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MU To Hit The Road For C-USA Championship

Reported by: Send eMail C-USA Press Release/Josh Lewis
Videographer: AJ Good
December 1, 2013

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West Division champion Rice will host East Division champion Marshall in the 2013 Conference USA Football Championship Game on Saturday, December 7. The Owls (7-1 in C-USA play, 9-3 overall) did not face the Thundering Herd (7-1 in C-USA play, 9-3 overall) during the regular season, so the host site for the game was determined by the BCS rankings. The 2013 C-USA Championship Game will be televised live on ESPN 2, beginning at Noon EST/11 a.m. CST.

While the BCS standings technically only rank 1 - 25, as that is all that is required for the BCS, the formula (which equally weights the Coaches poll, Harris poll, and computer polls for a BCS average) can be extended to determine the relative positions of teams.

When extended, while Marshall did receive votes in each of the two human polls, the value of those votes was not significant enough to offset the relative strength of Rice in the computer polls.

Both schools will be making their first appearance in the C-USA Football Championship Game.

Marshall leads the all-time series, 3-1, including a wild 54-51 victory in their last meeting, Sept. 22, 2012 at Rice Stadium. The Thundering Herd has won both meetings in Huntington, W. Va., while the teams are 1-1 in Houston.

The Thundering Herd will be playing for its first conference championship since winning their sixth straight Mid-American conference title in 2002. The Owls won a share of the Southwest Conference championship in 1994 and their last outright conference title was the 1957 SWC championship.

Tickets for the C-USA Football Championship game will be go on sale Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. CST and will be available in person at Tudor Fieldhouse, by phone at 713-522-OWLS or online at www.RiceOwls.com. For more information, Please visit the football championship page on www.ConferenceUSA.com.


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