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Choosing C-USA: October 9, 2020

The weird and wild season continues, the C-USA way.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 03 Southern Miss at North Texas Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Well, we survived another week of 2020. Congrats to all.
As a result of doing our best to make that happen last week, we didn’t get an edition of Choosing C-USA out. Apologies if you were really dying to see some picks. But we’re back now, and here’s how we see this weekend shaking out in Conference USA.

BYU Cougars vs UTSA Roadrunners

Simply put, BYU are very good. Zach Wilson is one of the more NFL-ready quarterbacks outside of the P5. UTSA are by no means a bad team, but they need Frank Wilson to be healthy to compete with the best and he is a game time decision this week due to a knee injury. I expect the Cougars to run away with this game.

FIU Panthers vs Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders

FIU gave a very good Liberty team a run for their money last week. MTSU have the same problem that they have had all season: Asher O’Hara has no help. FIU are the pick.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd

Marshall just have a few more weapons on the offensive side of the ball. While WKU are beginning to find their way this season, they continue to show that there’s significant progress still to be made. Expect the Thundering Herd to win.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UTEP Miners

UTEP are off to their best start in a decade, but they face a Louisiana Tech offense that has been quite productive with 111 points in their first three weeks. Look for the Bulldogs to take this one at home.

North Texas Mean Green vs Charlotte 49ers

Charlotte may have stumbled last weekend, but they were coming off a tumultuous period of time where their game against Georgia State was called off due what were later revealed to be false positive COVID-19 tests. They were also up against an FAU squad that never seems to be short on talent. This week, I think the 49ers beat the Mean Green.