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Underdog Pawdcast: Episode 18 Conference USA Week 1 Recap and Week 2 Previews

We talk the surprises, good and bad, of the first week of the season and look at this week’s marquee games.

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Joe Londergan and Tanner Spearman jump on another edition of the Conference USA show to recap the week 1 games and look ahead to a big week two for the league.

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Several teams took a beating in the opening week (1:00)

Slow starts against FCS teams for WKU, UAB, and ODU (2:00)

Marshall looked solid in a defeat of Miami (OH), despite getting outgained (3:09)

North Texas looked better than expected in a drubbing of Lamar (4:03)

Tanner talks LA Tech’s opening win over NWSU (4:30)

Middle Tennessee struggled heavily against Vandy (5:15)

Our biggest surprises from week one (6:55)

FIU relocates to Birmingham to face Alcorn State (8:00)

Joe is overconfident about WKU vs Illinois (9:55)

Tanner previews LA Tech vs Mississipi State and talks J’Mar Smith’s development. (12:40)

We both think UTSA can beat Baylor (17:30)

What other P5 upsets can happen this week? (19:30)

Conference USA vs non-conference G5 previews (21:00)

Southern Miss vs Southern will be a fun atmosphere (24:45)

Rice and UTEP are the first conference game of the year (26:20)

Hurricanes are scary (28:00)