C-USA Power Rankings Week Two
- Rice – Bye week for the Owls, but I didn’t see enough from any other C-USA team to knock Rice off the top slot after giving TAMU hell in College Station during Week One.
- Marshall – Offense continues to flourish. Awful competition, I know, but Marshall’s 107-14 point differential is nuts.
- ECU – ECU struggled to move the ball against an awful FAU team but kept the Owls out of the endzone until garbage time.
- Tulsa – Nice rebound win for Tulsa against CSU. Trey Watts had a miracle run to set up the game-winning field goal after a likely season-ending leg injury to top receiver Keyarris Garrett.
- MTSU – They are who we thought they were? Raiders drop to 1-1 after losing to UNC 40-20.
- UNT – The Mean Green moves up a space despite a loss after losing a tough game to Ohio by six points. Thompson threw two picks as UNT racked up four turnovers.
- UTSA – The Roadrunners also move up a spot after a loss. While J.W. Walsh had a field day against UTSA’s struggling secondary, the Roadrunners had no problem moving the ball against the 13th-ranked team in the nation and held OSU to just 2.7 yards per carry on 32 attempts. A dropped touchdown pass early in the game kept the Roadrunners from putting a true scare into OSU.
- La Tech – The Bulldogs only beat lowly Lamar by 13 points. Conference USA is looking bad.
- UTEP- While Miner fans should certainly be disappointed with an overtime loss at home against UNM (who played with a second-string QB), Kugler has something to build on.
- Tulane – Losing to South Alabama should be grounds for relegation. Enjoy your new toy, AAC.
- UAB – The Blazers get drubbed by LSU as expected. Down only 35-17 at the half, UAB didn’t show much fight in the second half. 56-17 was the final score.
- Southern Miss – 0 for their last 14.
- FAU – FAU showed some promise on defense as their defensive line gave ECU some fits but Carl Pelini’s offense is a hot mess.
- FIU – FIU failed to score against UCF and racked up only ten points against Maryland. Just 173 total yards for the Golden Panthers this week.
A UTSA alumnus that has been cast away to Austin, Jared enjoys live music and a craft beer. He thinks four verts is the best play in football but loves a QB sneak on fourth and inches. Twitter