Conference USA Football Standings 2012: Houston a game out of second place in division

Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

The Houston Cougars' loss to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane dropped them to third place in the West Division of Conference USA.

The Houston Cougars fell to 4-6 on the year and 3-3 in Conference USA play with a loss to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday, and a win by Southern Methodist puts Houston one full game behind SMU second-place. Meanwhile, SMU beat conference bottom-dweller Southern Miss 34-6 to move to 4-2 in conference play.

Tulsa remained perfect in conference play through six games and moved to 8-2 overall.

The Rice Owls were off on a bye this weekend and are like Tulane with 2-4 C-USA records. Rice, however, has a better overall record. UTEP holds the final spot in the West Division with a 1-5 conference mark.

Over in the East Division, Central Florida is 6-0 in conference play and 8-2 overall. Eastern Carolina is still on the heels of first place at 5-1 in C-USA.

EAST CONF OVR
UCF 6-0 8-2
East Carolina 5-1 6-4
Marshall 3-3 4-6
UAB 2-4 3-7
Memphis 2-4 2-8
Southern Miss 0-6 0-10
WEST CONF OVR
Tulsa 6-0 8-2
Southern Methodist 4-2 5-5
Houston 3-3 4-6
Rice 2-4 4-6
Tulane 2-4 2-8
UTEP 1-5 2-8

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