2017 Conference USA Season Football Preview
Looking for 2017 Conference USA predictions? It’s no surprise to see the two teams that played in the Conference USA championship game last year, are the two teams that have the best odds to win the title this year. Western Kentucky beat Louisiana Tech 58-44 in the championship game last year. Coming into this season Western Kentucky has the best odds, while Louisiana Tech has the second best.
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So will one of those two teams be the champion? Or will someone else come in and steal the title away?
2017 Conference USA Odds: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (5/7)
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers went through a lot of changes this off season, but most still feel this team will be the ones to repeat as Conference USA Champions.
They lost their head coach Jeff Brohm, who took a job at Purdue, and they lost a lot of faces on the offensive line, but one thing stayed the same.
Mike White is back for his second year as the starting quarterback for the Hilltoppers and last year he didn’t disappoint.
He threw for 311 yards per game and added 37 touchdowns. He also did a great job of not turning the ball over, only throwing seven interceptions. When a player is throwing as much as he did, and only throws seven interceptions that is impressive.
To win the conference they are going to need to get good play from the defense.
The offense is elite, and there won’t be any problems there. They need the defense to make big stops, and not allow as many points per game as they did last year if they want to come out on top.
2017 Conference USA Odds: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (6/1)
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs come into this season with the second best odds to win the Conference USA Championship at 6/1.
They are very much similar to the Hilltoppers. The Bulldogs are a really good team on the offensive side of the ball, and that is what they rely on heavily to have success.
They however don’t use as much of the passing game as they do the running game. Jarred Craft, who is a 1000 yard rusher is back for another go round, and Boston Scott, who can break a long run at anytime is also back.
Like the Hilltoppers, the Bulldogs need to have good defensively play this year to win the Championship. They will probably face off against the Hilltoppers in the championship game if they make it that far.
Last year they were good in the championship game on the offensive end, but they couldn’t slow down the high powered offense of Western Kentucky.
They will need to step up on defense in that game to be raising the trophy.
2017 Conference USA Odds: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7/1)
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders come into this season with the third best odds to win the title.
The Blue Raiders also have a high powered offense, and with last year being a really good season, they have most of the guys back, so the expectations are high.
The Blue Raiders finished eighth in the nation in total offense putting up 518 yards per game. They could have probably been better if it wasn’t for the offensive line.
The offensive line wasn’t good last year, and they let the quarterback get hit a lot. If they want to somehow get a shot at the title that offensive line needs to play a lot better.
2017 Conference USA Odds: UTSA Roadrunners (7/1)
The University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners come into this season tied with the third best odds to win the Conference USA title.
The Roadrunners improved a ton under first year coach Frank Wilson. He improved the offense from the 120’s up into 63rd in the country.
Frank Wilson has also done a great job of recruiting, so to see them make another big jump this year, wouldn’t be surprising to anyone.
2017 Conference USA Odds
- Western Kentucky 5/7
- Louisiana Tech 6/1
- Middle Tennessee 7/1
- UTSA 7/1
- Southern Miss 10/1
- Old Dominion 12/1
- Marshall 22/1
- FAU 25/1
- FIU 50/1
- North Texas 50/1
- Rice 50/1
- UAB 100/1
- Charlotte 100/1
- UTEP 200/1
2017 Conference USA Prediction: Western Kentucky 5/7
Western Kentucky’s offense is just too good and that will lead them to the title.
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