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C-USA Football: Games for Week of 08-30-14

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All 13 Conference USA teams will be in action on opening weekend, with nine games nationally televised over a two-day period.
 
A pair of C-USA schools are in action Friday, Aug. 29. WKU will play its first game as a C-USA member when it hosts Bowling Green. UTSA will visit Houston later that evening.
 
Matchups against four perennial college football powers highlight the action on Saturday, Aug. 30.  Rice visits No. 17 Notre Dame, Florida Atlantic travels to No. 22 Nebraska, Louisiana Tech is at No. 3 Oklahoma and North Texas plays at No. 24 Texas.
 
Other state and regional rivalries on Aug. 30 include Troy at UAB, Marshall at Miami of Ohio and UTEP at New Mexico.
   
The American Sports Network (ASN) debuts with a doubleheader as Old Dominion makes its C-USA debut hosting Hampton, followed by Bethune-Cookman at FIU.
 
Rounding out opening weekend action is Middle Tennessee hosting Savannah State.


WEEK ONE SCHEDULE
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

Bowling Green 31  WKU 59

UTSA 24  Houston 7
 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

Troy 10  UAB 48
                                  
FAU 7  #20 Nebraska 55

Marshall 42  Miami (Ohio) 27

Hampton 28  Old Dominion 41

Rice 17  #17 Notre Dame 48

Bethune Cookman 14  FIU 12

LA Tech 16  #3 Oklahoma 48

Savannah State 7  Middle Tennessee 61

South Miss 0  Miss. St. 49

North Texas 7  #24 Texas 38

UTEP 31  New Mexico 24
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FINAL:

Bowling Green 31  WKU 59

Folks might want to take note of the Hilltopper offense.

Former FAU QB commit Brandon Doughty became the 10th player in C-USA history to pass for 500+ yards in a game.

He finished with 569, off a 46-of-56 showing and 6 touchdowns.

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UTSA thrashed Houston in the Cougars stadium opener, 24-7. HUGE day for the conference! Big wins over the favorite to win the MAC and one of the favorites to win the AAC.
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Jack David Whidden III said

UTSA thrashed Houston in the Cougars stadium opener, 24-7. HUGE day for the conference! Big wins over the favorite to win the MAC and one of the favorites to win the AAC.

Posted On: Aug 30th 2014, 1:33 AM #333641

They now know how we felt!

 :Crying:
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Jack David Whidden III said

UTSA thrashed Houston in the Cougars stadium opener, 24-7. HUGE day for the conference! Big wins over the favorite to win the MAC and one of the favorites to win the AAC.

Posted On: Aug 30th 2014, 1:33 AM #333641
BG a favorite to win the MAC? Only 5 returning starters on D (and it showed) with new FCS Coaching staff (and it showed). A positive is that the WKU D was not so hot and NO TEAM runs almost 100 plays without a turnover very ofter. IT WILL AVERAGE OUT!

And the positive out of the UTSA game is their O was not real good. The D produced lots of turnovers and they did score off of 'em!  Home schedule has challanges we have to step up to (which we have to anyhow!). Go Owls!
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GeorgiaOwl said

BG a favorite to win the MAC?
Posted On: Aug 30th 2014, 1:16 PM #333647

The MAC is way better than C-USA.

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FINAL:

Troy 10  UAB 48

The Trojans took an early 7-0 lead, but quickly saw the Blazers avenge last season's 34-31 loss in OT therafter. This was fueled by 338 yards on the ground - where four TD's were had.

                            

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FAU 7  #20 Nebraska 55

The Owls' defense did not live up to expectations, allowing a program record for most yards surrendered - 784.

Husker RB Ameer Abdullah (232 yards) and QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. (271 yards, 15-of-29) each saw career efforts.

Nebraska won their won their 29th straight season opener, which is currently the nations longest consecutive mark.

 
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FINAL:

Marshall 42  Miami (Ohio) 27

Thundering Herd QB Rakeem Cato continued his quest towards the record books after completing a TD pass for the 33rd straight contest.

He needs just six more successful games to pass the all-time mark of 38 set by Russell Wilson (NC State, 2007-10).

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FINAL:

Hampton 28  Old Dominion 41

Despite two picks, Monarch QB Taylor Heinicke was otherwise efficient with 281 yards and a 3TD off a 29-of-40 overall showing.

Hampton did have the better showing through the air with 407 yards, but the ground attack was no where to be found - netting only nine yards for the tilt.
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