C-USA Football Scoreboard: Season ends with eight bowl eligible


The first year for WKU as a C-USA football member has come and gone, and the Tops were one of eight teams from C-USA to finish the year bowl eligible. Not everyone will get in, obviously, but still a great year all around for the conference. Here’s how the final day of the regular season went.

The Monarchs, in their first year of C-USA football, are bowl eligible after knocking off FAU (one of the non-eligible teams in the conference) by three on the road. Taylor Heinicke went out in style, passing for 282 yards and three touchdowns, finding a different receiver each time in the endzone. The teams traded scores throughout the game until a Satchel Ziffer field goal as time expired gave Old Dominion their sixth win. Not bad for the rookies. Don’t forget – FAU was picked to finish ahead of the Tops in the preseason poll. Stop it. Don’t you dare laugh.

No, this isn’t a basketball score. Yes, you read it right. No, I did not mis-type anything. What was a 28-24 Bulldog lead in the third quarter, Louisiana Tech exploded for


third quarter touchdowns – two runs, a fumble recovery and a

Cody Sokol

touchdown pass – to end the quarter with a 56-24 lead, and added three more touchdowns in the fourth to get to 76. Rice’s

Driphus Jackson

didn’t go away quietly, throwing for 337 yards and four touchdowns but had three interceptions to his credit.

Kenneth Dixon

had three touchdowns to accompany 137 yards on 17 carries. The Bulldogs will face Marshall in next week’s C-USA Championship Game.

34. 2408. 27. 2388. Final

Not going to lie, my jaw dropped when I saw the ‘Runners won this game. At one point, UTSA lead 20-9, North Texas was able to come all the way back with 12 minutes to play in the fourth, but a

Brandon Armstrong

21-yard touchdown run gave UTSA the lead – for good – and propelled them and UNT to a 4-8 record to end the season. The ‘Runners finish with three conference wins, the Mean Green on the other hand will have only two.

24. 2385. 45. 2367. Final

For the first time in a decade, the Blazers are bowl eligible, and good for them. Among all the rumors surrounding the uncertainty of the future of the program, UAB went to Hattiesburg and ran out of there with an easy win.

Cody Clements

threw for three touchdowns and

Jordan Howard

set a school record with 262 rushing yards.

What a crazy, crazy game. The Blue Raiders can’t get that elusive seventh-win, putting their bowl futures in limbo. The difference in the game was a 7-0 third quarter, and the game was thought to have ended on about five different occasions. But, for Tops fans, the important thing is that six-win total. Teehee.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our weekend recaps as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing them to you. Up next – bowl coverage! Don’t worry, you’ll still get scoreboard updates once conference play rolls around in hoops season.

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