Conference USA Championship UAB vs. Middle Tennessee fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, December 1st
Game Time: 1:30 ET
Venue: Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN
Network: CBS Sports Network
UAB (9-3) vs. Middle Tennessee (8-4) Game Preview
Three Reasons Why You Should Watch The Conference USA Championship
– It has to keep being mentioned because it continues to be amazing: UAB football just kicked it back in two years ago. It wasn’t even that great before going into a coma for a couple of seasons, but it came back roaring with a shocking first season and now with a chance to take down the Conference USA championship. Not to go corny, but okay – no matter what happens in this game, the program has already won.
– It’s about freaking time, Middle Tennessee. The program has been solid since moving from the Sun Belt to Conference USA in 2013 – it hasn’t had a losing season in the new league – but it wasn’t able to quite break through to become a massive player.
It wasn’t exactly shocking that it was able to get here, but it wasn’t on anyone’s preseason radar. Florida Atlantic was supposed to be the star, or maybe even Marshall. But now, the Blue Raiders get to play in their first Conference USA title game.
– Okay, so we just did this, and it wasn’t exactly scintillating. Middle Tennessee beat UAB 27-3 last week, but the Blazers were already in and didn’t want to show off anything – at least, that’s the hope. This is still projected to be one of the tightest of the championship games, and yes, expect a difference UAB team to show up.