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Houston 37, SMU 7
Not many teams are bigger winners than the Houston Cougars.
Despite only up 6-0 at the half, Houston's offense continues to go bonkers against Conference USA competition.
Patrick Edwards and Tyron Carrier makes this offense similar to the Hawaii Warriors back in 2007-2008. Meanwhile, Case Keenum and his running backs have been tremendous this season as well.
The cougars came into the weekend averaging 173 yards rushing per game, which ranked 44th in the nation.
People talk about the top-ranked passing offense (and rightfully so, averaging 455 yards per game), but this rushing attack has really taken pressure off of Keenum.
Michael Hayes found the end zone and ran for over 60 yards, and sophomore Charles Sims ran for 44 as well. Though they fell short of their average, the ground game has been one of the more underrated units on this squad.
The most underrated unit overall has to be the Cougars' defense. They may not get a ton of respect because they lack the beef and athleticism in the front four, but Derrick Mathews, Sammy Brown and Marcus McGraw could play linebacker for the majority of BCS teams. The defense forced two more turnovers against SMU, which makes the total 22 for the year.
Tulsa and Southern Miss are the only teams remaining that can prevent Houston from running the table and appearing in a BCS Bowl.