C-USA Football: Games for Week of November 27, 2021
Heading into the final week of the 2021 season, there are once again seven games in store with two being all-important towards the 2021 Conference USA Championship Game outlook. Here is the breakdown:
Saturday’s game between WKU and Marshall in Huntington, West Virginia, will decide UTSA’s opponent in the title game. WKU has won six straight games and is 6-1 in league play, while Marshall has won five of its last six games to improve to 5-2 in conference play, including last week’s 49-28 win at Charlotte.
No. 22 UTSA has clinched the West Division title and will host the 2021 Ryan Conference USA Championship Game. The Roadrunners are seeking a 12-0 regular season finish when they travel to Denton to take on the surging Mean Green of North Texas, who have won four straight to reach the precipice of bowl eligibility after opening the season 1-6.
Other teams are simply seeking to become Bowl eligible, including FAU, Old Dominion, Charlotte, MTSU, and North Texas.
Here are the overall standing for the league and the schedule for the week:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26
UTEP at UAB (ESPN+) 2:00 pm
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27
LA Tech at Rice (ESPN+) 1:00 pm
No. 22 UTSA at North Texas (ESPN+) 2:00 pm
Charlotte at Old Dominion (ESPN+) 2:00 pm
FIU at Southern Miss (ESPN3) 3:00 pm
WKU at Marshall (CBSSN) 3:30 pm
Middle Tennessee at FAU (Stadium) 7:00 pm
LA Tech 31 Rice 35
The final game of Skip Holtz's tenure as Bulldog's head coach will go down as a loss to the pesky Owls (4-8, 3-5).
LA Tech (3-9, 2-6) led 31-21 with just 4:54 to play in the game and had a chance to answer the Owls' surge late but to no avail.
WKU DE DeAngelo Malone took home Defensive Player of the Week honors following his impactful play on Saturday, as WKU clinched the East Division with a win at Marshall. Malone recorded seven stops, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, a pair of sacks and a key forced fumble.
WKU K Brayden Narveson was named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season, after he made all four field goal attempts (53, 46, 41 and 39 yards), while also making all five extra points in the Hilltoppers’ win at Marshall.