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C-USA Top 5: WKU widens its lead atop the conference

The top five teams in Conference USA through two weeks:

1. Western Kentucky: The Hilltoppers have separated themslves from the crowd with a pair of nice wins over Louisiana Tech and Vanderbilt. WKU is C-USA’s lone hope for a major bowl bid.

2. Louisiana Tech: The Bulldogs almost pulled off the big win at WKU, falling 41-38 in Bowling Green. The Bulldogs are the favorite in the West. 

3. Rice: The Owls are the biggest threat to La. Tech in the West. Rice should pick up its first C-USA win at North Texas Saturday.

4. Marshall: The Herd don’t look so hot now after losing 21-10 at Ohio.

5. FIU: The Panthers are a solid defensive squad, but they weren’t good enough last week in a 36-22 loss at Indiana.  

C-USA statistical leaders:

PASSING

PLAYER   Comp.-Att.     YDS    TD-Int

Doughty, WKU   47-68  650   2-0

Driskel, LT         40-63  631   6-1

Mullens, USM     52-84    586    4-3

Stockstill, MT     46-72    522    4-2

McGough, FIU     49-74    509    4-1

Bogenschutz, UTSA  45-76  488   2-1

Johnson, Cha       27-43   431   3-2

Birdsong, Mar     39-69   340    3-2

RUSHING

PLAYER     NO.     YDS     TDS 

Lawry, ODU   59    438      6

Dixon, LT       31     274     3

Johnson, Mar   32    259     2

Howell, FAU     35    216     2

Jones, UTEP      32    209    1

Smith, USM     18     204    1

Warren, FAU    25     199     2

Stewart, Rice   26     151     2

RECEIVING

PLAYER       REC       YDS      TDS 

Austin, Cha    16     261         2

Owens, FIU    19     244         2

Higbee, WKU  11     190         1

Turner, LT       10     185        2

Taylor, LT        12    179        2

James, MT        16    173        0

Morgan, UTSA  13    154        1

Batties, MT       12    151         2

TACKLES

PLAYER           Total     T/G

Lang, Mar         26         13

McKelvey, Mar  23       11.5

Wint, FIU          23        11.5

Tindal, Mar        19        9.5

Ricks, ODU         19       9.5

Leonard, FIU       19       9.5

Williams, FIU       19      9.5

Multiple players    17      8.5

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