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Friday, September 29, 2023


C-USA notebook: Division races to be solved this weekend

Even though UH has been eliminated from contention for the Conference USA West Division title, there remains much to be settled.

East Carolina (6-5, 5-2 C-USA) will host SMU (6-5, 5-2) at 1 p.m. Friday in Greenville, N.C. If SMU wins, it will advance to the championship game against Central Florida on Dec. 4 in in Orlando, Fla.

But if the Mustangs lose and Tulsa (8-3, 5-2) beats Southern Miss (8-3, 5-2), Tulsa will compete for the conference championship. Tulsa and Southern Miss play at 5:30 p.m Friday.

UCF (8-3, 6-1) plays Memphis (1-10, 0-7) at 11 a.m. Saturday. If the Knights lose and Southern Miss beats Tulsa, Southern Miss will advance to the title game because it holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over UCF. If ECU wins and both UCF and Southern Miss lose, the Pirates will reach the championship.

In games Saturday, Tulane (4-7, 2-5) plays Marshall (4-7, 3-4) at 11 a.m. UAB (4-7, 3-4) will come to town to play Rice (3-8, 2-5) at 2:30 p.m.

For the second straight week, the UH defense allowed the opposing quarterback to become C-USA Player of the Week. Southern Miss’ Austin Davis was announced as the winner of the award Monday after compiling six total touchdowns on 293 yards passing and 111 rushing yards.


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