What a wild, crazy, expected and unexpected season Conference USA football had in 2015. The East panned out almost exactly as everyone expected while the West turned into, essentially, a crap shoot.
Rice was an early season favorite and floundered, Southern Miss seemingly came into the picture out of nowhere, while the only main constant remained to be Louisiana Tech, who was blown out by the Golden Eagles in the Western Division "finals," if you will.
So, we have our to championship worthy teams, and three of our Conference USA writers let you know how they think things will shape up come Saturday.
(P.s. - myself and Jeremy Adcock will give our predictions in tomorrow's game preview. So, you know, don't miss it).
Cyrus Smith, FAU Writer:
Western Kentucky has been amazing all season, but I feel like Southern Miss is honestly the better team due to having a better scoring defense.
The fact that WKU has home-field advantage does worry me a bit, but Southern Miss just won easily on the road at Louisiana Tech. The game itself will resemble the Marshall-WKU overtime classic last season, with just a bit less points.
History repeats itself as the Golden Eagles score a late touchdown i nthe fourth quarter to put the game out of reach, preventing the Hilltoppers from becoming the first team in C-USA history to win every conference game, including the championship game.
Southern Miss 50 - WKU 40
Jared Kalmus, UTSA Writer and UDD Co-manager
It's been an incredible run for both Southern Miss and Western Kentucky this season and I wish both teams could win this game. While I have a lot of respect for Southern Miss and the unbelievable job Todd Monken has done in Hattiesburg, I'm riding with the Hilltoppers on Saturday.