessee to overtime on opening night.
UTEP will take on Texas from the Big 12, while Rice renews a rivalry with Army. Five other C-USA schools are in action against FCS opponents.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Maryland at FIU (CBSSN) 8:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Rice at Army (CBSSN) 12 p.m.
Old Dominion at Appalachian State (ASN) 3:30 p.m.
WKU at (1) Alabama (ESPN 2) 3:30 p.m.
Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt (SEC Net) 4 p.m.
UTSA at Colorado State (MW Net/Campus Ins) 4 p.m.
Elon at Charlotte (CUSA TV) 6 p.m.
Florida Atlantic at Miami (Fla.) (ESPN3) 6 p.m.
Morgan State at Marshall (beIN) 6 p.m.
South Carolina St. at LA Tech (CUSA TV) 7 p.m.
Bethune-Cookman at North Texas (CUSA TV) 7 p.m.
Savannah State at Southern Miss 7 p.m.
UTEP at Texas (LHN) 7 p.m.
12 Florida players on the crummy 3-9 Mary Land program roister.
At least we played an FCS program so not a draw.
But that is STILL making an excuse and we have to begin to win and more importantly, PLAY EXCITING FOOTBALL to fill OUR stands, no matter who we play!