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C-USA Football: Games for Week of 11-16-13

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Marshall and Tulsa will open this week’s action on Thursday night when the Thundering Herd make the trek to Oklahoma to face the Golden Hurricane.  These teams played a highly-entertaining affair in Huntington last season, with Tulsa pulling out a 45-38 win.  Marshall will be seeking a win to keep pace with East Carolina in the East Division race.
 
Four games are on the docket for Saturday, including three divisional showdowns.
 
Florida Atlantic and Southern Miss get the day started in the first meeting between the schools.  The Owls were idle last weekend and enter the stretch of the regular season needing to wins its final three games in order to become bowl-eligible.
 
UAB visits East Carolina looking to upset the division-leading Pirates.  Blazers freshman RB Jordan Howard is one of the nation’s best rookie running backs, while Pirates quarterback Shane Carden continues to put up huge numbers in the passing game, accounting for a school-record seven touchdowns last week (five passing).
 
Louisiana Tech and Rice are familiar foes and will meet as conference brethren for the first time in a decade when both teams played in the WAC. The Bulldogs are seeking their third straight win as they make a run towards bowl-eligibility, but will face an Owls team that has not lost a November home game since 2007 (11 straight victories).
 
FIU and UTEP will be meeting for the first time in El Paso.  Two of the league’s most productive freshmen will be on display in Panthers TE Jonnu Smith and Miners RB Aaron Jones.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Marshall 45  Tulsa 34


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

FAU 41  Southern Miss 7

UAB 14  East Carolina 63

Louisiana Tech 14  Rice 52

FIU 10  UTEP 33

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Not a key game, but still some C-USA football in effect tonight…

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Marshall at Tulsa (FS1) 7:30p
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FINAL:

Marshall 45  Tulsa 34

The Thundering Herd had five turnovers, fell behind, and needed some late heroics as a result.

As fate woudl have it, QB Rakeem Cato tossed a career high night into the hat, and it paid off.

Cato posted 456 yards and five touchdowns and the Herd scored two TD's in the final four minutes of play.

Trey Watts ran for a game high 136 yards, and two scores, for the Golden Hurricane in the loss.
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FAU 41  Southern Miss 7

Since Interim Head Coach Brian Wright took over, the Owls have scored 75 points.

They stay alive for Bowl eligibility on Saturday, and win back-to-back games for the first time since the 2010 season.

The defense showed up big time as well, holding the Golden Eagles to a 2013 worst 189 yards for the contest.
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UAB 14  East Carolina 63

Pirate QB Shane Carden tossed another five TD performance, but did have two picks on the day.

Reese Wiggins pulled down three scores, and RB Vintavios Copper (15 carries, 126 yards) added a trio on the ground.

Since knocking off Florida International 27-24 in Miami, the Blazers have now lost four straight contests.



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Louisiana Tech 14  Rice 52

The Owls' ground game pounded out six scores en route to an easy win over the Bulldogs on Saturday.

All in all, 415 yards were trodded by Rice, who saw Charles Ross lead the way with a 215 digit performance that netted five TD's.

Down 31-0, Louisiana Tech finally got on the board late in the 3rd quarter courtesy of a 74 yard reception from WR Sterling Griffin.

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FIU 10  UTEP 33

The Miners show who's boss in the bottom dweller's match-up of the day.

Nathan Jeffrey (2TD) led a ground attack that romped for 327 yards and an average of 6.2 ypc against the Panther's porous run defense.

Fifty three of UTEP's 60 total plays were hand-offs.

Given that factor, get ready to see the Shula Trophy back were it belongs on November 29th.
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I really hope FIU doesn't learn how to play football before we face them.

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After rushing for a C-USA season-high 215 yards and running for a school-record five touchdowns against Louisiana Tech, Rice senior RB Charles Ross has been named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week.

The Defensive award went to Florida Atlantic senior DB Christian Milstead, who had two interceptions, one which he returned for a touchdown, in a win at Southern Miss.

The Special Teams Player of the Week award was given to Rice senior K Chris Boswell, who had 10 points in the Owls victory over Louisiana Tech.

C-USA Football Players of the Week are voted on by a panel of the league's media.
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