Order of Finish
- Southern Miss Golden Eagles 10-2 (8-0)
Thundering Herd 7-5 (5-3) Marshall
- UCF Knights 6-6 (5-3)
East CarolinaPirates 4-8 (4-4) Tigers 4-8 (3-5) Memphis
- UAB Blazers 3-9 (2-6)
3. Rice Owls 6-6 (4-4)
4. SMU Mustangs 3-9 (2-6)
5. UTEP Miners 5-7 (2-6)
6. Tulane Green Wave 1-11 (0-8)
Southern Miss over
Can you imagine, Brett Favre over Andre Ware in the C-USA championship? Unfortunately, no player near the caliber of these two is playing in the C-USA today, so we can only dream. Still, that should be a pretty entertaining Wednesday night football game.
Bowl Bound Teams
The C-USA champion gets an automatic bid into the prestigious Autozone Liberty Bowl, so book a trip for the Golden Eagles to
Players to Watch
- Damion Fletcher, RB, Southern Miss, SO
- Kevin Smith, RB, UCF, JR
- Justin Willis, QB, SMU, SO
- Jarett Dillard, WR, Rice, JR
- Albert McClellan, DE, Marshall, JR
Fletcher led the conference in rushing last year as a freshman, posting a 1388-yard, 11 TD season. Smith ran for 934 yards and 7 touchdowns in only 9 games, so watch out for him if he can stay healthy. Willis had a fantastic freshman year, throwing for 2047 yards with a 26-6 TD-INT ratio. Dillard hauled in 91 catches for 1247 yards, 21 one of those catches for TDs. McClellan is coming off an 11 ½ sack season.
Best Chance for an Upset
World Beaters (Toughest Schedule)
Southern Miss. After opening with Tennessee-Martin at home, the Golden Eagles travel to
Sucka Ducks (Weakest Schedule)
Which program is the next to take the Louisville-South Florida-Cincinnati-TCU (to an extent) leap up?
Probably Southern Miss. They have a five-year record of 39-25, including one conference championship. They haven’t had a losing season in 13 years, and have gone to a bowl game in 9 of the last 10 years. They’ve had the same coach, Jeff Bower, for 16 years, which is a good sign of program stability. Plus, they produced Brett Favre, one of the top 5 quarterbacks ever.