This was (save for the 1995 Alabama game) the most stressful Southern Miss game I’ve ever attended.
Kudos for the EaglePost board for posting this interesting tidbit.
If there is a breaking point for Houston, it has been the 200-yard mark. Over the past three seasons, the Cougars are 9-7 when allowing more than 200 yards on the ground and 16-4 when allowing 200 or fewer. Tulsa and Southern Miss have combined to eclipse 200 yards on 24 occasions during that span, including each teamâ€™s win over Houston last season.
If Tulsa can reel in a Keenum pass or two on November 25, its chances to win will greatly improve. Since Keenum began his career in 2007, Houston is 23-3 in games when he has not thrown an interception, 15-12 when he has a thrown at least one pick, and 4-7 when heâ€™s thrown two or more.
The game on Saturday? My goodness.
The video above is the final play, as shot by yours truly, on UCF’s 2-point conversion. Pretty sure I use the word “ridiculous” 17 times.
#20 in the BCS
#20 in the USA Today Poll
#22 in the AP Poll
Colorado St > TCU
Nebraska > Michigan
Illinois > Wisconsin
Texas > Kansas St
Ohio St > Penn St
Virginia > Florida St (Virginia is, at this point, Southern Miss’ biggest win of 2011)
What if I told you there was a FBS college football team located in one of the most fertile recruiting grounds in the nation?
What if I told you that football team had 18 straight winning seasons?
What if I told you that football team went to bowl games in 14 of the last 15 years?
What if I told you that football team was ranked in the Top 25 in the current BCS standings?
What if I told you that since the year 2000, that team had regular season wins over Alabama, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, and TCU (twice), in addition to three other BCS-AQ schools?
What if I told you that within their current conference, that football team has a winning record over every team that has been invited to a BCS-AQ conference?
What if I told you that football team had won 4 conference championships since 1996, which is more than any other team in the conference?
What if I told you that team was Southern Miss?
Scoring Defense #17
Rushing Offense #18 (215.5 yds per game)
Total Offense # 18
Scoring Offense #21
Total Defense #28
Thanks USA Today.
SUPER DUPER thanks to the BCS computers.
WTH AP Poll?
Since the year 2000 Southern Miss has beaten…
Oklahoma State (twice)
Cincinnati (three times)
USF (three times)
Houston (six times)
SMU (3 out of 3)
UCF (5 out of 6)
Sometimes you need to be reminded to remind people that you have a history of proving your worth in matchups including BCS-AQ and BCS-AQ Prospects.
Post-game quote: “You have to overcome the crowd. You have to expect the false starts.” “We knew that there was going to be five or six of those.”
– June Jones (SMU Head Coach) on playing at Southern Miss
OMG WE ARE NUMBER 25 IN THE COACHES POLL AND NUMBER 27 IN THE AP POLL.
#25 in the USA Today poll.
#27 in the AP Poll.
Setting my recording for Saturday’s epic (EPIC!) Southern Miss-SMU match up.
The two players mentioned both left for the draft; Mapps in 2010, McRath (Titans) in 2009.
5-1 and coming out of a bye week. SMU this week. It’s do or die for our Top 25 hopes this year.
Still can’t understand if the MWC/CUSA alliance is a good thing, a great thing, or the only thing that could be done. SO… I’m looking through old stats to make myself and my mid-major team feel awesome.
What I’ve found was – well, I thought it was – quite cool: Since the 2008 season, Southern Miss has only lost 5 games by more than 1 touchdown.
*I’ve never used a fact with such a staunch position
**I bleed internally when I reference this
Another cool fact: Over the last 2 seasons Southern Miss’s last 5 losses have been by a combined total of 17 points; an average of 3.4 points per per loss.