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Segment one of CUSA Showcase, your source for all your conference USA news.
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Tiger what I've -- land along with college football hall of Famer Gary reasons and this is -- USA showcase. Off the top let's talk about what's USA football is done in the past five weeks. Five different seamlessly had beaten FTS all of us. -- qualifiers. That's very impressive here obviously a headline juicy no no doubt about that Marshall rice UCF you think southern miss in there and also listen to those five schools have gotten. Those wins so that's a good mark for the conference also that we have to continue our case -- you you've played well case you from Houston. Got a great job over 2000 yards passing after the season. -- he's now number two all time -- -- in college football history he's number one in the nation built between eleven for all for a passing yards so. Good job like he's you know. All sports talk about the Memphis blues in Memphis well the team has not played exceptionally well as a likely got one win on the season. I know that -- reporters on the right path to get that thing turned around and get some young players are gaining experience hopefully they'll come around. Awful thing if that's what this -- we'll talk about who the top player may be in conference USA so far this season. I think we have to put his team up with top list and a couple of they've definitely -- quarterback Dominique Davis for East Carolina University he's got a great job and take a look at Austin Davis. And that and that mix -- -- players -- -- statistically wrap up there they're definitely confident yet being aware because we're more. Third pole if you will a lot of football to be played in a lot of course in conference while speaking of big wins SMU had beaten a nationally ranked team on the road since defeating Baylor. Way back in 86. So the mustangs went to Fort Worth last Saturday decided underdogs to number twenty TCU. Ironically the last time -- and you beat a ranked team period was Texas Christian 2005. When the frogs were twice. In the country for most things wasted no time showing me that business in this -- JJ McDermott yet as an -- came out firing. But that jumped out -- -- you know him being the first order. The game went to overtime with him and them come back in the fourth quarter. That's where the comeback ended for the wonderful after scoring on their first possession of the most things -- -- Celebration was on. -- -- -- Winfrey is now fourth and the first time in fourteen years if you -- for him. More. And you take a look at that what a huge victory. -- June Jones and the -- -- -- about it you know TCU's a quality opponent very well coached in -- don't just play closest games that you won one game but this is the first time they want. And -- Carter in Fort Worth and a tough place to play because he's you always plays well they defend that turf. Very well was huge win for us and well we talked a lot about their ability to run the football and Zach line but He hasn't forgotten his old days is an offender. Yeah he's real old linebacker and they converted him to running back so guess what. Great athletes put them. On the field lonely place for him. And special teams so Zach line gets what he's on the kickoff coverage team when you come down and make plays just like this free strip -- ball. He turned back over your defense there and have a score on a kick off return on kick off coverage. Zach line gets -- the strip. The cost fumble. And resulting touchdown on the kickoff coverage team so great job by -- line being multi purpose for the following. Ottawa -- he's not the ball down the right. Someone said you would know okay well certainly when you take a look at tees usability get turnovers -- SMU's ability get turnovers keep the other thing is -- June Jones. Doesn't matter where he's coach having been a quarterback his quarterback's perform and his move to JJ McDermott has been a great. Did you McDermott has been to. Exceptional behind him -- was -- -- the last couple -- played behind -- -- but you know but -- -- early in the season. It's a Big -- not JJ what he's done just an exceptional he's come in there and let the offense built what I like about JJ McDermott is he's tall he's got a good presence in the pocket. He's strong you know his offensive line known it at LSU is very very experienced and are able to give him time to throw the football. And he's as accurate as anybody throwing us in the country so far so. I think that the June Jones is very pleased with JJ McDermott. Probably not gonna make a move back to golf. McDermott a little bit beat up right now think of the week off that certainly will help us and view as well with obviously McDermott when no teams from conference USA today. Up one side yet -- Houston knocking on the door. The Cougars unbeaten at five and go for the first time since 1990. Received 97 votes -- USA today coaches poll and the fact that most of all the teams outside of here. Meantime I think he'll receive votes for the first time years and southern miss him more involved in both the coaches. And so. The other surprise came a little bowl where Marshall knocked off former CU SA member of global. In what's arguably their -- biggest nonconference win. Really need the day commercial five different players have affected you for eleventh of the season. Second best in the conference Marshall was down in the final minutes of the the Cardinals but freshman would you -- don't save the day for the third time He did Crawford. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- State 2003. Huge win for Marshall defense comes up with several big plays I guess there are concerned we've got to be the consistency. It really has -- think mr. multi -- kind of had a Jekyll and -- purse on they've got to turn that around so obviously they're gonna rely on their youth at the -- it's. Is going to be from their offensive players and those -- -- -- that -- -- got his work cut out for note to keep this group voters focused. So Cano just a freshman running back and carry that become an hero after there's no doubt about it so when He plays well with a couple touchdowns and I'm making interceptions in the ball game. We can't give them a chance to win it got young running backs also so just confidence building now so now those two wins they've had on the season. Few blowouts -- also had overcome you know they've got about a mile hi how they also lost to -- -- Virginia Tech a couple of good football teams are so don't hang your head to look up. Make -- -- progress and here's a look at some of the early games for week six get right Mississippi State -- -- -- He had 11 AM central kick off from Birmingham. Bulldogs'. Leading this team USA team Mississippi State -- -- -- -- -- you really looking good especially. Next up those Tigers on the road to Houston to play it twice both the Tigers and -- answer for their first -- When respectively will kick off this one at 1130. And a real tester for southern miss. The Eagles play the Naval Academy hapless we'll see how we'll handle them. Thought that option one. Maybe at -- --