CONFERENCE USA FOOTBALL FORMAT FOR 2014-15

2014 Teams (13): FIU, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Miss, UAB, UTEP, UTSA, WKU

Divisions: Two. FIU, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, UAB and WKU in the East. Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Southern Miss, UTEP and UTSA in the West.

Scheduling Format: Eight conference games. Each school in the West Division will play every team in its division once for five games, while playing three cross-over opponents from the opposite division. Three schools in the East Division will play every team in its division once for six games, while playing two cross-over opponents from the opposite division. Four schools in the East Division will play five opponents in its division once for five games, while playing three cross-over opponents from the opposite division. East Division schools playing five division games were randomly selected by a computer scheduling application and two intra-division matchups in the East will not take place this season. The 2014 schedule is a one-year, stand alone model.

2014 Championship: Dec. 6, Site TBD. Hosted by school with best winning percentage in conference games.

2014 Bowl Tie-ins: Bahamas, Boca Raton, Gildan New Mexico, Heart of Dallas and Sheraton Hawai'i Bowls are primary agreements. The Duck Commander Independence Bowl is a secondary agreement.

Regular Season Awards: Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week. Chosen by a panel consisting of one media member in each league city.

Postseason Awards: Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Special Teams Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Coach of the Year, First and Second Team All-Conference and All-Freshman Team. Awards are chosen by each head coach and announced following the C-USA Championship Game. The first and second place teams will receive trophies and the first place team will receive individual awards. In addition there will be an All-Academic Team selected by the league’s Media Relations Directors.

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