|Thursday, December 2, 1999||
Volume 65, Issue 71
Player Profile: Cathy Lida
|Put on your bowling
C-USA to have three teams in bowl games; Redman awarded
C-USA Football Notebook
The thud you heard on Monday was the door that closed on Conference USA's attempt to land four teams in bowl games.
It all started with the Las Vegas Bowl taking the Utah Utes over the Brigham Young Cougars.
With BYU not getting one of the two Mountain West bowl bids, it turned to the Motor City Bowl for help.
The Motor City bowl held all the cards for C-USA.
For the conference to get four teams bowling this season, the Motor City Bowl would have had to take the Louisville Cardinals.
The Humanitarian Bowl is designated to take the third best bowl-eligible team from C-USA. Louisville is the third best team and Houston is the fourth best. If the MCB had taken UL, the Humanitarian Bowl would have been forced to take UH.
The Motor City Bowl would like to get Kentucky, Georgia, Texas Tech and Colorado to come to play the Mid-Atlantic Conference championship.
The conference awards were announced last week and Louisville's Chris Redman was named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Year, despite quarterback David Garrard from East Carolina winning the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week award three times, compared to Redman's one.
Southern Miss' Adallus Thomas is the Defensive Player of the Year, even though he never won a Defensive Player of the Week award this season.
Southern Miss head coach Jeff Bower was named the Coach of the Year by the C-USA coaches, while leading his Golden Eagles to an 8-3 record, going 6-0 in conference and winning the conference for the second time in three years.
Joining Redman on the first all-conference team are his teammates: running back Frank Moreau, offensive linemen Anthony Byrd, tight end Ibn Green, wide receiver Arnold Jackson and defensive lineman Mike Gantous.
Louisville had the most players on the all-conference first team with six. Southern Miss had the second most with five, four of whom were on the defensive team. Houston and East Carolina both had four players each.
Houston placed running back Ketric Sanford, offensive lineman Greg Brown and defensive backs Kenny Hill and Mike James.
Houston also had offensive lineman Josh Lovelady and defensive lineman Nikia Adderson on the second team.
The all-freshman team had two Cougars on it wide receiver Brandon Middleton and defensive back Ivan Fields.
7 p.m. Western Michigan at Marshall on ESPN.
11 a.m. Army vs. Navy on CBS.
2 p.m. Texas vs. Nebraska on ABC.
7 p.m. Alabama vs. Florida on ABC.
With special reporting by Josh Gajewski (Daily Cougar Staff)
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