Conference USA Articles

Joe Hubener
After a pair of tune-up games designed to help a new quarterback get comfortable and pile up some wins before the craziness of the Big 12 schedule commences, Kansas State steps up in class with a visit from Louisiana Tech and its potent offense....
Michael Bradley
10 months ago
Les Miles
The third week of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with a key ACC matchup between Clemson and Louisville. Thursday night’s game is one of the marquee contests for Week 3, but the action continues on Friday and...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Old Dominion alternate helmet
Old Dominion has a huge home game this Saturday, as NC State visits Foreman Field in Week 3. It’s rare for a Power 5 team to play a Group of 5 opponent on the road, so this will be a good opportunity for coach Bobby Wilder to showcase his...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Week 2 is now in the books, and the college fantasy football season is kicking into high gear. Are you prepared?   Athlon has teamed up with college fantasy veterans CollegeFootballGeek.com to help you dominate in 2015! Over the course of...
Mike Bainbridge
10 months ago
Jeremy Johnson
Quarterbacks are always under heavy scrutiny for all 128 college football teams, and the pressure only increases in big-time matchups. While it’s still very early in the 2015 season, there are a handful of teams with critical matchups in Week...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Dalvin Cook
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Southern Mississippi is in the middle of a rebuilding effort under third-year coach Todd Monken. However, Monken made it clear after Saturday’s win over Austin Peay: He is not happy with the fanbase. As expected, the Golden Eagles had an...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Southern Miss ball boy
Being a ball boy for a college football team can be a dangerous task. Just ask the staff at Southern Miss. On Saturday, a Southern Miss ball boy got quite the scare after one of the Golden Eagles’ touchdowns against Austin Peay. ...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
After dispatching Wisconsin last week, it is possible that Alabama is hoping for a tune-up this week against Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raiders are coming off a 6-6 season and let’s face it; Conference USA is not the SEC. However, I imagine...
Aaron Tallent
10 months ago
Charlie Strong
Texas (0-1) is in trouble after just one game. It wasn't because the Longhorns were beaten by Notre Dame. It was the WAY they were beaten by Notre Dame. They were thoroughly dominated by the Irish in every phase of the game. There...
Lloyd H. Spence Jr.
10 months ago
Mikale Wilbon
Considering the amount of transfers from the previously-defunct-but-now-starting-up-again UAB football program, Nebraska’s essentially taking on the South Alabama-Birmingham Blazing Jaguars. That’s actually a pretty killer name....
Brandon Cavanaugh
10 months ago
Middle Tennessee travels to Tuscaloosa on Saturday for its third meeting with the Crimson Tide. Alabama currently leads the series 2-0, with its last win over the Blue Raiders coming in 2005. Alabama rolls into this one a week after...
Elton Hayes
10 months ago
Brandon Doughty
It’s unusual to find a pair of conference heavyweights squaring off so early in the season, but that’s what’s happening in Bowling Green, Ky., Thursday night when Louisiana Tech and Western Kentucky stage an inter-divisional C-USA...
Michael Bradley
10 months ago
Josh Rosen
New quarterbacks were under the spotlight in the first week of the 2015 college football season. UCLA’s Josh Rosen stole the spotlight with 351 yards against Virginia, as the true freshman garnered one of the top performances by a quarterback...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Dana Holgorsen
The first week of every college football season always generates overreaction on both sides of the talking point. If a team lost by a bigger margin than expected or struggled, it’s easy to say that team is worse than anticipated. But if...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Mark Dantonio
Week 2 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with WKU hosting Louisiana Tech in a potential preview of the Conference USA Championship in December. The slate continues on Friday with Utah hosting Utah State and Miami...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Seth Russell
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Devon Johnson
College football’s opening weekend continues on Sunday with Marshall looking to score a non-conference victory and respect for Conference USA in a matchup against Purdue. The Boilermakers rank near the bottom of most preseason power polls in...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Dak Prescott
In Week 1 last season, Mississippi State dominated Southern Miss 49-0. The Bulldogs racked up 550 yards of total offense, which set the stage for a historic 10-win season that included the first No. 1 national ranking in school history. The...
Nicholas Ian Allen
10 months ago
Bret Bielema
The Arkansas Razorbacks open up the 2015 college football season at home against the UTEP Miners. Both squads are coming off 7-6 seasons in 2014 but for the first time in three years Arkansas has hopes of contending for a SEC West title. ...
Ryan Wright
10 months ago
Todd Graham
The Pac-12 has its share of one-sided matchups in Week 1, but the conference also boasts intriguing games with Boise State-Washington, Oregon-Eastern Washington, Utah-Michigan and Texas A&M-Arizona State. Stanford is a dark horse pick to get to...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Ralph Webb
WKU and Vanderbilt might not be at the top of the list for the best game in Week 1 of the college football season, but there’s no shortage of intrigue for the opener in Nashville. Led by prolific senior quarterback Brandon Doughty, the...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
The 2015 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Jeremy Johnson
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Samaje Perine
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago

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