Tulane was once the belle of the AAC ball, at 3-2 having beaten Army and narrowly lost to Navy, the Green Wave have lost four of their last five. Last week Tulane needed overtime to skid past East Carolina, the worst team in the AAC. Houston, on the other hand, is undergoing a renaissance with D'Eriq King at quarterback. The Cougars beat then 17th ranked USF on the road and curb-stomped East Carolina before heading into a bye week. The Cougars are bowl bound while the Green Wave need to win out to qualify.