C-USA Football Scoreboard: Rakeem Cato sets record


The Roadrunners kept things interesting, taking a 10-6 lead into halftime, but a 21-0 third quarter gave Louisiana Tech the jump they needed to hang on, although UTSA put up 10 points in the fourth. Cody Sokol threw for 157 yards, a pick and a touchdown, and Kenneth Dixon lead all rushers with 121 yards on 28 carries for the Bulldogs. Tensions also flared between the two teams, but luckily nothing too nasty broke out.

The Hilltoppers let yet another second half lead slip away, and blew a 24-7 lead to fall 45-38. The Tops were held to 100 yards off second half offense and the defense allowed over 500 yards in the back two quarters alone. To read our full recap, click here.

The MTBR’s bounced back nicely after getting crushed by Marshall last week, as the Raiders put up two huge scores in the fourth quarter to steal the victory, and turnovers were costly for the Blazers. Neither Cody Clements (19-of-29, 185 yards, one touchdown, one interception) nor Austin Grammer (6-of-19, 141 yards, two touchdowns) had eye-popping afternoons, but both teams had a 100-yard rusher, with Jordan Howard of UAB (121 yards on 32 carries) and Reggie Whatley of MTSU (100 yards on seven carries).

Rakeem Cato has made history, as he has now thrown a touchdown pass in 39 consecutive football games, the record breaker coming with five seconds left in the first quarter to Ryan Yurachek from one yard out to tie the game. It took a while for the Herd to get going, taking only a 14-7 lead into halftime, but would score 31 points out of the gate (and scored all 45 of their points before FIU answered in the fourth) and roll to remain perfect. Congrats to Mr. Cato, and the Herd fans.

It was a matchup of winless C-USA teams, and it’s the Mean Green who are still looking for their first conference win after Southern Miss came to Denton and left with a 10 point victory. In the loss, Andrew McNulty threw for 287 yards, with 216 of them going to one guy – Carlos HarrisThe Eagles totaled 506 yards of total offense, and left 70 more on the field in penalties.