Bump'd From the FanShots; With the College Football Season now over, it's time to take a collective look back at the madness that consumed us over the last few months... AM
Final Football Thoughts
After the heartbreaking, can’t even be mad loss to UAB and with 2010-2011 college season coming to an end tonight. I put together my final words for C-USA.
1. Tulsa 10-3 (6-2) Attendance Avg: 20,379
Had the most success in the west. I still haven’t forgotten the 1 point 0.00 miracle hail mary for ECU to pull out the win in front of a sold out loud purple crowd. "What a way to start of the football season" ap. Tulsa finished with a seven game win streak. including a stunning dramatic road win in front of 81k, and their home finale big win over Southern Miss. Represented c-usa well beating ranked at Hawaii in their own bowl game. Very poor attendance for such a good team.
2. SMU 7-7 (6-2) 23,515
A good above average season with some tough losses against TCU, and Texas Tech. Both games were winnable you get the feeling if they could get things going they will be the next BCS buster soon. Lost to Army in their home bowl game in a good crowd of 36,742 but they should have pulled in the win for the conference.
3. UTEP 6-7 (3-5) 29,350
Started of 5-1 but finished 1-6. Bad year for our seniors with so much potential. A good upset win against SMU showed flashes of what we could have been. Great job by ESPN for hooking up UTEP vs BYU in the New Mexico Bowl. A lot of hype in El Paso and Abq large crowd of 32,414 with the majority blue and orange.
The only problem UTEP team never showed up to their party.
4. Houston 5-7 (4-4) 31,718
With the injury Keenum it was a very sad disappointing season. UH had BCS aspirations but instead failed to qualify for a bowl game. Despite not living up to expectations Robertson Stadium had five sell outs.
5. RICE 4-8 (3-5) 18,092
Had good win over in city rival Houston. Upset ECU 62-38 other than that dint not have a very good season getting blown out most games.
6. Tulane 4-8 (2-6) 21,792
Had a good win early in the season at Rutgers in front of 48k. Very consistent team in the fact that won 1 game then lost 2. Also had that win in the Sun Bowl coming in at 2-4 while UTEP 5-2.
1. UCF 11-3 (7-1) 39,615
Best team in the conference. Won the C-USA championship game at home against SMU. Grinded out a victory 10-6 on the Liberty Bowl over Georgia. Finished ranked #25 with so much success on the field surprised that they didn’t have a single sell out.
2. Southern Miss 8-5 (5-3) 29,400
Had a great season but were 11 points away from having an amazing season. Lost by 1 to ECU, lost by 1 again at UAB. Lost by 6 at Tulsa and by 3 to Louisville in the Beef o Brady St Petersburg Bowl. Did win at #25 UCF and crushed their two rival games against Tulane n Memphis.
3. ECU 6-7 (5-3) 49,655
Off to a great start at 5-2 losing only to Virginia Tech and North Carolina but then the wheels fell off finishing 1-5. ECU is ranked last in points given up. Including 76 to Navy and 62 to RICE. Did beat North Carolina St and participated in the Military Bowl losing 51-20 to Maryland. ECU did have the most faithful fans of the conference.
4. Marshall 4-8 (4-4) 27,046
Almost had that OT win against ranked West Virginia in front of 41k in their hope opener. Marshall finished strong but just could not overcome their 1-6 start.
5. UAB 4-8 (3-5) 18,291
Showed a little bit of promise with win over rival Troy, 1 point win over Southern Miss and the 2 point OT loss at Tennessee and 5 point loss at ranked Mississippi St. But never finished games.
6. Memphis 1-11 (0-8) 23,919
The shame of the conference. Finished ranked #1 in ESPN bottom 10. Finished 114 in points scored (14) and 117 in points scored against (40). One of the worst teams in the nation. Did pick up a win over in state rival Middle Tennessee who played in the Godaddy.com bowl game.