Conference USA Preseason Predictions For Every Game: Preview 2021

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The College Football News Conference USA preseason predictions for every game, predicted order of finish, and lookahead to the 2021 season.

Conference USA Preseason Predictions: East

Conference USA East Predicted Finish

1. Marshall
T2. Florida Atlantic
T2. WKU
T4. FIU
T4. Middle Tennessee
T6. Charlotte
T6. Old Dominion

Charlotte 49ers

2021 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 2-6
2018: 5-7 2019: 7-6 2020: 2-4

Sept. 4 Duke L
Sept. 11 Gardner-Webb W
Sept. 18 at Georgia State L
Sept. 25 Middle Tennessee W
Oct. 2 at Illinois L
Oct. 9 at FIU L
Oct. 16 OPEN DATE
Oct. 23 Florida Atlantic L
Oct. 30 at WKU L
Nov. 6 Rice W
Nov. 13 at Louisiana Tech L
Nov. 20 Marshall L
Nov. 27 at Old Dominion L
Charlotte 2021 Preview

Florida Atlantic Owls

2021 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 6-2
2018: 5-7 2019: 11-3 2020: 5-4

Sept. 4 at Florida L
Sept. 11 Georgia Southern W
Sept. 18 Fordham W
Sept. 25 at Air Force L
Oct. 2 FIU W
Oct. 9 at UAB L
Oct. 16 OPEN DATE
Oct. 23 at Charlotte W
Oct. 30 UTEP W
Nov. 6 Marshall W
Nov. 13 at Old Dominion W
Nov. 20 at WKU L
Nov. 27 Middle Tennessee W
Florida Atlantic 2021 Preview

FIU Golden Panthers

2021 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 3-5
2018: 9-4 2019: 6-7 2020: 0-5

Sept. 2 Long Island W
Sept. 11 Texas State W
Sept. 18 at Texas Tech L
Sept. 25 at Central Michigan L
Oct. 2 at Florida Atlantic L
Oct. 9 Charlotte W
Oct. 16 OPEN DATE
Oct. 23 WKU L
Oct. 30 at Marshall L
Nov. 6 Old Dominion W
Nov. 13 at Middle Tennessee L
Nov. 20 North Texas W
Nov. 27 at Southern Miss L
FIU 2021 Preview

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Marshall Thundering Herd

2021 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 7-1
2018: 9-4 2019: 8-5 2020: 7-3

Sept. 4 at Navy L
Sept. 11 NC Central W
Sept. 18 East Carolina L
Sept. 25 at Appalachian State L
Oct. 2 at Middle Tennessee W
Oct. 9 Old Dominion W
Oct. 16 at North Texas W
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 FIU W
Nov. 6 at Florida Atlantic L
Nov. 13 UAB W
Nov. 20 at Charlotte W
Nov. 27 WKU W
Marshall 2021 Preview

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

2021 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 3-5
2018: 8-6 2019: 4-8 2020: 3-6

Sept. 4 Monmouth W
Sept. 11 at Virginia Tech L
Sept. 18 at UTSA L
Sept. 25 at Charlotte L
Oct. 2 Marshall L
Oct. 9 at Liberty L
Oct. 16 OPEN DATE
Oct. 23 at UConn W
Oct. 30 Southern Miss W
Nov. 6 at WKU L
Nov. 13 FIU W
Nov. 20 Old Dominion W
Nov. 27 at Florida Atlantic L
Middle Tennessee 2021 Preview

Old Dominion Monarchs

2021 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2021 Sun Belt Prediction: 1-7
2018: 4-8 2019: 1-11 2020: 0-0

Sept. 4 at Wake Forest L
Sept. 11 Hampton W
Sept. 18 at Liberty L
Sept. 25 Buffalo L
Oct. 2 at UTEP L
Oct. 9 at Marshall L
Oct. 16 WKU L
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 Louisiana Tech L
Nov. 6 at FIU L
Nov. 13 Florida Atlantic L
Nov. 20 at Middle Tennessee L
Nov. 27 Charlotte W
Old Dominion 2021 Preview

WKU Hilltoppers

2021 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 6-2
2018: 3-9 2019: 9-4 2020: 5-7

Sept. 4 UT Martin W
Sept. 11 at Army L
Sept. 18 OPEN DATE
Sept. 25 Indiana L
Oct. 2 at Michigan State L
Oct. 9 UTSA W
Oct. 16 at Old Dominion W
Oct. 23 at FIU W
Oct. 30 Charlotte W
Nov. 6 Middle Tennessee W
Nov. 13 at Rice L
Nov. 20 Florida Atlantic W
Nov. 27 at Marshall L
WKU 2021 Preview

NEXT: Conference USA Preseason Predictions: West

Conference USA Preseason Predictions: West

Conference USA West Predicted Finish

T1. UAB*
T1. Louisiana Tech
3. Rice
4. UTSA
5. Southern Miss
6. North Texas
7. UTEP
*UAB predicted to win C-USA West tie-breaker

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

2021 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 6-2
2018: 8-5 2019: 10-3 2020: 5-5

Sept. 4 at Mississippi State L
Sept. 11 SE Louisiana W
Sept. 18 SMU L
Sept. 25 North Texas W
Oct. 2 at NC State L
Oct. 9 OPEN DATE
Oct. 16 at UTEP W
Oct. 23 UTSA W
Oct. 30 at Old Dominion W
Nov. 6 at UAB L
Nov. 13 Charlotte W
Nov. 20 Southern Miss W
Nov. 27 at Rice L
Louisiana Tech 2021 Preview

North Texas Mean Green

2021 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 2-6
2018: 9-4 2019: 4-8 2020: 4-6

Sept. 4 Northwestern State W
Sept. 11 at SMU L
Sept. 18 UAB L
Sept. 25 at Louisiana Tech L
Oct. 2 OPEN DATE
Oct. 9 at Missouri L
Oct. 16 Marshall L
Oct. 23 Liberty L
Oct. 30 at Rice L
Nov. 6 at Southern Miss L
Nov. 13 UTEP W
Nov. 20 at FIU L
Nov. 27 UTSA W
North Texas 2021 Preview

Rice Owls

2021 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 5-3
2018: 2-11 2019: 3-9 2020: 2-3

Sept. 4 at Arkansas L
Sept. 11 Houston L
Sept. 18 at Texas L
Sept. 25 Texas Southern W
Oct. 2 Southern Miss W
Oct. 9 OPEN DATE
Oct. 16 at UTSA L
Oct. 23 at UAB L
Oct. 30 North Texas W
Nov. 6 at Charlotte L
Nov. 13 WKU W
Nov. 20 at UTEP W
Nov. 27 Louisiana Tech W
Rice 2021 Preview

Southern Miss Golden Eagles

2021 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 3-5
2018: 6-5 2019: 7-6 2020: 3-7

Sept. 4 at South Alabama W
Sept. 11 Grambling W
Sept. 18 Troy W
Sept. 25 at Alabama L
Oct. 2 at Rice L
Oct. 9 UTEP W
Oct. 16 UAB L
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 at Middle Tennessee L
Nov. 6 North Texas W
Nov. 13 at UTSA L
Nov. 20 at Louisiana Tech L
Nov. 27 FIU W
Southern Miss 2021 Preview

UAB Blazers

2021 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 6-2
2018: 11-3 2019: 9-5 2020: 6-3

Sept. 4 Jacksonville State (in Montgomery) W
Sept. 11 at Georgia L
Sept. 18 at North Texas W
Sept. 25 at Tulane L
Oct. 2 Liberty L
Oct. 9 Florida Atlantic W
Oct. 16 at Southern Miss W
Oct. 23 Rice W
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 6 Louisiana Tech W
Nov. 13 at Marshall L
Nov. 20 at UTSA W
Nov. 27 UTEP W
UAB 2021 Preview

UTEP Miners

2021 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 1-7
2018: 1-11 2019: 1-11 2020: 3-5

Aug. 28 at New Mexico State W
Sept. 4 Bethune-Cookman L
Sept. 11 at Boise State L
Sept. 18 OPEN DATE
Sept. 25 New Mexico L
Oct. 2 Old Dominion W
Oct. 9 at Southern Miss L
Oct. 16 Louisiana Tech L
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 at Florida Atlantic L
Nov. 6 UTSA L
Nov. 13 at North Texas L
Nov. 20 Rice L
Nov. 27 at UAB L
UTEP 2021 Preview

UTSA Roadrunners

2021 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 Conference USA Prediction: 4-4
2018: 3-9 2019: 4-8 2020: 7-5

Sept. 4 at Illinois L
Sept. 11 Lamar W
Sept. 18 Middle Tennessee W
Sept. 25 at Memphis L
Oct. 2 UNLV W
Oct. 9 at WKU L
Oct. 16 Rice W
Oct. 23 at Louisiana Tech L
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 6 at UTEP W
Nov. 13 Southern Miss W
Nov. 20 UAB L
Nov. 27 at North Texas L
UTSA 2021 Preview

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