The Best Conference USA Football Teams

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Vote up the Conference USA schools with the historically best football team.

Even the best Conference USA football programs generally fly under the radar. The Marshall Thundering Herd may have the most national recognition, but that has more to do with a school tragedy and a Matthew McConaughey movie than anything football related.

Still Brett Favre, Terry Bradshaw, and Randy Moss all spent time on Conference USA teams before going on to become some of the best football players of all time

But which Conference USA schools deserve to be considered the best? Make your choices below, then check back to see how other college football fans voted.


  • Marshall Thundering Herd
    Photo: Marshall

    All-time record: 224-259-3
    Bowl wins: 12
    Conference titles: 6
    National championships: 0

    Notable players: Randy Moss, Chad Pennington, Byron Leftwich, Troy Brown, Ahmad Bradshaw

    • Location: Huntington, West Virginia
  • Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
    Photo: Louisiana Tech
    23 VOTES

    Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

    All-time record: 230-210-7
    Bowl wins: 7
    Conference titles: 4
    National championships: 0

    Notable players: Terry Bradshaw, Willie Roaf, Quinton Patton

    • Location: Ruston, Louisiana
  • Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
    Photo: Southern Mississippi
    22 VOTES

    Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

    All-time record: 357-281-6
    Bowl wins: 11
    Conference titles: 5
    National championships: 0

    Notable players: Brett Favre, Mike Thomas

    • Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • North Texas Mean Green
    Photo: North Texas
    21 VOTES

    North Texas Mean Green

    All-time record: 258-330-11
    Bowl wins: 2
    Conference titles: 9
    National championships: 0

    Notable players: N/A

    • Location: Denton, Texas