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C-USA Football Games for Week of 09-28-13

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A big week of Conference USA action is ahead, spread over three days.
 
Thursday night will witness Iowa State and Tulsa meeting for the third time in 13 months.  The Cyclones won the 2012 regular season opener in Ames, Iowa, 38-23, but the Golden Hurricane took the AutoZone Liberty Bowl meeting on New Yearís Eve in Memphis, 31-17.
 
Friday night football is on tap when Middle Tennessee goes west to face BYU for the first time.  The Blue Raiders are off to a 3-1 start and have won eight of their last 10 games heading to Provo, Utah.
 
Just one conference game is on Saturdayís schedule as Florida Atlantic visits Rice. Itís only fitting that the first matchup of the Owls and the Owls takes place at night, with kickoff at Rice Stadium set for 7:00p.
 
The inaugural Heart of Dallas Classic will be held when Louisiana Tech faces Army at historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. The first meeting between the schools will take place as part of the opening weekend festivities at the State Fair of Texas State Fair.
 
UTSA will welcome Houston to the Alamodome in the first meeting between Texas schools that are just three hours apart.
 
C-USA will have a pair of matchups with the Mountain West, as UTEP visits Colorado State and Southern Miss will close the dayís contests at Boise State.  The conference also has games at ACC and SEC schools on the docket, as East Carolina plays at North Carolina and UAB travels to Vanderbilt.

 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Iowa State 38  Tulsa 21
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
MTSU 10  BYU 37
 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

East Carolina 55  North Carolina 31
UTEP 42  Colorado State 59
LA Tech 16  Army 35
Houston 59  UTSA 28
Florida Atlantic 14  Rice 18
Tulane 31  Louisiana-Monroe 14
UAB 24  Vanderbilt 52
Southern Miss 7  Boise State 60
                   
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THURSDAY'S C-USA FINAL:

Iowa State 38  Tulsa 21

The Cyclones cashed in off four Golden Hurricane turnovers as QB Sam Richardson tossed 2TD's in a 255 yard performance, and Aaron Wimberly ran for 137 yards.

This was the third meeting for the squads in just 13 months time.

The win snapped an 0-2 start for Iowa State, including a loss to FCS program Northern Iowa.
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Friday night C-USA football fix gets underway at 9:00 PM…

MTSU at BYU (ESPN U)
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Friday's C-USA FINAL:

MTSU 10  BYU 37

The Raiders (3-2) held a 10-7 edge at the end of the first quarter. However, BYU used 16 points in the second quarter and added 14 in the third to improve to 2-2 on the season.

The Cougars ran for 181 yards, and QB Taysom Hill accounted for 142 of those.
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Today's C-USA lineup:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

East Carolina at No. Carolina (ACC Net) 12:30p
UTEP at Colorado State (CBSSN) 3:30p
LA Tech vs. Army (in Dallas) (FS1) 4:00p
Houston at UTSA (FSN) 4:00p
Florida Atlantic at Rice (FCS) 7:00p
Tulane at Louisiana-Monroe (ESPN 3) 7:00p
UAB at Vanderbilt (FSN) 7:30p
Southern Miss at Boise State (ESPN U) 10:15p
                   
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ECU is looking great against UNC. Up 21-10 in the 2nd quarter.
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FINAL:

East Carolina 55  North Carolina 31

Pirate QB Shane Carden was a man on a mission Saturday, throwing for three touchdowns and adding three more by foot. All in all he was responsible for 398 yards.

It was the first ECU road win against the Tar Heels since 1975.
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FINAL:

UTEP 42  Colorado State 59
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FINALS:

LA Tech 16  Army 35

Black Knight RB Terry Baggett rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns, in a contest that was halted twice due to lightening.


Houston 59  UTSA 28

The Cougars improve to 4-0 after cashing in on five Roadrunner turnovers.




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FINAL:

Florida Atlantic 14  Rice 18

Two 4th quarter turnovers cost FAU a would be upset.
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