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Conference-USA roundup

Conference-USA roundup

September 08
14:41 2016

Week one of the football season is in the books, and a lot happened around Conference-USA. Let us take a look around the league at football, and the other sports at the biggest stories.

Western Kentucky University – In his WKU debut, junior quarterback Mike White won C-USA Offensive Player of the Week. White went 25-for-31 in a 46-14 win over Rice. He currently leads the country in passing yards and yards per pass attempt.

University of Texas at San Antonio – The Roadrunners blew the doors off of Texas A&M Corpus Christi 6-1 on Friday night. UTSA blasted 30 shots en route to their highest scoring game since 2011.

University of Texas at El Paso – The Miners are headed down to Austin next weekend to face the University of Texas after winning 38-22 to open their season against New Mexico State University. The Longhorns are coming of a thrilling double overtime victory against No.10 Notre Dame.

University of Alabama at Birmingham – A duo of top-25 finishes led the Blazer cross country team to a sixth place team finish at Memphis Twilight. Senior Hannah coffin led, finishing 17th overall.

Southern Mississippi University – The Golden Eagles stunned the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday with a 44-35 win. It was the football program’s first win over a Southeastern Conference opponent.

Rice University – The Owls women’s soccer team rolled past Sam Houston State University 5-0 on Sunday. After a weather delay, the Owls got season opening goals from five players for the win.

Old Dominion University – ODU women’s field hockey upset No. 14 Delaware University 3-2 in overtime. Senior Casey Dolan tapped the game winning goal in to give No. 20 ODU the win.

Middle Tennessee State University – The Blue Raider football team opened with a 55-0 win over Alabama A&M University. The squad posted 28 points in the first quarter alone.

Marshall University – The men’s soccer team grabbed their second win on Sunday afternoon. The Herd blanked Eastern Illinois University, and grabbed a goal from freshman Carlos Diaz-Salcedo for the 1-0 win.

Louisiana Tech University – Senior safety Xavier Woods earned C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors. Woods notched 10 tackles and an interception in the season opener, a 21-20 loss over Arkansas University.

Florida Atlantic University – The soccer Owls scored a goal with just a minute left in regulation to salvage a 1-1 tie with Wisconsin on Sunday. Senior Elijah McDonald scored the equalizer, it was his first of the season.

Florida International University – The Golden Panthers were downed by Indiana University to open the football season 34-13 on Thursday night at home. FIU allowed 22 unanswered points to open the season with a loss.

University of North Carolina – Charlotte – The honors continue to roll in for the Niners men’s soccer team. Junior forward Marco Sunol-Rojas and sophomore defender Callum Montgomery were named C-USA Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week respectively. The Niners are No. 9 in the country.

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