Crashing the party
Yes, College GameDay will be on campus this Saturday.
Yes, Boise State’s loss to TCU made the Cougars the leading contender to capture an at-large bid for a BCS bowl.
But the Cougars’ work is far from over, and a loss in any of their critical remaining games could send them from being a BCS-buster back to the all-too-familiar Armed Forces Bowl.
Whether the Cougars win or lose on Saturday against SMU, they remain in the hunt for a BCS bowl, because it would not cost them a shot at the Conference USA championship.
UH’s matchup against Tulsa on Nov. 25 is the key. A loss at H.A. Chapman Stadium means that the Cougars would not qualify for the C-USA Championship Game — winning your conference is requisite for earning an at-large bid.
If they defeat the Golden Hurricane, a win over presumably Southern Miss. in the championship game would also be necessary
The road to a BCS bowl is easy, “Just win, baby!”