There's a singular word that defines college football greatness. That word is undefeated.
There's a team dangling among the undefeated. They are ready to flatten the rankings like a Humvee in Afghanistan. They are the Houston Cougars, set apart by a perfect record.
Prepare thyself. The watch has been issued for the home-wrecking Cougars to do just that ... destroy the dreams of a BCS bowl dance for some teams who think they are deserving.
This Cougar team—projected to land a No. 7 spot in the BCS rankings—is ready to boot out the best. That's got some coaches and fans feeling a little antsy about where they might be spending the holiday bowl season.
Houston is now officially ready to play football with the big boys. After a win this weekend over Tulsa (48-16), this Cougar team is 12-0 and 8-0 in conference play, officially transforming them into BCS spoilers.
But there's more to this Cinderella story.
The Houston Cougars will have their chance to make their first ever BCS appearance if they defeat the Southern Miss Golden Eagles next weekend in the Conference USA title game. If they win, as expected, watch them make a case for playing with the big boys in the BCS. And if that happens, pass the tissue to these teams who will miss the BCS bowl game mark thanks to a bunch of cats.