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ICYMI: Doughty, Dixon make history and Southern Miss hauls in division title

In cased you missed it this weekend:

  • Western Kentucky's Brandon Doughty became the first quarterback in NCAA Division I history with consecutive seasons of more than 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns passing. WKU's 49-28 win against Marshall on Friday also solidified a spot for them in the Conference USA championship game against Southern Miss.

  • Louisiana Tech lost to Southern Miss on Saturday, but Bulldogs running back Kenneth Dixon tied the NCAA record for career touchdowns with 83, equaling Wisconsin's Montee Ball and Navy's Kennan Reynolds.

  • Ito Smith deserves a lot of the credit for USM's victory. He scored three rushing touchdowns over a 45-second span in the fourth quarter to lead Southern Miss to a 58-24 victory. He rushed for a career-high 169 yards on 22 carries and scored three times. This all took place during the first play of a drive following a Louisiana Tech turnover.

  • Colgate had a big day in the first-round of the FCSpPlayoffs against New Hampshire with a 27-20 win. That marks the first victory for a Patriot League team against a CAA team in the FCS playoffs since Lehigh won at Towson in the 2011 second round. They advance to play No. 5 ranked James Madison in the second round.

  • Chattanooga, The Citadel, Sam Houston State and William & Mary also advanced to the the second round of the FCS playoffs.


More highlights from #SocialSaturday on Twitter @LiveOnASN:



#ODUFB vs. FAU ? ? @LiveOnASN Channel Directory: https://t.co/MzsRUUn1Cp

— ODU Athletics (@ODUSports) November 28, 2015




Day-night DH on ASN today as Cinci faces GW at 2:30 and Louisville vs St Louis at 8 from Brooklyn. @LiveOnASN pic.twitter.com/glNnw4lagw


— Ed Grom (@EddieGrom) November 28, 2015



.@GW_MBB & @GoBEARCATS face off for the Barclays Center Classic.. 2:30 on @LiveOnASN ... (MASN in DC) pic.twitter.com/wvf3yqGJVP

— Monica McNutt (@McNuttMonica) November 28, 2015




It's rivalry weekend and ASN is bringing a few of them to your screen. What do you think is the biggest rivalry in #CFB? #SocialSaturday


— American Sports Net (@LiveOnASN) November 28, 2015



Out of the remaining games, which is the biggest @Conference_USA game during #RivalryWeek? #SocialSaturday

— American Sports Net (@LiveOnASN) November 28, 2015




How the West was won! Southern Miss will play Western Kentucky next Saturday in the C-USA Championship Game! #SMTTT pic.twitter.com/pAh438GxLM


— Southern Miss FB (@SouthernMissFB) November 28, 2015



Cinci holds off GW by five in a triller. The nightcap has Louisville vs St. Louis at 8 on ASN. @LiveOnASN pic.twitter.com/ztmes2laZq

— Ed Grom (@EddieGrom) November 28, 2015




#Pick6! @CitadelFootball takes lead 38-28 early in the 4th. #FCSPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/7MO1ilXQ3N


— FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS) November 28, 2015



THE MOCS ADVANCE! @GoMocsFB moves on to face No. 1 @JSUGamecocks in Rd 2 of the #FCSPlayoffs. pic.twitter.com/tNwSElH0t2

— FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS) November 28, 2015




#CUSACHAMP UPDATE: @SouthernMissFB showed us "How the West Was Won" and will rep the division in the title bout! ?? pic.twitter.com/FDSLyT8kvh


— Conference USA (@Conference_USA) November 28, 2015



Buckle up for Round 2 in #CAAFB! @SpiderFootball vs. @WMTribeFootball @JMUFootball vs. Colgate pic.twitter.com/NBKxOBxKae

— CAA Football (@CAAFootball) November 29, 2015




.@LATechFB's Kenneth Dixon makes history. Will he be ASN's FBS Player of Year? Vote: https://t.co/nSlJvGgu8bpic.twitter.com/3L6OxSw6w2


— American Sports Net (@LiveOnASN) November 28, 2015



Above: Mike Thomas makes a one-handed touchdown catch to give Southern Miss a 21-3 lead against Louisiana Tech on Saturday. (Courtesy of Southern Miss FB via Twitter)



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