C-USA Scoreboard: North Texas wins first conference game of the year


As if it wasn’t a rough enough week for UAB, they fall at home to the Bulldogs, who are continuing to show themselves as the class of the Western Division. The Bulldogs out gained the Blazers 428-326, although the passing attacks from

Cody Sokol


Cody Clements

were about as even as they could be, as Sokol threw for 200 yards (19 completions, two touchdowns, interception) and Clements tossed 186 yards (22 completions, no touchdowns, interception). The final score of the game was a 100-yard kickoff return from

Jamarcus Nelson

with 7:28 left in the game. Not bad. Not good, considering it was still a 40-24 game after that point, but not bad.

2408. Final. 17. 2399. 7

Rice’s winning streak continues, as the lowest scoring game of the day went the way of the Owls. Rice scored the first 17 points of the game – spread out across the first three quarters – and UTSA finally put points on the board in the midway through the fourth quarter. Rice owned the time of possession, 41:10-18:50. Yeah. Them Texas teams love holding onto the football.

This one came down to the wire, and was actually a complete comeback effort by ODU. Down 35-28 with 1:06 left, ODU not only tied the game on a Ray Lawry touchdown rush, but they were able to get the ball back and kick a game winning field goal as time expired to end a five game losing skid. In the losing effort, Alex McGough had two passing touchdowns and a rushing score but only threw for 132 yards. The Monarchs ran up video-game-esque numbers again, recording 525 yards of total offense, and had only a single penalty.

2399. Final. 31. 2388. 10

In the 100th game in the history of Mean Green football, they picked up their first conference win of the C-USA season. North Texas would take a 21-3 lead into halftime, and FAU would only come as close as 21-10 after that point. It was another comparable passing battle, as the Owls passed for 102 yards compared to 107 from North Texas.

The Herd continue to roll through their schedule, as five second half touchdowns put out of reach what was a 28-17 halftime score. It was

Remi Watson’s

day from the ground, as he scored three rushing touchdowns.

Rakeem Cato

also recorded three scores – two from the air and one with his legs. Also, Southern Miss turned the ball over three times.

Are you sitting down? ‘Cause you’ll want to. Ready? The Hilltoppers defense held an opponent scoreless for an entire quarter. No fake. The Hilltoppers took their second lead – this time for good – in the fourth quarter after


pick-six from

Wonderful Terry

in his first game back since suffering a concussion, and the Hilltoppers stay alive in their hunt for bowl eligibility. The Machine – more commonly known as

Brandon Doughty

– went 23 of 34 for 324 yards and three touchdowns, and

Leon Allen

was the lone Hilltopper to rush the football. Outside of QB

Jameill Showers

, the WKU defense didn’t allow a 100-yard performer.

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