Neither of them were a good result for the good guys (surprised the USF game didn’t make it):
98. Dec. 24: Fresno State 33, Houston 27
Fresno State flipped from 11 losses to 10 wins in Jeff Tedford’s first season, winning the MWC West and coming three points short of the conference title. They capped with a Hawaii Bowl full of twists.
You had Houston blocking a 24-yard field goal and returning it 94 yards, turning a likely 23-13 Fresno lead into a 20-20 tie. With the Bulldogs up 26-20 and under four minutes left, UH was nearing midfield with a chance to lead when Jaron Bryant had a 44-yard pick six for the clincher.
77. Oct. 14: Memphis 30, Navy 27
76. Oct. 19: Memphis 42, Houston 38
75. Oct. 21: USF 34, Tulane 28
74. Nov. 11: Navy 43, SMU 40
Y’all noticed that the AAC was fun as hell again, right? UCF dominated headlines, and the Knights’ final two conference wins are further up the list. But those weren’t the only doozies.
Five days later in Houston, the Tigers were down 24-7 with 21 minutes left. But Tony Pollard’s 93-yard kickoff return and three Patrick Taylor touchdowns got them within 38-35. And after Memphis stuffed a third-and-1 rush, Riley Ferguson drove the Tigers 80 yards in eight plays, finding Sean Dykes for the win.