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Conference USA Final Football Power Rankings, and MinerRush All-Conference Teams

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RushRank (Points) Team Record Last Game Bowl Game Pre-Season Ranking
1. (65) 5 first place votes Marshall Thundering Herd 12-1, (7-1) Won, 26-23 vs. LA Tech Boca Raton Bowl vs. Northern Illinois, December 23rd #1
2. (60) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 8-5, (7-1) Loss, 26-23 @ Marshall Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. Illinois, December 26th #8
3. (53) Rice Owls 7-5, (5-3) Loss, 76-31 @ LA Tech Hawaii Bowl vs. Fresno State, December 24th #3
4. (51) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 7-5, (4-4) Won, 67-66, @ Marshall Bahamas Bowl vs. Central Michigan, December 24th #6
5. (46) UTEP Miners 7-5 (5-3) Won, 24-21 vs. Middle Tennessee New Mexico Bowl vs. Utah State, December 20th #10
6. (40) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 6-6, (5-3) Loss, 24-21, @ UTEP None #2
7. (33) Old Dominion Monarchs 6-6, (4-4) Won, 31-28, @ FAU None #9
8. (32) UAB Blazers 6-6, (4-4) Loss, 45-24 @ Southern Miss. None #11
9. (23)

UTSA Roadrunners

4-8, (3-5) Won, 34-27 vs. North Texas None #4
10. (18) Florida International Golden Panthers 4-8, (3-5) Loss, 17-14, @ North Texas None #13
11. (13) North Texas Mean Green 4-8, (2-6) Loss, 34-27 @ UTSA None #5
12. (12) Florida Atlantic Owls 3-9, (2-6) Loss, 31-28 vs. Old Dominion None #7
13. (7) Southern Miss. Golden Eagles 3-9, (1-7) Loss, 45-24 vs. UAB None #12
***Voting comprised of all MinerRush Writers/Contributors.

Rush Awards

MVP: Devon Johnson, Marshall

Offensive MVP: Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky

Defensive MVP: Brian Nordstrom, Rice

Co. Special Teams: Jamarcus Nelson, UAB, Autrey Golden, UTEP

Co. Freshman of the Year: Carlos Henderson, LA Tech, Ray Lawry, Old Dominion

Coach of The Year: Sean Kugler, UTEP

Miner Rush All C-USA Teams

First Team Offense

Quarterback: Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky

Running Backs: Devon Johnson, Marshall, Aaron Jones, UTEP

Receivers: Tommy Shuler, Marshall, Antonio Vaughan, Old Dominion, Trent Taylor, LA Tech

Tight End: Jonnu Smith, FIU

Offensive Line: Derek Elemendorrf, UTEP. Chris Jasperse, Marshall, Sebastian Johansson, Marshall, Clint Van Horn, Marshall, Cameron Clemmons, Western Kentucky

First Team Defense:

Defensive Line: Zach Patt, Rice, Rakeem Neches-Nunez, Southern Miss.,Vernon Butler, LA Tech, Brian Nordstrom, Rice

Linebackers: Nevill Hewitt, Marshall, Jake Ganus, UAB, Jermaine Holmes, Marshall

Defensive Backs: Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee, A.J. Leggett, Marshall, Xavier Woods, LA Tech, Adairius Barnes, LA Tech

First Team Specialists: Sean Ianno, UTSA, Jamarcus Nelson, UAB

Second Team Offense

Quarterback: Rakeem Cato, Marshall

Running Backs: Leon Allen, Western Kentucky, Jordan Howard, UAB, Kenneth Dixon, LA Tech

Receivers: Jordan Taylor, Rice, Carlos Harris, North Texas, Jared Dangerfield, Western Kentucky

Tight End: Mitchell Henry, Western Kentucky

Offensive Line: Trey Carter, LA Tech, Ian Gray, Rice, Josh Mann, Old Dominion, Jerrel Watkins, UTEP, Mason Y'Barbo, North Texas

Second Team Specialists: Justin Haig, Marshall, Autrey Golden, UTEP

Second Team Defense

Defensive Line: Houston Bates, LA Tech, Diaheem Watkins, UAB, Mike Wakefield, FIU, Arnold Blackmon, Marshall

Linebackers: Andre Kirk, FAU, Leighton, Gasque, Middle Tenneesse, D.J. Simon, Old Dominion

Defensive Backs: Kentrell Brice, LA Tech, Wesley Miller, UTEP, Tristan Wade, UTSA, Terrell Pinson, LA Tech

Honorable Mention

Taylor Heinicke, QB, Old Dominion,

Cody Sokol, QB, LA Tech

Driphus Jackson,QB, Rice

Ray Lawry, RB, Old Dominon

Nathan Jeffery, RB UTEP

Jowan Davis, RB, Rice

Reggie Whatley, RB, Middle Tennessee

Lucky Whitehead, WR, FAU

Zach Pascal, WR, Old Dominion

Eric Tomlinson, TE, UTEP

Alvin Jones, LB, UTEP

T.T. Barber, LB, Middle Tennessee

Wonderful Terry, DB, Western Kentucky

Roy Robertson-Harris, DL, UTEP

Derek Akunne, LB, North Texas

Jacorius Cotton, Southern Miss.

Jens Jeters, LB, UTSA

Taj Letman, DB, Marshall

Denzell Perzine, DL, FIU

James Jones, DB North Texas

Robert Singletary, DL, UTSA

Assad Mabry, DL, UTSA

Richard Leonard, DB, FIU

Dasman McCallum, DL, Southern Miss.

Darryl Roberts, DB, Marshall

Devin Cockrell, DB, UTEP