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Conference USA: North Texas at UTSA (7:30 p.m. ET Friday, CBS Sports Network)

For UTSA: Let's start here: the only two FBS teams playing to defend their conference title are the No. 2-ranked Michigan Wolverines, the No. 11 Utah Utes, and the Roadrunners of UTSA. A win here makes UTSA the third team in C-USA history to post a 9-0 conference record, and two more wins should make UTSA the first C-USA team since 2015 Western Kentucky to finish in the AP Top 25. Either UTSA loses its final C-USA game, or it peaces out of the conference on a 10-game winning streak. 

UTSA and UNT will carry their rivalry into the American next season, but a Roadrunner win pushes the all-time ledger 6-5 in their favor with a 3-1 record under Jeff Traylor. 

For North Texas: It's now or never for the Mean Green. UNT joins the American next season, its ninth conference home since originally joining the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association one hundred years ago. The Mean Green never won the Big West in their five seasons in the league, but they did win at least one crown in their other six conference homes. And so now, in the final game of their 10th and final season in Conference USA, this is their last shot to win it.

UNT played for the C-USA title in 2017, but was blown out by a juggernaut Lane Kiffin-led FAU team. That may very well be their fate on Friday night; UTSA is 22-4 over its last two seasons, but within those 26 games are a blowout loss last season in Denton and a skin-of-their-teeth win in the Alamodome earlier this season.

At 7-5, a wide delta of possibilities still exist for Littrell's team. They could be the only Mean Green outfit to win a Conference USA championship, or they could find themselves 7-7 by Christmas break.

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7 hours ago, southsideguy said:

If Aune has the game of his life and we can run the ball we stand a chance.  If the defense shuts down Harris we win.  Ff we have great punts and field goals that will contribute to the win.  You know all three phases thing.

Big game on the road I am not feeling it.

I'm not optimistic.   Seth fails in big games.

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