If you turned off Houston's Saturday game with Louisiana Tech right around the time the score was 34-7, I don't blame you. If I hadn't made the fateful decision to drive to Ruston for the game, I may have turned off the game, myself. For those who stayed tuned in and witnessed the biggest comeback in Cougar history, the euphoria of watching your team snatch victory from the jaws of certain defeat may have not yet worn off.
But what does it mean?
As much as you might want to, you can't ignore how the first two and a half quarters played out. How does Houston, a team with hopes of becoming the next BCS buster or joining a BCS conference, get outplayed so massively by a mediocre-looking Louisiana Tech squad?
Every time the Cougars show flashes of brilliance, there's a slip up. For every huge comeback, there was two and a half quarters of ineptitude. For every 2009 stunner of Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, there is the UTEP loss from the same year.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to bring you down after a win for the ages. But there are better teams than Louisiana Tech left on the schedule. We'll know the Cougars have really made it when they don't need the 27-point comeback.
Can the Coogs find a way to play with that same intensity - to bottle that 20 minutes and play like that for an entire game? Because that would be something to see.
The next seven games on Houston's schedule will all be games in which they are favored. Here's to a few blowouts.