The 2019 Conference USA Championship Game is set with the Florida Atlantic Owls hosting the UAB Blazers. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 7 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.
Florida Atlantic earned the right to host the championship game after finishing with the best conference record at 7-1 (9-3 overall). The Owls won the East Division by one game over Marshall and Western Kentucky.
Florida Atlantic will be making their second Conference USA Football Championship Game appearance. In their first and only appearance in 2017, Florida Atlantic defeated North Texas 41-17.
The UAB Blazers and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs finished in a tie atop the West Division standings at 6-2. UAB defeated Louisiana Tech earlier this season, which ultimately put the Blazers into the championship game.
UAB is making their second consecutive and second overall appearance in the championship game. The Blazers defeated the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders last season, 27-25.
Brett McMurphy of Stadium currently projects UAB to play UCF in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl and Florida Atlantic to take on Miami (FL) in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl.
Conference USA Championship Game
- Matchup: UAB at Florida Atlantic
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
- Time: 1:30pm ET
- TV: CBSSN
- Crew: Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor, Rick Neuheisel, and John Schriffen
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