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Conference USA Up and Down In Week 4

Conference USA teams played a number of Power 5 teams, and failed to knock off any of them. But all is not lost.

Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday, September 26

Nebraska 36, Southern Miss 28: The Golden Eagles fought back from a 22-0 halftime deficit to give the Big 12 foe a run for its money towards the end, pulling within eight points twice. Full recap.

Louisiana Tech 27, Florida International 17: In a defensive struggle, the Bulldogs managed to put away the Golden Panthers. Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon finished with 25 carries for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Full recap.

Baylor 70, Rice 17: The Bears had a field day on offense, piling up 796 total yards on 78 plays in the easy win. Full recap.

Appalachian State 49, Old Dominion 0: The Monarchs were held to just 175 total yards in a bad loss. Standout running back Ray Lawry had just 22 yards on eight carries (16 of them came on one run). App State QB Taylor Lamb threw for a career-high four touchdowns. Marcus Cox eclipsed 100 yards on the ground, and Jalin Moore and Terrence Upshaw found the end zone. Full recap.

Iowa 62, North Texas 16: The Mean Green was outmatched by a better opponent on Saturday, as Iowa paired strong offense with opportunistic defense. Full recap.

Marshall 36, Kent State 29: Chase Litton was less than stellar in his second start at quarterback for the Thundering Herd, but Marshall found a way to notch its 12th consecutive win against Kent State in double overtime. Full recap.

Western Kentucky 56, Miami (OH) 14: QB Brandon Doughty and K Garrett Schwettman set school records for the Hilltoppers as they cruised past the RedHawks. Full recap.

Illinois 27, Middle Tennessee 25: Taylor Zalewski drilled a 51-yard field goal to give the Illini the two-point lead with 2:09 to play. The Blue Raiders rallied, giving their own a kicker a chance to win the game from 43 yards out, but the kick sailed wide left.

Florida Atlantic 17, Charlotte 7: Both teams combined for 12 turnovers and just 390 yards of total offense. Jaquez Johnson returned from injury to start for the Owls, but did not perform to his normal standard in the win. Full recap.

Colorado State 33, Texas San Antonio 31: The Roadrunners nearly pulled the upset and played one of their best games of the season, but fell to 0-4. Full recap.

UTEP 27, Incarnate Word 17: Ryan Metz led the way, going 20 of 28 for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air for the Miners, who needed a late surge to win. Full recap.