Is Bobby Petrino’s Hilltoppers O in gear? Doughty threw for 370 yards and 2 TDs in the WKU win over ULM. Troy nipped the ascending USA Jaguars. Eric Thomas caught a 20-yard winning touchdown pass for Troy and became the Sun Belt Conference all-time leader in touchdown receptions (26). ULL Cajuns raged over TX St. In OOC play GA St was swept up by the Crimson Tide.
How about Ball St led by Keith Wenning rolling (48-27) over Virginia from the ACC. In conference play the Ohio Bobcats scored 43 turned on the D holding Akron to a FG. Buffalo’s offense continued to soar with Brandon Oliver’s 150 yards rushing helping them to break the 40-point mark in back-to-back contests for the first time since 1981 and snapped a five-game losing streak against the E.Mich Eagles. Also in the 40+ points club Toledo beat W.Mich 47-21. Bowling Green beat UMass , NIU beat Toledo, & Central Mich beat Miami of Ohio.
Skip’s coaching stocks falls as rebuilding UTEP edged La Tech. USM woes continue as they couldn’t hold off FIU. Kato’s Kids (Marshall) got back on the winning track beating UTSA. & FAU beat UAB in easy wins. ECU won a hard fought game over MTSU.
Rice & Tulane won close games over respectively Tulsa & NTex and are tied for the CUSAW lead. Nick Montana & Tulane remain one of the surprise CUSA stories this season.