Friday, November 18, 2011

Thank you, UAB



Southern Miss' loss at UAB last night doesn't quite clear the path for the Frogs to get back to the BCS for the third consecutive year, but it's definitely a piece of the "TCU to the Sugar Bowl" puzzle. Houston is still the #1 team for TCU fans to cheer against, but at least the #2 team is now out of the way. This was an especially delicious upset to watch last night considering TCU's own history with Southern Miss.

Maybe the Golden Eagles can play Boise State in the Nelson Muntz Bowl?

11 comments:

Lyle Lanley said...

Oh also, SMU's chances of taking down Houston just went out the window- Zach Line is apparently out for the rest of the year.

VikingFrog said...

SMU don't matter. Can Southern Miss still go to the conference Championship?

Who would Houston play in that game if they did beat Tulsa?

Snowfrog said...

Southen Miss with a win next week would play the winner of Tulsa - Houston (both 6-0 in CUSA play).

Lyle Lanley said...

Yeah, Southern Miss still has a one-game lead over Marshall in the Eastern Division, although Marshall would go to the championship game if they ended up tied (because they beat them head-to-head)

Southern Miss plays Memphis at home next weekend, and Marshall hosts East Carolina.

Curt McDurt said...

Southern Miss will go if they beat Memphis (2-9) next week, so UH would play Souther Miss. Best case scenrio is that Tulsa beats UH b/c then Tulsa goes to the championship game to play S Miss...so UH can't go to a BCS bowl (didn't win their confrence), S Miss isnt ranked and won't jump us and Tulsa has 3 losses (granted all to good teams), but they wont be ahead of us either!

On another note, WVU is currently ranked #27. With S Miss falling out of the rankings and Baylor most likely losing, that puts them at the #25 spot (WVU has a bye this week). We need some of the lower ranked teams (in the 15-25 range) to win some games, here is why...if TX loses this week, then WVU moves up another spot, samething with a Penn St loss...hopefully there isnt a blow out in the #16Nebraska vs. #18 Michigan game to have someone fall back and WVU move up again...worst case scenrio, we could look up next week and WVU is at #21-ish...does the BCS make a push to get them in the top 16 so that TCU with 2 losses wont go to a BCS bowl, I have to think so.

SwissArmyFrog said...

I heard that if the Frogs lose one of our next 2 games, that Boise could still get the BCS invite (assuming all other things fall into place with Houston, et al...) because they would be (a) tied for 1st place with the Frogs, and (b) beaten a team that TCU lost to. So our head-to-head win would not matter. Any truth to this?

Curt McDurt said...

NO, if we lose one of the next two, we are tied with Boise, but we win the MWC b/c we wont the tie break...so we win the MWC confrence.

HAIR said...

Dear McDurt,
You don't know what you are talking about. Please stop posting these ridiculous rants. I think SwissArmy is onto something here. xoxo

Curt McDurt said...

Dear Mr. Hair,
Here you come again with your GD negativity...bringing nothing to the table about football...LEAVE THIS THREAD ASAP.

EdK said...

So. Miss looked awful -- forget about them beating Houston, but an SMU upset -- ugh, no Line?? -- may really shake up the BCS odds for TCU.

Why? Because of C-USA. Remember 4-5 years ago when Ball State was (I think) 9-0 and near the top ten. One loss and they were GONE. The BCS sure doesn't want a one-loss non-AQ team from any other conference but its best one -- the MWC. Nobody wants another Hawaii repeat.

I think Houston would slip behind the Frogs if they lost to SMU.

Curt McDurt said...

I would have to agree except that UH someone in the heisman race (keenum) and there is a difference between C-USA and the MAC (Ball St's confrence)...I believe b/c of Keenum, they could still go with one loss...freaking BS