A spot in the Conference USA title game is at stake on Friday when the Houston Cougars travel to Oklahoma to take on Tulsa. A win for the Cougars will give them a school-record 12th straight and will keep their hopes alive for an at-large selection to a BCS Bowl. Houston's No. 8 ranking is its highest in 21 years.
While the Cougars and record breaking quarterback Case Keenum are garnering most of the attention, they had better not look past a Tulsa team that has won seven straight. The Golden Hurricane's running back tandem of Trey Watts and Ja'Terian Douglas are averaging a conference best 210 yards per game and are capable of keeping Keenum and the dynamic Houston offense on the sidelines.
Case Keenum knows that all that Houston can do is focus on its next opponent and let everything else take care of itself.
"I hope we made a pretty good case. "That's the only thing we can do. We can't argue our case on different things. Our way of talking is the way we play. I hope people don't make up their minds about us before we play. I hope they watch us play and are impressed. The only way we can change people's minds is by the way we play."
Date, Time: Friday, November 25, 11:00 AM CT
Location: Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Radio: SportsTalk 790 AM